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Create Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink with Geninne’s Art

Santa Fe nature artist Geninne D Zlatkis is well-known on Instagram and Pinterest for her charming paintings and collages of birds. In GENINNE’S ART: BIRDS IN WATERCOLOR, COLLAGE, AND INK (Quarry Books, June 12, 2018, $24.99 US), for the first time, she offers her fans a field guide to her art process. A skilled nature photographer as well as artist, Geninne begins her work in the field by observing and photographing birds and flowering plants. Then takes her observations back to the studio, where she turns them into works on paper.

Readers will discover, step-by-step, how Geninne selects her materials and then creates her personal imagery. What makes Geninne’s work so successful is her imaginative and colorful interpretation of the birds she has observed so closely. Her work is approachable, and her fans will love to see how she does it, so that they can try it too.

To get them started, the book will include a selection of collage papers, as well as two Geninne prints that can be removed from the book. Geninne brings a wide and ready audience with her to this project.

Geninne D Zlatkis is an artist living in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two teenage sons, and a cute red-heeler-mix named Zorro. Geninne’s art draws inspiration from the natural world. Focused on birds and native plants, her work is a charming blend of close observation with colorful imagination in watercolor, collage, ink, and pencil. She designs a home decor line for Hallmark, an avian calendar and gift line for Galison, and has published one book, Making an Impression, with Lark, in 2012. Geninne’s huge fan base follows her art activities and nature photography on her blog, Geninne’s Art Blog.

GENINNE’S ART: BIRDS IN WATERCOLOR, COLLAGE, AND INK

On-Sale Date: June 12, 2018

$24.99 US · $32.99 CAN · 160 pages · Paperback

ISBN: 9781631594755

Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group

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Behind-the-scenes look at jazz’s greatest performers

“…one of the greatest jazz photographers of all time.”
Frank Alkyer, publisher of Down Beat magazine

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. would like to introduce Jazz in Available Light: Illuminating the Jazz Greats from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

Through both personal stories and stunning photographs captured behind the scenes—including scores of images never before published—lose yourself in this bygone era of jazz that celebrates dozens of the most recognized and formidable jazz artists spanning three decades. As a freelance jazz photojournalist who devoted nearly thirty years in search of the great jazz musicians, Veryl Oakland profiles the music’s masters in a wide variety of settings—under the spotlight, in their homes, and far from the stage—in a personalized manner unique for jazz publications. Close followers of the entertainment industry and music lovers everywhere will be enthralled to see more than 340 iconic images of diverse stars—Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, Weather Report, and Wynton Marsalis—covering music styles from swing, to bebop, cool, hard bop, free, and beyond.

Jazz in Available Light:

Illuminating the Jazz Greats from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s

Veryl Oakland , Foreword by Quincy Jones

Through both personal stories and stunning photographs captured behind the scenes, lose yourself in this bygone era of jazz that celebrates dozens of the most recognized and formidable jazz artists spanning three decades. As a freelance jazz photojournalist who devoted nearly thirty years in search of the great jazz musicians, Veryl Oakland profiles the music’s masters in a wide variety of settings—under the spotlight, in their homes, and far from the stage—in a personalized manner unique for jazz publications. Close followers of the entertainment industry and music lovers everywhere will be enthralled to see more than 340 iconic images of diverse stars—Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, Weather Report, and Wynton Marsalis—covering music styles from swing, to bebop, cool, hard bop, free, and beyond.

$60.00

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 350 b/w photographs | 288 pp
ISBN13: 9780764354830 | Binding: hard cover

VERYL OAKLAND has had photographs featured in thirty jazz books. More than 100 of his images were published in The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies, by critics Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler, and he was the sole photographer chosen to illustrate The Great Jazz Pianists, by Len Lyons. An active photojournalist for more than a quarter of a century, he closely collaborated with the renowned German critic/producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt on many of his jazz projects, plus regularly contributed works to the major worldwide jazz publications, including Swing Journal, (Tokyo, Japan), Jazz Magazine (Paris, France), and Down Beat (United States). Oakland studied cornet for seven years but never played professionally. He did not own a camera until age twenty-five and was entirely self-taught.

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Gluten-Free Chef Caroline Byron Launch Event for New Book Gluten Free, Naturally

On Monday, June 18, gluten-free chef Caroline Byron celebrated the launch of her new book Gluten Free, Naturally, at the Ladurée Private Garden in Soho in NYC. Attendees included actress Ana Villafañe (best known for her portrayal of pop icon Gloria Estefan in the Broadway musical On Your Feet!), designer Carly Cushnie (of Cushnie et Ochs), and Vogue editor Edward Barsamian

At the summer soiree, guests sipped custom cocktails, tried delicious gluten-free canape’s created by Caroline Byron and tasted delectable macaroons by Ladurée. 

After contracting Lyme Disease at the age of 10, Caroline Byron has battled with health problems for much of her life. While this didn’t stop her from forging a successful modeling career and retraining as a chef, Caroline became increasingly frustrated by these health issues. She decided to completely overhaul her diet and go gluten-free. The change in her health was astonishing.


Since then, she has devoted her time to developing a range of delicious recipes that are all naturally free from gluten, showing that you can enjoy a wide range of foods without resorting to pre-packaged ‘free-from’ items. Her skills as a chef and genuine love of food have led her to create a balanced collection of dishes, where the focus is on flavor and enjoyment as well as health. Although she includes healthy broths and probiotic smoothies, Caroline also finds space for her much-loved Gluten-free Fried Chicken and Melting Mac and Cheese, as well as a wide variety of baking recipes. With a huge range of tempting dishes to choose from, you will never feel like you’re missing out.

Caroline Byron is wearing a dress by Emilia Wickstead and shoes by Gianvito Rossi. 
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Father’s Day: Enjoy Good Food and Nature With Dad

Summer is around the corner and we have all you need for the perfect summer picnic! And of course, with Dad!

Let’s get started from the gifts for the dad who loves reading first. I believe those dads want to read more picnic or nature adventure ideas in advance.

GRILLED CHEESE & BEER is spiced with wit and a passion for all things grilled cheese and beer, with easy-to-follow instructions that make it perfect for any skill level. It contains over 50 one-of-a-kind grilled cheese sandwich recipes, perfectly paired with craft beers designed to draw out the full flavor of each ingredient.

Grilled Cheese & Beer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/157826653X

THE NATURE LOVER‘S QUOTATION BOOK is a collection of inspirational and meaningful quotes perfect for every lover of the great outdoors. From simple walks and hikes in the woods, to longer treks and camping, we eagerly search for opportunities to escape into nature. Now there is a beautiful collection of inspired readings to take along the trail and read around the campfire, or just contemplate at home.

Nature Lover’s: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1578267447/

Secondly, some handful products are very important for your and dad’s adventure.

Bindle Bottle

Keep your necessities close with the Bindle Bottle. This bottle holds 24 ounces of your favorite beverage as well as small necessities such as chapstick, keys, or headphones.

  • This 2-in-1 bottle features:
  • Dual-walled and vacuum-insulated construction
  • Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours
  • Keeps the outside of the bottle “sweat-free”
  • Liquid capacity: 24 fl. oz.
  • Waterproof and scent-proof storage compartment: 3.3” H x 3.2” W
  • 18/8 food-grade stainless steel
  • BPA-free

The Bindle Bottle is THE must-have sip’n’stash for all your adventures!

Ecuadane

Snuggle up with your loved ones under a special blanket from Ecuadane. Each is made with love in the heart of Ecuador by native Otavaleños living amidst the Andes Mountains and volcanoes.  The blanket combines a blend of rich earth tones creating an exquisite pattern that will travel and carry the history of your many adventures.

Last but not the lease, of course is food, food, food!

Milkadamia

Treat your dairy-free partygoers to a creamy alternative. Milkadamia aims to make the transition from dairy the most delightful to your taste buds. With its subtle taste and milky texture that performs superbly in creations from smoothie bowls to baked goods, Available at Walmart nationwide in the refrigerated section.

Andrea’s Truffles

Treat dad to Chocolate Crack ​by Andrea’s truffles. Chocolate Crack is made from mouth watering​ French wafer cookie crumbles folded into chocolate with San Diego sea salt, topped with vanilla bean white chocolate drizzle. Dad will be thanking you!​

Chocolate Pizza Company

Indulge in Peanut Butter Wings®, they are the taste sensation everyone is talking about! These one-of-a-kind treats use crisp, rippled potato chips smothered in creamy peanut butter and covered in rich chocolate. The salty-sweet profile is a masterpiece! Peanut Butter Wings are also the perfect complement to Chocolate Pizza® which together create a “Pizza & Wing Combo”.

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Spring into drawing with four new titles from The Quarto Group!

This spring, discover the great fun and satisfying challenge of drawing! Whether you want to capture the image of a loved one, draw your favorite animals, or sharpen your technique, The Quarto Group has you covered. The four books below vary in style and subject, but they all provide top-notch instruction for beginning artists and drawing enthusiasts.

Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing is a lively, graphic approach to explaining concepts will have you looking and learning with step by step illustrations and expert tips straight from London-based artist “Miss Led” (aka Joanna Henly). This compact 112-page book is just right for carrying in a backpack or pocket for when you’re learning on the go.

Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing

The Quick Guide to Mastering Technique and Style
by Miss Led aka Joanna Henly
Rockport Publishers
April 24, 2018 | US $17.99, CAN $23.99

ISBN: 9781631594694 | 112 pages | Paperback

Joanna Henly, well known by her professional name, Miss Led, is an illustrator, artist, and art director based in East London who exhibits her work across the globe. Jo is a strong promoter of professional practice within her art and illustration, including as a Global Ambassador for Liquitex paints and European Ambassador for Wacom. She is also a passionate educator, using social media and podcasts to her teach her online audience, which reaches 1.3 million people. You can find her on online at MissLed.co.uk and on Facebook, Instagram, Behance, and Twitter.

Featuring the delightful and informative illustrations of artist Oana Befort and the inspiring expertise of conservation educator Maggie Reinbold, Drawing Wild Animals guides artists at all skill levels as they learn about, observe, and draw animals in a whole new light.

To feed your curiosity, you’ll learn the characteristics, behaviors and, habitats of animals from categories like predators, grazers, and marsupials. To nurture the artist, you’ll get step-by-step instructions that show how to develop each animal from simple shapes into richly detailed drawings. Armed with a deeper understanding of animals, you’ll be better able to capture their stunning beauty and enchanting attributes in your artwork.

Drawing Wild Animals

Essential Techniques and Fascinating Facts for the Curious Artist

By Oana Befort and Maggie Reinbold

Quarry Books

May 8, 2018 | US $24.99, CAN $32.99

ISBN: 9781631593499 | 144 pages | Paperback

To draw more domesticated creatures, check out Pencil Drawing: Cats! This book allows beginning artists to dive into learning how to draw cats of all shapes, sizes, and poses in graphite pencil and charcoal.

Pencil Drawing: Cats

An Easy Step-by-Step Guide for Learning to Draw Cats and Kittens

By Anja Dahl

Walter Foster Publishing

May 1, 2018 | US $18.99, CAN 24.99

ISBN: 9781633224834 | 112 pages | Paperback

 

For those looking for a traditional drawing class in book-form, try Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner. Fullerton College art professor Jim Dowdalls offers an academic-inspired, foundational exploration of the drawing basics. 

Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner

A Comprehensive Drawing Course

By Jim Dowdalls

Walter Foster Publishing

May 1, 2018 | US $24.95, CAN $32.95

9781633224865 | 240 pages | Hardcover

 

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Create your own personalized maps with THE ART OF MAP ILLUSTRATION!

In The Art of Map Illustrationfour well-known artists take you on a journey through their unique techniques to mapmaking with a range of media, including pen and ink, watercolor, and mixed media, plus tips and advice for working digitally. Packed with engaging instruction, professional tips, and beautiful finished artwork, this is the perfect resource for contemporary artists seeking to learn the time-treasured art form of cartography.

THE ART OF MAP ILLUSTRATION
A step-by-step artistic exploration of contemporary cartography and mapmaking

By James Gulliver Hancock, Hennie Haworth, Stuart Hill, Sarah King

April 3, 2018

$19.99 US · $25.99 CAN · 144 pages · Paperback

ISBN: 9781633224841

Walter Foster Publishing

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