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
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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!

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
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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!

Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals

A Mixed-Media Workshop with Carla Sonheim
Author: Carla Sonheim
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 161058628X
Category: Art
Page: 144
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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.

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
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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.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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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.

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
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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.

The Interpretation of Cultures


Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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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.

Man and His Symbols


Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307800555
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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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

The Things They Carried


Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547420293
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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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.

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
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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.

You Can't Go Home Again


Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650485
Category: Fiction
Page: 638
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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.

Stencil Type


Author: Steven Heller,Louise Fili
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500241462
Category: Design
Page: 352
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Stencils are ubiquitous in the fields of industry, military, traffic and transportation, as well as in the home, often applied as ornamental patterns on cabinets, walls and floors. And because they are an affordable means of mass communication, stencils are even employed by populist, rebellious and street-art movements. This follow-up to the cult typography volumes Scripts and Shadow Type, perennial favourites among designers looking for fresh and unexpected ideas, presents hundreds of examples from the 19th through the 20th centuries, artfully selected by Steven Heller and Louise Fili, preceded by a historical introduction and arranged by country of origin.

The Lindisfarne Gospels

Society, Spirituality and the Scribe
Author: Michelle P. Brown
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085979
Category: Art
Page: 479
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Contents of accompanying CD-ROM: Appendix 2 : the contents of the Lindisfarne Gosepls : key to manuscript sigla in the final column of the text table : table showing the textual arrangement of the Lindisfarne Gospels, with selective collation.

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684842505
Category: Fiction
Page: 797
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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.

Hand Lettering Art Pack

A Guide to Modern Lettering, Calligraphy, and Art Techniques-Includes Book and Lined Sketch Pad
Author: Lisa Engelbrecht
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631593668
Category: Art
Page: 80
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Hand lettering is all the rage these days, and we’re here to bring you into this awesome hobby! Jump into the action with this all-in-one package that combines an informational book and companion sketchpad with prompts and sample alphabets to get you started. This guide to modern calligraphy combines traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artistic street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering. The companion sketchbook provides prompts and space to practice. This Hand Lettering Art Pack offers you a fun way to learn and gain expertise in lettering through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, yet, you'll gain new skills and confidence, allowing you to take your work to a new level.

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757396070
Category: Self-Help
Page: 195
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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.

Maniac Magee


Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316333506
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 198
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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.

Understanding Understanding

Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition
Author: Heinz von Foerster
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387217223
Category: Computers
Page: 362
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In these ground-breaking essays, Heinz von Foerster discusses some of the fundamental principles that govern how we know the world and how we process the information from which we derive that knowledge. The author was one of the founders of the science of cybernetics.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies


Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609294
Category: History
Page: 528
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.