Download and read online The Shape of Ideas in PDF and EPUB What does an idea look like? And where do they come from? Grant Snider’s illustrations will motivate you to explore these questions, inspire you to come up with your own answers and, like all Gordian knots, prompt even more questions. Whether you are a professional artist or designer, a student pursuing a creative career, a person of faith, someone who likes walks on the beach, or a dreamer who sits on the front porch contemplating life, this collection of one- and two-page comics will provide insight into the joys and frustrations of creativity, inspiration, and process—no matter your age or creative background.
Download and read online Show Me a Story in PDF and EPUB Encouraging children to let their imagination run wild, Emily K. Neubinger offers 40 inventive projects and activities that will inspire kids ages 5 to 12 to express themselves through storytelling. Younger children will love making story stones and a storytelling jar, while older kids will open up and thrive as they embark on guided story walks and inspiring journaling exercises. Sparking creativity while developing a child’s love of language, Show Me a Story will kindle a lifelong passion for both writing and telling original stories.
Download and read online Journal Sparks in PDF and EPUB Sixty inventive writing prompts, guided exercises, and crafty activities designed to jumpstart creative journaling, storytelling, and self-expression are accompanied by inspiring examples from journals of people of all ages and instructions for making a one-of-a-kind blank book of your own.
Download and read online If You Can Doodle You Can Paint in PDF and EPUB "The advice and exercises in If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint, help readers dig into their creative life to find a style that is authentically theirs"--
Download and read online What s Your Color Story in PDF and EPUB Color yourself happy and ignite your love of color with this pocket journal and coloring book. In What’s Your Color Story? author Moll Anderson takes you on a journey to discover your true love of color. More than a coloring book, this unique pocket journal is filled with inspirational quotes, questions and journal pages designed to guide you to explore your own personal relationship with color. Have you ever wondered why you love certain colors and strongly dislike others? Are you ready to take a leap and open up your world to a kaleidoscope of colors? What's Your Color Story? features an abundance of pages filled with whimsical designs, swirling lines and intricate patterns designed by coloring book author Teresa Roberts Logan. The unique designs free you to experiment with color and color combinations that will stimulate your senses, unleash your creative energy and open up your world to the endless possibilities that color can bring. Share #MyColorStory @mollanderson
Download and read online Il LIST ration in PDF and EPUB The creativity never stops with Il-LIST-ration! Il-LIST-ration is a remarkable and unique book featuring ludicrous lists to help artists, doodlers, and sketchers with daily inspiration! Inside, you'll find complete illustrated lists, partial lists, and blank lists to help guide you through a world full of illustration ideas and motivation. Each list has a distinct theme or fantastical topic. What world would you create using Modes of Miniature Transportation? Could you doodle out dozens of Drinks for Dragons? And how would you create your Recipes for Disaster? These themes include lines for twelve descriptive names, and plenty of space for your accompanying illustrations. A concluding inspirational gallery features art contributed by: John Hendrix, Calef Brown, Julianna Brion, Roman Muradov, Aya Kakeda, and Wilson Swain.
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Download and read online Dream It Draw It Think It Do It in PDF and EPUB Brain Quest meets Unbored in this super-fresh, creative interactivity book for kids. Dream It! Draw It! Think It! Do It! delivers wonderfully unexpected and entertaining creative adventures that flex kids' mind muscles and propel them into action. Author Courtney Watkins empowers kids to see their world in new and different ways through handwritten questions, musings, challenges, and illustrations. Some of the fun activities include: drawing ice skating chairs, decoding top secret messages, designing obstacles courses in unusual places, creating new products for time travel, and engaging in poetry slams with a friend. "Watkins's ideas are . . . ideal for inspiring kids to think in unusual and unique ways and for giving them the confidence to express themselves with their own individual style." --Discovery Award for Excellence
Download and read online A World of Pausabilities in PDF and EPUB This is a rhyming guide that introduces children to mindfulness and shows them how to live mindfully by taking pauses in their lives. Pausabilities encourage children to take a breath and be present and pay attention to their thoughts, feelings, sensations, and the world around them. A World of Pausabilities reminds children that everyone can be mindful and that there is no wrong way to take a pause. Includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" by the author which explains mindfulness and provides tips for implementing pausabilities in their children's lives.
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Download and read online Make Your Kid A Money Genius Even If You re Not in PDF and EPUB The New York Times bestseller that is a must-read for any parent! From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life—a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way. Many of us think we can have the “money talk” when our kids are old enough to get it…which won’t be for years, right? But get this: Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids’ financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can’t afford to wait. Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others. More specifically, you’ll learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. You’ll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move. You don’t need to be a money genius to make your kid a money genius. Regardless of your comfort level with finance—or your family’s income—this charming and fun book is an essential guide for passing along enduring financial principles, making your kids wise beyond their years—and peers—when it comes to money.
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