Crafting Calm

Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation
Author: Maggie Shannon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 193674046X
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 288
View: 2957
As our world has become increasingly dependent on technology, and our Western societies have become woefully “Crackberried”— to use the title of a recent documentary on the emotional and social pitfalls of our too-wired ways—an intriguing phenomenon is occurring: There is an increasing amount of interest in returning to some of the simpler arts that were neglected or left behind with the onslaught of technology. Artisans and everyday crafters are finding a renewed satisfaction in making something with their own hands; some are even communicating about the inherent physical- and mental-health benefits found in handwork—and, even more than that, they are framing their handwork as meditation or spiritual practice. In today’s sophisticated and pluralistic society, people are more aware than ever that spiritual practice can be defined more expansively—and the popularity of books focusing on alternative spiritual practices demonstrate that readers are hungry for new (or ancient) ways of enhancing their inner lives. In Crafting Calm the author will explore these new forms of creative spiritual practice and the benefits they provide. The format of With Shannon's book will itself be creative, a rich “potpourri approach” that weaves together interviews, historical facts, projects for readers to do themselves, quotations, and suggested resources. Crafting Calm will serve as an inspirational resource guide to a broad assortment of spiritual practices gathered from the global arts-and-crafts communities, as well as from people who don’t consider themselves artists but who have adopted creatively expressive forms of spiritual practice. While there have been a few books published focusing on a particular form of creative spiritual practice (Skylight Paths, for example, has published books on beading as a spiritual practice; painting as a spiritual practice; and using clay as a spiritual practice), no one has yet explored the breadth of possibilities for creative spiritual practices contained in Crafting Calm.

Crafting Gratitude

Creating and Celebrating Our Blessings with Hands and Heart
Author: Maggie Oman Shannon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632280396
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 3077
We live in a fast-paced world where we are pestered from all sides with siren calls to constantly strive for something more, something better, something new, rather than find ways to stay grateful for the abundance and blessings already present in our own lives. In Crafting Gratitude, Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon believes that crafting for us and those we love can be used as a meditative practice to appreciate the incredible, overflowing richness of life. Each meditative craft, from novice to expert, is infused with stories like how Gratitude Bundles can represent prosperity and physical health, Spirit Houses from Southeast Asia can be a symbol of a happy home, a Values Bracelet can help you reinforce your best professional traits, or Flower Mandalas can be an affirmation of nature. With other crafts involving aromatherapy, journaling, dream catchers, and a variety of household items, anyone can invigorate their own lives with Crafting Gratitude for family, health, prosperity, the Divine, and much more. Accompanied by a carefully curated list of recommended reading, helpful websites, and how-to guides, these forty practices will resonate with and prompt you to begin, or continue, exploring gratitude.

Crafting Love

Sharing Our Hearts through the Work of our Hands
Author: Maggie Oman Shannon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632280507
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 3416
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” –Vincent Van Gogh As the future unfolds before us, it seems people are getting busier, more distracted, and less connected to the physical and spiritual world. This can be especially problematic for our relationships, as love is something that just does not magically exist on its own. Love must be cultured, tended, and cared for as if it were a special garden unlike any other. Whether you desire to foster, encourage remembrance, or express gratitude for the love you feel toward the known and unknown in your life, it can be done through the practice of mindfulness and crafting. Crafting Love is filled with thematic chapters meant to inspire your own journey in your expression of love, whether you build an “I Love You…” notebook for your partner, Anytime Valentines for your friends and mentors, a Conversation Starter Table Cloth for your family, Portable Place Shrines for natural places and animals, an “I Am” Affirmation Mandala for yourself, or a Rhythm Painting for the Divine. With the help of a few uplifting friends along the way, Maggie Oman Shannon will help launch your exploration for your love of materials, love of the process, and love of everything and everyone around you through creating transcendent, one-of-a-kind projects with your own hands and heart.

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater

Essays on Crafting
Author: Alanna Okun
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125009562X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 7258
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting. People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch. Alanna Okun knows that crafting keeps her anxiety at bay. She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher as her beloved grandmother. And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else, we can at least control the sticks, string, and fabric right in front of us. Okun lays herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keep hidden. Yet at the same time she finds humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face (like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair). Okun has written a book that will speak to anyone who has said to themselves, or to everyone within earshot, “I made that.”

Colorea por números para la calma

Author: David Woodroffe
Publisher: Editorial HISPANO EUROPEA
ISBN: 8425521319
Page: N.A
View: 5045

I Can't Keep Calm I Just Love Leather Crafting

Personalized Hobbie Journal for Women Or Men, Boys Or Girls - Custom Journal Notebook, Personalized Gift - Perfect for School, Writing Poetry, Daily Diary, Gratitude Writing, Travel Journal Or Dream Journal
Author: Hobbie Notebook Publishers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781076261472
Page: 102
View: 5320
This is the perfect personalized gift? This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you or a friend. Crafted by the team at Hobbie Notebook Publishers, this personalized notebook makes an awesome gift. Perfect for school, writing poetry, use as a diary, gratitude writing, travel journal or dream journal Notebook Features: 6"x9" dimensions - the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk 100 lined white pages Printed on high-quality paper Stylish matte finish with Cute Cover Perfect for use as a journal, notebook or diary to write in Personalized notebooks and journals are a thoughtful gift Perfect personalized birthday gift, Christmas Gift, Father Day, Mothers Day or any occasion. Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

Crochet to Calm

Stitch and De-Stress with 18 Simple Crochet Patterns
Author: Interweave Editors
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1632504979
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 1131
Discover the relaxing craft of crochet! Creative and calming, crafting is the perfect way to destress! In Crochet to Calm you'll learn how the repetitive motion of this popular craft can not only clear your mind but also result in beautiful projects you'll be proud to show off! Best yet? All you need is a hook and a bit of yarn to get started! From home accent projects such as the Zinia Pillow, Meditative Mandala coaster, and the Papillon Pouf to cozy wearables like the Pinecone Infinity Scarf, Slouchy Slipper Boots, or Peachy Arm Warmers, you'll find 18 fun, easy projects that can be completed in almost no time at all! And with easy-to-follow photography and clear illustrations, you'll be inspired to try every last one. Featuring a foreword by Mandy O'Sullivan, founder of CraftasTherapy, Crochet to Calm will take your stress away, one stitch at a time.

Crafting Prayers for Public Worship

The Art of Intercession
Author: Samuel Wells
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 1848254601
Category: Intercessory prayer
Page: 128
View: 4899
This is an inspirational and practical guide for all who help to lead the intercessions in regular worship or to offer prayers in public worship on specific occasions. It aims to empower and equip lay people and clergy alike to offer heartfelt, informed, thoughtful and appropriate prayers on behalf of the people of God for God’s world.Crafting Prayers for Public Worship:• considers what public prayer is and offers practical guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls.• explores prayer as an integral part of worship and the kinds of speech we need (and don’t need) to address God. • reflects on the basic structures and shape of the prayers we create, staying rooted in scripture, the answers we can expect with confidence, becoming part of the answer ouselves, and other practicalities • offers a wide range of templates and examples.

Crafting Creativity & Creating Craft

Author: Courtney Lee Weida
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462098395
Category: Education
Page: 76
View: 6024
This nine chapter volume explores creativity in art teaching through contemporary craft. A variety of artists, educators and historians share with readers their wealth of practical resources and frameworks for utilizing craft media (fiber, ceramics, baskets, needlepoint, knitting, etc.) and craft approaches (grassroots projects, digital communities, craftivism, etc.) within contemporary K-12 art education, museum and community programming, and teaching artist residencies. Authors representing a variety of specialties in craft, art, and education examine the resurgence of the handmade and homemade in contemporary youth culture, digital implications of how we define and teach craft creatively, and the overlap of design, function, and beauty in artists’ work. The anthology also describes the challenges and potentialities of working with craft in education settings, including the overarching craft of teaching practices. Each chapter provides a range of creative frameworks and practical models that educators can use comprehensively: from dynamic digital resources, to community groups, and lesson plans and activities in craft with art classes and special needs classes. The book serves to propose a working definition and rationale of the functions of craft in daily life, popular and youth culture, and larger social issues (including craft, D.I.Y., and activism/“craftivism”).

Magical Candle Crafting

Create Your Own Candles for Spells & Rituals
Author: Ember Grant
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 073872825X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 264
View: 7707
Would you like to add a spark of enchantment to your spiritual path and light up your home with a special, warm glow? Candle making is a fun and powerful way to infuse personal energy into your practice and your life. Filled with creative candle recipes and spells, Magical Candle Crafting is a friendly, hands-on guide to making votive candles using inexpensive, easy-to-find items. Ember Grant takes you through each step, from mixing and pouring the wax to choosing magically potent ingredients to charging your candle with energy. Learn to craft candles for rituals specific to the elements, days of the week, chakras, moon phases, planets, and all sabbats on the Wheel of the Year. Discover how to make spell candles for prosperity, love, romance, healing, inspiration, and each of your goals. Further empower your creations with timing guidelines, plus: Inspiring design and decoration ideas Recipes for meditation, rejuvenation, grounding, and mood enhancement Suggestions for herbs, essential oils, crystals, chants, symbols, and other helpful correspondences

Crafting Comparison Papers

Author: Marcia S. Freeman
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895940
Category: Education
Page: 82
View: 8993
Since comparison papers require students to describe both similarities and differences, they are often used as assessment tools in just about every subject. For this reason alone, developing writers should be taught how to craft effective comparison papers. But teaching your students how to compose comparison papers also has a larger impact on their education--it prepares them to think more analytically, perform better in complex testing situations, and compare texts. In Crafting Comparison Papers, Marcia S. Freeman fully explains the four instructional steps that develop comparison skills: understanding the concept of attributes; organizing attributes for comparison; building clear, coherent comparative paragraphs; and assembling effective comparison papers. She includes lessons with specific Target Skills(TM) to support your students' progress, and she suggests timelines that will help you plan your curriculum. Throughout, Freeman's comprehensive approach and clear instructions make this book a unique and valuable resource for any teacher of developing writers.

Crafting U.S. Economic Strategy Toward Asia

Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Experience
Author: Charles Freeman,Matthew Goodman
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 9780892065547
Category: Political Science
Page: 40
View: 317
Among the many pressing realities that will confront a new U.S. administration in January 2009—whether Republican or Democratic—is the need to manage the challenges and opportunities of a rising Asia. Growing trade and investment flows across the Pacific offer substantial economic benefits to Americans; yet they also create significant risks in both the economic and political spheres. In particular, with the U.S. economy weakened by financial instability and high commodity prices, and Congress more inclined to constrain than embrace globalization, there are a number of potential flashpoints in U.S. economic relations with Asia—from a backlash against high-profile Chinese investments to outrage over tainted children's toys—that could ignite early in a new president's term.The purpose of this report of the CSIS Asia Economic Task Force is to draw out some of the broad lessons learned from three decades of economic policymaking toward Asia and to offer recommendations for managing economic relations with three major countries in the region—China, Japan, and India. The authors focus on these three countries because of their absolute size and/or the growth of U.S. trade and investment with them and because of their domestic political visibility in the United States. The report examines the process of managing economic relations with Asian countries: how the U.S. government should organize itself; how it should approach counterpart governments; how it should communicate with the media, Congress, etc. The authors do not dwell on the substantive questions that arise in those relations—for example, what should our currency policy toward China be; should we discuss energy policy with India; what incentives are needed to persuade Japan to open its agriculture market? Those questions are important and worthy of examination elsewhere. However, process often determines the ultimate effectiveness—or otherwise—of any economic strategy. Therefore, rather than laying out a substantive agenda for policy engagement with Asia, this report is intended to offer the next administration a practical guide to governing in this important policy area.

Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries Boxed Set

Books 1-2
Author: Lois Winston
Publisher: Lois Winston
ISBN: 1940795230
Category: Fiction
Page: 600
View: 8630
The first two books in the critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun--When Anastasia Pollack's husband permanently cashes in his chips at a roulette table in Vegas, her comfortable middle-class life craps out. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her hateful, cane-wielding Communist mother-in-law. Not to mention stunned disbelief over her late husband's secret gambling addiction, and the loan shark who's demanding fifty thousand dollars. Anastasia's job as crafts editor for a magazine proves no respite when she discovers a dead body glued to her office chair. The victim, fashion editor Marlys Vandenburg, collected enemies and ex-lovers like Jimmy Choos on her ruthless climb to editor-in-chief. But when evidence surfaces of an illicit affair between Marlys and Anastasia's husband, Anastasia becomes the number one suspect. Death by Killer Mop Doll--Overdue bills and constant mother vs. mother-in-law battles at home are bad enough. But crafts editor Anastasia Pollack's stress level is maxed out when she and her fellow American Woman editors get roped into unpaid gigs for a revamped morning TV show. Before the glue is dry on Anastasia's mop dolls, morning TV turns crime drama when the studio is trashed and the producer is murdered. Former co-hosts Vince and Monica—sleazy D-list celebrities—stand out among a lengthy lineup of suspects, all furious over the show's new format. And Anastasia has no clue her snooping has landed her directly in the killer's unforgiving spotlight.

Crafting Scholarship in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Writing, Reviewing, and Editing
Author: Robert M. Milardo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659376
Category: Psychology
Page: 206
View: 8450
Crafting Scholarship helps readers improve their writing and publishing success in academia. Framed within the context of the editorial and peer review process, the book explores writing, editing, and reviewing in academic publishing. As such it provides unique coverage of how successful writers work, how they manage criticism, and more. Examples from successful scholars provide helpful tips in writing articles, grants, books, book chapters, and reviews. Each chapter features tools that facilitate learning including Best Practices and Writer’s Resource boxes to help maximize success, discussion questions and case studies to stimulate critical thinking, and recommended readings to encourage self exploration. A Facebook page provides an opportunity for readers to post writing updates and for instructors to share materials. Highlights include: -Insights on working with journal boards, reviewers, and contributors drawn from the author’s 30 years of experience in editing journal articles and writing books. -Describes writing quantitative and qualitative reports, theory and literature reviews, books and chapters, grants, and book reviews. -Identifies common problems academics face in writing and publishing along with practical solutions. -Explores best practices in writing peer reviews, responding to reviewers and editors, and how to calculate and interpret acceptance rates and impact factors. -Addresses how to write each section of a journal article and select keywords that facilitate digital search engines to help potential readers find an article. -Includes examples of published work and tips on writing research syntheses using meta-analytic techniques or narrative analyses. -Examines the practices of successful writers, the pros and cons of collaborations, what publishers look for, and managing criticism. -Reviews pertinent empirical literature on the core topics of writing, reviewing, and editing. Intended for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in professional development, writing in an academic field, or research methods taught in psychology, education, human development and family studies, sociology, communication, and other social sciences, this practical guide also appeals to those interested in pursuing an academic career and new and seasoned researchers.

Keep Calm and Query On

Author: Luke Reynolds
Publisher: Divertir Publishing
ISBN: 0984293078
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 210
View: 6808
"[The author] discusses his journey as a writer with all its bludgeoning defeats and small triumphs. Against the backdrop of life abroad in York, England, these reflections on living and writing pulse with hope, wisdom, and conviction ... Luke's journey as a writer is accompanied by 14 interviews he has conducted with powerful and prolific authors."--Cover.

Cross-Stitch to Calm

40 Patterns to Stitch and De-Stress
Author: Leah Lintz
Publisher: Craft to Calm
ISBN: 9781632504531
Category: Cross-stitch
Page: 109
View: 394
This book provides 40 simple, stress relieving cross-stich projects to encourage relaxation and creativity It's been said cross-stitch is colour by numbers for grownups: this book features a collection of cross-stitch patterns that maximise the fun and minimise the stress, with few colour changes and simple, bold designs. Cross-stitch is the newest old craft to make a comeback, with the book 'Subversive Cross Stitch' topping Amazon lists. With bold, simple projects based on easy-to-stitch shapes, 'Cross-Stitch to Calm' will let crafters enjoy a soothing hobby while creating an attractive finished project.

Crafting Prose

Author: Don Richard Cox,Elizabeth Giddens
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 9780155156302
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 508
View: 7284

Crafting Fiction, Poetry, & Memoir

Talks from the Colgate Writers' Conference
Author: Matthew Leone
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 188
View: 9594

Destroza este diario

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 8449327857
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 1062

Crafting Flight

Aircraft Pioneers and the Contributions of the Men and Women of NASA Langley Research Center
Author: James Schultz
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters
Category: Aeronautical engineering
Page: 215
View: 2538
This illustrated volume by NASA presents a history of NASA Langley Research Center's contributions to flight. It is a revision and expansion of "Winds of Change," James Schultz's wonderful Guide to the Center, written as part of the national celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight. You will read about one of the Nation's oldest R&D facilities, a place of imagination and ingenuity. Chapters; craving flight, a laboratory for flight, refining the airplane, swords and plowshares, beyond the home planet, expertise applied, redefining roles, and beyond the first 100 years. Extensive bibliography. Oversize, coated stock, and color and black and white photos. Beautifully designed!