I’m not a kid, and this book is marketed for kids. I don’t even have any kids. Whether you have kids, or you want to learn to draw yourself, this book is pretty cool. As someone not super-skilled in the drawing arts, I prefer books marketed toward kids over those for adults – I feel like they make the learning process more straightforward and less confusing (maybe I’m just a kid at heart).
Aaria Baid’s How to Draw book offers a step-by-step guide in drawing basics and then graduates the learning to more difficult drawing tasks, while still making it easy to do.
More than learning to draw, you’ll learn all of the things that go into a good drawing. Some of the techniques you’ll learn are shading, foreshortening, using positive and negative space, making things to scale and proportionate. You’ll learn about drawing optical illusions and more.
This is more than an educational art book on drawing; it’s fun.
I got this sweet book from the publisher. I wasn’t required to write a review, but here it is anyway!
This Year I Will… have so many journals to write in that I just can’t keep track of them all. But that’s OK.
This Year I Will… is another favorite journal I came across recently. I am still writing in it, as the year has not gone by yet. In fact, I’m not even to the part of the book that is broken up into the 52-week increments.
I first portion of this journal is meant to help you understand your goals and desires.
I loved this section because it made me take a look at the things I care about and the things I want in life, and how those things work with or against each other.
These “lessons” will help prepare you for the 52-weeks of goals and writing about your highs and lows for each week. I am excited to get to this part of the journal, but I still have a little ways to go on the preparation parts. This journal will take me through the rest of the year and into next year, and I can’t wait for this adventure!
I hope that this journal not only helps me achieve my goals, but I also think it will assist in seeing even my failures as part of the road to success.
This book was free from the publisher. My unbiased review is for your pleasure!
As a creative soul, I love looking at books about creativity – even when they’re for kids. Express Yourself is a one-year creativity journal that is geared toward girls or anyone that wants to embrace their feminine side (really). There really wasn’t anything in the book that couldn’t be loved by boys or transgender teens and pre-teens as well.
As a journal, it includes one week worth of entries across every couple of pages. It’s basically a journal, but it gives you prompts and inspiration galore. It’s not a journal so much about “creating” things. The creative part is in the writing (I’m a writer, so that’s the most creative pastime for me).
It’s a colorful and fun journal. Journaling takes just minutes a day to do, and it’s a great way to be able to look back at your life. With 5-lines for each day of the week, you won’t be writing a ton, but it’s a great way to remember some of the best things from that day or a great place to jot down your coolest ideas.
Each week includes a quote, like “Accept who you are, unless you’re a serial killer.” Ellen DeGeneres said that. It also includes prompts about your dreams, your crush, and more. One of my favorites is the page that has a fill in the blank for “I just can’t stop thinking about…” I can’t stop thinking about writing and creating!
If you have a teen or pre-teen in your life that has an affinity for words, this would be a great gift for them. It’s available on Amazon.
I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.