Thursday, October 18

Drawing Fantastic Dragons Create Amazing Full-Color Dragon Art, including Eastern, Western and Classic Beasts By Sandra Staple

"I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review on my blog"

I honestly love to draw, and yet in the past, I did enjoy it more. However, I've been trying to create new creatures lately and work on my skills. So what caught my eye was this book, Drawing Fantastic Dragons by Sandra Staple. The beautiful front cover of a realistic looking dragon really grabbed my attention. Plus, I really enjoy fantasy creatures, like dragons and to learn to draw all types is just wonderful! Therefore, I am so glad to have a guide to help me out.

The book isn't difficult, it's close to owning a child's learning to draw type book, but with a bit, more realistic features to add and give a realistic look. There isn't anything too difficult, it's all about practicing. Just follow the steps needed and add along the way to create a dragon similar to the ones inside the book. The guidance is all visual with text to follow. It's packed with all types of stylish dragons that can be created and customized to make a unique dragon. Plus, after getting used to sketching and drawing these types of dragons, it will become like second nature, you'll always remember and know how to create one without the book.

I think the best thing about this book is that there isn't just one type of dragon similar to each other. Instead, there are plenty of different types of dragons that could be created like ones found in water, earth dragons, or even fairy type dragons. Of course,, this isn't all of them, there are so many more to draw and learn to draw. Plus, after reading this book, there is room to get a bit creative and create a one of kind dragon. Finally, I know it's not always easy to create or draw something without an image in hand. So to have this book and learn how to draw a dragon by the illustrations and text, is so much easier and very helpful.

Information About The Author:
Sandra Staple is an artist and photographer who has been drawing dragons for over 15 years, and has literally sketched thousands of them. She won awards as far back as high school and had shows of her work when she was in college. She has sold paintings through her website and other sites online art galleries. She runs the popular website canadiandragon.com and lives in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Book Information:

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (December 11, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612437613
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612437613
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Cupping Therapy for Muscles and Joints Easy-to-Understand Guide for Relieving Pain, Reducing Inflammation and Healing Injury By Kenneth Choi


"I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review on my blog"

The book, Cupping Therapy for Muscles and Joints by Kenneth Choi has been a favorite of mine since I got in the mail! I love cupping and use it for all sorts of problems, but when starting out it's hard to know not how to use them, but where to place them. So to have a visual guide like this book beside me, while performing some cupping therapy, is awesome!

The images are fully colorful and huge enough to make out what the reader needs to do next with the classic, glass style or silicone cups, which I have. There are so many ways this is used to heal and cure the body naturally. This is something I love because it doesn't really cause a leftover scar or puncture marks like many other surgeries or devices may on the skin. 


However, the book does explain and I know from experience, there is a red mark that may develop or bruise if used too much on the skin. There are details on why and precautions before using these cups on the skin. Though to me, the redness is normal and fades after a while, but the results are what I really do enjoy and it's like instant! Plus, this book is a great way to prevent doing things wrong and not wreck the body, but learn how to cure and care for it better.

Another thing I do love is that this isn't a huge book and yet has so many photos and guides to perform cupping healing practices. One of these would be to heal an annoying itch, that I hate having, eczema, which I suffer from time to time and hate it. However, the steps to fix it has been a blessing and super helpful in the long run. There are so much more that can be done, which are many most common problems many faces yearly. Therefore, I'm very glad that I have this book and each of these cupping procedures is easy to follow with visual images and simple steps. One last thing, I wish they sold these with every set of cupping set, that is how good it is!

About The Author:
Kenneth Choi is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac), as well as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). 
Kenneth graduated from the University of Toronto with his Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, specializing in Genes, Genetics and Biotechnology. He then went on to graduate from McGill University with his Masters of Science in Biotechnology. He received his Chinese Medicine training from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he graduated with the 4-year Advanced Diploma.
He is the Director of the Acupuncture Program and Chinese Herbology Program at the Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture Institute. He also practices Acupuncture and TCM at his clinic, Richmond Hill Acupuncture and Natural Therapy Clinic in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Book Information:

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (June 15, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612437974
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612437972
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.2 inches

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DIY Henna Tattoos Learn Decorative Patterns, Draw Modern Designs and Create Everyday Body Art By Aroosa Shahid

"I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review on my blog"

Recently, I've been removing all of my tattoos, rather not have anyone my body. I guess it was fun in the past, to add these permanent and cute images of art on my body. However, I really wish they weren't forever. Therefore, I've decided on removing them, but to not lose out on the fun of having art on the body, which I can change often, I decided to take a look into this book, DIY Henna Tattoos by Arossa Shahid.

The book is very easy to understand, which makes it perfect for those who never used henna or had someone else apply it on them before and just curious about trying it themselves.
I use to buy the pens, found on eBay that didn't take much prep and quick to use right away. However, this book is packed with everything from preparing and choosing the henna powder to use cones and applying them on with step by step patterns to follow. Each of the steps are visual and are not too hard to follow along. Plus, the patterns can be used to build off of other ideas you might have. My favorite is the flower designs, but honestly, each is very unique and add a quite stylish piece of art to the skin. 

In a way, these remind me of using a zendoodle type of pattering, where you can build inside another pattern and make it stand out even more! Also, with the manual style patterns, they remind me of those coloring books you can color, but put on the skin. So many to choose from and work with, it's just super awesome!

Finally, I am glad to have this book because it not only a great how too, but perfect way to prevent the henna staining a mistaken design on the skin. Since it does stain in the skin for a while, I don't want to have a mistake on my arm or body. So to have a guide to follow along with and to use the cones correctly, it's well worth owning this book before starting out. Plus, the best book is one with plenty of photos, and this is just that!


About The Author:
Aroosa Shahid is a passionate henna artist who is also presently engaged in the social services and care industry. Her journey into the art of henna began at the age of 14 while doodling on herself and family members. She loves to draw up designs, DIY projects and traveling. Aroosa Shahid holds a BSC in Psychology and Human Health from Heriot Watt University. She finds Henna art to be incredibly therapeutic and calming. She lives with her Husband in the UK. Inspiring henna designs from Aroosa can be found at Instagram (@aroosa_shahid) and video tutorials at youtube.com/TheAroosa324.

Book Information:
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (June 12, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612438008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612438009
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.2 x 9 inches


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