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Why Naturist Fiction Matters – Naturist Fiction.org

LABSN Editor’s Note: Three very good writers are sharing their ideas about a writing genre they all produce. I thought I’d share one of the posts, leading you to their blog site.

Nudity in the arts has a long history, and it’s not just paintings and sculptures. Writing about nudity has also been around for centuries. To get to what we can call writing about naturism o…

Source: Why Naturist Fiction Matters – Naturist Fiction.org

Introducing the Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project

LABSN Editor’s Note: Since Felicity Jones closed down the Young Naturists America blog last year, she has started a personal blog on “naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics.” Here’s one of the first she posted and the follow-up interviews can be found on her blog.

 

Introducing The Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project by Felicity’s Blog. We photographed & interviewed people at Gunnison this summer – here’s why!

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The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

LABSN Editor’s Note: Nick and Lins, a Belgian naturists couple, have a wonderful blog, Naked Wanderings, of their travels to naturists venues around the world. This post tackles some social media issues I’ve been thinking about also.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of online nudism? Especially on social media. Does it help us or will it harm us?

Source: The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

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…

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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

BETTIE PAGE QUEEN OF CURVES | BUNNY YEAGER WORLD’S PRETTIEST PHOTOGRAPHER

LABSN Editor’s Note: I’ve always had this thing for Betty Page and Bunny Yeager, so I thought I’d share this article with an interview of Betty by Bunny on selvedgeyard.com.

For me, Bettie Page & Bunny Yeager epitomize iconic American pinup photography. Not just of the 1950s… Ever. In 1954, Bettie Page was working with Irving Klaw in NYC and decided a break w…

Source: BETTIE PAGE QUEEN OF CURVES | BUNNY YEAGER WORLD’S PRETTIEST PHOTOGRAPHER

GOP House Plays Tricks with Anti-Discrimination Vote

LABSN Editor’s Note: I found this on the Daily Kos and was so shocked that this could happen. I had to share it.

A followup by  Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, to the strange vote-switch in the U.S. House of Representatives.