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A Year Of Creativity

  • Hardback
  • £6.99

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  • ISBN: 9781840723328
  • Publication date: 27 Feb 2003
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Forty Ways to Write I Love You

Lana Hughes
Authors:
Lana Hughes

Learn 40 creative hand-lettering styles. Starting with an overview of necessary materials and a brief introduction to the art of typography, you will master a huge range of modern calligraphy styles. Easy to follow step-by-steps will teach you how to use frames, borders, shapes, banners, and other decorative flourishes to enhance your penmanship. Practise pages accompanying each style invite you to try out your newfound lettering skills. This lettering book has one major difference: Each unique design says 'I Love You' in a different language.

Gaia

Lagom

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne
Gaia

Lagom

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne

Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love

Gaia

The Little Book of Tidying

Beth Penn
Authors:
Beth Penn

In this age of mass consumerism, we are "stuffocating"; becoming slaves to our possessions. By freeing ourselves from physical and mental clutter, and better managing our schedules, we can focus on what is truly important and discover more time, space and joy. Grounded in solid science and bursting with invaluable tools, activities and strategies, this little book will empower you to discard what you no longer need, regain control of your surroundings and create a happier and more fulfilling life.

Ilex Press

If You're Bored With Your Camera Read This Book

Demetrius Fordham
Authors:
Demetrius Fordham

You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right?WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas.Topics include:Put Down Your CameraForget the RulesCreative Shooting ExercisesGo Back to Basics

Ilex Press

Stop Look Breathe Create

Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
Authors:
Wendy Ann Greenhalgh

h3>Stop Look Breathe Create is a simple four-step process for exploring mindfulness through creativity, and in turn, developing creativity through mindful practice.The book engages the reader with ten everyday subjects, from 'The Ground Beneath Our Feet' to 'Returning Home' and for each of these there are three projects: one drawn, one photographic, one written. All are based on the effective mindfulness techniques that Wendy Ann has developed in her successful workshops and courses, and the book is filled with simple techniques and ideas to help the reader enjoy their artistic endeavours while being in the moment.A timely introduction to the benefits of mindfulness through creativity, Stop Look Breathe Create offers an oasis of calm in a frantic world.

Mitchell Beazley

Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi

Kirsten Kearney, Will Freeman
Authors:
Kirsten Kearney, Will Freeman

Foreword by the co-founder of Raspberry Pi FoundationDiscover the ultimate possibilities of Raspberry Pi with this friendly and accessible book, written by two experts in tech and computer games. With no complicated language and no coding skills required, this book gets straight to the fun and inspiring things you can do with your Raspberry Pi.Step-by-step instructionsTips from master Pi engineersFeatures inspiring projects in full colourExplore the best inventions ever made using Raspberry PiCreate anything you can think of, from video games and robots to artLearn to perform scientific experimentsProjects sourced from the greatest makers in the world are accompanied by 'inspired-by' projects that even a novice could make. Every project includes a web link to pick up extra apps and coding.

Ilex Press

If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book

Veronica Ballart Lilja
Authors:
Veronica Ballart Lilja

Are you bored of painting tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes? Or are you labouring under the misconception that that is simply all watercolour is good for? Maybe you're so bored of looking at watercolour paintings that you've never even tried it! Whether you're at the beginning of your artistic journey, stuck in a rut and in desperate need of some inspiration or simply looking to improve your skills with watercolour, this book is sure to awaken your creativity. Stimulate your artistic minds and open your paint boxes to a whole new realm of possibility, using things like bleach, salt and combs - yes, the thing you'd ordinarily use to brush your hair with - to create exciting results.Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques based on her years of working with the medium that will open up watercolour for beginners, and encourage experts to stray from their more traditional methods. Jam packed with fresh ideas, adventurous tips and techniques, detailed theory and engaging exercises, this book allows you to develop and practise your skills in a free and expressive way.

Godsfield Press

The Qigong Bible

Katherine Allen
Authors:
Katherine Allen
Mitchell Beazley

Creative Vegetable Gardening

Joy Larkcom
Authors:
Joy Larkcom

Joy Larkcom believes passionately that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs. In Creative Vegetable Gardening she shows how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours, and forms of vegetables, herbs and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity. Inspirational colour photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages and illustrated with full-colour step-by-step artworks, while an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on their cultivation, supplemented with ideas on how to grow them to maximum ornamental effect. Beautifully illustrated, intricate plans of five types of potager - formal, informal, small, urban and winter - add to the wealth of inspirational information.

Ilex Press

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

The most important practical photography book in a decade. "A really inspiring book" - Amateur Photographer magazineThe eagerly awaited follow up to global bestseller The Photographer's Eye will show you the paths the greatest photographers took to excellence so you too can take stand-out drilling photographs.In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree"By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.

Conran

Terence Conran: My Life in Design

Terence Conran
Authors:
Terence Conran
Mitchell Beazley

Farrow & Ball How to Decorate

Joa Studholme, Charlotte Cosby
Authors:
Joa Studholme, Charlotte Cosby

Set to become the bible of home decoration, Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country.Published on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the iconic brand, the book brings together the expertise of Joa Studholme and the Farrow & Ball creative team to demystify the nitty-gritty of transforming a home - from deciding which colours work best in a north-facing room to creating accents with paint and making the most of a feature wall.

Ilex Press

100 Years of Colour

Katie Greenwood
Authors:
Katie Greenwood
Hamlyn

Persian

How can you shake off everyday worries? Let the magic of the East transport you to a world of a thousand and one colours and lose yourself in all the little details of colouring in. These 50 designs include geometric and ornamental shapes, arabesques, scrolls and much more. Simply choose a design at random and make a start. There are no rules - you can use felt tips, pencils, gouache, pastels... As you concentrate on the action of colouring you'll find your mind clearing and calm returning.Just 5-10 minutes a day of colouring is enough to encourage mindfulness.

Ilex Press

The Creative Entrepreneur

Isa Maria Seminega
Authors:
Isa Maria Seminega

Calling all you artists, crafters, makers and designers - you have a gift! You know what makes a great product. Now you need to turn your vision into money. The Creative Entrepreneur is the ultimate guide to building a successful creative business on your terms. It takes you step by step through the process, from the seeds of your idea, giving you the encouragement and confidence to take action and steadily grow your business with intention. It's easier than ever to start your own business, but entrepreneurs - especially creatives - can feel overwhelmed and unsure of the right steps to move their business forward. The Creative Entrepreneur sets you on the right path, taking the stress out of business planning, and offering actionable, straightforward advice that you can refer back to again and again.

Hamlyn

The Mindfulness Cookbook

Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson
Authors:
Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson
Godsfield Press

The Afterlife Bible

Sarah Bartlett
Authors:
Sarah Bartlett
Hamlyn

The Mindfulness Diet

Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson
Authors:
Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson

Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Taking an attitude of mindful awareness to eating will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you with a whole new way to eat that heals your food issues. If you've always wanted to eat better and manage your weight, The Mindful Diet is for you. There's no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting - by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your 'body wisdom' and begin to eat less of what you don't need, while filling up nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life. The recipes in this book are simple and nutritious, so you can cook fast, but eat slow, with appreciation and mindful awareness of every delicious bite. DISCOVER:* How to tune in to your body and eat the foods you really need and achieve your best weight* Freedom from cravings - how to beat emotional eating* Mindful eating plans to keep you ontrack* 70 quick and easy recipes - breakfasts,lunches, dinners and snacks * The essential Mindfulness techniques that will transform your eating habits foreverEat your way to your perfect weight!

Cassell

Just One Pot

Lindsey Bareham
Authors:
Lindsey Bareham

When Lindsay Bareham had her new kitchen installed, her normal cooking environment was turned upside down. Restricted to two rings, she had to approach cooking in a whole new way. The result is over 100 creative and exciting recipes that can be cooked in just one pot - what's more, they all require minimal preparation and are made with seasonal ingredients that are easy to find in your local supermarket. There are no fiddly restauarant-style techniques (although the recipes include plenty of tricks and shortcuts if you want to upgrade your meals).Whether you want to make a quick and easy after-work dinner or a relaxed meal for friends, this book is perfect for you. Tempting mains include Chorizo and white bean stew, Thai green duck curry with coriander noodles and Monkfish chowder with green beans and thyme, and enticing desserts include White chocolate and raspberry trifle, Chocolate and almond rice pudding and Apple cream with banana passion fruit sauce.