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Watercolor Basics: Learn To Solve The Most Common Painting Problems

Charles Reid · North Light Books
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Witness paintings change from bad to good as well-loved master watercolorist and teacher Charles Reid shows you how to correct problems to create fresh, spontaneous works, while offering an intimate inside glimpse into his processes. With expert advice on everything from drawing and design...
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How to Be an Artist

Jerry Saltz · Riverhead Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." --Steve...
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The Tile Book: History, Pattern, Design

Here Design · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling visual history of ceramic tiles from around the world and across the centuries.This striking book gathers together an extensive collection of ceramic tiles from around the world and explores their rich history, purpose, and decorative qualities. For centuries, tiles have been...
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Jane Packer's Flower Course: Easy techniques for fabulous flower arranging

Jane Packer · Ryland Peters & Small
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Jane Packer Flowers is one of the world's most influential floristry companies, with a distinctively elegant yet refreshingly modern look. The highly successful Jane Packer flower schools make the company's floral expertise and design creativity available to all those who are lucky...
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Cats in Bow Ties: Photographs & Rescue Stories of Shelter Cats with Style

Lindsi Jones · Amherst Media
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Companions, allies, friends -- cats warm our hearts, bring comfort, and make us smile. In this book, author and photographer Lindsi Jones pays tribute to fabulous rescue felines, presenting colorful, feel-good photos of kitties dressed to the nines -- and stories about each cat's unique...
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Knit Step by Step: Techniques, Stitches, and Patterns Made Easy

Haffenden, Vikki · DK PUB

The essential beginner's guide to knitting successfully, with more than 200 illustrated knitting stitches and techniques. A ball of yarn can become anything you want it to be with Knit Step by Step. Taking you through simple skills, including how to knit, purl, and cast on and off,...
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Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org: How to Find Your Family History on the World's Largest Free Genealogy Website

Dana McCullough · Family Tree Books
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Discover how to use FamilySearch.org! Learn how to tackle the largest free genealogy website with this in-depth user guide, newly updated to reflect the site's latest developments. The Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org, second edition, shows you how to find your family in the site's...
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Attracting Birds and Butterflies

Barbara Ellis · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A quick-reference guide to attracting birds and butterflies for gardeners with little experience and time.

In the eye of a bird or butterfly, the typical suburban landscape resembles an unfriendly desert. Closely mowed lawns, tightly clipped shrubs, raked-up borders, and deadheaded...
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The Colorwork Bible: Techniques and Projects for Colorful Knitting

Jessica Ostermiller · Interweave
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

With chapters outlining more than a half dozen colorwork knitting techniques, The Colorwork Bible is your updated exploration of both beginner- and advanced-level skills with a vibrant, modern palette and inspired projects. Join knitwear designer Jesie Ostermiller as you learn: A variety...
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Dress Your Best Life: How to Use Fashion Psychology to Take Your Look -- and Your Life -- to the Next Level

Dawnn Karen · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Most people know that what they wear has an effect on the way they feel and how people perceive them, but very few understand how adjusting their wardrobe can help them achieve their dreams.Dress Your Best Life is a style book for readers who want to harness the power of fashion. Going...
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Green Witchcraft: A Practical Guide to Discovering the Magic of Plants, Herbs, Crystals, and Beyond

Paige Vanderbeck · Rockridge Press
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

Learn to live the way of the green witchGreen witchcraft is a school of witchcraft for those who want to live in harmony with the earth and its green things -- and this book is your how-to guide. Open yourself up to everything from growing herbs and plants for magic and medicine, to honoring...
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Japanese Character Writing For Dummies

Dummies Press
Format: Paperback


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The Modern Embroidery Studio: 20 Stylish Designs to Stitch, Wear, and Share

Lauren Holton · INTERWEAVE PR
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Carve out time for you with The Modern Embroidery Studio. If you love all things handmade and you're looking to quench your creative thirst, this is the book for you. Now more than ever, we need to slow down, unplug, and make something with out hands. Embroidery requires patience and attention...
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See You at the Campground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Connection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors

Stephanie Puglisi · SOURCEBOOKS INC
Format: Paperback

Because the best family memories are the ones made around the campfire

New parents Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi worried their days of traveling were over--with full-time jobs and infant twins, taking time off to go exploring hardly seemed possible. But they missed...

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Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival

Creek Stewart · Adams Media Corporation
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Turn everyday items into survival necessities! Would you be prepared if you needed to survive in the wilderness? Survival expert Creek Stewart shares his cache of practical, easy-to-follow tricks to help you transform everyday items into valuable gear that can save your life. Survival Hacks...
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What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why

David Allen Sibley · Knopf
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why

"Can birds smell?" "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" "Do...
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Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste

Nolan Gasser · Flatiron Books
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love.

Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such...

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Bite-Size Python: An Introduction to Python Programming

April Speight · Wiley
Format: Paperback

Introduce children to the popular Python programming language through relatable examples and fun projects! Python has now surpassed Java as the most commonly used programming language. As the language rises in popularity, this complete guide can teach basic Python concepts to kids with...
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Joyful Mending: Visible Repairs for the Perfectly Imperfect Things We Love!

Noriko Misumi · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 88
Format: Paperback

Joyful Mending shows you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features.Simply by applying a few easy sewing, darning, felting, or crocheting techniques, as well as some sashiko and other favorite embroidery stitches, you can repair...
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