Whatever You Are Be a Good One

Author:
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452132266
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

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.

Whatever You Are Be a Good One

Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452130330
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Art

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.

Fortune Favors the Brave

Author:
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452152967
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Art

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.

The Joy of Swimming

Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452146744
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Self-Help

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.

20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44 Other Fabulous Flowers

Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781610589338
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Art

DIVDIVThis inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes–tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more–over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip./divDIV/divDIVThis is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, snap dragons, and zinnias, are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author’s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing./div DIVGet out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip!/div/div

Beautifully Said

Author: Quotabelle
Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery
ISBN: 9781631063107
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Genre: History

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.

A Glorious Freedom

Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452156217
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Art

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.

You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job

Author: Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761184478
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Self-Help

The perfect gift, and the easiest gift—because we all know someone who deserves a pat on the back, a big thumbs-up, or just a special thank-you! You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job is a vibrant, colorful, pocket-size book of encouragement. Created by more than 20 artists and designers—from the well-known Etsy favorites Emily McDowell and Mary Kate McDevitt, to emerging talents Lindsay Whitehead and J. Zachary Keenan—this powerful little book is filled with nearly 200 uplifting and inspiring quotes, lyrics, and words of advice rendered in the original hand-lettered style of art that is pinned and repinned on Pinterest and sold on Etsy. There are mantras: “You are in charge of your own happiness.” Galvanizing words of action: “Make it now.” Heartening quotes: “You are capable of more than you know.” Bursts of motivation: “Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier” and “Spread Your Arms and Trust Your Cape.” Interweaved throughout is complementary text—including surprising playlists, sweet and simple recipes, and suggestions for inspirational films to watch and commencement speeches to read.

20 Ways to Draw Everything

Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631592676
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre:

Be inspired by this fun compilation sketchbook of four favorite volumes from Quarry Books' "20 Ways series!" Designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun, each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 135 themes, over 3600 drawings total! From trees and flowers to animals and sea creatures and everything in between. Don't worry, there's tons of room for you to draw your own versions of these amazing doodles right on the pages. This is not a step-by-step technique book - within the pages you'll find drawings simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. These four artists each have a uniquely creative style, resulting in an engaging and motivational practice book that provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.

Heart of a Teacher

Author: Paula J. Fox
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781608100439
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Self-Help

The Heart of a Teacher is a celebration of thanks to the teachers of the world. The Heart of a Teacher is filled with inspirational stories and poems that reflect the hearts of teachers and their commitment to making a difference in each life they touch. Mac Anderson explains why he chose to publish this book: "Part of my intention in publishing our gift book for educators, Heart of a Teacher, was to honor the teachers who had made a difference in my life. Ms. Bridges, who taught me in the 4th grade, was amazing! She made learning so much fun and made all of us feel as though we could do anything we wanted to do. Years later, I still remember the impact she made on me as a young child."

The Only Way Out is Through

Author: Lisa Westdale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681881805
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Art

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!

Think Happy Be Happy

Author: Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761177579
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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?

Art Inc

Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452135847
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

Great Quotes from Great Women

Author: Peggy Anderson
Publisher: Career PressInc
ISBN: 1564142884
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Includes quotations from such women as Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Katherine Hepburn, Gloria Steinem, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa.

Way More than Luck

Author: Various
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452140612
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Self-Help

The commencement speech is the most popular public address of our time, shared every spring and remembered for years. Here, in an anthology of some of the finest of the genre, brilliant creative minds in every sector offer their wisdom: David Foster Wallace on living a compassionate life, Debbie Millman on the importance of taking risks, Michael Lewis on the responsibility that good fortune merits—and so many other greats. Some of this advice is grand (believe in the impossible), and some of it is granular enough to check off a life list (donate five percent of your money or your time). All of it is universally uplifting. Handsomely packaged with a silkscreened cloth spine and energetic typography throughout, this book is a smart, special gift for graduates and anyone embarking on a new adventure. Includes speeches from: Dick Costolo, Nora Ephron, Ira Glass, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Kingsolver, Madeleine L’Engle, Michael Lewis, Debbie Millman, Eileen Myles, Jonathan Safran Foer, Michael Uslan, David Foster Wallace, Bradley Whitford, and Tom Wolfe.