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1000 Paths: Creativity

  • Hardback
  • £4.99

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  • ISBN: 9781840727319
  • Publication date: 27 Jan 2005
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Central Saint Martins Foundation

Lucy Alexander, Timothy Meara
Authors:
Lucy Alexander, Timothy Meara

Experiment, explore and expand your creative skillset with the Central Saint Martins Foundation in Art and Design. Heralded as the most prestigious foundation course in the world, teachers from across the course have contributed their expert knowledge to help you find your own path and the right specialist field for you. The school is famed for its successful graduates, including Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, and its rigorous foundation curriculum which is used as a leading education model for first-year art and design college students across the globe. Try your hand at projects that will inspire you to think differently, hone your abilities and guide your forays into Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art, Graphic Communication Design, and Three-Dimensional Design and Architecture. You'll be introduced to a range of materials and methods of researching and developing your ideas and learn how to evaluate and reflect on your practice. Every chapter and exercise is designed to help you build your understanding and portfolio and prepare you for the next step.

Ilex Press

The Art of the Cocktail

Do you love art? Do you like cocktails? Then this book is perfect for you. Shake up delicious art-inspired drinks, from the absinthe-fuelled Pablo Pisco Sour to the verdant Henry Mojito, and discover evocative cocktails that will transport you straight to Toulouse-Lautrec's Moulin Rouge, Frida Kahlo's favourite cantina, or one of Salvador Dalí's surrealist dinner parties. Filled with art anecdotes and colourful tales, this is both a whistle-stop tour through art history and an exciting way to wet your whistle.Cocktails include the:· Dalí Wallbanger· Klein Blue Moon· Whamm! Bamm! Pow!· Picasso Sour· Frida Kahlúa· René Margarita· and the Hirst-inspired Shark Bite

Ilex Press

The Drawing Ideas Book

Frances Stanfield
Authors:
Frances Stanfield

If you're stuck in a rut - or simply just stuck - this book is filled with ideas for what to draw, how to draw and even where and when to draw. Packed with arresting examples of creatives' drawings and sketchbooks from all over the world, it's sure to fire up your creativity.Imagine it, doodle it, sketch it, ink it and more. Discover the infinite possibilities of this essential art form, from its key mediums to unusual processes, across subjects from figure drawing and landscape sketching to abstract compositions.

Ilex Press

The Printmaking Ideas Book

Frances Stanfield, Lucy McGeown
Authors:
Frances Stanfield, Lucy McGeown

From traditional methods such as screenprinting, etching and lithography to contemporary techniques such as risography and digital collage, this book is packed with new ideas, methods and tips on every page.Brimming with experimental, arresting and beautiful examples of printmaking from all over the world, it will take your creativity further and awaken new ideas.

Ilex Press

The Palm Reading Guide

Frank C. Clifford
Authors:
Frank C. Clifford

Palmistry is a powerful craft and a way of gaining self-awareness. It will help you to better understand and develop your character, love life and career in order to become the person you want to be and live the life you truly desire. Not all of the lines have been written yet and by studying your palms you can learn how to alter a negotiable future. Your destiny is in your hands.

Aster

Intention

Andrew Wallas
Authors:
Andrew Wallas

Intention is the seed of all change and it is the creative power that fulfils our dreams. An intention contains the DNA of manifestation and it is therefore the key to creating the life you want. Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world, and so the only way to shift reality is to start with what is inside us.According to research, 92% of new year resolutions fail by the end of the year. The only way to reverse this trend is to go deeper.This powerful book guides you through a process of practical self-enquiry that gets to the true heart of your intentions for this life. You will weed out the obstacles in the way of your wishes, such as limiting self-beliefs and the stories you currently tell about yourself. You will plant the seeds of intention with a sense of true clarity and infinite possibility, and then water them with your daily actions and care. And then all that needs to be done is to trust in the outcome and allow your intentions to grow.Intention is for anyone who wishes to align their life with their innermost wishes and tap into the most underrated power in the universe.PRAISE FOR Intention:"It is a joy to find a life-changing book that is so clearly and beautifully written. Andrew Wallas distils decades of clinical practice with wisdom and a deceptively light touch. The overall message is strong. We are each responsible for our own path to happiness, and Intention is the inspiring guidebook that can help us to find it." - Georgia Coleridge, author of The Chakra Project PRAISE FOR ANDREW WALLAS:"Intention is a superpower which when used correctly aligns us to our purpose and helps fulfil our heart's work. Andrew Wallas elegantly and generously shows us how. His approach is simple, yet it is not easy - but boy is it worth it." Emma Cannon, fertility and women's health expert, acupuncturist and author of Fertile "Andrew holds the space for you to reconnect with your inner wisdom. His skill is that he is intuitive but practical." - Financial Times, How To Spend It"Fast-tracked healing" - Vogue "Andrew Wallas has a gift for transforming stuck energy and releasing you from negative patterns" - Tatler"With easy charm and 30 years' experience as a psychotherapist, Andrew Wallas helps clients remove the obstacles standing in their way"- Vanity Fair "He has an uncanny ability to sense emotional blocks and asks penetrating questions that unearth destructive patterns of behaviour" - The Daily Mail"Amazingly honest. Incredibly insightful. For any blocks you need to uncover to be able to create the life you want - visit the Wizard" - Tanya, business woman"I have met many "spiritual" healers, guides and psychics over the years. However, none of them have managed to explain to me in terms that I understand how I can effectively blend the real or human world with this spiritual calling that I feel. I believe that I have found in you my guru / teacher that can really help me navigate this exciting journey" - Gavin, businessman"Andrew's magic on the course with other brilliant instructors is to lead you to alchemical change which is the only way to really heal and feel flow again. I have done a lot of self growth in 15 years and nothing has touched and released my deepest wounding like this."- Gina, Yoga Teacher"I have never experienced anything so connected, painful, insightful, empowering and liberating" - Carmen, Business Leader"I have a deeper connection with myself and more intimacy in all the important relationships in my life" - Vicky, Marketing Director

Aster

The Seaweed Cookbook

Aster
Authors:
Aster

While seaweed remains a core culinary ingredient in Asia, these traditions are enjoying a resurgence across the world, from California to Cornwall, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.Seaweed is one of nature's healthiest foods. Rich in vitamin B12, it is particularly good for vegans as this vitamin is usually found in animal sources. It also contains iodine, which helps promote a healthy metabolism.A little seaweed goes a long way and so it is perfect as a seasoning, whether in salt or infused in oils and dressings. It can be used to flavour both sweet and savoury, from broths, salads and stews to scones, shortbread, chocolate and granola. And because it is so good for our skin, there will also be recipes for body scrubs, seaweed soaks and masks.

Ilex Press

Spiroglyphics: Animals

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Spiroglyphics is even more incredible than anything Thomas has done before. Each oversized design starts its life as a featureless spiral, but as you fill in the lines you find yourself creating a surprising, eye-popping portrait of a wonderful animal. Fun to create and amazing to look at, Spiroglyphics will blow your mind, and make amazing artworks for your wall!In this book, Thomas creates incredible puzzles of animals.Includes: Alpaca Butterfly Cat Dog Duckling Eagle Fox Lion Tiger And many more!

Gaia

Write Yourself Happy

Megan C Hayes PhD
Authors:
Megan C Hayes PhD

Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journalling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goal-setting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journalling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions.This practical workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better.Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write.Praise for Write Yourself Happy:'The power of positivity comes together with the power of the pen. It is a mighty force for well-being.'Miriam Akhtar MAPPAuthor of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-traumatic Growth?'Write Yourself Happy is filled with practical, applied and scientifically proven methods - it offers readers a direct path to increase positivity and sustain happiness. It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.'Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPPPsychologist and author of Character Strengths Matter'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness. Megan's encouraging tone and fun exercises not only boost your mood but also help you to forge a stronger connection with yourself. I highly recommend the read - and doing each of the writing exercises in it!'Susanna HalonenThe Happyologist® and author of Screw Finding Your Passion'Forget the pressure to become a perfectionist Photoshop you. Write Yourself Happy is about easing into a reality that already exists and needs nothing more to bloom than pen on paper. Let the scientifically nuanced and reassuring rhythm of your compassionate Sherpa Megan C Hayes steal you away.'Kristen Truempy, MAPPCreator of the Positive Psychology Podcast 'Megan artfully combines the world of writing with positive psychology producing this guide to 'writing yourself happy'. Written with a delicate balance of scientifically based wellbeing advice alongside an open playfulness that allows the reader to consider and interpret things for themselves. It is thanks to reading this book that my clients, and of course myself, enjoy the many benefits of Positive Journaling.'Samantha SpaffordPsychologist and Director of Positive Mind Works

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Floral

Organize your life with the bullet journaling phenomenon.Most of us need lists, and different trackers and calendars to keep on top things. A bullet journal brings together all these sources into a single personalized system.How does it work?You simply use bullet points and short notes to list appointment details, tasks, and important information. How will it change my life?If you're sick of piles of notebooks, lists on the pin-board, stickies on your computer, and electronic diaries, this unique journal will bring together everything in one place for a happier, calmer life.What do I need?You only need a pen or pencil to get started. Use colors, stickers, stamps, and washi tape to personalize your pages. Includes:· Full instructions on how to bullet journal.· Dot-gridded, numbered pages for journaling.· A handy pocket to store receipts, tickets and business cards.· Elastic closure.

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Abstract

Organize your life with the bullet journaling phenomenon.Most of us need lists, and different trackers and calendars to keep on top things. A bullet journal brings together all these sources into a single personalized system.How does it work?You simply use bullet points and short notes to list appointment details, tasks, and important information. How will it change my life?If you're sick of piles of notebooks, lists on the pin-board, stickies on your computer, and electronic diaries, this unique journal will bring together everything in one place for a happier, calmer life.What do I need?You only need a pen or pencil to get started. Use colors, stickers, stamps, and washi tape to personalize your pages. Includes:· Full instructions on how to bullet journal.· Dot-gridded, numbered pages for journaling.· A handy pocket to store receipts, tickets and business cards.· Elastic closure.

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Geometric

Ilex Press

Spiroglyphics Around the World

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte
Ilex Press

Spiroglyphics: Rock Heroes

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Spiroglyphics are a totally original idea from the twisted mind of genius puzzle-designer Thomas Pavitte! Spiroglyphics are even more incredible than anything he has done before. At first glance, spiroglyphics appear to be nothing but simple spirals. But if you look a little closer you'll see that the spiroglyphics are in fact two spirals, joined at the middle, and varying subtly in width as they wind to the centre. It's only when you pick up a pen and start to colour them that they come alive. As you fill in the lines you'll find yourself creating surprising, eye-popping portraits of musical icons such as:· David Bowie · Michael Jackson · Amy Winehouse · Beyoncé · Elton John Fun to create and amazing to look at, the Spiroglyphics will blow your mind, and make amazing artworks for your wall!

Mitchell Beazley

Brilliant Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in LEGO®

Nathan Sawaya
Authors:
Nathan Sawaya

Introduction by acclaimed LEGO artist, Nathan SawayaDiscover the best LEGO builds ever created with this celebration of the most impressive models from around the world.This book showcases LEGO art across a variety of themes, including super structures, entire towns and modes of transport. It takes a fresh look at past favourites as well as featuring the latest 'super builds' from creators all over the world. The LEGO models created by these master builders are carefully constructed using only standard LEGO pieces. Packed with artwork and quirky trivia, this is the ultimate treat for LEGO fans of all ages.60 epic super buildsNever-before-seen large-scale modelsFrom the creators of the bestselling book Brick City

Ilex Press

National Gallery Dot-To-Dot

Francesca Protopapa
Contributors:
Francesca Protopapa

Twenty iconic works of art to complete as fun and original dot-to-dot puzzles. Home to Van Gogh, Velázquez and Vermeer, the National Gallery, London, boasts countless masterpieces. Find twenty of their most iconic works here as 1000-dot challenges - a satisfyingly slow-paced study that promises hours of fun and a dramatic final reveal. Art lovers of all ages can now create and keep their very own Goya and Gauguin with these beautiful, sculptural renditions of world famous works. Includes an epic 1600-dot Van Gogh puzzle rendered in incredible detail.

Ilex Press

Marvel's Avengers 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Join the greatest heroes in the universe with this super puzzle book from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, all based on Marvel's finest comic art from The Avengers, you'll have hours of fun bringing the superheroes to life.Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall...there are a host of ways to complete Marvel's Avengers 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book. Includes puzzles of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, and many, many more!

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

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Team up with Marvel's most dynamic team of interstellar heroes in a new collection of amazing puzzles from international best-seller Thomas Pavitte. There are 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic match up with over 1500! Fans of Rocket Racoon, Groot, Star-Lord and the rest of the team will find hours of thrilling fun bringing the Guardians and their foes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall... There are a host of ways to complete Guardians of the Galaxy: 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!