Aug 282014
 
Found #8: the Bones Edition

Time for another addition of Found Things! As always, many of these images and captions are taken directly from my Instagram, so my apologies if you already follow me and have seen these. This is the “Bones Edition” of Found Things, which is a photographic collection of bones and dead things I’ve found in various asylums, hotels and houses over the course of many years. These are from all different places, and I will not reveal the [...read more...]

 08/28/2014  found things
Aug 132014
 
New Jersey Water Works

This is a quick post, since there’s not a whole lot to say about this water factory, unless you feel the need to make a bunch of jokes about how water is made. But we all know that water is created when you sin and make God sad and then he cries and his tears are rain that falls to earth where we collect, sanitize and drink it, then pee it out, sanitize it again [...read more...]

 08/13/2014  ALL POSTS, factories/plants
Aug 052014
 
SIM Hospital

Disclaimer: The hospital discussed in this post will be referred to under the pseudonym “SIM hospital.” I do this only rarely, when a location is on active grounds and/or fairly unexplored/unknown, as I don’t want to be responsible for vandals and scrappers finding an undisturbed place and going all Carrie Nation in there and and ruining it for everyone. The SIM hospital was constructed in the 1830’s, on some island near a city in one [...read more...]

 08/05/2014  ALL POSTS, asylums/hospitals
Jul 282014
 
Found #7

Time for another addition of Found Things! As always, many of these images and captions are taken directly from my Instagram, so my apologies if you already follow me and have seen these.  But first- listen to Mike Dawson and me talk about Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and Joe Matt’s Spent on the latest TCJ Talkies podcast. I’m also still selling pre-orders for Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection, coming out this September!   Plate prints from [...read more...]

 07/28/2014  ALL POSTS, found things
Jul 072014
 
PRINT SALE

All photography prints are $7 off in my Etsy store for a limited time. That is all. _______ If you’d like to contribute to my exploring/research efforts, please consider donating or purchasing something from me in my Etsy store. Any and all support is much appreciated.    SHARE

 07/07/2014  ALL POSTS, news/events/random
Jul 022014
 
First German Reformed Church

Built in 1850, The Freeman Avenue United Church of Christ was first known as the First German Reformed Church. In 1918, they dropped the German part of the name due to the spreading anti-German sentiment following WWI. Good move, considering what happened about 20 years later. The church began to struggle financially in the 60’s, as the changing demographic and economic decline of the neighborhood saw a marked decrease in attendance. That’s a polite way [...read more...]

 07/02/2014  ALL POSTS, churches
Jun 092014
 
Museum of Mistakes- Preorder now!

 (Please note this is not the final cover,  it’s just a placeholder) Pre-order Museum of Mistakes- quick links, info follows: -Preview pages of Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection -For just the book, choose a package from the book section of my Etsy store. -To also buy original artwork, illustrations, handmade junk, photography prints or exploring treasures, go to the other listings in my store, sections listed to the left. -Contact me at juliajwertz(at)gmail.com if your [...read more...]

 06/09/2014  news/events/random
May 252014
 
Road trip

Just a quick heads up that I’m leaving town for a week or two, going on a road trip in an easterly direction. The intention of this trip is to explore/research more places for Adventure Bible School, and while I’m keeping the cost as low as possible by camping, if you wanted to help out in any way, I’m still selling tons of artwork and handmade stuff in my Esty store. Besides original comics pages and small art pieces, [...read more...]