Look at Both Sides Now

Home » Art

Category Archives: Art

Night Shift.

LABSN Editor’s Note: When I checked out Josephine R. Unglaub’s blog I found some wonderful art. I wanted to share her work with everyone.

lemanshots - Fine Pictures and Digital Art

lemanshots_cityDesigned and created by Josephine R. Unglaub

View original post

Apprenticeships: do we want them and do they still exist?

LABSN Editor’s Note: Having served a six-year apprenticeship in letterpress printing, I found this article interesting. It speaks of the willingness of today’s society to accept less than top quality.

Bookish Things to think about

I have to perform this week: I am making two books for two experienced bookbinders. I need to be better than my best. But I feel like a beginner.

I was just saying to my students last night that I wished I could do an apprenticeship, a “stage” or internship with a bookbinder somewhere. However at just over 50 years old, who would want me?  I don’t mean it to sound bad; I am being realistic. It costs money to train someone.   I consider myself  an advanced beginner. Although I learned much of my skills at the bench, I have gotten to where I am by teaching myself, by reading, by attending the occasional workshop. I need more bookbinding hours under my belt.  And I am the sort of person who needs a teacher at hand. It’s not that I wish to be younger, it’s about having more time.  What…

View original post 725 more words

How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

LABSN Editor’s Note: I found this interesting just for the sense of making me aware of how we objectify women in culture. We can all learn from this.

As an artist, what can I consider if I want to de-objectify and add power to female characters? A visual guide by Eisner nominee Renae De Liz.

Source: How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

Could dinner parties bring hearts and minds together? This Muslim woman is giving it a try. | Public Radio International

LABSN Editor’s Note: “All we need is love.” –John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

 

Amanda Saab was the first Muslim woman in hijab to appear on a reality TV cooking show in the US. Now, she is inviting total strangers to her home and cooking them meals. She says it’s one way that might help bring together people from different sides of the political spectrum.

Source: Could dinner parties bring hearts and minds together? This Muslim woman is giving it a try. | Public Radio International

Why I Choose To Live Naked. | elephant journal

LABSN Editor’s Note: I like how Mr. Mathis Kennington relates that being physically naked can bring out our emotional nakedness, which is a good thing.

I’m worried you’ll see where I stepped off my path and picked up that scar that serves as a constant reminder that I am a traveler and not the destination.

Source: Why I Choose To Live Naked. | elephant journal

What this teen wants you to know about the hijab after her dad’s text went viral.

LABSN Editor’s Note: I just wanted to share this.

Lamyaa’s response to an Islamophobic troll is making waves online.

Source: What this teen wants you to know about the hijab after her dad’s text went viral.

Nelli’s Last Supper inspires questions | The Florentine

LABSN Editor’s Note: In honor of National Women’s Month I’m posting this very interesting piece about a 14th century woman artist. Women artists in general do not receive the accolades they deserve, and early women artists are all but unknown outside of the art academia community. I hope you enjoy this article, and notice at the end there is a link to a crowd-funding effort to restore this masterpiece. If you can, help out.

Jane Fortune considers Plautilla Nelli’s Last Supper, the largest painted work in the world by an early female artist

Source: Nelli’s Last Supper inspires questions | The Florentine