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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Time to draw! A day-by-day companion and workshop. Make drawing a part of your daily life, while turning every day into inspiration for your art. Designed to fit your life, Drawing 365 presents a comprehensive art course in bite-sized chunks so it's easy to dip in, even for just five minutes at a time. Open it daily to find a new tip, idea, technique or challenge...all aimed at getting you into the habit and mindset of an artist. You'll find expert insights on everything from value, perspective and composition, to how to use a shadow box, compose a self-portrait in the form of a still life, and work from life. Contents are presented in three sections: The Basics: how to get started, achieve successful results and continue improving Subjects: still lifes, people, animals, landscapes, interiors, flowers, water, skies...the possibilities are all around you! Mediums: sample a wide variety, including colored pencil, pastel, pen and ink and watercolor For beginning artists as well as practicing artists wishing to push their work to the next level, this guide will help you build skills, gain confidence and achieve creative happiness. Day by day, it makes drawing fun and rewarding. Exactly as it should be.

Knit, stitch, paint, and craft your way to a more colorful and happy home with color expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas. Includes 21 step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright, 12 DIY techniques to freshen and transform your home with color, paint, and more, and inspiration, tips, and ideas for personalizing your space.

"... powerful techniques that help you turn a troubled drawing into a living, breathing, dimensional scene"--Page [4] of cover.

An illustrated and annotated guide takes a look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series, exploring the creative process and how the artists translated iconic buildings into LEGO sets.

Enrich your family's traditions--and build new ones--with holiday-focused crafts (including projects specifically for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day) and discover new ways to explore the richness of every season. Featuring over 125 art and crafts activities and over 45 seasonal recipes, to make every day artful!

"Create beautiful throws, covers, and more for the home in no time ; make open-textured scarves, shawls, and a bolero to wear ; Finger knit your own necklaces, bangles, and storage tubs ; all the projects are quick to knit and lots of fun!"--Back cover.

This designer collection contains signature designs for ascots, cowls, and other scarves that will make the perfect fashion statement no matter the occasion. One-of-a-kind designs that derive their inspiration from sources as diverse as cowboy bandannas and vintage lace petticoats, worked up in a range of textured and colorwork stitches and fibers. Photos include ideas for different ways the scarves can be worn. Collection includes a stitch/technique photo tutorial section.

"A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals. Too many artists find themselves in a frustrating rut: unable to sell paintings hanging in galleries, bogged down by projects they can't finish or abandon, and using any excuse to avoid working in the studio. Author Carol Marine was herself suffering from painter's block--until she discovered "daily painting." The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to the individual) and, if you desire, post it and sell it online. Today Marine is among the best and most celebrated daily painters, and the curator of the popular online gallery dailypaintworks.com. In her debut, Daily Painting, Marine reveals the tips and tricks that helped her and other daily painters pick up the paintbrush and start creating beautiful, bountiful, marketable work"--Provided by publisher.

Before becoming the world?s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea?s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of South Korea?s most famous actress and her ex-husband, the country?s most famous filmmaker. Together they made seven films.

"Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakable addiction. It wasn't drugs, alcohol or sex: it was film. After moving to L.A., Oswalt became a huge film buff (or as he calls it, a sprocket fiend), absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases at the New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton's life schoolbook, informing his notion of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in the nascent days of L.A.'s alternative comedy scene, Oswalt's memoir chronicles his journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective and a cast of now-notable young comedians supporting him all along the way"--Provided by publisher.

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