• 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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  • Art,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Get inspired and learn from great art with JUST DRAW BOTANICALS and JUST DRAW FINELINER ART!

    Hone your artistic skills with creative tips and accessible advice, providing both practical information and inspiration in our new Just Draw series! Just Draw Botanicals and Just Draw Fineliner Art present collections of dozens of beautiful images by contemporary artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration. Each image is accompanied by a short introduction, information on the approaches, techniques and tools used, and useful tips. This is the perfect guide for artists and art lovers alike. Just Draw Botanicals Beautiful Botanical Art, Contemporary Artists, Modern Materials Just Draw Botanicals presents a collection of 90 beautiful botanical images by contemporary artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration. Each…

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  • Art,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Alleviate stress, foster creativity, and commune with nature with MEDITATIVE STONE ART

    Art and nature mindfully combine in Meditative Stone Art, publishing this April from Rock Point! Alleviate stress, foster creativity, and commune with nature while creating beautiful art with Meditative Stone Art. Let artist Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango guide you on a meditative art journey, for beginner and expert crafters alike, as she shares her unique and elegant designs for decorating stones. Meditative Stone Art includes 44 illustrated step-by-step projects—21 calming mandala designs and 23 nature-inspired designs, including: Single-color mandalas Multicolor mandalas Flowers Leaves Butterflies Moths Beetles Fish Chock-full of beautiful photography and easy-to-follow instructions to get your designs just right, along with drawing tutorials and information about gathering the perfect stones, tools and supplies, and art techniques, Meditative Stone Art will have you feeling inspired, focused, and…

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