Friday, February 01, 2019

Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist By Melissa Fischer Review

Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist
Inspiring Bible journaling techniques and projects to create beautiful faith-based fine art
Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist
Description
Explore your faith artistically with Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist—a guide that goes beyond doodling and lettering to teach you to make fine art prayer journals, daily devotionals, and more.

Beginning with a brief introduction to Bible journaling, this valuable guide explores various media, including colored pencils, pen and ink, brush pens, and watercolor paint, and how to use them. You will find dozens of step-by-step tutorials for drawing and painting beautiful artwork related to meaningful Bible passages, as well as plenty of ideas and techniques for applying lettering, flourishes, icons, and embellishments to your artwork for maximum impact.

There are tips for creating compelling layouts, reworking and embracing mistakes, and several step-by-step projects for you to incorporate into your own Bible or prayer journal. Two talented and dynamic artists show how they integrate their own style and artistry with their faith through a variety of art journaling projects, from full-page masterpieces to smaller artwork in the margins and on the covers of their journals.

The authors
Melissa Fischer is an illustration artist from Memphis, Tennessee, where she graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis. She is incredibly fortunate to be able to work from her home studio while taking care of her greatest blessings, her husband Scott and two kids Ella and Elias. You can find her every day, sharing her scripture illustrations and other watercolor work through her Instagram account Fischtales, where she first fell in love with bible journaling. As an artist, Melissa feels that sharing the love of God with others, through social media and print, is the best job she could ever have.

Kate Peiffer is an engineering student at the University of Missouri with an undeniable passion for all things creative. Kate is best known for her Bible Journaling artwork, which she shares through her Instagram page called Beautiful Bible. She is also the owner of an Etsy shop, where she sells a variety of hand-painted items, including journals, vintage hymns, and Bibles.


I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   The book is first of all filled with powerful information that will help you on your learning journey in this topic.  I also really enjoyed the faith based material and visual fine art included.  The book has a lot of more basic instructions so you can begin at any level while still being able to gain a lot of really cool tips and tricks. 

Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink By Desarae Lee Review

Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink
Tips and techniques for learning to draw in pen and ink
Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink

Description
From the beloved and best-selling Portfolio art series by Walter Foster Publishing comes Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink, a book that invites you to explore this classic art medium in fun and refreshing ways. This comprehensive guide is packed with valuable resources for artists of all skill levels, starting with the basics and ending with intricate, original step-by-step projects that are sure to impress—and inspire!

Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink introduces drawing basics, including stippling, hatching, and crosshatching; how to master the fundamentals of mark-making and line work; and helpful exercises for contour drawing, gesture drawing, perspective, and more. Chapters on value, tone, mood, light and shadow, and texture follow, ensuring that artists gain the drawing knowledge they need before working on the step-by-step projects featured in the book. Artists can even learn to add color to their black-and-white art for a fresh, modern take on an age-old art form.

Whether you're a new artist looking to try a celebrated art technique, a pen-and-ink enthusiast, a mixed-media master, or a graphite-pencil fan looking to branch out to new mediums, Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of drawing with pen and ink.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The instructions and ways to create are endless with this book because it gives you the tools to learn new or better techniques.  I know depending on skill level the reader may already know some of the teachings, but no matter where you are at in the learning process this book can still be super helpful and can also be used as a refresher.  I like the basic and more easy way to learn and the option to to each section at your own pace. 

The No Regrets Groom $20 Amazon Gift Code or $20 PayPal Cash Giveaway

The No Regrets Groom by Taylor Hart Last Play Masquerade Football Romances A hot football player and a bet--what more could you want for Valentine's day? Ziggy Brady, center for the Denver Storm, doesn't expect to dance with the woman who broke his heart ten years ago. But a bet issued by the owner of the Storm, is the catalyst for asking her. He certainly can't believe she slaps him, and he really doesn't know what to do when she throws in his face the fact her boyfriend is proposing later that night. The truth, is that Sophia Charles will always be his biggest regret. Sophia Charles doesn't want to dance with Ziggy Brady at a fundraiser; but his brother has ALS and she actually likes Ty. Ziggy, on the other hand, has serious ego issues and the media doesn't help them by calling him Aquaman. When Ziggy shows up at her office asking her to go on a 'bucket list' trip for Ty to help create awareness and raise money to find a cure for ALS, she reluctantly agrees. The No Regrets Tour consists of: driving cross country in a Retro RV, visiting an old Prison, staying at a Haunted Mansion, rafting the Snake River, and putting Graffiti Art on Devil's Tower -which will most-likely land them in jail. Sophia and Ziggy find themselves unable to stay away from one another. When Ty confesses to writing a bogus break up letter from Ziggy to Sophia ten years ago, all the reasons they should stay away from one another melt away. And they find themselves, laughing and talking and kissing and catching up for all the time they missed out on. When Ty has a break down and the tour comes to a halt, they must make a choice--walk away from it all or forgive and have No Regrets! Giveaway Details $20 Amazon Gift Code or $20 in PayPal Cash Ends 2/17/19 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, BookBub, Instagram, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from Clean Wholesome Romance and is sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Golden Thread By Darlene Zschech Review

The Golden Thread
Experiencing God's Presence in Every Season of Life
By Darlene Zschech
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Acclaimed worship artist Darlene Zschech walks readers through the valley of her cancer diagnosis, and shows us all how maintaining a posture of worship before the Lord can create an oasis in the storm.

Storms are an inevitable part of life. Rain falls on both the godly and ungodly, but God is always present, always near. Darlene shares how storms are opportunities for us to go deeper in faith and call us to worship.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  As a cancer survivor this story touched me deeply.  I would recommend it to anyone who is down in life or who just wants a big dose of inspiration.  The words are written to connect and uplift the reader with encouragement and the story is real with so much emotion in each chapter that you can feel what the author is saying.