MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Still nada to show.....

I don't have anything to show you yet, but I do have something that I found that is utterly amazing for you to go and see.  A man, named Paul Smith, who was born with severe cerebral palsy, used an ordinary typewriter (yes, you read the correctly) to make the most beautiful pieces of art.  There's a video on you tube about him and his art as well.  I can't seem to get the direct link to work, but if you Google his name and/or typewriter art you will find him.  Such an inspirational man!!

Today the quote, which is very fitting I think, comes from William Ellery Channing.... "Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.  The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict"

3 comments:

  1. Will this work?
    "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svzPm8lT36o"

    Interesting stuff. We used to do self portraits using a silly stamp when I was studying drawing many years ago. I was issued with a rubber ducky stamp! and you learned how to use it intensively in various areas to create light and shade, amazing how soon you stopped thinking of it as a rubber ducky. He's doing something very similar, clever of him to use the typewriter to compensate for his erratic movements.

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