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Letter about Blatt’s Farm (Lou’s Memoir 1)

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Woodridge is as clear as a bell with me and would fill many many pages.
Blatt’s Farm was our abode all summer until about 1941. my father came up every saturday nite and went home very early monday morning – mostly via a hack auto holding 5-6 passengers.
Yankel Blatt (a very orthodox man) was a brother to Harry Blatt ( a very radical man) who was married to clara who was one of six daughters (plus 4 sons). my mother was considered a seventh daughter and thus our two families became intertwined. her sister Gee was my mother’s best friend. there are hundreds of little vignettes about life going to the “chochelin”, living there and growing up there. those summers were the highlights for me of living in the depression years other than school, family viSits, street games etc. i have some pics which include jack and will send them on when i find them
LOU

Blatt’s Farm, Woodridge New York, 1920s

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JES Memory Drawings: Blatt’s Farm 1

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

My father could draw from memory and left behind drawings of his Brooklyn childhood. He also spent his last few years writing up/writing down stories about his own childhood and stories about the family. Herein begins my journey to consolidate memoirs for the next generation and others.

Blatt’s Farm 1

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On the Road Again/Day1

Friday, June 1st, 2012

On the Road Again

Two things helped me pack up and head west

  • A copy of Vancouver’s Goergia Sraight lying around a friend’s house. He pointed to the Acid Man comic strip.
  • A screening of Donald Shebibb’s Goin’ Down the Road; foreshadowing the day I would board a plane with my guitar and box of all my photographs.

 

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Hello again :)

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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Eight

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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Nice to meet you

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Hi, my name is Roshena.

I love life and live to create.

In the next thirty days, I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know me better through my essays, poetry, photographs, videos, and songs, which I will post on my website, http://www.RoshenaHuang.com.

I look forward to being inspired by you all.

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Here I go. Thirty short stories in thirty days.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Hello.  My name is Michael Bernstein.  I’m an actor, a writer, a filmmaker, and sometimes I do things to computers for money.   I was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, stayed several years in Boulder, and now I live in Brooklyn.

I’m going to write thirty short stories in thirty days.  Some of them may be quite short, indeed.  Read more about it all right here.

I learned of the Thirty Days Project from Jon Haner, who has brought about many things, including the construction of a giant, floppy, faceless doll.

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Last Minute Introduction

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

My name is Terrence, a U.S. based illustrator.  I’ve honestly just discovered the Thirty Days Project, so while I’m excited to take part I don’t quite know what sort of shape it’s going to take just yet.  I have a tendency to work slow and over think things so this should be an interesting experiment.

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Bonjour, hello, the 31st is here?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Initially the title of this intro was “I wanted to type something starting with Bonjour to the tune of “So long, farewell”, but no one but me would know that it was to that tune and then it would be really awkward”, and then I guess I decided I was okay with being really awkward. Um.

Hello! My name is Igpy and my intention is to write 30 (very) short stories based on the Twitter prompts of Sarah Selecky (@sarahselecky). The stories will not be as short as tweets, but I’m aiming to make little rocks of fiction that only take an hour and a half to hammer out into something resembling first draft completion. I live in Calgary, and I like glitter, black coffee, and bandaids with cartoon characters on them. Erm. V. excited to be here!

Also yesterday I was confused and thought May had 30 days, and when I woke up in the middle of the night and saw it was 31st I was really disappointed. I don’t know what this says about the quality of the work I’ll be producing.

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Monday, May 30th, 2011

Looking forward to another Thirty Day Project with anticipation and not a little trepidation. I currently have a lot on my plate and even considered not doing this this time around. I’m going to do my best.

It’s been haiku in the past for me, but recently I’ve been reading a lot of Tang dynasty poetry. The Tang dynasty period of China’s history is acknowledged as being the golden age of poetry and I have often been drawn to the common motifs of nature, human experience and longing, not to mention the rich but spare descriptive imagery used.

Don’t worry, I sound like a pedant even to myself, sorry about that.

So: haiku and/or Tang inspired poetry for me this time. I really look forward to seeing what the rest of you all come up with!

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Introduction

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Hi, my name is Jeemin, and I am currently studying design. My sister told me about this project, and I thought it sounded like a great idea to fill my summer. I would like to use June as an opportunity to familiarize myself with my current city better, so I will be doing a daily type illustration of a special place in my neighborhood. This way, I can become more adept with Adobe software and practice lettering and type treatment. I look forward to this upcoming month!

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Hi

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Hello! My name’s Anne and I’m in Vancouver. I think I’m going to focus on making a tiny little piece of art every day, but I might also take a couple days to make songs. We’ll see. :)

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Introductions and whatnot

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Hello.
I’m a curious individual, have been writing and drawing for quite a long time, but have fallen into a slump of “this’ll never get me a job, why am I bothering,” so. I’ve decided to join this little community in hopes that I can get something accomplished. I have yet to decide on my theme, but I’m going to get the daily project done, everyday, whether I like it or not. :)

You can call me Kelsea.

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I’m in.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Hi, I’m Bel. I used to paint but over the last decade I haven’t made/had the time for it. A couple of years ago I started doing sketches digitally. It has been great to have a little bit of creative time back in my life and I try to carve some out every night.
The ideas behind this Thirty Days Project mesh with what I have been doing and I’m hoping to move forward with it – maybe even produce some tangible works.
See some of my recent work here.

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wither

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Hello.
I’m going to try to make some music.
And… I can’t help but feel sort of like the American idol try-out who’s convinced he/she can sing because they’ve been singing in the shower.

So this is gonna be a test, but I assume that’s what it’s for.
In the interest of following the “one dead-line a day”-idea, I aim to make 30 songs.
Let’s see how that goes.

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30 Rock(s)

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

I’m very happy to join you all… After dithering around for months, my aim is to have a picture book created – perhaps not finalised, but the story fleshed out, some artwork done, and a good idea of the final product. The best art I’ve made has always been under a deadline, so here’s hoping this great project + site kick me into gear!

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Rock and Roll

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

I am the “mastermind” behind Clockwork Pandas.

I missed this last year and ended up doing the project over the 31 days of December instead. It was a very inspiring time, working to all those deadlines.

So now, I plan to write a comic for each of these 30 days. Different to what I normally do, exploring some other styles. I’ll be using paint and new shading techniques in an attempt to expand myself and of course try to learn and write better comics in different kind of genres and narrative styles. Some of them may just be plain stupid though, so I won’t make too many promises.

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Suburban Bird Chirping

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I never really know what to say in these things. I feel like I’m constantly in a state of change; my interests and ideas are always revolving. This is part of the reason that I started Suburban Bird and it’s Etsy shop spinoff, Suburban Bird Studios. I hope that it will give me the opportunity to connect with other creative free-spirits and allow me to spread color and joy to everyone who visits.

That’s also why I’ve decided to participate in the Thirty Days Project this year. I need the pressure of a deadline and a good kick in the pants to get down to business instead of spending my free time waffling about and getting nothing done.

My goal for this June is to make a journal a day, and to also write 1000 words a day on a single novel-in-progress.

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Intro/Test Post

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Hello!  I’m excited to have remembered to register before June 1 this year!  I’m planning on writing at least 100 words of fiction a day in June, building off my recurring unused ideas or crashing and burning.  Either works for me!

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Thirty Days Newbie

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Excited to be a part of this year’s Thirty Days!
-  and having this wonderfully convenient excuse for putting time aside each day for sketching and illustration.

Will be submitting the Thirty Days work to the Papergirl exhibition and event at the Roundhouse in August :
http://www.papergirl-vancouver.blogspot.com/

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