Monday, March 21, 2016

Literary Friday: Purchased Books - I couldn't do it!

 OK, so I couldn't do it! I found some books at the thrift that I couldn't pass by because they sparked my interest. I've been trying to learn yoga at home. I have video's watched YouTube, purchased how to video's but I still feel lost. So I turned to reading, with a book I can reference it to things I quite don't understand. I like the stick drawings and its set up with tabs for a weekly schedule that you follow.
(Goodreads excerpt) Too busy to attend yoga class but can't be bothered to read the endless instructions in the latest yoga book? In OM Yoga: A Daily Practice, celebrated yoga instructor Cyndi Lee brings the rigors and reqards of yoga class to the home with a totally unique method of teaching. Instead of wordy directiosn and minimal pictures, each series of asanas is communicated entirely through easy-to-follow illustrations and tips. Designed in a practical, concealed Wire-O format that lays flat on the floor while being used, OM Yoga is organized in tabbed sections for each day of the week. Monday is devoted to the Sun Salutation to welcome the week's start. Thursday's practice focusses on sitting poses, when the week's energy is dwindling. When joined together, each day's recipe cultivates a yoga practice that is challenging, energizing, and restorative. Including sections on meditation, breathing, and do-it-yourself yoga "recipes" for all levels, OM Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice creates the possibility for a meaningful yoga practice in the privacy of the home.
The second book is about publishing your own artwork and design. If you have not attended higher learning for art and producing your work it is an insight of how trained artist do it themselves.
(Goodreads excerpt) Not satisfied with the new T-shirts on sale at the local mall? Maybe you'd like a wedding invitation that expresses your own vision, not your party planner's? How about some personalized stationery? An upgrade to your website? A business card? A poster for your political campaign? A CD package for your band? Sound good? Then get up off your couch and Design It Yourself! Avoid graphic identity theft: build your own. Ellen Lupton, bestselling author of Thinking with Type, will show you how. DIY: Design It Yourself, provides you with all the tools you'll need to create your own projects, from conception through production. Here you will find:
- simple ideas on how you can "think like a designer"
- clear and coherent explanations of design technologies, from silk-screening to web development
- what materials you'll need to get your job done
- where to find and buy them
- how much time and experience your project demands
- diagrams that show how to handle complex tasks
- basic typographic dos and don'ts
- the history and theory of the DIY design movement
- hundreds of innovative and beautiful projects for inspiration

No more excuses. With this book, virtually any design task is within your grasp. Just do it (yourself)!

1 comment:

Art @ Home said...

You found two great books, and I can totally see you using the second one to promote your art. I took a yoga class years ago, and I miss it. The instructor moved across town. I have heard some good things about a few yoga youtube channels, but I haven't tried them yet.

Thanks so much for linking-up to Literary Friday. I was not happy with the cursing in the book I just read! :/