• Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Take your art in a bold new direction—go gouache!

    Take your art in a bold new direction—go gouache! In Creative Gouache, artist Ruth Wilshaw shares her step-by-step techniques for creating brilliantly vibrant effects with this easy-to-master medium, a perfect companion for transparent watercolor. In this comprehensive guide to gouache, you’ll: Get an overview of essential materials and surfaces. Learn basic handling and coloring-mixing techniques, including layering, creating blends, and adjusting opacity, plus troubleshooting tips for common challenges, such as dealing with shifts in color and value from wet to dry. Explore how to paint fun, simple motifs, flowers, butterflies, landscapes, and lettering. Discover fun gouache techniques, such as adding texture and painting gradients and blends. Learn how to incorporate other mediums…

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  • Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Learn to draw animals! Start with basic shapes, then make them cute!

    With Drawing Lessons for Beginners: Cute Animals, you can learn to draw a virtual ark of amazing animals, from an aardvark to a zebra, even if you’ve never tried to draw before. Written and illustrated by Ai Akikusa, the author of Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil and Drawing Cute Birds in Colored Pencil, this fun and easy step-by-step guide shows you how to outline the basic shapes of each animal’s head, body, and details like ears, legs, feet, and tail in pencil. Then add color and finishing touches like fur, patterns, and textures in colored pencil. You’ll learn to draw: All-time favorites: dog, cat, horse, tiger, bear In the…

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  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Meghan Trainor Wears LILYSILK in My Kind of Present Music Video

    Singer and Grammy winner Meghan Trainor just released her new album, A Very Trainor Christmas. Debuting her new music video, My Kind of Present, Meghan Trainor wore 22 Momme Classic Mid Silk Robe and 22 Momme Chic Trimmed Silk Pajamas Set while decorating the Christmas tree and reading to her son Riley. The pajama set and robe Meghan Trainor wore are currently available on LILYSILK.com ranging from $192-$212, making the perfect gift for all this holiday season! 22 Momme Classic Mid Silk Robe 22 Momme Charmeuse Silk, Glossy, Smooth, Soft Shawl Collar Banded Cuffs Regular Fit You’ll wake up smiling in this sweet and smooth womens silk robe. It is…

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  • Gift Guide,  Home Decoration,  Los Angeles,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    For The Beer-loving Guy in Your Life, Gift A Sudski,

    Can’t have enough of your favorite drink even in the shower? Bring home the Shower Drink Holder by 30 Watt. This do-it-all shower holder can hold a beer can or other favorite canned beverage. Installation is simple, without the hassle of suction cups, adhesives or wall mounts. The holder sticks to glossy surfaces like glass, mirror, marble and more securely. Just stick this beer holder on your shower wall and enjoy a sip of cold beer at any time. Consider gifting your loved ones a shower wine or beer holder you’ll secretly want for yourself. 30 watt Sudski shower beverage holders are the most fun way to wash up in…

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  • Gift Guide,  Home Decoration,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Well Told – Distinctive, well-made goods and gifts that tell your story and inspire you to live memorably

    Need a thoughtful gift idea? Look no further! Well Told custom drinkware makes for great gifts that your loved ones will want to use all year round. Well Told makes giving a thoughtful gift easier than ever before. Show just how much you care with a custom set of glasses featuring the place closest to their heart. San Diego Map Coffee Mug Home Town Map Coffee Mug Well Told 13 oz glass coffee mug can be custom-etched with a stunningly detailed map of ANY city or town in the U.S.! Well Told takes pride in creating artwork that represents each town as best as possible. Just type and select your…

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  • Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    See the beauty in the everyday—and how to capture it with paint

    With Paint Every Little Thing, you can learn to paint your favorite everyday items using watercolor, gouache, ink, pastel, and more. From food and kitchen tools to clothing, gardening supplies, home decor, cosmetics, and more, this book will show you how to see the beauty in the everyday—and how to capture it with paint as well! Start by learning about the supplies you will need with the help of the tools and materials section; then peruse the painting and mixed-media techniques, which include layering, blending, glazing, and more. You’ll also learn how to mix colors. Once you’ve learned the basics, it’s time to dive into the creative prompts and step-by-step…

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