What started as a simple belly dance class in San Francisco in the late 1980s has flourished into the phenomenon known as American Tribal Style® Belly Dance, or ATS®. An elegant system for... More > group improvisation using specific steps, combinations, formations, and transitions, ATS® is the global language shared by enthusiastic followers of Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman’s FatChanceBellyDance (FCBD) troupe. ATS® is a living, breathing, vibrant conversation in improvisational movement. What’s more, once you learn the core elements, you can join in the dance, wherever you go.
Whether you are a novice, experienced student, or teacher, this companion guide was created to help build and refresh your knowledge of ATS®. It offers full-color photos of professional dancers, written instructions, and visual body maps, as well as action and visualization segments.
Designed to be used in concert with the expansive FCBD® video collection, it’s a quick and easy-to-use reference for ATS® dancers of all levels.< Less
"What would you do to save her, I wonder?"
On the treacherous northern Shelf a man searches the tundra for his missing wife only to unwittingly stumble into something far more treacherous... More > than the raging winter storms. Will he be able to save her? Will he be able to save himself? Find out in the second story set in the Dreamlands universe: Tales from Dreamland: the Winter King from blackshirtboy.com< Less
"Come on Leora, it'll be fun!"
On the endless plains a young farm girl is hoping for some "alone time" with her equine boyfriend, safe from her horse-hating parents. However... More > their romantic weekend alone quickly becomes something far more than she bargained for and her life will be changed forever.
Find out what happens in the first issue of Tales from Dreamland from blackshirtboy.com< Less
"Still awake, son?"
Beneath the foothills of the Rockies a young intern at a top-secret scientific research facility finds himself in a slippery situation.
What follows is 20 pages of... More > rubbery, gooey fun from blackshirtboy.com!< Less
This is the piano score to Christopher Ferreira's song "The Dancer", from his 2011 album "The Piano Pieces". Recordings of all pieces are available through itunes and other online... More > music retailers.< Less
Are you looking to expand your ability to create? Don't believe you're "the creative type" Do you dream about being free to just make your ideas happen? Have you hit a dead end or been... More > gripped by a creative block and can't seem to get yourself out of it? Whether you consider your creativity limited or just want to find new directions in which to create-this book was written expressly for you. Inside you'll find: - Exercises to unlock your creative energies - Conversations that can help you look at things differently - Ideas for operating effectively in larger worlds of expanding possibilities - Insights and practical approaches to the familiar phrase "thinking outside the box" Use this book to access new concepts and solutions as you examine your creative process, open a deeper connection to your own creative powers and reveal your potential to release a powerful wave of creativity into the world.< Less
The Photography Project Pocket Deck is a book of keywords and phrases that provide subject matter for photographers. This book is meant to boost creativity and provide ideas that will inspire great... More > photographs. It will not show you how to take great photographs but will give you ideas about what you can photograph. It is a compilation of hundreds of lists and ideas from many different resources. It will jump start your photography and hopefully inspire new ideas!< Less
A collection of quotes, exquisite corpse poems, drawings, photos, collages, and more from the individuals we support at the studio. Imagine That! is a non-profit art studio and day program for... More > adults with developmental disabilities located in Kansas City, Missouri and is offered through Resources for Human Development.< Less
Selected writings by the India-based artist and photographer. Includes his never-before-seen memoir/novel "Nowhere",and the hilarious artworld spoof "An Abridged Art History of... More > Blotsvia", plus selected short stories, essays, and poems.< Less
Kenyada Meadows is a poet in the truest sense of the word. The challenge that he takes on with this collection is certainly what art is about - to elevate to the level of symbol what is ordinary or... More > what are everyday things and happenings. His work embodies immense emotions which radiate from the page with extraordinary imagery and rhythm. In Letter in a Bottle, one feels the quiet, the floating. "Afloat, atop smooth orange seas and glistening in the setting sun. No clouds. No waves. No boats. No breeze. No warmth. No sounds. No birds. No one.” With his rare insight into the world and the human psyche, Kenyada transports us to another place and inspires us to look inside ourselves to discover our own joy and pain.< Less
Covering more than fifty moves, this is the second and more advanced volume in the Aerial Yoga series. With detailed descriptions and pictures at every turn, moves such as handstands, back arch... More > poses, chest openers, hip openers and planks are explained step-by-step. Teachers and students alike will enjoy having this manual in their resource library.< Less
From the introduction: "My inspiration for this book comes from my deep admiration of Gujarati, the language of the western Indian state of Gujarat. This book is a compilation of my paintings of... More > Gujarati consonants, and it focuses simply on the art form that is written Gujarati. While my intention is not for this book to serve a direct pedagogical function, I hope to have its readers, those familiar and unfamiliar with the language, gain an appreciation of the Gujarati letterform."< Less
Lorna Russell: known by heart, is a catalogue that was produced in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name that ran from October 5 - 24, 2013 at The Gallery/art placement inc., a commercial... More > art gallery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.< Less
The ultimate guide to drawing fashion flats. Beginners will be drawing flats like a pro in no time.
Professional users will find a wealth of tips and tricks to increase productivity.
Learn to:... More > Master the pen tool;
Draw technical flats with ease;
Organize layers for quick and easy editing;
Create custom brush and symbol libraries;
Design seamless patterns;
Generate multiple color ways fast.
A great companion text for "Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats" at Lynda.com< Less
This series explores the vibrant, visually dazzling subculture of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with an emphasis on the volunteer “shadow casts” that produce and perform in front of the... More > screen at the midnight showings. Intimate environmental portraits of the actors at home in their costumes play on the transformative nature of performance, while documentary images capture the frenetic chaos of the shows.
This incarnation of the book was created as a promotional sampler for publishers, and represents the first two years of work on what is now a four and a half year project. A full length version that includes the East Coast and Pacific Northwest will be forthcoming.< Less
This body of work centers around my interest in the presence of human existence remaining in an empty space. Through photography, I am seeking to capture a sense of the space within its residual... More > artifacts. I use appliances, wallpaper and furniture as well as other physicalities of the space as metaphors for the people who have lived there. It is my goal to capture the history of a building and its inhabitants by photographing the space long after its residents have left.< Less
This book chronicles VA4398UV, a project that I organized and participated in during the Summer of 2006. The inspiration for the project was an anti-littering public service announcement in... More > Tennessee in the 1970s. The muse was a dirty man who recklessly drove an old beat up white convertible from which he threw trash wildly. I have never forgotten Ed Bruce’s song that accompanied the commercial.
Tennessee trash, messin’ up the highways,
Tennessee trash, junkin’ up the by-ways.
Lord there ain’t no lower class than Tennessee trash.
Lord there ain’t no lower class than Tennessee trash.< Less