A quote book like no other, this thought-provoking collection compiles the timeless wisdom of great original minds— from Marie Curie to Stephen King, Joan of Arc to Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde to Harriet Tubman—brilliantly hand-lettered by beloved indie artist Lisa Congdon. Readers will find enlightening insights ("Wisdom begins in wonder"— Socrates), stirring calls to action ("Leap and the net will appear"—John Burroughs), and stimulating encouragements ("Be curious, not judgmental"—Walt Whitman) beautifully illuminated on every page. A delightful reminder to get out there and make the most of life, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One is perfect for recent graduates, creative thinkers, and anyone looking for a little inspiration.
A treasure trove of inspiring quotations in the tradition of the bestselling Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this new ebook from beloved author and artist Lisa Congdon gathers rousing wisdom from history's great minds on how to be bold, stay strong, and take courage. Congdon lends her signature style of brilliant hand lettering to sage advice on such subjects as perseverance ("If you fell down yesterday, stand up today"—H.G. Wells), authenticity ("What should I be but just what I am?"—Edna St. Vincent Millay), and confronting fear ("Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced"—James Baldwin). Filled with uplifting reminders to seize the day, Fortune Favors the Brave demonstrates that when embarking on a new adventure, the right words of encouragement can be a priceless gift.
Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2017-10-03
The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves—with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms. Profiles, interviews, and essays from women—including Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many more—who've found creative fulfillment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are lavishly illustrated and hand-lettered in Congdon's signature style. The perfect gift for women of all ages, A Glorious Freedom celebrates extraordinary lives and redefines what it means to gain wisdom and maturity.
From Lisa Congdon, bestselling author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this lovely new book invites readers to dip into the many joys of swimming. Congdon brings her personal passion as a lifelong swimmer to this beautiful and thoughtful celebration of getting in the water. Hand-lettered inspirational quotes, watercolor portraits paired with real people's personal stories, illustrated collections of vintage objects—colorful swim caps, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs—and much more evoke the beauty and inspiration of the subject. An emphasis on swimming as a way of life—taking the leap, going with the flow—makes this delightful volume one that will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering their next high dive.
The gift of art, the gift of inspiration, the gift of joy. This dynamic illustrated book is brimming over with encouragement and wisdom and delivered with a fresh, modern twist. Pairing quotes with original graphic art that brings the words to life, Think Happy, Be Happy is a gallery of beauty and cheer inspired by the letterpress and screenprint art that's hot on Etsy and pinned and re-pinned by Pinterest's millions of fans. The artwork is by more than twenty popular illustrators and designers, who transform simple but smart mottoesÑfrom the contemplative ÒFind beauty in rainÓ to the upbeat ÒI make my own sunshine!Ó to the empowering ÒDon't shush your inner voice. It's who you areÓ to the joyful ÒLive every day like it's your birthdayÓÑinto bold and visually dynamic statements. This book is a delightful pick-me-up that can be read over and over again and bring comfort and affirmation every time. Paired randomly throughout is unexpected, complementary textÑthemed play-lists, top-ten lists, and simple recipes. Because what's better to lift the spirits than a Watermelon Mint Ice Pop?
Author: Lisa Westdale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-04-11
A collection of inspiring quotes from a rainbow variety of the world's most insightful and creative thinkers, this little volume offers the right words just when you need them, beautifully presented in gorgeous and evocative hand-lettering-a perfect gift to lift the spirits or inspire action!
What advice would your 80-year-old self give you? That is the question artist Susan O'Malley, who was herself to die far too young, asked more than a hundred ordinary people of every age, from every walk of life. She then transformed their responses into vibrant text-based images. From a prompt to do things that matter to your heart, to a reminder that it's okay to have sugar in your tea, these are calls to action and words to live by—heartfelt, sometimes humorous, and always fiercely compassionate. This stirring celebration of our collective humanity unveils the wisdom we hold inside ourselves right now.
Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Business & Economics
You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more
Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Where are all the great things she has said? Less than 15% of all the quotes in the universe of quotations are from women. Quotabelle is working to fix this supply problem. Beautifully Said, which brings together the words of famous and accomplished women from both history and today, is an inspiring gift for any girl or woman. Each quote is paired with a carefully-researched profile that will teach you about the brilliant and memorable women behind these provocative words. The collection is divided into twenty-one “She Themes”, including believes, builds, designs, discovers, heals, invents, laughs, leads and teaches; and includes over 110 sourced quotations from women and girls, among them humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt, actor Emma Watson, computer pioneer Grace Hopper, investor Mellody Hobson, comedian Amy Poehler, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, mountaineer Alison Levine, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, and writer Isabel Allende Looking for a quote by a woman to inspire your daughter, sister, mother, or friend? This collection is a timely gift that speaks to our contemporary moment.
"Consider this children’s book to be 2015’s version of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Edmund, an adorable ball of yarn, sets off to explore the world. He meets interesting people and visits exciting places, but ultimately, finds that he can’t head out into the world alone without a little support from his family.” —Real Simple This delightful debut picture book celebrates both the joy of venturing into the unknown and the value of staying connected to loved ones back home. It stars a little ball of yarn who can’t resist the tug of adventure, the twists and turns of discovery, or the comfort of family and friends. Edmund is a ball of yarn and a ball of energy! From the time he could roll, he’s been bouncing down his front steps to explore, and his parents have always been right there to reel him in and roll him back up. But now that he’s bigger, Edmund is ready to discover the wonders of the world. Everything is new and exciting—but sometimes, even a little ball of yarn gets lonely, and there’s nothing better than the comfort of being around those he cares about. From the Hardcover edition.
Jenny Kempe's sweet penguins illustrate a rhyming message for anyone facing a new life experience. It's good to set goals and spread your wings; you're off to do remarkable things. Find something that makes you tick, and work hard to make it stick. What makes your heart really sing? Do more of that than anything. Wherever you go, whatever you do, there will be an adventure waiting for you. With this keepsake edition, you are giving the gift of profound insight and bold inspiration in a delightfully portable package.