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A page from Journal 2 of The Painted Girl Journals
Inscription on back of photograph reads: Hungary, France, Spain, Brazil  -> America
Compiled by and Copyright Brian Neuls

A page from Journal 2 of The Painted Girl Journals

Inscription on back of photograph reads: Hungary, France, Spain, Brazil  -> America

Compiled by and Copyright Brian Neuls

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Excerpt from The Painted Girl

Excerpt from The Painted Girl
Copyright Brian Neuls

As I lower the gate on the freight elevator, Melina puts a hand on the gate to hold it up. “Going somewhere?” she asks. She doesn’t wait for a response, though, as she steps into the elevator with me. We stand a moment, the elevator not moving. I’m about to tell her to hit the button when:
“It’s alright to be angry.”
She reaches back and presses the button. The elevator jerks to life and takes us to street level.

Outside, she asks: “You coming with me?”
“Where are you going?”
“Out into the city.”
“Sure.”
She smiles and starts off towards the closest intersection. She moves like the street is there for her, like cars and other pedestrians are meant to watch for her…to look at her. Maybe that’s what we’re here for: to notice women like Melina. At this moment, I call it ‘The Walk of the Constantly (and Implicitly) Complimented’.

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The Photographs of The Painted Girl
"Castle Point Pier, Hoboken"
Compiled by and Copyright Brian Neuls

The Photographs of The Painted Girl

"Castle Point Pier, Hoboken"

Compiled by and Copyright Brian Neuls

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thepaintedgirlnovel:

Excerpt from The Painted Girl
"Ads"
Photo and words by The Painted Girl,Compiled and Copyright Brian Neuls

thepaintedgirlnovel:

Excerpt from The Painted Girl

"Ads"

Photo and words by The Painted Girl,
Compiled and Copyright Brian Neuls

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thepaintedgirlnovel:

"Can Only Happen in New York"
An excerpt from “The Painted Girl, The Journals in Novel Form”
Excerpt and Photo Copyright Brian Neuls

thepaintedgirlnovel:

"Can Only Happen in New York"

An excerpt from “The Painted Girl, The Journals in Novel Form

Excerpt and Photo Copyright Brian Neuls

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"This world forgives money. Nothing else."

— The Artist, The Painted Girl

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The Boy Who Knew Nothing but Love

The second part of the compiling of The Painted Girl journals (comprising journals 4-6) will be entitled:
"The Boy Who Knew Nothing But Love"

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Locations in The Painted Girl
Strand Book Stall, Fifth Avenue, NYC

Locations in The Painted Girl

Strand Book Stall, Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Locations in The Painted Girl #1
Myers of Keswick - Hudson Street, NYC

Locations in The Painted Girl #1

Myers of Keswick - Hudson Street, NYC

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The Photographs of The Painted Girl
"Statue of a Wounded Warrior - Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC"
Compiled by and Copyright Brian Neuls

The Photographs of The Painted Girl

"Statue of a Wounded Warrior - Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC"

Compiled by and Copyright Brian Neuls