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First Steps Calligraphy

by Don Marsh

Make your first steps in calligraphy fun and rewarding! You'll be delighted at how easy this guide makes it to address invitations with a touch of class, send unforgettable greeting cards, and craft unique and meaningful gifts. With Don Marsh's simple and straightforward instruction, you'll be creating graceful handwritten expressions in no time! By learning a few key strokes (most of them found in the letters "a" and "n") you'll be able to form all the letters of the alphabet. In this book, you'll find everything you need to begin-including: Which tools and materials to buy to get off to a good, affordable start Easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical and popular lettering styles-simple italic minuscules, simple roman capitals, simple italic capitals and swash caps Easy (but effective) exercises that make learning fun How to create numerals and decorative flourishes Copy-and-use practice sheets Inspiring examples of the art of calligraphy More than a dozen projects-complete with stroke-by-stroke instruction-show you different ways to apply your new skills. You'll find practical and imaginative ideas for greeting cards, invitations, romantic verse and much more. And with Don's help, you can get started right away.

Draw Real Animals!

by Lee Hammond

Do your drawings look more like one-dimensional cartoon characters than real animals? With this step-by-step guide, you'll be creating realistic drawings of your pets and other animals in no time! The secret is seeing and drawing animals as simple shapes that fit together like a puzzle. Next, you create a convincing sense of dimension with shading. It's that easy! Moving on to the details, Hammond shows you how to accurately draw: Different kinds of eyes and noses Various types of hair and fur-from squirrel's tail to a lion's mane Animal textures-including the wrinkles of an elephant's skin, scales on a fish and the muscular build of a horse The intricate patterns on fogs, zebras, birds and other animalsBackgrounds-including how to use contrast close up and how to make distant things look soft and far away. Illustrated demonstrations guide your every step. And best of all, you'll see the difference in your drawings right away!

The Art of Painting Animals on Rocks

by Lin Wellford

This book holds a mountain of fun for rock artists of all ages! With the instructions inside, creating these critters is as easy as picking up a rock!

The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe

by Allison Dolan

Your passport to European research! Chart your research course to find your European ancestors with the beginner-friendly, how-to instruction in this book. This one-of-a-kind collection provides invaluable information about more than 35 countries in a single source. Each of the 14 chapters is devoted to a specific country or region of Europe and includes all the essential records and resources for filling in your family tree. Inside you'll find: Specific online and print resources including 700 websites. Contact information for more than 100 archives and libraries. Help finding relevant records. Traditions and historical events that may affect your family's past. Historical time lines and maps for each region and country. Tracing your European ancestors can be a challenging voyage. This book will start you on the right path to identifying your roots and following your ancestors' winding journey through history.

Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing

by James L. Mcquivey Jeremy Greenfield

Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing - Interviews With 19 Innovative Ebook Business Leaders is Digital Book World's first ebook. In interviews with 19 innovative ebook business leaders, Digital Book World's editorial director Jeremy Greenfield draws out how these professionals are leading the digital transition and shaping the future of publishing. You'll learn how these leaders are organizing their teams, pioneering new forms of content, and gathering and responding to data.The digital publishing community is passionate, engaged and international, and Digital Book World's mission is to provide a forum for the community to gather, share hard-won insights, present innovative challenges, and pool its collective intelligence for the benefit of all its members.

Zen Doodle

by Amy Jones Tonia Jenny

Bring on the doodles! Zen doodle, that is! In Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles, you'll find gorgeous images of the best doodle art from around the world. This collection of drawings and painted canvases from dozens of contributors features thousands of tangle patterns and doodle designs to inspire you to doodle anything and everything. Create a mythical, doodled beast or abstract work of art. Draw an inspirational tangled card for a friend or add doodled intrigue to your art journal with patterned shapes. Zen Doodle provides you with the first steps toward creating unique tangled art, including traditional tiles, letterforms, Zendalas, landscapes, four-tile ensembles, paper quilts and more! Inside you'll find: More than 100 pieces of Zen doodled art from 42 artists. Step-by-step instruction to help you begin your own Zen doodles. Four chapters of doodle inspiration: Abstracts, Shapes & Objects, Animals & Beasts, and Friendship & Love. Isn't it time you take your tangles to the next level?

Splash Retrospective

by Rachel Rubin Wolf

The best of the best--20 years of watercolor brilliance! Over the past 20+ years, Splash has built a reputation as the premier showcase of contemporary watercolor...a gathering place for the best work and freshest ideas from today's top artists. Page by page, the series' 14 editions have painted a masterful portrait of the current state of the medium. Now, Splash Retrospective celebrates the best of the best in one big, breathtaking compilation! Inside you'll find everything you've come to expect from this series: big art (in concept, execution and reproduction value), innovative techniques, and firsthand insight on what fueled the artist. Plus, for the first time, series editor Rachel Rubin Wolf shares her expert perspective on what it is about these paintings that made her stop and take notice. What made them "come alive" and stand out from the thousands that crossed her desk? More than mere technical mastery, she cites such elements as originality, unusual subjects and poses, moments of whimsy...and always, the artist's love and respect for their subject, be it sunflower divas, and exotic locale, a beloved family member, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's an exceptional collection for artists striving to create memorable work, and a simply stunning book to grace the coffee table of any lover of the medium. 230+ brilliantly reproduced watercolor paintings. More than 200 artists represented. A diversity of styles, presented in subject-themed chapters--still lifes, portraits, landscapes, animals and more. Revealing commentary from the artists and editor.

Encaustic Painting Techniques

by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

Your Comprehensive Encaustic Guidebook! Everything you need to know to get started with encaustic painting is contained inside this book. Featuring techniques and projects from Encaustic Workshop and Encaustic Mixed Media--plus a multitude of brand new projects--Encaustic Painting Techniques is the Whole Ball of Wax! Painting with wax might seem intimidating or dangerous, but have no fear. The myths of encaustic are dispelled as you discover how easy and safe this dynamic art form can be. Whether you're a beginner or a more experienced artist, you will experience new inspiration as you experiment with tar, shellac, acrylic, watercolors, paper and more. Inside you'll find: More than 40 step-by-step technique demonstrations. 20 projects to inspire gorgeous encaustic art. Dozens of tips and words of wisdom for getting the most out of your encaustic practice. Add encaustic to your creative toolbox!

101 Best Genealogy Websites for Family History Research

by Editors of Family Tree Magazine

What websites should you visit first to trace your family tree? How do you figure out which family history websites have the information you need? Don't get overwhelmed by sifting through thousands of internet sites--take your family history research further faster by using the very best websites for genealogists. In this e-book, the editors of Family Tree Magazine, America's leading genealogy publication, have hand-picked the 101 best genealogy websites to save you time and money.The list includes both free and paid genealogy websites that will help you:Extend your family tree back generationsBe efficient and effective in your online genealogy searchesView historical records documenting your family's pastShare your family history research with other genealogistsUse new tools to discover ancestorsDetermine if online subscription services are right for youInside you'll find website URLs, a brief description of the most important content you'll find at the site, plus bonus tips to help you improve your online research experience.

A Genealogist's Guide to Jewish Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Jewish names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Hebrew names.You'll also find:Jewish naming patterns and traditionsJewish emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Spanish Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Spanish names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Spanish names.You'll also find:Spanish naming patterns and traditionsSpanish emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Gaelic Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Gaelic names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Gaelic names.You'll also find:Gaelic naming patterns and traditionsScottish emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Scandinavian Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Scandinavian names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of more than 1,000 Scandinavian names, including Danish names, Finnish names, Norwegian names and Swedish names.You'll also find:Naming patterns and traditions of Scandinavian countriesScandinavian emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Russian Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Russian names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Russian names.You'll also find:Russian naming patterns and traditionsRussian emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Native American Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Native American names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Native American names along with Native American naming patterns and traditions and a pronunciation guide.

A Genealogist's Guide to Japanese Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Japanese names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Japanese names.You'll also find:Japanese naming patterns and traditionsJapanese emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Italian Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Italian names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Italian names.You'll also find:Italian naming patterns and traditionsItalian emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Irish Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Irish names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Irish names.You'll also find:Irish naming patterns and traditionsIrish emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Indian Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Indian names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Indian names.You'll also find:Indian naming patterns and traditionsIndian emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Hawaiian Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Hawaiian names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Hawaiian names along with Hawaiian naming patterns and traditions and a pronunciation guide.

A Genealogist's Guide to Greek Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Greek names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Greek names.You'll also find:Greek naming patterns and traditionsGreek emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to German Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the German names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular German names.You'll also find:German naming patterns and traditionsGerman emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to French Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the French names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular French names.You'll also find:French naming patterns and traditionsFrench emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to British Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the British names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular British names.You'll also find:British naming patterns and traditionsBritish emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

A Genealogist's Guide to Eastern European Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Eastern European names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of more than 1,000 Bulgarian names, Czech names, Slovak names, Hungarian names, Latvian names, Lithuanian names, Polish names, Romanian names, and Ukrainian names.You'll also find:Naming patterns and traditions of Eastern European countriesEastern European emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

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