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July 2, 2007

It ain’t easy being green…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 9:08 am

Good morning readers.

It’s a beautiful sunny and cool morning here in the ‘burbs of Va. Beach. It was a busy weekend workwise for me.  Which means it will be a busy next few days as I finish up processing all the files from the weekend’s photo shoots.

Of note this morning…

The Convivio Book of Days for July is online. 

For anyone interested in letterpress, the July issue of the Gallygab is out.

“It ain’t easy being green…”

Kermit the frog seems to sum up one of the earth’s biggest issues with that statement.

I read with interest a discussion on a photo forum about “green” photography and how, as photographers, we could offer services that reflected the green philosophy. This got me to thinking about how as a bookbinder and book artist I could effectively put that philosophy into practice in my work. What could I do differently and what products could I offer that would be considered “green”?

Recycled papers are, of course, the first option. What about cover materials? Again, there are recycled papers. What about cork or bamboo? Would these materials be viable as cover materials?

I’d love to get a discussion about this going so I’ll start a post over on the forum in the general binding section. Please come on over and share your thoughts.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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