Drawing the traditional circular designs known as mandalas is a meditative practice, a healing exercise in times of crisis, and a pleasurable act of creativity. As a symbol of the Self, the mandala provides a connection to our innermost being. The forty-eight drawings presented here for coloring include designs inspired by forms of nature, Native American and Tibetan sand paintings, Hindu yantras, Turkish mosaics, the illuminations of Hildegarde of Bingen, and the art of M.C. Escher. These mandalas are organized according to the Great Round of Mandala, a scheme of twelve archetypal stages that represents a complete cycle of personal growth. Thus, to do the coloring book from start to finish will carry the reader through a balanced experience of change, guided by the accompanying text.
With Tangled Up, now young adults and tweens can discover this innovative art form in a colorful, inspiring, and guided exploration through the world of tangling. After reviewing a few basic tools and materials, along with basic techniques and embellishments helpful for getting started, tweens will embark on a creative journey through a variety of prompts, patterns, and projects guided by talented artist and teacher Penny Raile. Featured subject matter includes tangling on and working unique patterns into flowers, fish, butterflies, peacocks and other animals. Aspiring artists will learn to create expressive, personalized art pieces relevant to their daily life, including illuminated letters, tangly tattoo art, and even tangled origami.
Celebrate the Superstars of Daytime Drama . . . and Their Glamorous Wardrobes
For decades, soap operas--and their celebrities--have captured the imagination of Americans with their flair for drama, innovation, and extraordinary entertainment. Now, soap fans and paper doll collectors alike will thrill to this special tribute to daytime television's brightest stars This exciting paper doll collection spotlights sixteen of the most popular legends of the "small" screen, each paired with an exquisite, custom-made costume. Dress such beloved actresses as
- Susan Lucci, All My Children
- Deidre Hall, Days of Our Lives
- Kelly Monaco, General Hospital
- Victoria Wyndham, Another World
- Eileen Fulton, As the World Turns
- Jeanne Cooper, The Young and the Restless
- Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
- Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful
and many others
Fascinating notes provide biographical information about each star, along with detailed costume descriptions.
How can you shake off niggling everyday worries? By coloring in these intricate illustrations, you will find your mind clearing and stress disappearing. Simply choose a design from the 50 options in this book, all inspired by tattoo art - including dragons, fish, tigers and abstract shapes. There are no rules: pick any colors you like, make a start, and you'll find calm returning. Just 5 to 10 minutes a day will help you to relax.
Doodling for Foodies is the third in a new adult doodling series designed to appeal to both seasoned artists and first-time doodlers alike. Packed with more than 50 fun and inspirational tips, prompts, and exercises, professional illustrator Gemma Correll sparks the imagination and spurs artists to explore, experiment, and brainstorm ways to draw and doodle their favorite culinary delights with her cute and clever art style. The artist's simple, unique, and whimsical approach is sure to inspire, entertain, and guide artists of any skill level. Doodlers will find inspiration for drawing different types of food, including fruits and veggies, meats, dairy, desserts, breads, and even beverages. One part inspiration and one part instruction, this interactive book not only demonstrates how to draw whimsical dishes and delicacies, but encourages artists to develop their own doodling style and techniques. With its small, portable format and plenty of open doodling pages, this fun and quirky doodle book is perfect for the on-the-go artist.
Dracula fans will love to sink their teeth into this version of the classic vampire tale This unique rendition of Stoker's novel features the abridged story in a cool graphic novel format. Colorists of all ages will thrill to its retelling of an English lawyer's business trip to Transylvania -- a journey that descends into a nightmare encounter with literature's most bloodthirsty ghoul
Dog lovers, rejoice This coloring book helps you combine your enthusiasm for canine companionship with your interest in art. Nearly two dozen realistic portraits of dogs include retrievers, spaniels, pointers, a sheep dog, a Saint Bernard, and even adorable puppies. Colorists of all ages will enjoy painting or coloring these pages, which feature beautiful drawings, specially printed with light gray lines that virtually disappear with the addition of colors for a finished, professional look; high-quality paper, printed on one side only and suitable for watercolor, colored pencils, and other media; and perforated pages for easy removal from the book.