Saturday, June 30, 2012


Yeah, you heard it!

We don't actually know where. Or when. But it's happening.

So, if there are any closeted Utah typospherians who are interested in joining us, shoot us an email at arsdecarta [at] We'd love to know that we're not the only ones!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Look what I found in the neighbors' shed last night!
They were amenable, so I am now the proud owner of one militantly ugly electric typewriter.
It's an Olympia International, Electric 45.
Despite years in the shed, it runs like a dream.
My thirteen year old brother is nearly as fascinated with it as I am.
He grabbed the manual to try it out first and five minutes later he's yelling at me to come help him.
It was an owner's manual for an air conditioning unit and he hadn't even noticed.
I laughed over that one.
I threaded some paper for him and we've been arguing over whose turn it is ever since.
I think I'll call her AC.

M on Facebook

Just made my morning:

I finally got my hands on a typewriter!


Monday, June 25, 2012

A subtle shift

Things are changing around here. In a month, I move out of Utah. I don't know where Ars de Carta as a project is going to go, to be honest. I still have a long list of posts I'd love to write, and I'm still looking forward to the Vignette challenge in July, but beyond that, who knows?

M and I had talked about doing a best of post for our 200th post, but maybe it'll be for 250. Or 201. or 213 or 293. It might happen, it might not. But isn't that where the fun comes in, from the not knowing?

There's a lot of that in my life right now. Things are changing, big time, like I said above. Mike will have to move my little marker thingy to a new state, but, despite what the detractors say, I'm pretty damn stoked.

It's summer now, which means a change of pace for life. More outside, lots less computer. So I'm going to go enjoy that, and we'll be back to you in July, or maybe the fall (yes, I'm suggesting postponing the challenge.)

Enjoy the summer. :)


Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Verdict

I'm not doing Camp NaNoWriMo.

I started a climbing blog instead.