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Tumblr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, SMS, Snapchat, YouTube... Le monde est devenu un confessionnal géant. Dans un renversement de tendance, Burn After Writing vous encourage à ne rien partager. Avec ses questions incisives et ses expériences de réflexion, ce journal intime vous met au défi de jouer à un jeu d'action ou vérité avec vous-même. Repoussez vos limites, réfléchissez à votre passé, présent et futur, et créez un livre secret qui parle de vous, rien que pour vous. Et lorsque vous aurez terminé, jetez-le, cachez-le ou brûlez-le après l'avoir écrit.
Ce petit livre relié est le facsimilé d'un manuel de dessins pour enfants de 1913. On y découvre comment réaliser simplement le petit monde de l'époque : un magicien, une grenouille, une lune rieuse, un homme respectable en chapeau haut de forme, mais aussi les animaux de la ferme ou du cirque.
Since its first publication, The Artist''s Way has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert, Tim Ferriss and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron guides readers in uncovering problems and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to open up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery. The program begins with Cameron''s most vital tools for creative recovery: The Morning Pages and The Artist Date. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. A revolutionary programme for personal renewal, The Artist''s Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.
Become self-reliant, live off the land, and be prepared for the unexpected in this modern guide to self-sufficiency and homesteading from New York Times bestselling author, retired Navy SEAL, and survival skills expert Clint Emerson.
"Add The Rugged Life by former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson to your library today and get on the path to independence and self-sufficiency."--Jack Carr, Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil's Hand Clint Emerson is the go-to expert for surviving the first minutes, hours, and days of a crisis. Now, in The Rugged Life, he works with modern homesteading experts to show you how to thrive over the long-term--for months, years, or even a lifetime--by being prepared and self-sufficient.
You can live the Rugged Life completely off-the-grid by farming your own food and using the waste from your toilet for compost. Or, you can live it by adding solar panels to your suburban home and keeping chickens and bees in your backyard. You can even live the Rugged Life in a city by simply gathering the salad for tonight's dinner from your windowsill garden. Each of these homesteading and prepper long-term survival skills stand on their own, and taken together, they can help you design the independent life you want for yourself and your family.
- Be your own homesteader: Make your own shampoo and face creams; pickle and ferment food; make natural bug spray and cleaning products; smoke meat; tan a hide - Be your own protector: Create a last-resort emergency plan; gather medicinal plants; protect against dangerous animals and threats; understand survival first aid - Be your own provider: Hunt for game; make a gillnet; set snares; forage for wild foods; build a rabbit hutch; ice fish; butcher a pig; keep bees - Be your own builder: Retrofit a van; set up solar, micohydro, and geothermal power; create a water catchment and filtration system; build a shipping container home - Be your own farmer: Grow a victory garden; build a greenhouse; waffle garden to save space and resources; build a root cellar; can, dry, and store crops; operate a tractor With hundreds of step-by-step, illustrated, self-sustaining skills and projects, The Rugged Life is for everyone who feels they can use more adventure, freedom, and choice in their life--everyone ready to get out of their comfort zone and try new, hard, profoundly rewarding things.
Foreword by Kaffe Fassett.
A visual journey through the decades, Vintage Knitwear takes a close look at the key periods, significant styles, iconic designers and cultural influences in fashion knitwear.
Organized chronologically, this book enables the reader to identify the unique constructions, innovative finishes and technical developments that determine the most influential knitwear designs of the decades of the twentieth century. Individual pieces that epitomize the defining characteristic of each designer or era are analyzed in detail.
SHO : to write, writing, calligraphy.
DO : the path, the way or the Tao, the path of life Ancient Japanese calligraphy, known as Shodo, is more than just a decorative art; it is a revolutionary approach to mindfulness. This beautiful introduction to Shodo shows how the movement of a brush channels energy through the body and mind, uniting both in harmony.
In this book Rie Takeda, world-renowned Shodo artist and expert shares:
The history, philosophy and spirituality of Shodo the craft of calligraphy from the basic brushstrokes up to complete kanji practical guidance on which inks, pens and brushes to use, how to prepare your space, how to sit and breathe spiritual insight into Shodo, including the concept of Mushin (an undisturbed mind), Qi energy, and how to discover and channel your unique inner quality.
You will discover that what results on the paper during Shodo is a true depiction of the present moment, a movement toward a more peaceful mindfulness.
Bookbinding est un guide indispensable expliquant les techniques de reliure industrielle, avec un accent porté sur le design et la conception des produits imprimés. Les illustrations détaillent les étapes de pliage des cahiers, les différentes reliures et couvertures existantes, et tant d'autres éléments décryptés par les professionnels du secteur qui permettent de créer de magnifiques ouvrages.
Suitable for anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook, this book features a collection of suggestions, asking them to muster up their mistake - and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them).
Une introduction illustrée au dessin de cartes. Comment hiérarchiser les éléments, les informations et les lieux en cartographie. Avec les travaux de plus de trente illustrateurs et un cahier à dessiner à la fin, cet ouvrage vous invite à réaliser vous-mêmes vos cartes.
Un ouvrage méthodique pour apprendre à dessiner par l'illustrateur chinois Peng. Démarrant par des dessins basiques de visages et personnages, l'ouvrage évolue ensuite pour décortiquer le mouvement et en apprendre les traits essentiels. Chaque chapitre propose 2 parties, un thème et son application, richement illustré, l'ouvrage aborde également les différents style et techniques de dessin.
Mending Life is a beautifully illustrated, practical tool kit for repairing the clothes and belongings we love. It is also an exploration of how mending can be a gently healing practice in our daily lives and a small act of rebellion in a world where many things are discarded without thought. Mending Life encourages us to cherish our things by repairing them rather than discarding them. It also encourages us to change our consumption habits so that with small mends here and there, we extend the life of our garments and other household items. This handbook is for beginners but also offers more advanced techniques to those with some experience in mending. You'll learn basic techniques such as patching, but will have options to take it a step further with decorative sashiko stitching; you'll also learn how to darn socks and mend sweaters, as well as things like a tear in a bedsheet or down jacket. And along the way, the authors share heartfelt stories about the powerful act of mending, which strengthens not only the object we are repairing, but ourselves as well. Vibrant, full-color illustrations are woven throughout the handbook. Mending Life is a timeless, practical guide to cherishing and caring for our belongings.
In this book, renowned illustrator Victor Escandell offers a step-by-step explanation of a wide range of techniques and their variations, so that, through experimentation, apparently simple black and white drawings or paintings gain added depth and expressiveness. Now in paperback, this visually detailed book by renowned illustrator Victor Escandell is devoted exclusively to the infinite creative possibilities of drawing and painting in black and white. Traditional and modern materials, techniques and applications (Indian ink, pencil, pen, bamboo, water-soluble graphite, colored pencils, gouache, different types of felt-tip pens for various supports, grattage, etc.) are described clearly so that beginners and advanced artists alike can experiment with what they have learned and explore their creativity. Each chapter covers a specific technique and contains useful information such as the methods and materials used, illustrated examples and interesting anecdotes about the origin of each technique, tricks of the trade, many variations and references to other classic and contemporary authors. Each technique is demonstrated in additional detail by a short film the reader can access via QR code. Photographs display the final result and images of the process make sure readers don't get lost along the way. Different black-and-white mixed techniques are also presented in a dedicated chapter, while the last chapter examines applications beyond paper (textiles, glass, vinyl, murals). In Escandell's resourceful hands, the described tools take on new meaning while everyday products such as salt, bleach and even a hair dryer become essential companions on engaging artistic adventures. AUTHOR: Renowned illustrator Victor Escandell was born in Ibiza and graduated in Graphic Design from the prestigious Massana School of Barcelona (Spain). He has worked for international companies such as MacCann-Erickson, TBWA, Bassat & Ogilvy and most of the Spanish national newspapers. In 2007 his work was selected for the exhibition of Catalan illustrators at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He is the author of The Resourceful Artist. Exploring Mixed Media and Collage Techniques, A Wonderful World of Animals, Dinosaurs and Sweet Monsters of the World, all published by Promopress. SELLING POINTS: . Now in paperback, this image-rich book by renowned illustrator Victor Escandell is devoted exclusively to the infinite creative possibilities of drawing and painting in black and white . The author guides beginners and even experienced artists and illustrators through 10 chapters, each one describing a technique and its many possible variations and combinations, encouraging the reader to experiment and to break academic 'rules' . Each technique is explained step-by-step and illustrated by a short film brought up via QR code 200 b/w illustrations.
A modern, easy-to-use, and authoritative guide to painting with gouache, including the basics on this exciting and centuries-old medium, techniques for all skill levels, and practice projects from an experienced author and illustrator. This charming and contemporary step-by-step guide to gouache (pronounced "gwash") is perfect for creative people who have dreamed of painting inspiring subjects from everyday life. Gouache is a water-based paint similar to watercolor that has the opacity and layerability of acrylic paints. It creates wonderful washes, allows for layering and texture, and dries quickly with a unique matte finish. Illustrator Emma Block presents everything you need to know about this whimsical and fun medium, including expert guidance on tools and materials and techniques that will make it easy to use. Thirty lessons cover subjects from simple, such as your morning coffee cup and bright lemons, to advanced, such as fluffy animals and portraits of your friends and family. All of this is accompanied by her workshop-honed instructions and step-by-step illustrations, which will help you build the skills and confidence to finish beautiful pieces of your own.
My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy is a fun and engaging introduction to one of China's most celebrated arts and crafts for kids.
Calligraphy-the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush-has been around for thousands of years. In this fun children's book, readers will learn alongside with Mimi, an eight year old, who takes her first steps towards learning this magical art.
Young artists will learn about:
The Evolution of Chinese Writing-how Chinese characters first began thousands of years ago, and how they have evolved.
The Order of the Strokes-learn how to write the strokes in the correct order.
The Radicals-what are they, and how to unlock their secrets.
The Four Treasures of Calligraphy-the four essential tools to get started.
Movements and Position-how to master your mind's focus, your breathing and even how to move.
The Five Styles of Calligraphy-Zhuan Shu (seal), Li Shu (clerical), Kai Shu (regular), Cao Shu (cursive), and Xing Shu (running).
The Eight Strokes-how to draw the eight strokes; with them, you can write anything.
Writing a Character in Calligraphy-create an entire character in calligraphy.
A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Brush Painting teaches this ancient art form in an easy-to-understand way--no prior experience necessary!
As one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world, Chinese brush painting has been used for thousands of years to create images that harness the imagination, and capture the inner spirit of a subject--be it an animal, landscape or tree. All you need for this simple, but beautiful, art form is black watercolor paint, white paper, a brush and some creativity!
An introduction tells you about the history of brush painting, and also gives tips for holding your brush, achieving different shades and collecting your materials. After that, the book takes you step-by-step through more than 35 hands-on activities--including basic strokes, putting them together to create an object or scene, the importance of leaving open space and even writing some Chinese calligraphy.
With the help of this book, artists of all ages can learn to paint:
Bamboo stalks, branches and leaf clusters.
A knotted pine tree and its delicate needles.
A snail with a spiral shell and little body peeking out from underneath.
A waterfall gliding down the side of a mountain.
And much more!
You'll find that this activity will help you learn to center your mind and thoughts, and your masterpieces will be inspiring decorations or great gifts for friends and family. Get started learning this "soft martial art!"