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B3044. Art Expose/Judy Melvin
Art Expose: A Collection of Techniques for Creative Expression by Judy Melvin. 2008. 20pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper.

Judy has put her workshop notes into book form. It's a book of how to make beautiful artwork using the techniques for creative expression that she teaches. Full color. Includes:
Sumi Ink & Sink Art, Sumi Ink & TECH Ink, Gesso, Pastels & Stencils, Bleach & Pastels, and Walnut Ink.




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B3067. Creating Art from Nature / Doughty & Larsen
Creating Art from Nature: How to Handprint Botanicals by John Doughty and Sonja Larsen. 2008. 80pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

Nature printing produces amazingly detailed images by applying inks and paints to leaves, flowers, and plants and pressing them onto various surfaces. This fully illustrated, step-by-step, practical guide to the craft and art is by two of its masters. It presents easy projects for kids with tempera paints, as well as numerous techniques for adult crafters and artists. Illustrated with 200 color photographs.

Chapters include:

Easy prints using stamp pads
Easy-to-advanced greeting cards
When to use brush, brayer or dauber
Drying plants for successful printing
How to make your own printing press
Creative background techniques
Flower pounding -- natural dyes
How to print with metallic powders
Printing on tiles, glass and clay
Complicated printing made easy
Tips on composition with botanicals
Sources for new and old processes



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B1772. Free Play / Nachmanovitch
Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch. 1990. 5"x8". 208pp. Paper.

A book on the creative process recommended by many calligraphy instructors.



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B2870. Building With Stumbling Blocks/Moote
Building With Your Creative Stumbling Blocks
By Cherryl Moote. 2006. 120pp. 8.5" x 11". Spiral Paper

Shows how to make use of your creative blocks through
exploring simple bookbinding, paper crafting and journaling.
Explores creativity, creative growth and discovery with practical activities. Deal with your creative challenges and feel more in control of your creative path. Included in the book are sections on critical voices, setting goals, rediscovering your creative voice, finding time for creativity in your daily life and dealing with the fears and challenges of living a creative life.



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B3340. Creative Mixed Media / Kahn
Creative Mixed Media: Paint Print Stitch Stamp Embellish by Sherrill Kahn. 2009. 112pp. 8-3/8"x10-7/8". Paper

16 creative techniques to try with paper and fabric, using everyday items such as baby wraps, hair gel, and shower mats in out-of-the ordinary ways. The techniques range from stamping and paper embossing to working with stencils, digital images, and glue batik. Includes a color gallery of the techniques. Provides guidelines on design and composition. Full of colorful inspiration. "Excellent" - Cherryl Moote




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B2052. Art Spirit,The/Henri,Robert
The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the Concept and Technique of Picture Making, the Study of Art Generally, and on Appreciation by Robert Henri. (1923) 2007. 284pp. Paper

This collection of Robert Henri's words, teachings and letters is a must-read for all aspiring artists. It is a classic work is filled with valuable advice and wisdom about the place of art and artist in American society. Recommended by Ieuan Rees and others.



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B2864. Book of Questions / O'Daly
The Book of Questions, translated by William O'Daly. Second edition 2001. 78pp. 5.5" x 7.5".

This book of poems is recommended by instructors at the summer calligraphy conference. Bilingual edition.



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B2850. Coaching the Artist Within



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B4047. Learn to Draw Calligraphy Animals / Fox
B4047. Learn to Draw Calligraphy Animals: 30 unique creations by Andrew Fox. 2015. 76pp. 6.25"x7.75". Hardcover

With just a few strokes of a calligraphy pen, London-based designer and illustrator Andrew Fox helps you to create a fun series of 30 minimalistic animals. From cats, dinosaurs, crabs, horses, and birds, the animals are simple to create and easily recognizable. Kit includes book, calligraphy marker, and paper.

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B4055. William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration
B4055. William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration Expanded Edition by Dorothy Abbe and Bruce Kennett. 2015. 112pp. 6.75"x9". Paper.

A classic from the man who coined the term graphic design - There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956). The first American to call himself a graphic designer, he applied his prodigious talents in the fields of typography, calligraphy, illustration, and even puppeteering - a more fitting title might have been Renaissance man. He is best known for his book designs, which combine his expertise in calligraphy, use of stencils, and typography. Very little has been published on Dwiggins, until now. The first of several planned volumes on his incredible legacy, this reprint of Stencilled Ornament & Illustration includes the original book, hand-set in an experimental Linotype face he designed, along with stencils and plates illustrating a dizzying array of graphical elements. A new introduction by Bruce Kennett shows how Dwiggins used ornaments, rules, and other elements in his final book and jacket designs. Originally published in a letterpress edition of 120 copies, this important book introduces the unique genius of Dwiggins to a broader audience. 144 illustrations, 24 in color.




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