A crenellated turret here, a winding, arched staircase there, maybe even a giant turtle—fairy tale ideas are at the heart of every sandcastle. Summer after summer, children and adults alike make valiant efforts to infuse their sandy structures with such inspiration, but the results are generally disappointing. With Sandcastles Made Simple, Lucinda "sandy feet" Wierenga, a renowned sand sculptor, puts a permanent end to less-than-perfect beach creations. She provides the ultimate step-by-step guide to building impressive sandcastles, and shows that with a few simple tools and a basic understanding of sand, building dream castles can be easy. The book features instructions for each of the elements—base, staircase, roof, balcony, and more—that can be combined to fashion one-of-a-kind castles. Also included are two projects designed specifically for younger children. Like a shovel and pail, Sandcastles Made Simple is an on-the-beach necessity.
What is perfect? Now that is the perfect question. It's a 300 if you're at the bowling alley. A 2400 if you're taking the SATs. And firm with a warm, red center if you order your steak medium-rare. While the execution of perfection depends on the subject in question, the result is always the same—complete satisfaction. This intriguing collection of what qualifies as perfection covers quite the array of topics. From the perfect pour of a pint and the perfect age to propose to the shape of the perfect face and the telling of the perfect joke, you will be pleasantly surprised by the scope of perfection. Simply put—it's Perfect.
CRAFT is the first project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance that is occurring within the world of crafts. Celebrating the DIY spirit, CRAFT's goal is to unite, inspire, inform and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative people who are transforming traditional art and crafts with unconventional, unexpected and even renegade techniques, materials and tools; resourceful spirits who undertake amazing crafting projects in their homes and communities. Volume 01, the premier issue, features 23 projects with a twist! Make a programmable LED shirt, turn dud shoes into great knitted boots, felt an iPod cocoon, embroider a skateboard, and much more.
Imagine being able to make your very own candles? Ideal as gifts, for home use and even as a business opportunity. This comprehensively illustrated candle making eBook runs you through each stage of the candle making process in an easy step by step fashion. Homemade Candles Made Simple breaks up each candle making technique into beginner, intermediate and advanced making candle options. A section on Candle-making activities for children is also included. Here are just a handful of the candles that you'll be learning to make: tea-light candles, candle melts/tarts, votive candles, floating candles, container candles, gel candles, hand dipped, pillar candles, sand candles, chunk candles, ice candles, hurricane shells, hand rolled beeswax candles, rustic candles,recycled candles and much much more
A mesmerizing novel you always seek yet seldom find. Marlo Clemente is confronted with continuous turmoil at home. His father's boisterous views of women haunt him, as he is told that all women are evil-wanting only the material and causing all men "the worst of pains." This has dire consequences for young Marlo as he matures and struggles with loving his mother and yet facing his father's twisted representation of a world full of vixen dominance. Marlo looks to his extraordinary artistic talent and two best friends for solace from everyday home life. But one of his friends (Danny) becomes romantically involved with a young girl who ends up crushing Danny's heart. This only reinforces what his father has long since warned. Confusion sets in further when Marlo meets Desiree Castillo, a girl unlike others. For she too sees the same magic in Marlo's "sandcastle dreams" and even tells a story of the first sandcastle which (legend has it) was built long ago, near the Yucatan Peninsula. Marlo struggles to keep his dream of art school alive while still trying to find the long-lost relationship that has evaded him and his mother. He too comes to terms with his deep attraction towards Desiree only to eventually meet her "twin" cousin, Divina. A two-sided world Marlo encounters, only to wonder whether his tideless dreams will ever come to pass.
A sparklingly profound novel about the conflict between love and loyalty The quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes aware of new desires. A complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art, and political ambition. Mor’s teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself disenchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a “great love” be purchased at too high a price?
It's all dry sand running through the fingers.' When Bill Mor falls in love with Rain Carter he discovers a new way of being and a new joy in the world and his surroundings. To be with Rain he must abandon his prosaic life as a schoolmaster, his domineering wife Nan and his troubled teenaged children. He must draw on the powers of selfishness, hatred and anger in order to make the final break. But what love could survive all that violence? WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BIDISHA VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.