"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cook Korean!

I am rather new to Korean cuisine. What originally attracted me to Cook Korean: A Comic Book With Recipes by Robin Ha is that the recipes are illustrated! I am loving this comic book approach to teaching someone how to cook. 
The book is divided into 10 chapters starting with Kimchi and Pickles, Veggie Side Dishes, Barbecueing Meat and Poultry, Seafood, Soups and Stews, Porridges, Noodles and Rice Cakes, Snacks and Street Food, all the way to Drinks and Cocktails and Korean Fusion. Each recipe is charmingly illustrated which makes it much more likely to be used because it's so much fun!
Tonight I am making a grocery list to get some of the basic ingredients for these recipes. And the first recipe to try out on my list is the Chile Chicken Stew or Dakbokkeumtang.  
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lessons In Classical Painting

"There is no such thing as a flawless step-by-step system that results in a perfect product. Personal struggles, talent, inspiration and passion, when combined with hard work, create a unique outcome. No matter how dedicated and prepared you are, when making art, you are stepping into the wilderness. From this uncertainty comes some of the joy and wonder of art. It is human, imperfect, and filled of mystery." This part of the introduction in Juliette Aristides' "Lessons in Classical Painting: Essential Techniques From Inside the Atelier" deeply resonated with me. However, we learn techniques to move ahead in our creative journeys and this is a great resource for such techniques.

I love how the author explains how an artist can achieve great results by focusing on only one of many components whether it's value pattern (the abstract treatment of lights and darks), tonal shapes, value composition with great examples. She also goes into the details of Form Painting, Temperature and Color. She provides lessons in steps for the reader to understand and practice a given technique.

This book is not only a great reference for beginner and more advanced artists but also a pleasant read.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Don't miss out!

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Cricut is celebrating Christmas in July with HUGE price cuts! The sale will run July 16 through July 19 with savings reminiscent of annual black Friday deals.

Check out Cricut's Christmas in July Sale to get a head start for your Holiday shopping. Not only can you create your own holiday ornaments and decorations for your own home, make handmade cards to send out but it's also a great time to buy supplies for the Cricut crafters on your holiday gift list.

My ABSOLUTE favorites are Anna’s Christmas Cards & Embellishments and Anna Griffin® Christmas Kitsch. With so many great choices available, you'll surely find your style.
Here's a card I made with Anna Griffin® Christmas Kitsch. 
With all the intricate layers already designed and ready to cut, you just have the glue the layers together to amazing cards that will impress all who get them.

Celebrate Christmas in July with great deals at Cricut! Don't miss out.