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October 30, 2007

I’d like to thank the Universe…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 12:02 pm

and my teachers for giving me a reprieve this week and postponing two of the exams I was supposed to take. It’s now down to one that I’ll take this evening and I will spend the rest of the morning and afternoon cramming information into may brain in hopes that I will remember at least some of it when presented with the test.

Good morning readers.

I’m in a major boxing match with this sinus thing. It’s been kicking my behind for the past week. I think it’s time to break out the theme to Rocky 1-5 and start fighting back in a major way. Or perhaps I should just beg the Dr. for some antibiotics.

It occured to me this morning ( a lightbulb moment) that what I would really love to teach is a meaty bookmaking course. The kind where you not only delve into learning about bindings but about the innards of the book as well. Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching basic bookbinding courses but I think it takes a special kind of student to want to do more than just make basic blank books.

Several years back I was asked by the head of the local art school (the one I am attending as a student now) to teach a course in bookbinding. Unfortunately not enough students signed up for the course and it was cancelled. Afterwards there were some scheduling issues and it never got off of the ground.

I have been thinking that it is something I would like to persue again. I love teaching and it would be really cool to be able to teach a course where you get more in depth with the binding and how it relates to the content. {Sigh} A girl can dream.

Of note:

I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with Bea Nettles. She wrote a book in the 70’s called Breaking the rules: A photo media cookbook. There is alot of good information in the book that will help you think about photogarphy more creatively. I recently ordered a new copy of the book as I don’t know what happened to the one I had. In her personal work she combines her photographs with book structures. If you have some time surf over to her site and check out some of the awesome work she’s done. 

I’m off to study. I hope everyone has a great day.

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