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Most of it’s just whining, but every so often there’ll be something I can use later: a joke, a description, a quote. It’s an invaluable aid when it comes to winning arguments. ‘That’s not what you said on February 3, 1996,’ I’ll say to someone.
— David Sedaris
 

GIOVANNI BOLDINI
The Black Sash, 1905
Portrait of Ava Lister, Baroness Ribblesdale; née Ava Astor
Oil on canvas

The inspiration for our thick black band.
 

  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Cheese, April 10, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Cheese, April 10, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Vocabulary, April 6, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Vocabulary, April 6, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Portrait of Miami Beach, April 5, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Portrait of Miami Beach, April 5, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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JOHN LENNON
Imagine, 1971
Ink on paper

Lennon composed the song sitting before his Steinway for a mere few hours one morning, leaving only two stanzas to be completed later on.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

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JOHN LENNON
Forever Love, 1969
Ink on paper

 

  JESSIE SCHIEWE  And I'm Feeling Good, April 3, 1018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
And I'm Feeling Good, April 3, 1018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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JOHN TRUMBULL
Alexander Hamilton, 1806
Oil on canvas
Washington University Law School

Over a period of ten months, Hamilton wrote 51 of the 83 essays (83,570 words in all) that comprise The Federalist Papers. It is estimated that Hamilton spent 54,000 hours quill to paper, tirelessly exhibiting immaculate penmanship.

 

GEORGES SEURAT
Woman Walking with a Parasol (study for La Grande Jatte), 1884
Conté crayon on cream laid paper
Art Institute of Chicago

Once described as “the most beautiful painter’s drawings in existence,” drawings from Georges Seurat’s sketchbooks and other works on paper played a crucial role in his career.

 
White. A blank page or canvas. …
So many possibilities…
— S. Sondheim, J. Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George, 1984
 
 

PETE
Entry to DS's journal, 2018
5.5 × 7 inches
Mud on paper

The tracks begin and end in the journal. No trace of mud anywhere else. Maybe the entry is meant to convey something. I don't know how to respond; Pete is a dog of many ethnicities.

 

OH BOY ARTIFACTS
Pocket Book, 2018
5.5 × 3.5 inches

132 blank 70 lb text weight, thread-bound pages; solid and patterned soft covers with coordinating end sheets and 0.5 inch elastic band

Spring 2001 collection, Oh Boy Artifacts

 

LEWIS CARROLL
The Mouse’s Tale, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, 1864
Ink on paper
The British Library

By the author a handwritten page, it stands to reason, from a notebook.

 

  SYMBOL  ASTERISK A linguistic crutch for avoiding profanities, “G**h d**g-it! This is  fr**king bullp**p. G***y-s***ks Mister, "said the young man of privilege as he got out of his BMW and approached me, “this really s**ks, it was brand new.“    

SYMBOL ASTERISK
A linguistic crutch for avoiding profanities, “G**h d**g-it! This is  fr**king bullp**p. G***y-s***ks Mister, "said the young man of privilege as he got out of his BMW and approached me, “this really s**ks, it was brand new.“ 

 

Crocodile, 2018
Ink on paper

Pocket Book, 2018
5.5 × 3.5 inches
Collection of Oh Boy Artifacts

 

SARAH PURSER
William Butler Yeats, 1898
Pastels on paper
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Art, Dublin

 

  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Crazy Shit my Grandma‘s Said, April 4, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Crazy Shit my Grandma‘s Said, April 4, 2018
Ink on paper
100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe, Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook
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  EMOTICON  ICON Another way to express those three little words. It doesn’t matter how you say them; what matters is  that  you say them; it matters that you say them every chance you get.   

EMOTICON ICON
Another way to express those three little words. It doesn’t matter how you say them; what matters is that you say them; it matters that you say them every chance you get.

 

  RUPERT BROOKE  The Great Lover, 1920 Ink on paper  The Year’s at the Spring  Brentano’s New York  Illustration: Clarke, H, (1920) Footprints in the Dew  …These I have loved: White plates and cups, clean-gleaming. Ringed with blue lines; and feathery, faery dust; Wet roofs, beneath the lamp-light; the strong crust Of friendly bread; and many-tasting food; Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood; And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers; And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours, Dreaming of moths that drink them under the moon; Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss Of blankets; grainy wood; live hair that is Shining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keen Unpassioned beauty of a great machine; The comfortable smell of friendly fingers. Hair's fragrance, and the musty reek that lingers…   READ MORE   →   

RUPERT BROOKE
The Great Lover, 1920
Ink on paper
The Year’s at the Spring
Brentano’s New York

Illustration: Clarke, H, (1920) Footprints in the Dew

…These I have loved:
White plates and cups, clean-gleaming.
Ringed with blue lines; and feathery, faery dust;
Wet roofs, beneath the lamp-light; the strong crust
Of friendly bread; and many-tasting food;
Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood;
And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers;
And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours,
Dreaming of moths that drink them under the moon;
Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
Of blankets; grainy wood; live hair that is
Shining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keen
Unpassioned beauty of a great machine;
The comfortable smell of friendly fingers.
Hair's fragrance, and the musty reek that lingers…

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HAMILTON
Pages from the initial draft of the musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2013
Ink on Paper

 

STEPHEN SONDHEIM, JAMES LAPINE
Sunday in the Park with George, 2017 revival, 1984
Musical
Huntington Theatre Company

Georges Seurat
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884
Oil on canvas
Art Institute of Chicago

Georges Seurat, a Neo-Impressionist and the inventor of pointillism, is most remembered as the creator of A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. The painting inspired Sondheim’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George a century later. It all started in 1884 in a notebook.

  DIACRITIC  THE PRIME The prime symbol ( ' ) represents units of measure, time, and degrees. E.g., Whereas the highest note I can hear is somewhere around C'''''' (16,768 Hz, or one octave above the highest reach of the piano); Pete registers sounds three times higher at about C'''''''''''''''''' or 50,000 Kh.   

DIACRITIC THE PRIME
The prime symbol ( ' ) represents units of measure, time, and degrees. E.g., Whereas the highest note I can hear is somewhere around C'''''' (16,768 Hz, or one octave above the highest reach of the piano); Pete registers sounds three times higher at about C'''''''''''''''''' or 50,000 Kh.

 

  RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER  Page from the diary of Robert L. May, 1939 Ink on paper Rauner Special Collections Library Dartmouth College  May considering several other names for his protagonist before settling on Rudolph.   

RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER
Page from the diary of Robert L. May, 1939
Ink on paper
Rauner Special Collections Library
Dartmouth College

May considering several other names for his protagonist before settling on Rudolph.

 

LEWIS CARROLL
Page from the diary of Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, 1862
Ink on paper
The British Library

Carroll on telling the story of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground for the first time and musing draft titles.

 

  SALVADOR DALI   A Caucus Race and a Long Tale for  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,  1969 17 × 11.5 inches Gouaches on paper, signed in pencil, published as heliogravure with woodcut remarques  In 1964 a collaboration of epic proportion took place as the Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by Salvador Dali. The suite contains 12 heliogravures—one for each chapter of the book and an original signed etching in four colors as the frontispiece. Visit  http://bit.ly/dalisalice  to view the rest of the collection.   

SALVADOR DALI
A Caucus Race and a Long Tale
for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1969
17 × 11.5 inches
Gouaches on paper, signed in pencil,
published as heliogravure with woodcut remarques

In 1964 a collaboration of epic proportion took place as the Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by Salvador Dali. The suite contains 12 heliogravures—one for each chapter of the book and an original signed etching in four colors as the frontispiece. Visit http://bit.ly/dalisalice to view the rest of the collection.

 

THE IPA
The International Phonetic Alphabet has been under fire for its nonsensical instead of common sense approach to teaching basic linguistic skills.

 

W.B. YEATS
The Second Coming, 1919
Ink on Paper

W.B. Yeats disturbing vision of a rough beast, slouching toward Bethlehem was not, as some have it, predicting The Second Coming. Yeats portended chaos and upheaval in the form of Nazism and Fascism—he saw Europe brought to its knees. The poem is more relevant today than it has been in nearly a century.

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 PHRASAL VERB to generate or increase something, especially by dubious or dishonest means: fake news is  fake  news, don't let them gin you up on ridiculous rhetoric and lead you down their rabbit hole. #literacymatters   

PHRASAL VERB
to generate or increase something, especially by dubious or dishonest means: fake news is fake news, don't let them gin you up on ridiculous rhetoric and lead you down their rabbit hole. #literacymatters

 

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
— Ernest Hemingway
 

Hi Max,

I look for you every day, and I find you somewhere between my heart and the moon, right where you always are.

I love you,

Dave

 

  JESSIE SCHIEWE  Dear Mischa, April 2, 2018 Ink on paper  100 Pages, One Most Excellent Notebook, and the Singular Ms. Schiewe,  Oh Boy Artifacts Notebook  READ MORE  →   

JESSIE SCHIEWE
Dear Mischa, April 2, 2018
Ink on paper
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  SONNET  Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016 Miranda’s acceptance speech upon winning the Tony Award for Best Original Score, delivered only days after the June 12 Orlando nightclub mass shooting:  My wife's the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one, our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they're finished songs and start to play. When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day. This show is proof that history remembers. We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers. Remembrances that hope and love live longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. As sacred as a symphony, Eliza tells her story and fills the world with music love and pride.

SONNET
Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016
Miranda’s acceptance speech upon winning the Tony Award for Best Original Score, delivered only days after the June 12 Orlando nightclub mass shooting:

My wife's the reason anything gets done.
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.
She is a perfect symphony of one,
our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
until they're finished songs and start to play.
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
that nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers.
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger.
We rise and fall and light from dying embers.
Remembrances that hope and love live longer.
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
As sacred as a symphony, Eliza tells her story and fills the world with music love and pride.

 

LETTER
Stephen Sondheim, 2002
Engraving; Ink on paper
6.5 × 9 in
Dave Salanitro, Oh Boy Artifacts