paper back writer…

October 28, 2011 § 6 Comments

Well, actually this has nothing to do with writing and everything to do with repurposing…BUT I do believe that the medium justifies the reference. You can be the judge.

I recently moved into a new apartment. An essential part of making an apartment your own is putting up pictures, but I am not very conventional in this area of decorating. It may be because I am soo creative and crrrazy, but it could also be because I am poor and picture frames cost money.

Now, moving onto what would seem to be a completely unrelated event: when my brother-in-law moved away a few weeks ago he bequeathed an old typewriter to me. It is old. And it doesn’t work anymore, but as I had only moved into my place a few weeks prior, the addition of useless items seemed a completely rational thing to do.

Here we have the eureka moment: the broken typewriter sat on the top of my bookshelf, reminding me everyday of its uselessness and space taking-upness. Then one day it came to me, I could display my photos in a unique way and solve the problem of the useless typewriter that was nagging me. I began slipping photos in between the typewriter keys. And it was good. Then I decided to put photos under the rollers that would have held paper in place. And it was very good. I took a step back and I knew, I knew that the universe would never be the same again. I, along with my few visitors, looked at what I had created and said that it was very good. And so the typewriter-photo-disply-thing came into being. And then, I rested.

the keys display photos at varying heights

here is where the paper used to go

who says you can't teach an old typewriter new tricks?!


Skip to my Lu

October 14, 2011 § 7 Comments

These past few months have cerr-azy with readjusting to Canada, but I have finally found the time to sit and write a bit of blog inspired by the relocation of my niece, Lucy. Her mommy and daddy moved to Texas on Thursday and so Vancouver has lost a little brightness.

My last day of hang-out time, little Lu was wearing the sweater I knitted for her what seems like ages ago. I am pretty sure her mommy did this for my benefit. Thanks, Shannon. So I managed to get a few photos of her in the sweater while chilling in Starbucks and thought I would share them.

Looking surprised

Feeling like a big girl standing by the window

Thanks, Lu, for being such an adorable knit-model! See you in Texas soon!


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