Book Club: Foundations of Drawing by Al Gury

 

Great book for beginner and new artist to learn the basics of creating art. The author tries to introduce the reader to different ways to create art by using different mediums. The book does go into detail on the technical aspect of drawing for the reader. The author explaining different techniques and proving tips to help the reader create their own masterpiece. However, the book doesn’t provide a lot of step by step illustrations or tips for the reader to follow it more of a suggestion book to get you started on your path in the world of art by showing different tips, mediums and skills that other artists use. I would recommend this book for someone who has some drawing experience but wants to learn more.

 

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My Rating: ♥♥♥

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Book Club: Foundations of Drawing by Al Gury

Book Club: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

It commonly know that women in business are normally known as bitches. Boss bitch puts a spin on the world and shows readers that you can take your life in to your own hands and become a “boss bitch” you don’t need hundreds of employees to be a boss all you need is yourself. Nicole Lapin shares her own store of how she became a financial expert and serial entrepreneur on her own. Lapin also shows that you have to go to business school to own your own business. That studying business don’t really teach you the real life skills you need to run a business. She breaks it down in 12 easy stepson on you can embrace your own business plan and expand your skill set to achiever your goals. A must read for any women who wants to own her career and become her own boss.

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Book Club: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

Book Club: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

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In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young’s is revoking at her life. From the outside it looks wonderful. She has great friends, family, and successful career but she finds herself thinking about her past especially her love life.In the middle of the book Dr. Georgia Young decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house. Her rewinding her life life is a must on her to do list. Georgia’s second change at life shows it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile at any age. It a true coming of age piece by the same writer of How Stella Got Her Groove Back. If you liked that movie you going to love the book I Almost Forgot About You. It does have a slow start but once you get into it. You will be turning the page in excitement to see how it ends.
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Book Club: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Book Club : Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

I normally not the kind of girl who like romance novels but this one has a great storyline I wanted to give it a try. The main character is Alice who doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes. The story follows Alice and Teddy life and see how money change things how love can be more complex when money comes into to plan. A new found problem starts to form between Alice and Teddy and they start to see the money as a curse then a windfall.

 

 

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Book Club : Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Book Club: Crazy Is My Superpower by AJ Mendez Brooks

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One interesting fact about me is that I used to love to watching wrestling when I was a teen. I would watch with my cousins and we talk about our favorite wrestlers and even try to wrestle each other around the house. When I heard about AJ book I couldn’t wait to read it. AJ gives an inside look into her childhood and her personal life struggles which lead her to fell in love with wrestling while her family was dealing with drug addiction, poverty, and mental illness, she found escape through comic books and video games, and was inspired by the tough and unconventional female characters. It wasn’t until she discovered pro wrestling that she learned superheroes could be real. AJ gives an inside look to how she turn her negative life experiences into a positive. Her story is empowering since everyone struggles with something in their life which makes them feel like they are losing control but she explains how you can turn that around. Hints the title Crazy is my Superpower. If you are a AJ fan this is a great book for you.

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Book Club: Crazy Is My Superpower by AJ Mendez Brooks

Book Club: Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay

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The human face is one of the most important subjects for artists, no matter their chosen medium. In Portrait Revolution presents a new look at this facial portraits and examines the thousands of ways artist create them using a variety of different medium, style, and technique. By presenting portraits in pencil, pen, charcoal, oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, digital media, collage, and more, Julia Kay and co. demonstrate the limitless possibilities available to aspiring artists or even to professional artists who are looking to expand creatively. Every artist knows that jus like subject find your medium is just as important to creating your artwork and learning more from your craft.As an artist I love that his book is filled with tips, insights, and recommendations from accomplished portrait artists from around the globe to help you take your art to the next level. I know for a fact that creating portraits can be a difficult task until you find the right technique that works for you. Highly recommend this book to any artist know matter if you a bigger or a pro. You will learn a trick or two.

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Book Club: Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay

Book Club: The Dinner by Herman Koch

The dinner is an international best seller. The story will have you on flipping pages to learn what coming next. The story starts with two couples who meet for a dinner party. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. It’s a twist of family loyalty and secrets. The book really is more about the couples then the children crime but the book really focus on Paul. it honestly took me some time get to the main point but all in all its a page turner.haven’t seen the movie yet but can’t wait to see how it adds up to the book.
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Book Club: The Dinner by Herman Koch