Hello friends, readers, handsome internet people.
Christian and I are breathing a HUUUUUUGE sigh of relief on this lovely June day. Not only are we just two posts away from finishing our second set of 100 vignettes for the .onethirtyfive. classics project, but we are also officially finished with the grant project that we created for the CSA program run by mnartists.org. You can read about the project here in a fabulous article written by Jehra Patrick.
Each day, for 100 days in a row, I sent a black and white photo to Christian and he worked his magic, writing his usual thirty-five words about the little moments I saw each and every day. 96 of the photos were set in Minnesota and 4 were set in Wisconsin. We used the grant money we were awarded to create what we think is a pretty kick-ass book which I like to think of as a visual scavenger hunt of the Twin Cities (I’ll post some photos of the final project later this week). The book was printed and bound locally and there are now 50 signed and numbered copies floating around in the world somewhere.
We want to thank all of you for being so patient while we’ve been kind of MIA for the past few months. It turns out that a daily project combined with regular life and jobs and relationships can be kind of a handful. While we have no regrets, we are excited to have a bit of a break coming up.
Here’s what you have to look forward to:
1. Our second book of 100 vignettes from .onethirtyfive. classic will be available in approximately a week. Copies are $35 plus tax and shipping (unless you live in MPLS and want to meet up) and you can pre-order the book from me at louisapodlich [at] gmail.com
2. We will be partnering with new (awesome) local arts site Minneapplesauce to provide a serial online edition of the book that’s about to come out. We’ll let you know where and when to find it!
3. Once we’ve had our share of sunburn, night biking, hot days and cold beers, we will slink back into our air-conditioned homes and post the images from our CSA project so that you can see the magic we’ve whipped up for you.
In the meantime, continue to check the blog for updates and new posts. We love hearing from you and appreciate your undying support.
On a personal note, I would also like to extend a special thank you to Christian for being a true friend, a brilliant writer and a partner I hope to work with for as long as he’ll have me.