I am almost speechless…
I thought inhaling Alice was phenomenal, but today I am amazed by a 25 year old woman with an orange 1960’s Silver Reed 100 typewriter. Her name is Keira Rathbone and she spends up to 90 hours hitting the different keys of the typewriter thousands of times until she has produced a work of art. She only uses about one ink ribbon a year as she types over and over in the same places to produce the shading in her pictures. She constantly winds the paper with her left hand while hitting the keys with her right index finger moving from section to section. Keira does not draw the picture with a pencil first…she just types it from her mind while looking at the object.
Before you laugh, one of her pieces of art sold for £500. For all Americans, I used this great website to convert that to dollars and it turned out to be $848.40!
This first clip is a news report which will make your mouth gape open as you watch her.
The next clip doesn’t have any words. I love typing. I love words. I love being alone. I even like repetitive movements, but if I had to stick around Keira while she typed her art, I WOULD GO CRAZY. Watch this and tell me if you are ever going to think your children aggravate you again…
Here is Keira’s website and gallery: http://www.keirarathbone.com/
Webster’s definition of “succeeding” is “to turn out well or to attain a desired object or end”
Do you think you can succeed in your heart’s desire now that you have watched Keira on her old typewriter?