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The old milk bar on the corner is coming down to make way for something new. Little Davey Durak is gathering scrap – a short piece of wood here, a long piece there.
But what's Davey building? Bruce the builder wants to know, but Davey won't tell ...
Bestselling author Andrew Daddo and award-winning illustrator Stephen Michael King come together for the first time to bring you this very special picture book.
Recommended for ages 3+.$24.99
Vibrancy and impact are qualities that experienced watercolour artists aspire to, and this book provides a full course in how to push the boundaries of this popular medium. Packed with inspirational artworks that cover everything from landscapes and portraits to abstract watercolours, this is an exciting book that will not fail to enthuse artists of all abilities who are seeking new ways of expression through their art.
The book begins with sections on materials and equipment, gathering ideas, sketching and colour, followed by in-depth explorations of line, shape and form, perspective and space that provide a fascinating insight into the author's method of working. The fabulous final section on creating impact will provide all you need to produce stunning artworks that seem to leap off the page. With five step-by-step projects to try out the techniques covered in the book, this is a truly inspiring guide that will encourage the reader into new ways of painting.
Look inside the book.$39.99
Take-Along Tangles is easy to tuck into a pocket or toss into your bag. The package includes a 32-page instructional booklet to guide you along and a 104-page pad filled with five-inch square tangle drawings, waiting for you to colour them in.
The instructional booklet offers colouring basics, as well as easy- to-follow techniques for shading, highlighting, creating textures and enhancing dimensions. The tangle pad's 104 pages are filled with designs calling out for colour! The pad's pages are loosely bound for easy removal. The paper used in the booklet is high quality, making coloured drawings suitable for framing or using for handmade greeting cards.$17.99
Cara is a sweet tunic top and fun pants with hem detail
Use light to medium fabric for the top and medium weight for the pants.
Sizes XS – 2XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$29.00
If you are tired of London, are you really tired of life? 30-Second London agrees with Dr. Johnson's famous statement, taking the history of one of the most diverse cities on Earth and looking at the forces that shaped it, from the first traces of a Neanderthal settlement on the banks of the River Thames to today's vast and varied metropolis.
Along the way, you will discover underground London, secret London, suburban London and much more, on a revealing whistle-stop city tour.$19.99
This book is the culmination of various expeditions made by David Bellamy to his beloved Arctic. His descriptions of his travels, written from an artists point of view, vividly bring to life the challenges he faced when painting outdoors in one of the harshest environments on the planet, and make for an exhilarating and captivating read.
Filled with David's watercolour paintings and sketches, made during his various expeditions, the book provides a fascinating insight into the wildlife and people that live within the Arctic Circle and captures perfectly the majesty and breathtaking beauty of the worlds final wilderness.
This book is an absolute delight, to browse through, to absorb the superb and evocative images, sketches and watercolours that took me straight back to my own Arctic wanderings, to adorn your coffee table or to read for inspiration or a good laugh. Sir Chris Bonington, renowned British mountaineer.
Look inside the book.$59.99