Author: JoAnneh Nagler
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Be true to your artistic self—but don’t quit your day job. Whether you're a new graduate, considering a job change, or a creative type who isn’t finding time to pursue your passions, don’t fall for this line: “Do what you love and the money will follow.” The world is full of starving artists, but you don’t need to starve financially to thrive artistically. Author JoAnneh Nagler wants you to welcome your creativity and continue to make art—but to do so with a plan. In this groundbreaking book, she provides step-by-step strategies to teach writers, sculptors, painters, musicians, designers, and other artists how tohave a well-supported, well-lived life—and make art at the same time. Learn how to: Answer your own artistic callings and get to your art work Give up starving and struggling and build a supported, creative daily life Manage time, money, and day jobs with easy-to-learn, simple tools Develop rock-solid creative work ethics and motivational skills No matter what kind of creative person you are, this book has the tools you need to live the life you’ve always wanted to live—right now, and for your whole life long.
A Practical Guide
Author: Joanneh Nagler
Category: Business & Economics
Be true to your artistic self but don t quit your day job."
An Amazingly Simple Way to Take Control of Your Finances Once and for All
Author: JoAnneh Nagler
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Category: Business & Economics
A guide to creating a personalized debt reduction plan offers daily spending strategies, expense-tracking tools, and budgeting guidance, while offering advice on discussing debt problems with family and downsizing expenses.
How to Have a Lifetime of Love, Sex, Joy, and Happiness
Author: JoAnneh Nagler
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
A road map to having a vibrant, long-term love affair. Marriage is an exercise in busy. It’s not—by any stretch of the imagination—a spontaneous experience. Unlike the dating years, when we willingly flung every responsibility to the wind to be in our lover’s arms, marriage conspires to pull us earth-bound, distracting us from love with weighty responsibilities, insistent duties, and insane time pressures. We’ve got jobs and family obligations. We’ve got dinners to make, a house to vacuum, laundry to do, yard work, and when you add kids to the equation, the to-do list grows exponentially. How can we maintain an amorous life through all of the crazy, pressure-filled marital stuff we live through each week? Naked Marriage covers all of the topics that we need to have a healthy, intimate, and sexual life: A weekly “date” with an undisturbed hour or two for being intimate and sexual with each other Access to soul-ease experiences and fun or romance Sex grounded in mutual fulfilment, so we want to come back for more Affection guidelines that help keep us in our sensuality, even when we’re busy Easy-on-the-soul strategies for checking in with each other Clear strategies for our money, parenting, and lifestyle choices, so financial and family pressures don’t block our pathway to the bedroom Author JoAnneh Nagler offers practical strategies to get the gifts of marriage—intimacy, sex, closeness—into your hearts, hands, souls, and bodies. Nagler, who shares the story of losing the love of her life and then getting him back years later, shows you the steps to create passion in a busy life. The strategies don’t require a lot of heavy lifting or intensive archeological therapizing, and there’s no need to dig up the past. They’re simple, short, and sweet.
Build a Bulletproof Art Career to Thrive in Any Economy
Author: Barney Davey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
"Discover how to seize control of your career and create a loyal collector fan base that buys directly from you"--Page 1 of cover.
How to Be the Artist You Are
Author: Cat Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Helping artists catapult into further action, this guide is a treasury of insight and inspiration. Rather than focus on art techniques that build skills or overcome creative blocks through playful activities or writing, this guide walks the artist through exercises designed to develop the personal qualities critical to being an artist in the world, such as courage, the ability to look and see, and connection to the true creative self. This is a hands-on, experiential action book designed to get the reader creating art and exploring a variety of possibilities for being an artist. According to the teachings of this handbook, engagement with art is less about end results or products and more about the self-awareness and competence that frees the artist to seek out and create work that is vital. This is a rigorous programme that allows artists of any skill level to deepen their creative habits and be the best artists possible.
Embrace What Is, Honor What Was, Love What Will Be
Author: Patti Digh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This extraordinary book is borne of loss: the loss of love, of certainty and assuredness, of knowing where we are or who we are, of beauty and youth, of health, of life itself, of privacy, and of roles and of knowing. When someone or something we love leaves us, we suddenly walk alone into new territory without them. We become strangers in new lands, places where the landscape is unalterably changed, where the center of gravity has somehow faltered and become weak, making us feel as if we might fall off the surface of the earth. Sometimes, that moment of loss defines the rest of our lives, becoming a center to our compass forever. This unique book is a guidebook, an atlas of those experiences of loss and grief, a map for living through and into change and impermanence, to moving on anew. You are the navigator through the three main sections: Embrace what is: walk into your new landscape Honor what was: be grateful for your old landscape Love what will be: live into your future landscape Illustrated throughout with art submitted from around the world, this book is an atlas of experience, utilizing map imagery and the richly metaphoric, evocative, and functional language of geography to help you place yourself on your own journey, to find your way through helpful exercises and an empathetic, expert guide.
20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters, Artists, and Designers
Author: Ann Martin
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Make decorative, simple do-it-yourself projects with this friendly guide to paper crafting. You and your family will love to spend hours making beautiful paper art, jewelry, and decorations with All Things Paper. This easy paper crafts book comes with simple-to-follow instructions and detailed photos that show you how to create colorful and impressive art objects to display at home—many of which have practical uses. It is a great book for experienced paper craft hobbyists looking for new ideas or for new folders who want to learn paper crafts from experts. Projects in this papercrafting book include: Candle Luminaries Citrus Slice Coasters Mysterious Stationery Box Everyday Tote Bag Silver Orb Pendant Fine Paper Yarn Necklace Wedding Cake Card Perfect Journey Journal And many more… All the projects in this book are designed by noted paper crafters like Benjamin John Coleman, Patricia Zapata, and Richela Fabian Morgan. They have all been creating amazing objects with paper for many years. Whether you're a beginner or have been paper crafting for many years, you're bound to find something you'll love in All Things Paper. Soon you will be on your way to creating your own designs and paper art.
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.
Strategies for print and new media designers
Author: Curt Cloninger
Publisher: New Riders
Design philosophies can be useful, but inspiration, creative strategies, and efficient work habits are what really get the job done. Designer, instructor, and author Curt Cloninger provides a multitude of strategies, tools, and practices that readers can use to inject a big dose of creativity into just about any design project. With illustrations drawn from 20th-century French philosophy, medieval manuscripts, punkrock posters, and more, Curt’s innovative text introduces readers to his personal toolkit for hot-wiring the creative process. You’ll learn strategies to: • Recognize and believe in your creative powers • Develop effective methods for evaluating your own work • Draw inspiration from the past • Use standard software in experimental ways, and find nonstandard applications to create new effects • Maintain a personal design playground • Mine your subconscious with the Oblique Strategies Cards, developed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt • Un-stick your imagination by “blitz-designing” mock-ups Curt Cloninger is an artist, designer, author, and instructor in Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His book Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the U nderground (New Riders, 2002) is an industry standard on creative Web design solutions. Curt’s art and design work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, HOW Magazine, The New York Times, Desktop Magazine, and at digital arts festivals from Korea to Brazil. He regularly speaks at international events such as HOW Design, South by Southwest, Web Design World, and FILE. His pirate signal broadcasts from lab404.com to facilitate lively dialog.
Learn the Secrets to Making Money while Staying Passionate about your Art and Craft
Author: Lilla Rogers
Publisher: Quarry Books
Gain a wealth of information, inspiration, and know-how on moving your artistic career forward from one of the most successful illustration agents in the industry! I Just Like to Make Things is a dazzling, colorful volume of career and personal advice for artists, filled with ideas, playsheets (as opposed to worksheets), case studies, and tools for staying inspired and creative. These pages are grounded in the wisdom and experience gleaned from a long and buzzing career as creative juggernaut Lilla Rogers shares her analysis of leveraging various working styles and ways to keep your art fresh. Artist interviews provide inside details about the best jobs, as well as tips on how to work smart and stay creative. You’ll also find annotated case studies of several successful art jobs, in addition to coloring book pages, hand-drawn charts, and lots of crazy fun. Acquire real-life, professional advice from an artist known for setting the trend with I Just Like to Make Things!
Your Road Map to Happiness
Author: Michal Stawicki
THE SECRET TO THE HAPPINESS IS WITHIN YOU AND YOU CAN REVEAL IT A personal mission statement is the most powerful tool you can develop in your life. By identifying your single motivating purpose and incorporating it into your philosophy, you will have the tools to achieve happiness and success on a daily basis. I wrote “A Personal Mission Statement: Your Roadmap to Happiness” to teach you what a personal mission statement is, how to create one and, if you already have one, how to use it effectively. Unsure of what a personal mission statement is? A personal mission statement is a compass to guide your life. Though the terrain of your life can change rapidly, using this compass will ensure you always find happiness and success. Am I an expert in this field? I may not have letters like Ph.D. after my name, but I have discovered the secrets of creating personal mission statements and the amazing power they have to change lives. I have made my own and use it. But, don’t take my word, see what this reader had to say: "You convinced me to review, rewrite and resume my Personal Mission Statement. Michal, I don't know how to thank you. You have given me so much....now to do it. May you be blessed with much more!" -- Nina Malinda, Malaysia I've seen extraordinary changes in my life as a result of following my personal mission statement, and so have many others. You can easily join the ranks of people transforming their lives! Not just the “how” There are plenty of resources available online with advice on creating a personal mission statement. In today's world we are overloaded with information, what we need is motivation to actually implement the knowledge we've gained. My book not only shares the “how,” but also the “why.” Another benefit of my book is that it includes the story of my struggle in crafting my personal mission statement, offering encouragement as you create yours. "Your mission creation process has been inspiring. It's very worthwhile work." -- Anthony Smits, New Zealand 6 ways to leverage your personal mission statement - achieve faster results in your life! If you are an advanced student of personal development, you have your goals defined, you know yourself, your weaknesses and strengths, but you may not have formed a personal mission statement yet - this book can still be useful for you. Check out Chapters 4 - "Chiseling your personal mission statement out of raw material," and 5 - "I have it, what's next?" This book can be helpful for you even if you already have a personal mission statement, but are not using it. If you made your statement, but haven’t begun using it, check out Chapter 5 - "I have it! What's next?" A personal mission statement is generally written, but if you are more responsive to visual or audio stimuli, I will show how you can use your written mission statement in conjunction with pictures and sounds. “A Personal Mission Statement: Your Roadmap to Happiness” contains: 8 high quality links to personal mission statement examples.27 question sets.10 mental exercises.6 ways to put your personal mission statement into use. An inspiring, true story all in less than 9000 words, so you can begin transforming your life today. Get started immediately
A Lifestyle Guide for Cocreating a Stylish, Sexy, and Sustainable World
Author: Marci Zaroff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
ECOrenaissance provides inspiring tips and tricks for how to live and shop in harmony with nature without sacrificing style or luxury, and how best to benefit from the current renaissance—a global rebirth of sustainable economics, progressive ethics, and green culture—through the wisdom of eco-entrepreneurs, green fashion designers, organic food purveyors, and innovative leaders of this new movement. Gone are the days of boxy hemp shirts and gritty granola—cutting-edge innovation has made ecology as stylish and sexy as red carpet fashion, and everyday people are leading the charge with the choices they make in grocery stores, car lots, at work, in schools, and in their homes. In ECOrenaissance, renowned visionary Marci Zaroff provides a comprehensive guide to help you embrace sustainable living as both a celebration of style and a necessary strategy for maintaining our everyday comforts despite increasingly limited resources. From global warming to drought, genetically modified foods to harmful chemicals in our beauty products, for too long commerce has ignored the health of our planet and our bodies. But now a new age is dawning: one that is uplifting, gorgeous, and accessible. With roundtable discussions from inspiring leaders of the green movement, ECOrenaissance offers you eye-opening and groundbreaking resources to transform your life through supporting companies making significant, practical ecological change. By shining a light on leaders of sustainability throughout the world, Zaroff will transform your understanding of eco-minded products and open new possibilities for you to make a positive impact. Equipped with these tools, you will find new, empowering ways to make “green” elegant in your life, prioritizing current global needs without sacrificing comfort.
Author: Sean Covey
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
This completely updated and redesigned personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities, interactives and self-evaluations to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million copies and helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth. Pairing new interactives with modern explanatory graphics, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens workbook reaches today’s teen generation effectively.
The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way Out of It
Author: Tom Szaky
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
"Garbage doesn't exist in nature--the output of one organism is the useful input of another. So why does garbage exist in the human system? Why did it only become a problem the past century? And most importantly, how can we eliminate it--outsmart the very idea of garbage? Eco-entrepreneur Tom Szaky says that to outsmart waste first we have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. He traces the roots of our current garbage crisis to 20th century technological advances that resulted in historic changes in consuming habits--both the amount of garbage created and its longevity increased dramatically. Szaky argues we can turn this around by changing what we buy, when we buy, why we buy, and what we do with what we've bought. And through innovative recycling and creative "upcycling" (creating new products from discarded objects) we can stop seeing garbage as useless waste and start seeing it as useful waste--a tremendous volume of resources that are simply misunderstood. After reading this mind-expanding book you will never think of garbage the same way again"--
Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Broadway Books
An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.
My Journey Into Life's Perfection
Author: Michael A. Singer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Shares stories from the author's pursuit of enlightenment, from his years as a hippie introvert and successes as a computer engineer through his work in humanitarian efforts, counseling readers on how to navigate confusing aspects in the spiritual journey.
How to Live Well Together
Author: Niki Harré
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Whether we are competing for a job, building a business or championing a good cause, some days it can feel as if we are trapped in an endless competition for status, wealth or attention. Maybe if we learn to play the game and follow the rules we’ll come out on top. But is life really a finite game – a game of selection and rules, winners and losers, players and spectators? In The Infinite Game, Niki Harré asks us to imagine our world anew. What if we are all part of a different type of game entirely – a game in which playing matters more than winning, a game that anyone can join at any time, a game in which rules evolve as new players turn up – an infinite game? Harré looks at our society (are people pawns or participants?) and ourselves (what kind of player would you like to be?) to offer an inspiring vision of how we might live well together. Deeply informed by psychological research and a life of social activism, Niki Harré’s provocative book teaches us all how we might live life as an infinite game.