• Art

Scratch & Create: I Love Hand Lettering

Design your own quotes with 16 scratch boards and 4 alphabet and ornament stencils
Author: Shandra Smith
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781631593901
Category: Art
Page: 20
View: 7336
Get in touch with your inner poet as you create beautiful quotes on love. The romantic inside you will flourish as you discover amazing, full-color artwork beneath these sheets of metallic coating! With a special stylus, you can scratch, draw, and design your own pieces of art as you enjoy this relaxing activity. Let your creativity and senses develop as you use lettering stencils to create your favorite, passionate sayings on love against colorful background art by Shandra Smith. This kit comes with everything artist need to get started; three styles of alphabet stencils, a set of ornaments to decorate your mantras, and 16 scratch sheets. Each sheet comes with a surprise, unique, and colorful backgrounds which will show through your design. Each sheet is perforated for easy removal, so your art is always ready for gift giving or display!

    • Art

Scratch & Create: Hand-lettered Life

Design your own quotes with 16 scratch boards and 4 alphabet and ornament stencils
Author: N.A
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781631593895
Category: Art
Page: 20
View: 2243
Discover amazing, full-color artwork beneath these sheets of metallic coating! With a special stylus, you can scratch, draw, and design your own pieces of art as you enjoy this relaxing activity. Let your creativity and senses develop as you use lettering stencils to create your favorite inspirational sayings against colorful background art by Shandra Smith. This kit comes with everything artist need to get started; three styles of alphabet stencils, a set of ornaments to decorate your mantras, and 16 scratch sheets. Each sheet comes with a surprise, unique, and colorful backgrounds which will show through your design. Each sheet is perforated for clean and easy tearing, so your art is always ready to display!

    • Art

The Art of 3D Drawing

An Illustrated and Photographic Guide to Creating Art with Three-dimensional Realism
Author: Stefan Pabst
Publisher: Walter Foster
ISBN: 1633221717
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 2368
Artists won't believe their eyes as they learn to draw with photorealistic detail. The Art of 3D Drawing shows artists how to transform simple pencil sketches into jaw-dropping, photorealistic masterpieces. Through a variety of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations, pencil artists learn to take their drawing skills to a whole new level, beginning with a review of the basics, including perspective, shading, rendering textures, and building dimension. Practice lessons then demonstrate how to draw a range of subjects in realistic detail, from food and candy wrappers to animals and portraits. Finally, aspiring artists learn to use color media, including pencils and airbrushing, to add even greater dimension and realism to their artwork to complete their three-dimensional masterpieces.

    • Art

Scratch & Create: Enchanted Forest

Includes 20 original art postcards with perforated pages, ready to mail or display
Author: Rockport Publishers
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781631593888
Category: Art
Page: 20
View: 6351
Adult coloring books are so last year, dive into the awesome world of scratch art! With the specially designed stylus we provide, you’ll etch and scratch your way through 20 delightful, original art postcards. Each postcard is coated with silver, metallic, foil, and as you scratch away, you’ll reveal the full-color art beneath. Each design is illustrated Kailey Whitman, and is the perfect, personalized, place for a note to someone special.

    • Art

Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals

A Mixed-Media Workshop with Carla Sonheim
Author: Carla Sonheim
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 161058628X
Category: Art
Page: 144
View: 4679
Rediscover a more child-like approach to creating with Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals! Through fun and creative exercises, Carla Sonheim teaches you to draw a variety of fun animals and creatures, including: - Dogs - Birds - Elephants - Fish - Cats - Rabbits - And many others You'll also find a variety of unique mixed-media techniques to help you bring your creatures to life, resulting in a unique finished art piece. Improve your drawing skills, expand your creativity, and learn new art techniques—and have loads of fun doing it!—with Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals.

    • Art

Scratch & Create: Wild Garden

Includes 20 original art postcards with perforated pages, ready to mail or display
Author: Helen Dardik
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781631593871
Category: Art
Page: 20
View: 8131
Discover amazing, full-color artwork by scratching away metallic coating with a special stylus as you enjoy an extremely relaxing activity. Let your creativity and senses develop as you work around the page to discover a world of shapes and colors. Scratch off all the coating to reveal 20 delightful, original postcard designs by artist Helen Dardik, ready to send or display.

    • Art

If You Can Cut, You Can Collage

From Paper Scraps to Works of Art
Author: Hollie Chastain
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631593358
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 2398
Collage is a wonderful creative outlet, particularly for people who want to make art, but don’t feel they have the skills, or confidence, for other endeavors. You can still explore and experiment with color, composition, and various themes and end up with exciting and often unexpected results. If you Can Cut, You Can Collage takes some of the mystery out of collage through easy illustrated pages that show readers the basic techniques of collecting and cutting imagery, composing and adhering compositions, and then provides a wealth of exercises that get readers going on their own creative projects. We’ll get you started with simple, focused, projects like making a collage with only circles, where you’ll learn important concepts like how to create a focal point, how to use repetition successfully, how to achieve contrast, balance, symmetry, and more. You’ll be incorporating vintage ephemera, typography and lettering, and even urban and found materials in no time!

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 395
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

    • Design

How to Draw Like a Fashion Illustrator

Skills and techniques to develop your visual style
Author: Robyn Neild
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 178428176X
Category: Design
Page: N.A
View: 2354
This step-by-step guide provides an insight into how to illustrate fashion designs and get your ideas down on paper. It is of interest to any designer, from the complete beginner or someone hoping to improve their skills and establish a career as a fashion illustrator, to professionals wanting to strengthen their visual impact. Using inspiration from past artists and illustrators, readers will learn how to adopt new and different ways of drawing.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Scratch & Create: Amazing Women

Learn About 20 Brilliant and Inspiring Women as you Scratch to Reveal Their Original Portraits
Author: Anne Bentley
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781631593949
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 20
View: 376
Learn about 20 Amazing Women as you read their bios and reveal beautiful, full-color portraits by Anne Bentley. Perfect for inspiring young girls to achieve great things, they will scratch away each page's metallic coating with the special stylus to reveal the portrait beneath. Let your creativity and senses develop as you are inspired by their fascinating stories. Each sheet is perforated, ready to tear out and display! Featured women include: Maya Angelou Cleopatra Marie Curie Amelia Earhart Anne Frank Indira Gandhi Jane Goodall Billie Holiday Joan of Arc Frida Kahlo Yayoi Kusama Wangari Maathai Maria Montessori Florence Nightingale Eva Perón Eleanor Roosevelt Murasaki Shikibu Nina Simone Sonia Sotomayor Malala Yousafzai

    • Social Science

The Interpretation of Cultures


Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 9782
In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

    • Etiquette

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...
Author: Florence Hartley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Etiquette
Page: 340
View: 9476
The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

    • Fiction

The Things They Carried


Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547420293
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 8095
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

    • Self-Help

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757396070
Category: Self-Help
Page: 195
View: 8704
This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

    • Fiction

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684842505
Category: Fiction
Page: 797
View: 8253
F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.

    • Art

40 Ways to Write I Love You


Author: Lana Hughes
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781575239
Category: Art
Page: 176
View: 9212
For globe-trotting romancers and lovers of hand-lettering the world over, this is an activity book like no other. Expert letterer, Lana Hughes, has created 40 unique and beautiful designs of the heart-filling words 'I love you' but with one major difference - they are each written in a different language. The designs can be copied on the opposite page in the colour and medium of your choice, and if you need a little more help with technique, each 'I love you' is accompanied by a lesson in cool lettering style which can also be practiced in the book. Lana uses felt tips, marker pens and colored pencils to create her vivid designs, so there is something for all budding letterers - and romantics.

    • History

Turkish Embassy Letters


Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 9558
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (15 May 1689 – 21 August 1762) was the wife of British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, mainly remembered for her letters from Turkey and their insightful remarks on life in the Muslim Orient.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Maniac Magee


Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316333506
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 198
View: 7328
Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

    • Social Science

Man and His Symbols


Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307800555
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 425
Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times

    • Fiction

You Can't Go Home Again


Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650485
Category: Fiction
Page: 638
View: 9722
Brad Smith, a “funny, poignant, evocative” (Dennis Lehane) crime novelist, debuts a new series set in upstate New York featuring jack-of-all trades, Virgil Cain, who must clear his name of two murders while on the run from the law in this spirited country noir. Mickey Dupree is one of the most successful criminal attorneys in upstate New York, having never lost a capital murder case. That is the upside of being Mickey. The downside: Mickey has a lot of enemies and one of them drives the shaft of a golf club through his heart, leaving him dead in a sand trap at his exclusive country club. The cops, led by a dim-witted detective named Joe Brady, focus their attentions on Virgil Cain. Just two weeks earlier Virgil told a crowded bar that “somebody ought to blow Mickey’s head off,” after the slippery lawyer earned an acquittal for Alan Comstock, the man accused of murdering Virgil’s wife. Comstock, a legendary record producer, gun nut, and certifiable lunatic, has returned to his estate, where he lives with his wife, the long suffering Jane. It appears to Virgil that the fix is in when Brady immediately throws him into jail with no questions asked. In order to set things right, Virgil escapes from jail, determined to find Mickey’s killer himself. Aside from a smart and sexy detective named Claire Marchand, everybody is convinced that Virgil is the culprit. When Alan Comstock is discovered with six slugs in his body the day after Virgil’s escape, his guilt is almost assured. Now it is up to Virgil to convince everyone of his innocence—by finding the killer before he winds up as the next victim.