The Oil Painting Course You Ve Always Wanted

Author: Kathleen Staiger
Editor: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770434541
File Size: 49,99 MB
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Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!

The Watercolor Course You Ve Always Wanted

Author: Leslie Frontz
Editor: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770435300
File Size: 50,77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive and practical guide to watercolor painting from sought-after instructor and acclaimed artist Leslie Frontz that answers the two most common questions students at all levels want to know: What am I doing wrong? and How do I decide what to do instead? In the tradition of the eminently practical, top-selling guides such as How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself, The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted, and Problem Solving for Oil Painters, this straightforward handbook offers a fresh approach to watercolor mastery that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Through thoughtful discussion, expert instruction, and in-depth step-by-step demonstrations, Leslie Frontz shows readers how to eliminate common barriers to achieve beautiful, captivating watercolor paintings. Beginning with teaching readers how to see with an artist's eye, Frontz then establishes how watercolor painters build on this skill by making timely decisions throughout the creation process.

A Car Some Cash And A Place To Crash

Author: Rebecca Knight
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579546267
File Size: 16,66 MB
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Provides young adults advice on living in the real world, covering such topics as job hunting, finding an apartment, living with a roommate, buying a car, and using credit wisely.

The Secrets Of Hartleyvale Farm

Author: Una Halberstadt
ISBN: 1105635554
File Size: 23,12 MB
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Responsible Drinking

Author: Frederick Rotgers
Editor: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572242944
File Size: 19,25 MB
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Written by leaders of the Moderation Management movement, Responsible Drinking helps readers define the level of their alcohol use and decide whether moderation or abstinence is the best approach to recovery. Resources and personal stories are included that help readers determine if they are problem drinkers and what can be done about it. 30 worksheets are included.

The Starting And Managing Series

Author: United States. Small Business Administration
File Size: 30,47 MB
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Starting And Managing A Small Bookkeeping Service

Author: Charles Henry Sevin
File Size: 13,16 MB
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English Next

Author: Birgit Meerholz-Härle
Editor: Hueber Verlag
ISBN: 9783190029327
File Size: 64,87 MB
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Bonds Of Iron

Author: James P. Osterhaus
Editor: Moody Pub
ISBN: 9780802471345
File Size: 40,63 MB
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Christian men today are waking up to the amazing fact that God created them for friendships with other men--and that without deep friendships, they will miss the abundant life God offers. Osterhaus offers practical ways of developing and creating friendships and describes how they change with time.


Author: David Williams
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1615645675
File Size: 58,51 MB
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How to Draw, Stroke by Stroke! How to draw books often leave beginning artists feeling frustrated. Does the following scenario sound familiar: You're impressed by the beautiful finished images of a drawing book for beginners, but when you go through the steps of drawing the first project you realize there are lots of missing strokes to get you from one step to the next. Alas! Not with this book! In this true beginner's guide to drawing, not only do you get a variety of 50 projects to learn, you get them in five different levels that start super easy and then gradually advance as you progress through the book. You also get super clear instruction with color strokes to show you exactly what's different from one step to the next. Here's just a sampling of the projects you'll be mastering in no time: Level 1 - Window - Celtic Knot - Basic Face - Table - Castle - Apple - Vase Level 2 - Goldfish - Leaf - Eye - Nose - Dog - Water Droplet - Shell Level 3 - Marble - Night Sky - Fork - Standing Figure - Car - Butterflies and Flower - Naturalistic Face - Candle and Flame Level 4 - Skin and Hair - Sailboat - Dog (3/4 view) - Runner - Glass and Fruit - Creature Level 5 - Hand - Reclining Figure - Feather - Foreshortened Face - Brick Wall - Waterfall

My Next Phase

Author: Eric Sundstrom
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446405450
File Size: 18,16 MB
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Too many people 'flunk' retirement--even after a lifetime of hard work. Why? Because they only plan on their financial needs, not their emotional ones as they move into the next phase of life. The key to a successful retirement lies in your personality, NOT in your bank account. My Next Phase--featured in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Washington Post--offers a revolutionary, step-by-step process to figure out your personal "Retirement Style" and creates a unique retirement plan based on who you are. Take the My Next Phase quizzes and find out: WHAT'S YOUR SOCIAL STYLE? If you're outgoing, you'll need companionship through your days, whether you leave your job or keep working. If you're contemplative, you'll need solitude as well as social connection to find the fulfillment in the years ahead. WHAT'S YOUR STRESS STYLE? If you're resilient, you'll push yourself to find challenge--and get bored without it. If you're responsive, you'll need to pace yourself. Either way, you'll need a passion that gives you a reason to get out of bed each day. WHAT'S YOUR PLANNING STYLE? If you're structured, you'll prefer to schedule your time. If you're flexible, you'll want a freer, less scheduled life. And many more questions (and answers) to ensure a happy, fulfilling 'next phase' of life.

Oil Painting For Dummies

Author: Anita Marie Giddings
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051993
File Size: 16,43 MB
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Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You’ll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You’ll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, and pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to: Choose the right supplies Set up your studio and care for your equipment Handle your materials safely Develop your design and composition skills Make practice sketches and studies Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes Try out different compositions Mix any color you want Simplify tricky still-life subjects Paint landscapes and common objects out doors Paint portraits and the human form Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, Oil Painting For Dummies is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!

New Russian Drama

Author: Maksim Hanukai
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231545843
File Size: 29,39 MB
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New Russian Drama took shape at the turn of the new millennium—a time of turbulent social change in Russia and the former Soviet republics. Emerging from small playwriting festivals, provincial theaters, and converted basements, it evolved into a major artistic movement that startled audiences with hypernaturalistic portrayals of sex and violence, daring use of non-normative language, and thrilling experiments with genre and form. The movement’s commitment to investigating contemporary reality helped revitalize Russian theater. It also provoked confrontations with traditionalists in society and places of power, making theater once again Russia’s most politicized art form. This anthology offers an introduction to New Russian Drama through plays that illustrate the versatility and global relevance of this exciting movement. Many of them address pressing social issues, such as ethnic tensions and political disillusionment; others engage with Russia’s rich cultural legacy by reimagining traditional genres and canons. Among them are a family drama about Anton Chekhov, a modern production play in which factory workers compose haiku, and a satirical verse play about the treatment of migrant workers, as well a documentary play about a terrorist school siege and a postdramatic “text” that is only two sentences long. Both politically and aesthetically uncompromising, they chart new paths for performance in the twenty-first century. Acquainting English-language readers with these vital works, New Russian Drama challenges us to reflect on the status and mission of the theater.

A Couple S Guide To Happy Retirement And Aging

Author: Sara Yogev
Editor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1641700238
File Size: 77,66 MB
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“Wise, practical, wryly good-humored, and immensely helpful, this book is a must-read for the millions of boomers entering retirement age.” —Jane Mansbridge, PhD, Adams Professor, Kennedy School, Harvard University A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement is the most comprehensive book devoted entirely to relationship issues in retirement. Not a treatise on money management, this is a much-needed guide to the psychological aspects of retirement and how to make your retirement relationship happy, fruitful, loving, and successful. Written by a psychologist specializing in work and family issues, and drawing from actual accounts from retired couples, this book helps you prepare emotionally for the dramatic life changes during retirement, coaches you to find new purposes to your life beyond work, nurtures the relationship with your companion to strengthen your friendship and love, explores sexuality after retirement and how you can enjoy each other as much as you did as a younger couple, and recommends strategies to successfully deal with differences around money, time together versus apart, housework, and family relationships. It is crucial that couples prepare themselves and their marriages psychologically for what could very well comprise a quarter of their lives. A Couple’s Guide to Retirement shows you how to do that—so that you’ll have the time of your lives. “An extremely helpful perspective in meeting the challenge of aging and retirement, young or older.” —James I. Ausman, MD, PhD, and Carolyn R. Ausman, BSS, executive producers and creators of The Leading Gen® “A wise, optimistic, straightforward, and practical guidebook . . . I highly recommend it.” —William Pinsof, PhD, founder and past president of Family Therapy Institute, Northwestern University

A Woman S World

Author: Clyde Maurice Narramore
File Size: 22,73 MB
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Jumpstart Your Happiness

Author: Shawn Doyle
Editor: Sound Wisdom
ISBN: 164095077X
File Size: 29,94 MB
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Who doesn’t want to be happy? If there is one common goal in this world that everyone can agree on, it’s true happiness. The real question is HOW? How can you be happy, prosperous, and motivated? How can you live a life of intention? The answers are in this thought-provoking book, and it can be used as your blueprint for achieving HAPPINESS. In these pages, motivational speaker, bestselling author and executive coach, Shawn Doyle CSP will share with you the critical jolts to help JUMPSTART your happiness. This book is the result of thirty years of experience in motivational speaking, coaching, and training. Within this volume, you will learn the keys to unlocking your happiness including: The role that passion plays in happiness and maximum performance Understanding the power of goal-setting and achieving your dreams Hacks for changing your mindset to program yourself for happiness Ways to massively expand your expectations for life at work and home How to confront and flatten your fears once and for all How having a vision can impact your daily happiness Living a life that is extraordinary and joyful every day Identifying and being clear about your purpose in life And much much more! If you want to live a happy, prosperous, motivated, and intentional life—read this book and change your life today!

The 7 Principles Of An Evangelistic Life

Author: Douglas M. Cecil
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575677725
File Size: 20,59 MB
Format: PDF
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Just hearing the word 'evangelism' stirs emotions in believers and unbelievers alike. Because of this, many believers shy away from the topic altogether. Douglas Cecil believes we must bring a sense of balance into our approach to evangelism. The 7 Principles of an Evangelistic Life is not another book on evangelism methods; rather the author focuses on helping believers develop a lifestyle of evangelism that relies completely on the Holy Spirit. Evangelism is a spiritual adventure and readers will be challenged to re-think how they live it out.

Organized Simplicity

Author: Tsh Oxenreider
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440313601
File Size: 29,78 MB
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Remove the Mess, Add Meaning Simplicity isn't about what you give up. It's about what you gain. When you remove the things that don't matter to you, you are free to focus on only the things that are meaningful to you. Imagine your home, your time, your finances, and your belongings all filling you with positive energy and helping you achieve your dreams. It can happen, and Organized Simplicity can show you how. Inside you'll find: • A simple, ten-day plan that shows you step-by-step how to organize every room in your home • Ideas for creating a family purpose statement to help you identify what to keep and what to remove from your life • Templates for a home management notebook to help you effectively and efficiently take care of daily, weekly and monthly tasks • Recipes for non-toxic household cleaners and natural toiletry items including toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo Start living a more organized, intentional life today.

The Magical Empath

Author: Lyra Adams
Editor: Life Garden Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1393102972
File Size: 68,56 MB
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Empath, break the chains! Stop feeling overwhelmed and move toward mastery, magic and miracles. The Magical Empath brings together ancient, yet modern time-tested, methods for personal and spiritual transformation. This first in series book speaks to the hearts of empaths, starseeds, lightworkers, crystals, indigo and highly sensitive individuals. It is common to feel very alone with the person you are inside. You know … the one you have been hiding or trying to tamp down. Yes, that one. The fact is, at this time in our world, there is an army of us. We are here for a reason. It is up to us to help usher in a world that is more transparent, feeling, and ultimately beautifully grounded in truths. The knowledge contained herein is for those serious about leveling up to create an intensely magical life experience for themselves that ultimately touches those around them. Empathic individuals have the capacity to affect or enact magic … if they choose to. Many do not realize this about themselves yet. They are caught in a tight web of being different and not knowing how to live more free. Like any solid role playing game, we must possess the tools to wield our way through a maze of confusion and fears, seizing the right fortunate opportunities when they arise. While this game we are engaged in is completely an illusion, when we are playing it, the game feels very real. And that is what we do as empaths -- feel. The Magical Empath series is designed to show you the more eloquent moves to make on the chessboard of life. Empowerment through regulation and discernment, plus reaching a full understanding of who you are will propel you into your own magical destiny. In this book, you will master: How to get past the uncomfortable feelings, such as anxiety, and on to the big magic that exists for advanced empaths. How to consistently attract synchronicities into your life that blow your mind and confirm you are on the right track. How to be soft, yet a formidable force for good. How to live in a balanced way with increased sensitivity, creativity and joy. How to magically erect a filter that allows into your field the feelings of others you want to take on or examine. Likewise, you will learn how to not be affected by those emotions coming in that you do not want. You will gain considerable knowledge about energy — the essence of all — including how to protect, manage it, attract it and receive more of the good energy you desire. And much more …. Whether you recently discovered you are an empath or have known for quite awhile, this book series will become an invaluable part of your library and something you will want to share with other empathic souls. If you feel ready to move ahead and level up in this game of life, let's get started! Magical empathic lives do come true!

Harley And Me

Author: Bernadette Murphy
Editor: Catapult
ISBN: 1619027992
File Size: 54,78 MB
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“Bernadette Murphy’s luminous book shows us how to take risks that make us fierce and vulnerable, knowing that true strength is about being generous as much as it is about not giving in.” —Emily Rapp Black, author of The Still Point of the Turning World and Poster Child What happens when women in midlife step out of what's predictable? For Bernadette Murphy, learning to ride a motorcycle at forty–eight becomes the catalyst that transforms her from a settled wife and professor with three teenage children into a woman on her own. The confidence she gained from mastering a new skill and conquering her fears gave her the courage to face deeper issues in her own life and start taking risks. It is a fact that men and women alike become more risk averse in our later years —which according to psychologists and neuroscience is exactly what we should not do. And Murphy stresses that while hers is a story of transformation using a physical risk, emotional and educational risks can serve the same beneficial purpose for other women. Murphy uses her own story to explore the larger idea of how risk changes our brain chemistry, how certain personality types embrace dangerous behavior and why it energizes them, and why women's expectations change once estrogen levels drop after the childbearing years. She also explores the idea of women and risk in pop culture—why there are so few stories of the conquering heroine (instead of hero). Surely Thelma and Louise driving off the cliff should not be our only pop culture reference for women finding true freedom. With scientific research and journalistic interviews weaving through a page–turning, road trip narrative, Harley and Me is a compelling look at how one woman changed her life and found deeper meaning out on the open road.