Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello World!

Hi everyone! I am so happy to be back. I want to thank all of you for your well wishes for Little Miss SockPixie. These last few weeks have been difficult for her and of course for the whole family. I think we are finally on the right track.

I thought it would only be appropriate to start my first post in more than a month with Little Miss SockPixie.

A few weeks ago, we gave her a vintage SmithCorona typewriter as a gift. She had been dreaming of owning one for a long time. We told her a computer was in many ways more practical to use for writing but I guess she had already imagined herself writing novels on a typewriter like the great writers of the past, like the heroes of her favorite movies, like Hubbel Gardner in the Way we Were!(Odd movie I know for a nine year old!)




Little Miss SockPixie, her typewriter and her stories have been inseparable ever since. I could not resist taking pictures of her today. It was so wonderful  to see her expressions as she wrote. I had to capture them.

Pensive at times...




Looking for inspiration or for that perfect word ...


Bursting with frustration with every typo...




Furiously typing away...




And most of all enjoying every minute of it...



Thanks Little Miss SockPixie. You and your stories made my day!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! Welcome back! So glad things are better.

Monika said...

I'm glad you are back! I've checked in often to see if there are any news. What lovely photos of Little Miss Sockpixie! A typewriter is something fun, I loved mine. :o)

Judy S. said...

So glad to have you back and to hear the news that your daughter is on the mend. Cute photos!

Diane said...

Welcome back! Miss Sockpixie is such a classic beauty in these photos as her creativity is wonderfully flowing. I can identify with the typo picture - not like on a computer where you can simply edit. I think it's wonderful that your daughter wanted a vintage typewriter as a means of literary inspiration. So very nice to hear you all are doing well and much better. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy said...

Wonderful to see both you girls are writing again! You were missed!

KarenJ said...

I've been checking every day. So glad to see that your life is geting back on track as LMSP recovers. All the best.

Bubba said...

So glad you're back and Little Miss Sockpixie is on the mend. I love the typewriter, I got one just like it for my high school graduation. Ancient! Her pictures are beautiful.

Susan said...

I'm so happy Miss SockPixie is doing better. I have kept her in my prayers. The pics of her are adorable. Glad your back.

Laura said...

Gorgeous. So glad she is doing better. And what an inspiring kiddo! Makes me want to rekindle my childhood writing dreams, too.

Sharon V said...

Welcome back! It's good to hear that Little Miss Sock Pixie is on the mend and well enough to get to work on her Great American Novel.

I wish her well.

A said...

I'm so glad to hear that Little Miss SockPixie is doing better! These pictures are great!