Gather around dear friends. I have heard legends spoken of the before-time: when the social justice blogger had yet to emerge from great spheres beneath the earth. These “MartyrDomes” were forged for the very purpose of containing the great self-righteousness and for a time they did. However, mighty tectonic social movement weakened the domes’ integrity. The enlightenment of a new age of tolerance and understanding came at a cost: the underground vessels were ruined and unleashed upon the earth, riding great and tall steeds, the social justice blogger. From their high horses they looked out on creation and sought to force their beliefs on humanity; the great irony being that their methods made even the most prolific supporters of their philosophies reconsider their stances.
Many of us know not a world without constant fear from anonymous hate from these “heart-bleeders” but perhaps one day they shall grow weary of their exsanguination and seek medical help.
TLDR: Shut up. No, seriously: shut up. Your hate doesn’t make the rest of the hate go away, it just breeds more hate for you and dilutes your (actually important) message.
This week I decided to give notebook-making a break and instead extend my previous photo documentation of bookbinding and everyday essentials into a ‘serlf-portrait’ series. The photos look at items and accessories I naturally find myself pairing together in day-to-day use. And draws attention to similarities between items in materials, colours, and moods.
I’m thinking of further exploring these series of photos by including things like.. meals I usually cook for myself for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Or items I associate with work juxtaposing with items I associate with play.