open air studio

10 Jun

I spent the weekend down by the river again, except this time I brought my traveling typewriter. Sometimes you don’t need a big oak desk or a fancy studio space in order to get creative. When I first purchased my vintage typewriter a couple years ago, I was particularly intrigued by the fantastic travel case it came with, so taking this beautiful piece of machinery to the water’s edge wasn’t as difficult as it seems. typewritingriverside2 typewritingriverside1I’ve been doing better with my pen pal replies by keeping things simple with only meaningful letters, decorated envelopes, and vintage postage; I find writing back is less cumbersome if I do it this way. I am excited to send these little letters off! I plan to include a small print of one of the above photographs in each reply. I look forward to writing letters on some of my future summer outings… perhaps I’ll hike to a mountaintop and write there. On your next outdoor adventure, try bringing a task you need to accomplish, because surprisingly the great outdoors can also make a wonderful office.

5 Responses to “open air studio”

  1. Bobbi 11/06/2013 at 13:46 #

    I like your wilderness office:) That is a lovely machine you have. What kind of ribbon do you use? I have an old Underwood Noiseless Portable from the ’40s; I read somewhere about how to make a modern ribbon work, but haven’t tried it yet.

    • naturesmyfriend 11/06/2013 at 15:13 #

      Thanks Bobbi. I am currently still using the original ribbon it came with, but have googled for replacements and can still purchase them off of ebay. Have also seen good DIYs about re-inking an existing ribbon just using a black ink pad (that would be used for rubber stamps), a piece of saran wrap and a 5 lb weight. basically you place the ribbon (as the start of the spool) on the ink pad, put saran on top then the weight then pull the ribbon through. The slight pressure of the weight pushes ink onto the ribbon. it’s a little messy but a quick and cheap fix! good luck!

    • Bobbi 11/06/2013 at 15:23 #

      Thanks Jessica! Mine does have a ribbon; I’ll try that:)

  2. mizhenka 11/06/2013 at 14:40 #

    This is so perfect.

    • naturesmyfriend 11/06/2013 at 15:13 #

      one of the letters I wrote was for you <3

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