{Simply Calligraphy}

Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Elegant Lettering

By Judy Detrick

This is a great book that will help you to discover what tools you need and the instruction needed to learn calligraphy!

Judy introduces the reader to the tools needed, an introduction to basic handwriting and even project ideas and resources to learn more!

Check out:

Judy Detrick’s Website

~[P.S….I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review!}~


{Pop Painting}

Pop Painting:Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon

By Camilla d’Errico 

This is a great book to learn about Surrealism and finding inspiration!

Camilla shares information about using intuition, the tools of the trade and more!

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Check out more about Camilla on her website @ http://camilladerrico.com/

She her latest updates on facebook @ camilladerricoart

And fun pics on Instagram @ camilladerrico/

{The Healthy Mind Cookbook}

The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity.

By Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson

This is a great book to learn about how food affects our bodies! This book is a GREAT resource to find healthy and natural alternatives to modern day medicines.

The books starts off talking about illnesses and their connection with foods. She explains how eating affects our bodies and brains and how important it is to eat healthy foods.

Rebecca even provides an index off foods and their health benefits. She even provides information on local markets and farmers markets as well as Environment resources.

Check out Rebecca’s website @ http://www.rebeccakatz.com/

…and sign up for weekly emails full of recipes and great information!

and on Pinterest @ rebeccakatzyum

~[P.S….I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review!}~

{Just Add Watercolor}

{Just Add Watercolor} Inspiration and Painting Techniques from Contemporary Artist

– By Helen Birch!

What a treat! First I was shocked at the size of the book, it is around 4″ X 6″! I love how tote-able the book is and it features a hard cover which is great for carrying the book around the city with me!

One of the highlights of the book is the unique index gallery in the front of the book. There are thumbnails of all the painting is the book with the page number in them offering a quick visual reference which is helpful and such an amazing quality for the book!

The main focus of the book is each artist talking about their painting, offering techniques and tips. Each painting is by a different artist and Helen features all types of water-coloring as well which is great!

Helen Ends the book with Watercolor Fundamentals, information on materials and steps on what to do next! I think it is great that she offers ideas on what steps to take after painting to get your work in galleries ect.

Helen is based out of UK and is an art lecturer, blogger and author. You can check out her blog @  http://drawdrawdraw-drawdrawdraw.blogspot.com/ and also follow her on Twitter @  https://twitter.com/drawdrawdraw and also on instagram @  https://www.instagram.com/helenbirch_drawdrawdraw/

I really enjoy her Pinterest which can be found @ https://www.pinterest.com/drawdrawdraw/ particularly her board watercolour-water-based-media

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~[P.S….I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review!}~

{Art Students League of New York on Painting}

By James L. McElhinney and the Instructors of The Art Students League of New York

This is a great book to learn about the world of art from great artist and inspirational teachers!

I was surprised to discover that James is a graduate of Tyler School of Art which happens to be the art college I attended! Tyler has always hosted amazing artist and has amazing teachers!

I love how informative this book is, I was expecting more picture pages however I was surprised, again, to find how much information and teaching makes up most of the book!

I am so excited to learn and grow as a painter with this book!

Check out http://www.mcelhinneyart.com/ to discover the work of James! I really really really really love his travel sketches!!!

~[P.S….I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review!}~