Book mending

Above: The first video I watched to get my bearings with this project.

Looking into book repair and how the professionals do it.

This video method requires specialized equipment and is out of my reach, but it has familiarized me with the parts of a book and some of the materials. I am working on a class with the Idaho Art Education Association led by Rachael Mayer. We are using “Almost Lost Arts: Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive” by Emily Freidenrich as our textbook.

The sky’s (nearly) the limit, so I am working to keep all the virtual bits and the physical bits together in one place. My job today was to walk through the library and find some old books to mend. I didn’t find a good example to work on, but rather some superficial type repairs, which I will do.

Actually, (the above) was the first fascinating video I watched which filled me with a scattering of ideas.

Now back to the real world.

It’s a Trike,– no a Boat,– no a Tiny!

Inventions are always fascinating. One knows a lot of personal time and energy went into it and I hope this vehicle catches on.

It would be just the thing for the Spring floods… when you get stuck at work and realize you can’t get back home πŸ˜‰

But seriously, this looks like a lot of fun and practical in an off-the-grid sort of way. The trike becomes a boat and a sleeping area (aka shelter). Have a look.

Temple Grandin on Fear in Horses – The Horse

I ran across this video a while back and it impressed me as being full of wisdom. If you are a horse person, you will nod in agreement, and yet learn some new things as well. Enjoy!

https://thehorse.com/156463/dr-temple-grandin-on-fear-in-horses/

Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, talks about how horses experience fear.

In the meantime, The Horse magazine is also offering FREE access to its May 2020 issue.