Studio Sneak Peek: Type it out, and Remember
I stayed up too late last night, propped up on pillows in my cozy bed and typing away in the glow of the computer screen. I've been thinking of my mom more than usual lately, which happens every year as spring creeps into summer. I couldn't sleep because my mind was so full. I grabbed my laptop and typed as fast as I could and still couldn't keep up with my brain. This July it will be seven years since Mom died, and I feel like the memories I've kind of had a hard time accessing are suddenly rushing out at me in the most unexpected moments. So I've been "remembering" with my fingers, typing out the things that come to me and remembering even more as I type.
When I read recently about the last manual typewriter company going out of business, I suddenly was the twelve-year-old-me in another cozy bed on another late night, but this time listening to the clickity-thump-thump-thump of my Mom typing away on her typewriter. She was a stay-at-home-mom too, who wrote in quiet moments. I think if she was alive now, she would be also be a blogger, but then it was things like notes to us kids or to others of our family and friends, PTA newsletters, the annual Christmas letter penned in the voice of our happy-go-lucky Black Labrador named Maggie May. . . Later she also wrote and edited for the town newspaper.
So I've been thinking about her and working on a painting that features a cute typewriter and has something to say about the life-changing power of writing. . . I'm really excited to get it finished, hopefully this weekend! We'll see. Here's to a creative weekend for everyone else as well, and to "remembering" with our fingers.
Posted by Sadee Schilling at 11:16 PM