Monday, December 12, 2011

Old Remington ~ 12-12-11

Old Remington

I basically followed Kim Klassen’s "Typewriter I" recipe in her Recipe Book (she calls for you to use a layer “mustard seed”), but I added a layer of her “mad love" texture at multiply 51% and frame #12 from Coffeeshop. I love Kim’s Recipe Book and being a part of her Test Kitchen. She is so kind and generous with her creativity and instructional knowledge. I have taken two of her courses which I also can recommend.

Since I cannot do a “mouseover” to save my soul... have tried and tried and tried to figure it out to no avail. I just don’t get it. Going into the HTML and making the changes is too confusing for this old worn out brain. So, pretend you are doing a Genie-style mouseover and take a gander at the “before” shot. This is better than nothing at all. Where there is a will, there is a way.

This post is linked with The Creative ExchangeRuby Tuesday, and Rednesday.


  1. really like your edit!

    i have an old Royal typewriter sitting here in my office. my sis and i used it as kids. :)

  2. This reminds me of playing in my grandfather's office..

  3. A few weeks ago I went to a an antique/thrift type store with my 9year old granddaughter. She spotted an old Royal typewriter and asked me what it was! You could have knocked me over with a feather!

  4. Genie, this is gorgeous, and how lucky for you to have this beautiful typewriter to photograph. Just fantastic!

    Thank you so much for sharing today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  5. I wouldn't even begin to think of doing a mouse-over post. What are you thinking? (^;

  6. Thats a wonderful shot Genie. And you are so funny describing why you dont´t use the mouseover trick :-)

  7. Oh my, do we love this...and the texture is amazing! We get Kim's newsletter, but we've been slacking and haven't tried playing with her textures yet....I think we might have to break down and just do it!

  8. Beautiful photo and I like your edit!
    I think your doing great!
    I'm climbing the digital mountain too. I still haven't been able to use a layer. But I don't give up.
    Have a beautiful day.

  9. Hi Genie,
    I love what you've done with textures in this piece!!! They added so much mood and feeling to this capture! A very sweet old typewriter, too:)

    In answer to your question, the sculptures by Fred Smith were created with a framework of wood, over which he put mink wire, and then cement with "embellishments". I gather that there use to be a mink farm in the area at the time he was working.

    Happy week to you!

  10. I still remember these typewriters. ^_^


  11. Some days (but not too many) I still miss my manual typewriter!


    Something cherry, something blue,
    Something scarlet just for you;
    Something blazing as the sun,
    Something red when day is done.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Desert reds here and here

  12. Beautifully captured!

    Late visiting for RT, hope you can visit my Ruby entry also when you get a chance. Happy holidays!

  13. It is not easy, but if I can use a computer, so can you. I have used a typewriter like that, but I could not start to use it now.

  14. Love the Remington ... we were an Underwood family ... it was all black and I loved typing.

    What would old movies be like, without writers & reporters tapping away, surrounded by crumpled papers?

    I came here from Rednesday. Hurray for VA !!!

  15. I am a techno and photography know-nothing but I adore your typewriter, so charming! :)

    Happy Rednesday!

  16. Love your typewriter, textures and Kim Klassen!