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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.
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…
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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.
LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this take on how a news item is reported was very important. FAIR has a reputation for making news reporters think about what they write from a different point of view.
These stories are typically shared for the purposes of poor-shaming, typically under the guise of inspirational life advice. A healthy press would take these anecdotes of “can do” spirit and ask bigger questions, like why are these people forced into such absurd hardship?
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.
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.
LABSN Editor’s Note: I just wanted to share this.