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Artful Memories

RRP $44.99

Making Art for Memory's Sake

Keeping memories is so much more than just sliding photographs into the plastic sleeves of a photo album - it's an art form. InsideArtful Memories, co-authors Carol Wingert and Tena Sprenger show you how to take your memory art to the next level by creatively combining traditional artist's mediums with fabric, papercrafting and bookmaking supplies.

You'll learn how to:

  • Alter and enhance photos with art supplies, like watercolor, acrylic paint, tar gel and even a Polaroid Day Lab machine
  • Find inspiration in everyday items - like clipboards, fabric and even cabinet doors - and use them to creatively display your photographs
  • Create all kinds of memory art, including sophisticated scrapbook layouts using paper and fabric, books with pages made of everything from transparency sheets to canvas, and even personalized art for your walls
From image transfers to book binding, Artful Memories combines the hottest techniques in the memory art world to help crafters make the most of their treasured memories. You'll find projects you love in each of the four chapters: Paper Arts, Fabric Arts, Book Arts and Wall Arts. And you'll be inspired by the work contributed by some of the hottest names making memory art today that fills the galleries at the end of each chapter.

Inspired yet? Grab a copy of this book, your favorite photographs and start making memory art today!


A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court

RRP $19.99

When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century America but to the bewildering sights and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. Although confused at first and quickly imprisoned, he soon realises that his knowledge of the future can transform his fate. Correctly predicting a solar eclipse from inside his prison cell, Morgan terrifies the people of England into releasing him and swiftly establishes himself as the most powerful magician in the land, stronger than Merlin and greatly admired by Arthur himself. But the Connecticut Yankee wishes for more than simply a place at the Round Table. Soon, he begins a far greater struggle: to bring American democratic ideals to Old England. Complex and fascinating, "A Connecticut Yankee" is a darkly comic consideration of the nature of human nature and society.

About the Author

Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910). He was born and brought up in the American state of Missouri and, because of his father's death, he left school to earn his living when he was only twelve. He was a great adventurer and travelled round America as a printer; prospected for gold and set off for South America to earn his fortune. He returned to become a steam-boat pilot on the Mississippi River, close to where he had grown up. The Civil War put an end to steam-boating and Clemens briefly joined the Confederate army - although the rest of his family were Unionists! He had already tried his hand at newspaper reporting and now became a successful journalist. He started to use the alias Mark Twain during the Civil War and it was under this pen name that he became a famous travel writer. He took the name from his steam-boat days - it was the river pilots' cry to let their men know that the water was two fathoms deep.

Mark Twain was always nostalgic about his childhood and in 1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was published, based on his own experiences. The book was soon recognised as a work of genius and eight years later the sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was published. The great writer Ernest Hemingway claimed that 'All modern literature stems from this one book.'

Mark Twain was soon famous all over the world. He made a fortune from writing and lost it on a typesetter he invented. He then made another fortune and lost it on a bad investment. He was an impulsive, hot-tempered man but was also quite sentimental and superstitious. He was born when Halley's Comet was passing the Earth and always believed he would die when it returned - this is exactly what happened.


Bartleby, The Scrivener A Story Of Wall-street

RRP $18.99

Herman Melville Born in New York City, the son of New England merchant. He worked at odd jobs (clerk, garmhand, teacher) before sailing to the South Seas on the whaler Acushnet. He deserted his ship, lived among cannibals, mutinied on an Australian boat, then spent two years on an American boat returning to the U.S. He successfully romanticized these adventures, publishing seven novels in six years, including Moby Dick (1851), one of the masterworks of American fiction. His popularity waned, and by the time he died he was virtually forgotten. Billy Budd was his last great novel. As his writing declined, Melville sailed again, around Cape Horn to San Francisco on a clipper ship commanded by his brother.


Atlas Of Historical Eclipse Maps

RRP $135.99

This 1986 book presents a series of computer-drawn maps and tables for all total and annular eclipses of the Sun calculated to have been observable in East Asia in the 3400 years from 1500 BC to AD 1900. The study of past eclipses is a useful tool in both geophysics and chronology, for example in determining the long-term behaviour of the Earth's rate of rotation. The eclipses of the Sun that occurred in East Asia - notably in China, Korea and Japan - are particularly useful because numerous reliable written records of them are extant. The book will be of interest to professional astronomers whose work can benefit from long-term historical data, especially those interested in studying the Earth's rotation and to historians of Chinese astronomy. It will be an essential reference work for research libraries.


D.a.t. Defensive Arts Training

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