Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Random Photographs and Moving Ahead With Rockaways

"Elvie", Rockaway Park, NYC. 2004. Juliana Beasley

Dear Friends,

Much has been happening in my own life that has kept me away from my blogging commitments. I have been working on a short story about my experience out in the Rockaways and revolves around 3 central characters-- one myself.

My plan is to share it to you in 4 paragraph block entries with photographs included. That's the plan!

I hope that I will finish it soon or at least in 2 months.

I am slowly coming out of hibernation and looking forward to the spring.

"Butch's Hair", Rockaway Park, NYC, 2003. Juliana Beasley

"Irish Venetian Blinds", Rockaways Park, NYC. 2008. Juliana Beasley

The good news is that I have found a wonderful book designer for my Rockaway book dummy. Julia Braun who is incredibly talented and so far the joint effort and her savvy experience is coming together. We share notes and ideas on Skype and converse over two time zones. I am lucky to have her on board. And as you can imagine, I am excited to have the six years of hard and happy work in my hands.

I am posting some photographs that I found amongst my scans from the past. They are not meant necessarily for the book but just simply for feedback.

Best wishes!


Chriss Pagani said...

Was it that article about the decline of blogging that got you back here? :)

It's great to see your work again. I love Elvie - crosses and nudity should be together more often. Butch's hair is great, too.

JuJu said...

I can always count on you to check out my posts. Yes, I had to rant even though I haven't been the most consistent blogger out there.

Chriss Pagani said...

That's cool. :)

Facebook is good for short notes to friends 'n stuff, I think, but bad for longer talks about your art or whatever. For one thing, Facebook doesn't support long posts (you have to use notes for that).

I think maybe facebook is my favorite when I don't have much to say - like posting a link or complaining about the weather or something. But if I really want to talk, it has to be blogging. :)

Now I'm going to go post about this on my Twitter to try to get more people to come see. :)

JuJu said...

Thanks Chris. It's always good to get feedback.

JuJu said...

Thanks Chris. It's always good to get feedback.