◊ Paperback: 141 pages
◊ Genre: pets, animal care, essays
◊ Publisher: Passion Fruit Press (June 5, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1633532895
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1633532892
Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom, King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. You’ll want to savor each chapter and purr-haps revisit those that strike a personal chord.
This book is based on a collection of essays from the author’s blog, The Conscious Cat, that deals with lessons in conscious living. Believing that cats come into our lives to teach us, the author shares tidbits of wisdom highlighting this theory.
As you read through this charming book you can’t help but feel yourself relax a bit. There is something calming about the author’s approach to writing and sharing her insights into how felines impact our lives. Taking lessons from cats, King explains how we can help our health by stretching as our feline friends do and just enjoying the moment rather than over worrying ourselves about what might be.
The book is jammed packed with information and helpful tips, but can be read in just a short time. In addition to the advice, the author has added adorable color photographs of various cats throughout the book. You can’t help but smile looking at the angelic faces of some of these furry four-legged babies.
You don’t have to be a cat owner to enjoy the knowledge this book has to offer. Thought, the author does point out the book is best enjoyed with a cat in your lap. After reading the book you might even be inclined to add another cat or two to your life.
PURRS OF WISDOM might just help you see the world from a different perspective resulting in a more relaxed lifestyle.
Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style by Ingrid King, Passion Fruit Press, @2016, ISBN: 978-1633532892, Paperback, 141 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: Creative Hand-Lettering, Coloring and Inspirations by Dawn Nicole Warnaar
◊ WORDS TO LIVE BY: Creative Hand-Lettering, Coloring and Inspirations by Dawn Nicole Warnaar
◊ Age Range: 8 – 12 years
◊ Grade Level: 3 - 7
◊ Paperback: 128 pages
◊ Genre: Crafts, Hobbies, Children’s
◊ Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. (March 1, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1633221008
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1633221000
With step-by-step, hand-lettering lessons and spectacularly illustrated coloring pages, artists of any age can create beautiful works of letter art.
Words to Live By is a unique combination of inspirational quotes, hand-lettering tips and techniques, and fun coloring pages. With easy step-by-step lessons in the art of hand lettering and illustration, artists of any age can learn to create beautiful works of letter art. Also included are 24 inspirational perforated coloring pages that can be personalized and displayed, framed, or given as gifts.
Looking at the book cover, one might think this book is a step-by-step guide to learning hand-lettering. It’s not, but it gives you the basics on which to practice and to develop your own unique style.
The book is designed to inspire you to create on your own. While the author gives some basic techniques and tips to practice, she encourages readers to develop their own unique style by practicing again and again. She urges readers to ‘just create’ as they try their hand at lettering.
The book is nicely designed with several challenges, blank pages for sketching, and a vast array of projects to try. Readers can learn to do DIY postcards, DIY magnets and DIY bookmarks to name a few. There are also numerous coloring book pages where readers can use their imagination to bring them to life with pen and/or paint.
WORDS TO LIVE BY will inspire you and help stimulate your creative side. The book may be geared toward youngsters, but adults will find their inner child coming out as they doodle to unwind after a stressful day.
Words To Live By: Creative Hand-Lettering, Coloring, and Inspirations; Walter Foster Jr.; @2016; ISBN: 978-1633221000; Paperback; 128 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I do so appreciate it. Have you experienced the adult coloring book phase yet? What about bullet journals? Do you find yourself doodling why you think? Doesn’t the cover of this book just make you smile?