Make 43 Beautiful Asian Flowers - From Irises to Cherry Blossoms to Peonies (with Printable Tracing Templates)
Author: Emiko Yamamoto
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Exquisite paper flowers that never wilt! In this ebook, Japanese paper crafting expert Emiko Yamamoto reveals her secrets for making realistic blossoms, leaves and stems from inexpensive colored paper sheets. Her simple cut-curl-paste method is perfect for beginners—making it easy to create dozens of different flowers. Fabulous Paper Flowers features 43 different Asian flowers for every season, including: Spring: Wild Cherry Blossoms, White Clover, Japanese Primrose, Japanese Marigolds & Fuji Dawn Violets Summer: Bigleaf Hydrangea, Japanese Iris, Water Lilies, Moutan Peony, Japanese Morning Glory & Evening Primrose Fall: Cosmos, Japanese Bush Clover, Cranesbill Geraniums, Japanese Maple Leaves & Gingko Leaves Winter: Heavenly Bamboo, Japanese Camellia, Snow Camellia, Pheasant's Eye, Japanese Plum & Chinese Sacred Lilies The finished pieces look great as table settings, wearable brooches, gift toppers, in framed displays, on handmade cards and so much more. Make wedding decor on a budget, decorate for a baby shower, make a dinner party special or surprise a loved one with a handmade gift—with this book, the possibilities are endless! This complete how-to guide has descriptions of the easy-to-find materials and tools, templates that you can print and cut out, and step-by-step photos showing you how to curl and crease the pieces, then assemble them with dabs of glue.
Fabulous Flower Paintings Start Here! Let these fresh blossoms brighten your house all year long! You don't need to wait until summer to surround yourself with flowers. Just grab your paintbrush and let Fresh and Fabulous Flowers in Acrylics show you how to create delightful blooms anytime. You'll learn how to create fabulous floral designs using a fresh, contemporary approach. No formal, stiff poses here. These lush and lively sprays are as breezy as a spring day. Inside you'll find: • Complete guidance through the design process: from finding inspiration to creating basic sketches and selecting the best colors and the perfect shape. • 10 simple compositions that let you practice your skills on flowers hand-picked on a summer stroll • An inspirational gallery that shows you how to transfer your designs to basket lids, fashion purses and any other surface you can envision. Each composition includes a complete materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs that make it simple and fun to follow along. Gather a bouquet of ideas in Fresh and Fabulous Flowers in Acrylics and start painting!
Wildflower lovers across Georgia know Hugh and Carol Nourse through their popular slide lectures. Countless other enthusiasts have seen their glorious wildflower photographs in books and magazines. Here the Nourses draw on years of travel around the state to share their favorite places for seeing wildflowers. Of the many walks the Nourses have taken, these are the ones they return to most often because of the density or the unusual nature of the floral display. All twenty of these wildflower walks are on public land; everything you need to know about how to find them and what to do once you're there is included. Five walks are presented from each of Georgia's four geographic regions: Cumberland Plateau/Ridge and Valley (northwestern Georgia); Blue Ridge (northeastern Georgia); Piedmont (Georgia foothills and fall line); and Coastal Plain (all of Georgia below the fall line). For each walk, a scenic photo gives a hint of the locale's overall character. In addition, five of the wildflowers encountered on the walk are profiled with a photograph and a detailed description. All of the wildflowers on these walks are native to Georgia. A few are rare and endangered. Common plant names are used in the main text; the index lists both common and scientific names. Coverage of each walk includes directions and a trail map plus information about: flowering season peak flowering period flower habitats walk length and difficulty restroom availability applicable fees
This book presents translations of eight closely related 18th- and 19th-century Bengali folk tales centered on Satya Pīr and the people he helps. While the worship of Satya Pīr is the ostensible motivation for the tales, they really demonstrate his miraculous powers, which authenticate him as a legitimate object of worship.
From the Mojave Desert in the USA to the Italian Dolomites, and from South Africa's Cape National Park to the Stirling Ranges of Australia, this book showcases the most spectacular displays of wild blooms on the planet. Each site account begins with a locator map and info panel detailing timing, key species etc. This is followed by an informative and readable account by the expert author (who has personally visited nearly all of the sites covered) accompanied by a handful of stunning images of each location showing off the displays of flowers. In addition there are chapters on the animal life that can be found at these sites, and on the conservation status of the locations covered in the book. Many people travel widely in search of spectacular displays of flowers, but are guided only by word-of-mouth information, or by what organised tours are available. This book sets out to rectify this gap. However, it aims to be much more: the most 'flowery' places in the world are exceptionally spectacular at their best, and the beautiful photography in the book allows a broad audience to enjoy these sights without even leaving the house.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RIVER HIKE, "MIDDLE FORK" CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE VIEW HEAVY HIKE "KENDAL KATWALK" (please provide us with a little information about yourself and we'll send the download directly to your inbox!) * More than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes * Compact, easy-carry size * Two color maps, charts and elevation profiles This handsome guide is full of charts and easy-to-find information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. And once you're on the trail, you'll enjoy the sidebars on flora and fauna, and historical highlights that accompany many of the routes. There is a full-color front map and then two-color section maps, along with clear driving directions to the trail head, options for nearby camping, ratings for trail difficulty and photos of what you'll see on your hike. Hikes are typically less than 12 miles round trip. The Day Hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides
Today the name Gene Kloss, NA, is synonymous with copperplate etchings and when this book was first published by Sunstone Press in the early 1980s, it quickly became a collector's item. No wonder because her limited edition prints are now becoming priceless on the art market. This 20th anniversary edition, the sole complete source of information on this outstanding artist, contains 81 black and white reproductions on 192 pages and includes a text by noted author Phillips Kloss. When Gene and her poet-husband Phillips Kloss first arrived in Taos, New Mexico, her first etching press, a sixty-pound machine, was installed at their camp in Taos Canyon by cementing it to a large rock. That press was eventually replaced by a 1,084 pound Sturges etching press purchased from a defunct greeting card company. With the years and the continual dedication came honors, national and international. The Smithsonian, the National Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Fine Art, the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as many others, house the work of Gene Kloss in their permanent collections. From her spare life on the eastern edge of Taos with neither water nor electricity, but plenty of firewood, kerosene and inspiration, Gene Kloss informed the art world of the special beauty inherent in southwestern US images: the churches, the Indian faces, the mountains and valleys, the dances and intricate rhythms of life in a part of the United States that remains essentially unchanged to this day. ART NEWS called Gene Kloss ..".one of our most sensitive and sympathetic interpreters of the Southwest."
This remarkable book has something more than what children like most—it has what parents like most! Parents and children alike will feel empathy for the virtuous Teal Hattie as she faces her dauntless, witchy aunts. Similarly, a snake’s dream of becoming a cyclist and almost winning a race will inspire them. They will reflect on whether the unrestrained love for work of Brigitte the bee wouldn’t be by any chance a flaw of character. With interest, they will discover a new proof of the goodness of fairies, and with pleasure, they will witness the transformation of a tattered scarecrow into a good guardian of mice and birds. They will try to puzzle out the problem of harmony facing a nightingale choir teacher. They will reflect on the meaning of friendship as they follow Johnny’s unusual forest adventure. They will frown at the surreal prank pulled by the paint fairies and marvel at the resolve of Prince Alexander as he tackles rebellious wolves. The secret of the fulfilment of one’s dream will be unveiled to them as they travel up to the moon and back. These new intriguing tales will bring children and parents joy and valuable thoughts to mull over, because the stories are short, delightfully classic in form, with interesting plots, surprising conclusions and clear moral messages.
‘John Berger has made the world a better place to live in. These essays tell us how he succeeded in that task.’ Arundhati Roy In this collection of essays on the work of, and conversations with, John Berger, thirty-seven of his friends, artistic collaborators and followers come together to form the first truly international and cross-cultural celebration of his interventions. Berger has for decades, through his poetic humanism, brought together geographically, historically and socially disparate subjects. His work continues to throw out lifelines across genres, times and types of experience, opening up radical questions about the meaning of belonging and of community. In keeping with this spirit and in celebration of Berger, the short essays in A Jar of Wild Flowers challenge us all to take the brave step from limited sympathy to extended generosity. With contributions from Ali Smith, Julie Christie, Sally Potter, Ram Rahman, Jean Mohr, Nick Thorpe, Hsiao-Hung Pai and many others.
If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms
The Cook. The Dervish. The Geographer. The Artist. The Jongleur. The Scholar. The Historian. A group of men are imprisoned by their Sultan and await death; they are to be executed for petty crimes. They all have one regret-not to have done the pilgrimage to Mecca. Whereupon, a talking parrot, centuries old, flies into their cell and rebukes them, suggesting they undertake the overland pilgrimage in their minds. So the prisoners imagine the journey, weaving art, history, cuisine, geography, literature, philosophy, Sufism, anecdotes and comic stories, to travel a fabulous road across the breathtaking and punishing landscapes of North Africa. All the while they are accompanied by the convivial parrot and its recollections of the past, whether in the company of the Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton in Tangier, as a mascot in the French Foreign Legion, mingling with the cross-dresser Isabelle Eberhardt, as companion to an English aristocrat in Algiers, enslaved by pirates off Tripoli, as sidekick to the circus strongman Giovanni Belzoni or muse to Gustave Flaubert in Cairo. It's a roller coaster of adventures that prove as colourful as its feathers.But who will reach Mecca, as one by one the prisoners are dragged out of the cell to meet the executioner?Winner of the K Blundell Trust Award.
A Manual for the Identification of Native and Naturalized Higher Vascular Plants of New England
Author: Arthur Haines
Publisher: Yale University Press
An indispensable, fully updated guide for everyone interested in identifying, studying, or conserving the flora of New England This comprehensive manual offers accurate, up-to-date, and clear information for identifying New England's remarkable array of tracheophytes (vascular plants, excluding mosses). With fully researched entries on some 3,500 native and nonnative species, the book is the first in decades to provide a complete and correct botanical reference for the region's noncultivated plants. The volume includes many new species not documented in New England before, while also excluding many species that have erroneously appeared in earlier manuals. Focusing on the taxonomy and distribution of New England plants, the manual is largely dedicated to identification keys and to species entries that provide scientific name, origin, regional conservation ranking, common name, synonyms, distribution, ecology, and other miscellaneous items of interest. Nearly one-third of the entries are accompanied by helpful black-and-white line illustrations. Additional special features: Precise distribution information, accurate to the state level Details on unusual plant groups not included in other sources Reliable and versatile keys for identification Tips on recognizing hybrid plants in the field A companion interactive teaching Web site (under development) Comprehensive glossary