Think, Do, Learn, Make
Cool or Wha…?
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems by Mary Oliver. This one had a couple of things I quite liked, but overall it didn’t resonate that much with me.
Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking by Emily K Neuburger. Very good collection of creative journaling ideas for those times when you need some inspiration. It also includes a section on making your own simple journals, plus has some stickers and artsy paper to use in your own creative journal.
Dare to Sketch: A Guide to Drawing on the Go by Felix Scheinberger. Ok overview of drawing basics with particular tips for urban sketchers. Definitely feels like a variation of other things I’ve read before.
Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers by Bob Eckstein. A lovely little book highlighting 75 bookstores from around the world, with a watercolor painting and anecdote for each. This is one I’m perfectly fine with reading from the library and not owning.
Do, Make, Learn, Think
Cool or Wha…?
Drawing Autism by Jill Mullen. It was interesting to see the wide variety of art drawn by others on the spectrum and to read their thoughts about their art. But my favorite remains this bit from Temple Grandin’s intro:
Some people who are visual thinkers can do geometry and trigonometry; they possess the second kind of mind: the pattern thinker. Instead of creating photo-realistic pictures in their imaginations, they see patterns and relationships between numbers. It is a more abstract form of visual thinking…. If they do visual art, it may be more abstract and impressionistic, as opposed to photo-realistic.
Congrats to Susana, who won Lovers Leap by JL Merrow! Lovers Leap will be released by Riptide Publishing on February 29.
If you’re using mobile and things are weird, it’s probably because I have the mobile plugin for my site turned off right now – it decided that everyone was on mobile. *sigh*
Think, Make, Do, Learn
Cool or Wha…?
Mixed Media Revolution: Creative Ideas for Reusing Your Art by Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson. So-so whirlwind overview of many, many mixed media techniques. Some of the techniques required you to scan QR codes or visit the publisher’s website for more details, which I found annoying.
The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists by Seth Apter. This did not fare well being read after An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I was completely unprepared for how this book sucked me in – I read it in one sitting, tissue box close by.
“Soooooooo bored!!!!!” -Mayhem
*falling asleep, balefully* -Chaos
Congrats to Al, who won To Love a Traitor by JL Merrow! To Love a Traitor will be released by Samhain Publishing on September 15.
Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Don’t Make Me Get Out the Belt Guy (DMMGOTBG) in an exceedingly brief Misadventure. (Please note that there won’t be any contests or linkity this week, although there will be a brief Friday post explaining why. I also won’t be commenting on blog posts or keeping up with tumblr or any of that stuff. Next week things will be back to normal!)
DMMGOTBG was surprised to find himself at such a
ball in the midsummer
The end! 🙂 (I did say “exceedingly brief”, right?!)
“What?! The naughty boys are back?!!! Nooooooooooooooooooo!” -Mayhem
Congrats to Jamie, who won Redemption (Diversion #5) by Eden Winters! Redemption was released by Rocky Ridge Books on August 8.
Whoops! Forgot to schedule this before I hit publish, so hey – early Misadventure. 🙂
Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with the Here, Let Me Give You the Heimlich Maneuver Guys (HLMGYTHMG).
through the constant turmoil of
made him decide he was finally ready for some
“No! You can’t pet my tummy because naughty boys again!!!” -Mayhem
Congrats to Curlyq, who won Immutable by Becky Black!
Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with You Can Do Your Laundry on My Washboard Abs Guy (YCDYLOMWAG) once again. Remember, you can hover your cursor (or long-press on mobile) to read the titles as I used them in the Misadventure.
were holed up in
(each trying to emulate a
) when they heard that
had succumbed to
to any of them, really) and that, taking advantage of the situation,
ed her off, then declared that she was his
and scoffed at all talk about the importance of
“I am appalled by this tale of multiple naughty boys, Mom. Appalled!” -Mayhem
Congrats to Idamus, who won Dancing Days by Clare London!
Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Punk Twink Guy.
forgot that it was the
and never lived to greet the
“I’m really too tired to deal with naughty boys today, Mom.” -Mayhem
Congrats to Angela, who won Flashbulb (Flight HA1710 #3) by Clare London!
Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting the Eye of the Zombie (TEZ). Remember – hover your cursor (or long-press if you’re on mobile) to see how I used the cover in the story – depending on how your Spanish is, this will be very helpful for one of the covers. 🙂
experienced by those less-than-
are horrible: mis
always seems to lead to
for all parties concerned, so my wish
is that you’re left to
The morbid end!
*now worrying about kitty zombies* -Mayhem
Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Prison Stripes Guy… AGAIN. Thanks to everyone who sent me links to covers! 🙂 And don’t forget that you can hover your cursor over the cover (or long-press on the cover if you’re mobile) to see how I used the title in the Misadventure.
for the day, as
in the canyon below him,
he’d met while
, then challenged to a
Only a leeeetle bit convoluted, right?! RIGHT??? 😉
“It was so nice when there weren’t any naughty boys last week. Alas, they have returned.” -Mayhem
Congrats to MarMight, who won The Champion’s Secret (Red Dragon #4) by Becky Black!
Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Possibly Passing Out Guy (PPOG).
Once upon a time, there was a
: “Everything, everywhere, was really
, and all of it will be my
because I am actually an ancient
*Judging Eye of Judginess* -Mayhem
I think Amazon’s Minions box is quite flattering to Ms Mayhem, judging or not!