Edition #29 Notes
The Leaders edition is a special collaboration with educator and writer Marcie Alvis-Walker. Marcie runs the Black Coffee with White Friends blog and Instagram, alongside Mockingbird History Lessons for Adults, and the Cream & Sugar book club.
This edition contains a timely reminder by author Octavia Butler, who in Parable of the Talents wrote about what it means to be a true leader and the active part we all must play in making sure we choose leadership that is kind, just, and for all.
Watch how the notebooks were made and listen to my conversation with Marcie about how Leaders came together.
We are donating $5 from every notebook to Color of Change, an organization that empowers us to do something real about injustice through legislative action.
Fray level: High
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- "Kindness Eases Change" and a portrait of Octavia Butler
- Created with
- Marcie Alvis-Walker
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- Cover Material
- Organic cotton
- Material Fray
- Bright lime
- Endsheet Design
- Octavia Butler's writings
- Endsheet Material
- 80lb coated
- 48 pages on 70lb smooth white
- Room205 by Simon Walker and Caluna by Jos Buivenga
- October 2020
Choose with wisdom
Leaders comes in three gradients, from the color palette used by Marcie in 2020 on Black Coffee with White Friends.
Can you pinpoint what inspires you to write, to doodle, to journal your everyday? No matter the source, your Dapper Notes was made with extra care for all the little details, and is ready for you to capture life!
Every Dapper Notes notebook is made by hand, from scratch using a variety of materials including: a fabric cover that's bound to bookcloth, a decorative end-sheet, all sewn with waxed thread. Watch this video to see how they're made, step by step.
Dapper Notes notebooks are
Every notebook cover is made from two materials: a good looking fabric on the outside backed by book cloth inside.
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