• Art,  Gift Guide,  WorldWide

    East meets West as Dodelande and Cheng launch luxury book, Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection

    International collector, John Dodelande has joined forces with prolific name in the global art scene, Adrian Cheng to create the ultimate volume in Chinese art. Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection is a beautifully curated, 194-page monograph looking at present-day Chinese art and society – a dedication to nearly half a century of the country’s greatest masterpieces. Building his collection for over ten years, Dodelande has worked with many of China’s most noteworthy artists. The publication of the book is highly personal. He says: ‘This is not an encyclopaedia of contemporary Chinese art. It is a personal anthology of works that we love and admire.” As a crucial part of his…

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  • Art,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Finding Inspirations from The Nature, Fun Art Project to Do in This Upcoming Holidays

    No matter where you live, whether the climate is tropical, arid, humid, oceanic, or cool, you likely have a great spot to observe nature, and you will find yourself feeling more peaceful. There really is beauty everywhere you look! In this upcoming holiday season, doing arts with your partner or your family is a great idea. Let’s fall in love with art, and having fun in the life. In Nature Painting in Watercolor, the focus is all on the great outdoors—specifically, the plants that grow there. Beginning and aspiring artists can learn to create their favorite ferns, leaves, trees, florals, as well as animals, using the popular watercolor medium. Start…

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

    Mermaids and unicorns make delightful doodle mashups in CREATE & COLOR!

    From hair to fashion and even to food, mermaid and unicorn inspiration can be found almost everywhere! And now, artists of all ages can add these colorful and fantastical creatures to your creative practice with Walter Foster’s new Create & Color series, available this October: The Mermaid’s Book of Tails and Unique Horns and Unicorns! If you’re ready to take your creative talents to imaginative new heights, this book from the Create & Color series is just for you. The Mermaid’s Book of Tails offers tons of drawing, doodling, and coloring prompts and ideas for creating mer-mazing doodle mash-ups. Mix and match the characters with a variety of colorful, patterned…

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  • Art,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    35 Inspiring Challenges to Fuel Your Artistic Journey and Creative Practice

    Feeling stuck in a creative rut? Overcome those mental blocks with Dare to Create: 35 Challenges to Boost Your Creative Practice [9781681987354, $24.95, April 2021] by Marie Boudon, a new full-color book offering more than 30 inspiring challenges to get you back on track and help you make beautiful art. Trying to balance her uninspiring day job with her budding passion for watercolors, engineer-turned-artist Marie Boudon often felt lost as she searched for her creative path. “Where should I start? How should I move forward? How should I organize myself? How could I find my own style? Most of the time, these questions kept me from moving forward, and I spent…

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  • Art,  San Diego

    Discover the fundamental tools and techniques of drawing with STEP-BY-STEP STUDIO this March!

    Learn the fundamental tools and techniques of drawing with Walter Foster Publishing’s Step-by-Step Studio! Easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects help beginners hone their skills while creating artwork across a variety of subjects, from still life and landscapes to animal portraits and botanicals. Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts and Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects (both publishing March 2, 2021) are project driven and introduce beginning artists to the fundamental tools and techniques of their chosen medium. Easy-to-follow step-by-step projects help beginners hone their skills while creating artwork across a variety of subjects, from still life and landscapes to animal portraits and botanicals. Featuring in-depth instruction, these are the perfect guides for beginning or intermediate artists. After…

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  • Los Angeles,  New York,  pet,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Picture Book Perfect for Cat Lovers: Sleep, Cat, Sleep! by Antje Damm from Prestel Junior

    Make going to bed fun for everyone with charming, surprising, and interactive book  Sleep, Cat, Sleep! by Antje Damm (3/16/21: ISBN: 978-3791374482; Board Book $9.95; Ages 2-5; 24 pages). It can be hard to fall asleep because who wants to stop playing, talking, and just having fun. Sometimes, it’s just as difficult to stay asleep. There can be noises, lights, and many other distractions. Cat has this very problem in Sleep, Cat, Sleep! He’s calmly resting until you open the book and wake him up. Every time he thinks it’s safe to fall back asleep, you flip the page and bother him again! All he wants is for you to close…

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