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Tomorrow: tap away at vintage typewriters or practice your penmanship at our LOVE LETTER STATION at Greenpointers Love Birds Valentine’s Market…brought to you by Cara Cannella of Write by Hand & Jesse Sposato of Sadie Magazine.
Saturday, February 11, 2012Noon to 5pm (letter station wraps up at 4:00) Lutheran Church of the Messiah 129 Russell St (between Driggs & Nassau), Greenpoint, Brooklyn G to Nassau or a nice stroll from Bedford L
With food, gift & craft vendors. The interior of the space will be transformed by J. Hollis Styles and local artists will be showcasing their work. There will be live music, a FREE birdy photo booth, a love letter writing station, $1 raffles, $10 surprise gifts & free astrology readings!
Check Greenpointers.com for more info…
The band Holler performs 3:30-4:30pm!Free Readings from Sidereal AstrologyLove Letter Writing with Cara Cannella of Write by Hand & Jesse Sposato of Sadie MagazineFree Photo Booth with photographer of  Marofoto
Bring in a recipe and receive a *free raffle ticket! (*limit 1 per person) ♥    
post by: Cara Cannella 

Tomorrow: tap away at vintage typewriters or practice your penmanship at our LOVE LETTER STATION at Greenpointers Love Birds Valentine’s Marketbrought to you by Cara Cannella of Write by Hand & Jesse Sposato of Sadie Magazine.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Noon to 5pm (letter station wraps up at 4:00) 
Lutheran Church of the Messiah 
129 Russell St (between Driggs & Nassau), Greenpoint, Brooklyn 
G to Nassau or a nice stroll from Bedford L

With food, gift & craft vendors. The interior of the space will be transformed by J. Hollis Styles and local artists will be showcasing their work. There will be live music, a FREE birdy photo booth, a love letter writing station, $1 raffles, $10 surprise gifts & free astrology readings!

Check Greenpointers.com for more info…

The band Holler performs 3:30-4:30pm!
Free Readings from Sidereal Astrology
Love Letter Writing with Cara Cannella of Write by Hand & Jesse Sposato of Sadie Magazine
Free Photo Booth with photographer of  Marofoto

Bring in a recipe and receive a *free raffle ticket! (*limit 1 per person)     

post by: Cara Cannella 

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I love this portrait of Bob Marley, created using his handwritten lyrics. The reggae legend and activist would have been 67 years old today.

In his son’s words: “Feb 6 1945 St. Ann, Jamaica, Daddy was born. I remember us celebrating one of his birthdays in Jamaica at 56 Hope Road with him, no big superstar party, just us kids, Mommy, some cake, few laughs and that was it. Even if he wasn’t known to the world on Feb 6th I would still think of him and in my heart say Happy Birthday Daddy. Love.” - Ziggy Marley

I’m looking forward to the release of Marley, a documentary biopic directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of ScotlandOne Day In September). The film, executive produced by Ziggy Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, includes rare footage, archival photos, performance footage and interviews with the late musician’s family, friends, and bandmates. 

Its North American premiere will be next month at the South By Southwest film festival, and it opens in theaters on Friday, April 20, of course. What better way to celebrate 4/20? 

- Cara Cannella 

Image credit: Jonathan Muddell

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How cool is the scope of these New Year’s resolutions (or “Rulin’s”) by Woody Guthrie, written when he was 30 years old?  
In honor of the centennial of his birth in 2012, the George Kaiser Family Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma is buying the Guthrie archives from his children and building an exhibition and study center devoted to his legacy. According to yesterday’s New York Times, “The archive includes the astonishing creative output of Guthrie during his 55 years. There are scores of notebooks and diaries written in his precise handwriting and illustrated with cartoons, watercolors, stickers and clippings; hundreds of letters; 581 artworks; a half-dozen scrapbooks; unpublished short stories, novels and essays; as well as the lyrics to the 3,000 or more songs he scribbled on scraps of paper, gift wrap, napkins, paper bags and place mats.”
When he was starting out as a musician, he made his living as a commercial sign painter. Makes sense given his very deliberate handwriting. 
— Cara Cannella 
Photo credit: Woody Guthrie’s 1943 “New Years Rulin’s.” Found in one of his journals dated January 31st, 1942. Woody Guthrie Archives Notebook Series 1, Item 13, Pages 36-37. 

How cool is the scope of these New Year’s resolutions (or “Rulin’s”) by Woody Guthrie, written when he was 30 years old?  

In honor of the centennial of his birth in 2012, the George Kaiser Family Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma is buying the Guthrie archives from his children and building an exhibition and study center devoted to his legacy. According to yesterday’s New York Times, “The archive includes the astonishing creative output of Guthrie during his 55 years. There are scores of notebooks and diaries written in his precise handwriting and illustrated with cartoons, watercolors, stickers and clippings; hundreds of letters; 581 artworks; a half-dozen scrapbooks; unpublished short stories, novels and essays; as well as the lyrics to the 3,000 or more songs he scribbled on scraps of paper, gift wrap, napkins, paper bags and place mats.”

When he was starting out as a musician, he made his living as a commercial sign painter. Makes sense given his very deliberate handwriting. 

— Cara Cannella 

Photo credit: Woody Guthrie’s 1943 “New Years Rulin’s.” Found in one of his journals dated January 31st, 1942. Woody Guthrie Archives Notebook Series 1, Item 13, Pages 36-37. 

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My friend Travis Huggett took these photos of Tennessee native JaPoet and his rhyme books recently. “After I took these, I decided I want to start a series,” he says. “I shoot a lot of musicians, so I’m going to start asking them to bring their notebooks along so that I can take shots like this.” Cool idea, right? Stay tuned…I’ll share images from the series here. 

— Cara Cannella  

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