Since I learned the Zentangle® drawing process, I have searched for the best way to organize all the tangles (patterns) that I have collected. This book is the result. There are four types of... More > Tangle Organizers, and you can choose your favourite according to your needs. Each type allows for a different number of tangles on each page, either showing the steps to create the tangle, or not. This is Type 2, with two tangles per page (with room for steps), with room for 200 tangles on 100 pages. Click the "Preview" link under the book cover to see a preview of the inside of the book.< Less
The detailed outline for the curriculum of The Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet. Ken Ludden, artistic director, publishes the entire educational method, with detailed course descriptions, standards... More > and traditions, audition requirements, requirements for matriculation, and the levels of education.
In the end, graduates of MFAB will have received a thorough education to prepare them to become the artistic leaders of their generation, and as they take to the stages of the world, eyes will open once again to the tremendous artistic achievements possible when the most inspired artists are given impeccable technical training in classical ballet, but also in dramatic arts, music and visual arts.
Students are trained for an entire lifetime in the fine art of performance, beginning as performing artists and then, once retired from stage, as leaders of the art world.< Less
These 5 Songs from Japan were inspired by a beautifully illustrated book of traditional songs given to me by the Matsuba family in 2006. The pieces were awarded first place in the California... More > Composers Today competition in 2009. Each song lies in a simple 5 finger position making it easy to play for the beginning student. The accompaniment for the teacher/parent gives the simple melody a sophistication not usually found in works for early level students. Free CD available to play along available from hmcreativelady.com< Less
Sheets of Sound for Guitar Vol II is a natural evolution of the Sheets of Sound Vol I. It continues along much of the same harmonic and rhythmic path while putting more emphasis on real world... More > examples and delving into asymetrical, odd-meter groupings and artist studies. The artist studies are inspired by Pat Metheny, George Benson, Frank Gambale, Pat Martino and John Coltrane and are very exciting to learn and perform.
Tab and standard notation
Amazing Chops (works for Fusion, Metal, Jazz, etc)\
Sweep Picking to die for
Forward Motion Pentatonics
Long form swept Pentatonics
Odd Meter meters/rhythms
Endorsed and used some of the best guitarists in the world
Studies inspired by George Benson, John Coltrane, Frank Gambale, Pat Martino, Shawn Lane, Mike Brecker, Rusty Cooley, McCoy Tyner, Rudolphe Kreutzer< Less
Inside Itself, includes 8 oil paintings and texts which describe the theme of the personal self and its relationship to Life. Introductory essays by Fernando Llosa and Kim Schrag discuss the theme,... More > motivation, and process of developing this collection of paintings, which was first displayed at the Community Arts Partnership, ArtSpace, in Ithaca NY.< Less
This book features wonderful photographs and thoughtful essays evoking the resonance between humans and the spirit of earth with respect all life forms – seen and unseen, while honoring the... More > connection and love that we share. Full of inspiration, beauty and a-ha moments, this book brings to light the essence of Lynda Yracébûrû, photographer and intternationally acclaimed gypsy healer. “To me, it’s all diktashoon… listening to what the Earth Mother would have us know.”< Less
This edition, edited by Trevor Cramer and Bodo Koenigsbeck contains the solo bassoon parts to the complete Vivaldi Bassoon Concertos (37). These are unedited and contain only those articulations and... More > dynamics that are presumed to be Vivaldi's. Editions for Bassoon and Piano & Bassoon and Orchestra are also available from the publishers TMP (USA) and Accolade (Germany)< Less
What does an artist learn from 3 months in a painter’s paradise?
In 2014 New Zealand artist Richard Robinson visited the Queenstown area of New Zealand for 3 months to paint some of the most... More > spectacular scenery on the planet. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.
This book is a painter’s diary - a collection of thoughts, realisations, notes, techniques and even an epiphany or two, written to inspire and enlighten any landscape painter or art lover with a thirst for adventure and practical painting know-how. Enjoy.< Less
Case studies of building performance conducted by University of Oregon Environmental Control Systems 1 teams -- as a 5-week project. Case studies are conducted in campus and local buildings on topics... More > related to energy use, thermal comfort, solar performance, shading, indoor air quality, passive and active strategies, materials, and heat transfer. Case studies are presented as a poster and a technical paper. Each project goes through a rigorous technical, peer-review, after which several projects are selected for the Case Study Hall of Fame.< Less
The project “Man on Fire” began to form in July 2012, following an incident of self-immolation done by a demonstrator during a large-scale social justice protest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The... More > artists who contributed to this project were invited to respond (within the limitations of a printed publication) to what has become in modern times a radical form of political protest. While some of the works were preexisting, other works were done in response or following the invitation to contribute. Most of the participating artists live and work in New York, with the exception of Shai Yehezkelli, who currently lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.< Less
A collection of artwork created by professional, self-taught anime artist, Marian Streeter, also known as AnimeSpice. 10 years worth of art is included in this book along with original rough... More > sketches, an interview with AnimeSpice herself, and a look at her character design work and artistic process.< Less
A complete manual for making high quality digital negatives for contact printing on alternative photographic processes. Describes two different methods, one using the Epson printer driver and the... More > other using the Quadtone RIP.< Less
Fifth Edition, PDF.
Exploring chords, scales, voicings, progressions, style, function, and improvisation, this is a comprehensive approach for serious students of jazz piano. In this clearly... More > written instructional text, Charles Austin draws on nearly fifty years of experience as a professional jazz pianist and thirty as a college instructor guiding hundreds of students in the fundamentals of jazz piano.
Of special interest is the in-depth treatment of source scales and harmonic function, invaluable to both students and professionals. Interspersed throughout with exercises and practice suggestions, the book is a complete guide to learning jazz piano and harmony for intermediate to advanced students. It is also a comprehensive resource for professionals, with thorough presentations of chords, source scales, slash chords, harmonic function, polychords, and more.< 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
"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
"This is the story of how my life changed forever..."
Shortly after moving into a new town, a hapless young man finds he's become the victim of a strange and ancient curse. Can he save... More > himself before it's too late? Or will he lose himself forever to the light of the full moon?
Find out in the pages of Woman by the Light of the Moon, from blackshirtboy.com.< Less