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A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals. Do you want to bring the joy back into your art? Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can't seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? Author Carol Marine knows exactly how you feel--she herself suffered from painter's block, until she discovered "daily painting." The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to you), and if you'd like, post and sell it online. Soon you'll find that your block dissolves and you're painting work you love--and more of it than you ever thought possible! With her encouraging tone and useful exercises, Marine teaches you to:-Master composition and value-Become confident in any medium-Choose subjects wisely -Stay fresh and loose -Photograph, post, and sell your art online-Become connected to the growing movement of daily painters around the worldFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Here's everything you need for standards-based daily practice on key language arts skills. Editing practice targets grade-level skills from the language arts curriculum, focusing on capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and language usage. Each weekly lesson includes a 4-paragraph composition for students to edit and a related writing prompt that generates an authentic writing activity.
Let Great Reading Fuel Your WritingGreat writers read–voraciously and across many topics and genres. They read to learn, to research, to study the style of others, and to improve their own work. They read because they love the written word. But becoming well read takes time, dedication, and patience. The thought can be daunting–especially when you're eager to get to your own writing.Fred White, author of The Daily Writer, helps you sort through the plethora of reading material available by providing you with 366 engaging excerpts from ancient poetry to modern science, on topics from allegory to food to writer's block. Each thoughtfully chosen excerpt is followed by a brief reflection and a prompt that allows you to integrate elements from each piece into your own writing.The Daily Reader makes broad reading accessible, invigorates your thirst for the written word, and equips you to put the power of the pros behind your writing.
In addition to his much anticipated most recent book, Become a Better You, Joel Osteen offers this lovingly compiled collection of motivational and inspirational readings to prepare and assist us in becoming the person that God wants each of us to be. It is the perfect complement to Become a Better You. This book will provide enlightening, insightful and inspiring words for all readers. The readings correspond beautifully with the seven values that Joel emphasizes in Become a Better You.
The inspiration found in author Joel Osteen's #1 New York Times bestselling book Break Out! touched lives around the world. Now DAILY READINGS FROM BREAK OUT! contains meaningful quotes along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by the author. It is designed to guide, encourage, and uplift you every day of the year. We were not created to just get by with average, unrewarding or unfulfilling lives. God created us to leave our marks on our generations. Every person has seeds of greatness planted within by the Creator. This devotional will help readers break out and break free so they can believe bigger, increase their productivity, improve their relationships, and accomplish their dreams. Filled with faith and motivation, DAILY READINGS FROM BREAK OUT! challenges readers to have a new perspective, to let nothing hold them back, and to reject any labels that might limit them.
Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller Every Day a Friday, DAILY READINGS FROM EVERY DAY A FRIDAY is designed to help readers see every day of the week as a gift from God, and to live each day with gratitude, good humor, and faith. This 90-day devotional incorporates excerpts from the original book emphasizing faith-building messages day to day; along with additional supportive and encouraging material in the form of key Bible verses, daily prayers, and daily thoughts. Divided into seven key sections, each building on the next, the format helps readers to put events and circumstances in perspective, and to give them a mental, emotional and spiritual lift each and every day.
It's your time to declare your faith, to look for God's favor, and to give control of your life to Him so that you can find fulfillment in His plans for you! In Daily Readings from It's Your Time, pastor and bestselling author Joel Osteen helps you turn every day into an opportunity for a better life as you incorporate messages of hope and faith more deeply into everything you do. No matter where you stand, this 90-day devotional provides new approaches for transforming your life. Joel guides you with thought-provoking anecdotes, words of encouragement, and inspiring scripture. Based on It's Your Time, this devotional centers around five encouraging themes: * It's Time to Believe * It's Time for Favor * It's Time for Restoration * It's Time to Trust * It's Time to Stretch Each section consists of readings that elaborate on one of the five ideas. As you travel through each day, you will find new and exciting ways to bring the teachings of It's Your Time into your life. Highlighting key stories from It's Your Time, this devotional also supplies passages and daily thoughts that offer messages of faith, hope, and strength to help you rise above any circumstance so that you can fulfill God's best plan for your life. Joel offers assurance that God does not want you to merely survive challenging times, He wants you to thrive. When you give your life over to Him, God will send opportunities your way so you can soar to new heights of fulfillment. He also reminds you that the bigger your burden, the greater your blessings to come. It's Your Time
#1 New York Times bestselling inspirational author Joel Osteen helps readers become undeniable winners every day with DAILY READINGS FROM YOU CAN, YOU WILL. There is a winner in all of us. The key is to get it out. With daily readings from his smash hit, You Can, You Will, Joel Osteen guides readers day-by-day through the eight undeniable qualities of a winner. With practical tools, advice, and encouragement, it is designed to guide, encourage, and uplift you every day of the year. Readers will be inspired daily to discover the eight traits of success from a new perspective as they are challenged by insightful reflection questions, motivated by specific calls to action, and inspired by relevant Scripture verses.
Renowned pastor Osteen offers motivational thoughts, inspirational messages, and helpful Scripture verses that will help readers strengthen their faith in God.
Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, "time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers." Kafka is one of 161 inspired--and inspiring--minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his "male configurations". . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced "every pleasure imaginable." Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to "clear the brain"). Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, Daily Rituals is irresistible, addictive, magically inspiring.
Readers can banish boredom from the bedroom all year with this day-by-day guide to the most erotic foreplay and exciting sex imaginable! Every happy couple knows that sex is an integral part of a healthy relationship-and that it takes hard work to keep the bedroom routine from getting stale. But being sexually adventuresome takes a lot of confidence, and sometimes, a lot of planning ahead. Now, there's DAILYSEX-365 different sex tips and techniques for every day of the year. Organized into 12 month-long calendars that can be started at any time, each page consists of thrilling new positions for intercourse, titillating manual and oral activities, and other methods of fantastic foreplay. By encouraging daily intimacy, it will also help to promote love, trust, and communication between partners, which only enhances the sexual experience. This is the ultimate guide to help readers make great sex a reality-every day of the year!
For everyone who was too cheap to buy the hardcover, the blockbuster, award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller is now available in ebook--with a new introduction, fully updated, and with equally unsettling nude photos of the newest Supreme Court justices, and a text corrected by the most reputable college professor we could find/afford. Including: Historical inaccuracies, gross distortions, complete fabrications-corrected by real-life bearded college professor.
If you need a fresh breath of joy in your life, Barbara Johnson's 365 Day Devotional will help you look for "life's little sparkles," even in the midst of life's most crippling sorrows. Love and hilarity bubble through these pages in equal doses as Barbara dispenses her unique blend of wisdom and zaniness to help thousands of hurting readers learn to laugh again. This daily devotional features a scripture passage and encouraging thought all wrapped up in Barbara's trademark style of offering firsthand advice about handling life's hardest hurts, while dispensing infectious laughter and outrageous joy.
Eating nutritionally balanced, all-vegan meals can be a tough task-after all, broccoli doesn't come with food labels. Now, vegan readers don't have to question how wholesome their healthy food really is or how they'll add sufficient protein to their diet. The Daily Vegan Planner pairs twelve weeks of meal plans with journaling space to help new vegans follow a clear-cut strategy as they transition into their new lifestyle. Each day, readers will: eat four practical, nutritious, and tasty vegan meals; track essential nutrients-from carbs and protein, to calcium and B12; record types of food they ate on a vegan food pyramid; and journal about food discoveries, daily challenges, and kitchen notes. From the moment they write their vegan mission statement to the time they debrief themselves on Week 12, readers will find themselves fully engaged in making a difference in their lives-and the world-one meal at a time.
Eating nutritionally balanced, all-vegan meals can be a tough task-after all, broccoli doesn't come with food labels. Now, vegan readers don't have to question how wholesome their healthy food really is or how they'll add sufficient protein to their diet. The Daily Vegan Plannerpairs twelve weeks of meal plans with journaling space to help new vegans follow a clear-cut strategy as they transition into their new lifestyle. Each day, readers will: eat four practical, nutritious, and tasty vegan meals; track essential nutrients-from carbs and protein, to calcium and B12; record types of food they ate on a vegan food pyramid; and journal about food discoveries, daily challenges, and kitchen notes. From the moment they write their vegan mission statement to the time they debrief themselves on Week 12, readers will find themselves fully engaged in making a difference in their lives-and the world-one meal at a time.
Each new day.One new meditation.One new step forward.Even if you've read Why Does He Do That?, it may be hard to see the truth of what is happening to you. You may feel overwhelmed by confusion, loss, and fear, and find yourself looking away from the truth and falling back into traumatic patterns.What you need is something that is there for you every day--to help you make a long series of little changes that will ultimately add up to a big one.Like a constant friend, this collection of meditations is a source of strength and reassurance designed to speak to women like you, women in relationships with angry and controlling men. It helps you to digest what is happening a piece at a time, so that you can gain clarity, safety, and freedom.To learn to value and respect yourself--even when your partner makes it very clear that he does not--each day centers on one of seven themes designed to empower, encourage, and inspire you . . . Each New Day * Clarity * Your Own Best Friend * Your Relationships * Healing * Guiding Children * Surviving to ThriveYou will see the truth in your destructive relationship.You and your children will survive.And--with these encouragements--even tomorrow will be a better day than today.
Kids climb to new heights in reading and writing with these engaging, reproducible word building games! Kids read clues on each rung, then change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they're boosting decoding and spelling skills, broadening vocabulary, and becoming better, more fluent readers.
A YEAR'S WORTH OF "TANGLED DRAWINGS" DESIGNED TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY AND SERENITYWith hand illustrated prompts and thoughtful quotes, Daily Zen Doodles will inspire you to lose yourself in the contemplative act of drawing. Each page is an invitation to sketch, relax, focus and reach toward inner peace.
This short novella is part of the Covenant series. 17-year-old Alexandra is living quietly with her pure-blood mother in the fully mortal world. As a half-blood, Alex has some special talents. Ghouls come, kill her mother, and Alex is on the run.
The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying violently. Is Gabrielle the victim of a family curse? Or is the truth about her weirder and infinitely more dangerous? The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Pizza, Pancakes, French Toast, Lasagna, Ice Cream, Brownies--you thought they were off-limits forever but now they're back on the menu! The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen offers more than 150 flavor-packed recipes created especially for those who must avoid dairy and gluten in their diets--proving that you no longer have to abandon the foods you love, even when you do have to give up the dairy and gluten that doesn't love you.Denise Jardine's The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen addresses these issues and many more, demystifying the confusing and often conflicting data about what defines healthful eating. Along with a deliciously varied selection of dishes, Denise shares her "master" recipes, including her all-purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix, Dairy Milk Alternative, Fiber-Rich Sandwich Bread, Creamy Macadamia Pine Nut Cheese, and Soy Velvet Whipped Cream--key staples that make Classic French Toast, Mushroom Kale Lasagna, Rustic Heirloom Pesto Pizza, and Pumpkin Cheesecake possible. In addition to being entirely dairy- and gluten-free, each recipe has been calibrated to reduce or eliminate the need for refined oil and sweeteners. And for those who must avoid eggs, nuts, and soy products, recipes that are free of these components are clearly labeled. So whether you've been diagnosed with a particular food intolerance or sensitivity, or you're just trying to consume a less refined, more healthful diet, The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen has something for just about everyone!
When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D. J. can't help admitting, maybe he's right.When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn't so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college-football-star brothers won't even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself. And why Brian is so, so out of her league.When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D. J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say.
From Bailey Cattrell--who writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates--comes the first Enchanted Garden Mystery featuring custom perfume maker Elliana Allbright...The Enchanted Garden behind Elliana Allbright's perfume shop draws people of all ages with its fragrant flowers and lush greenery. But when the magical serenity is interrupted, it's up to Ellie to sniff out a killer. Ellie's life has blossomed in Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense, a custom-made-perfume store. Her skills with aromas and botanical essences--some from her very own garden--seem almost...supernatural. Her perfumes can evoke emotions, bring about change, or simply make people happy. Customers are flocking to the store to buy her wares or just to sit in her beautiful garden, sip tea and enjoy homemade cookies. But she smells trouble when she learns that her part-time assistant Josie is dating her ex. And before she can tell the young woman to beware of his charms, she finds Josie dead in the Enchanted Garden. Now the prime suspect in Josie's murder, Ellie must search for the real culprit in Josie's past--because it'll take a miracle to nip this problem in the bud....From the Paperback edition.
The story about two Latin American teenagers and their families' difficulties in making a life in South Chicago.