Day of the Dead Folk Art
Day of the Dead Folk
The folk art inspired by Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and around the world, including the American Southwest, powerfully communicates the cultural traditions of this joyous holiday. As a companion volume to the authors' Day of the Dead, this book focuses on the artistic imagery of Day of the Dead, including the skulls, skeletons, and the iconic figure of Catrina, as seen in various pieces of market art, community art and contemporary art. The work and influence of important Mexican folk artists, such as Jose Guadalupe Posada and Diego Rivera, are represented and discussed. STEVIE MACK and KITTY WILLIAMS have led Day of the Dead art and cultural tours in Mexico for many years. Through their company CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Education Materials, Inc., they produce award-winning curriculum resources for schools and institutions, including video programs such as Flickering Lights: Days of the Dead. They live in Tucson, Arizona.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1423634438
Folk Art Fusion: Learn to paint colorful contemporary folk art in acrylic
Folk Art Fusion: Learn to paint colorful contemporary
Folk art still influences everyday art in some surprising ways. Folk Art Fusion shows you how to blend classic subjects with new techniques to create a lovely work of art that is completely unique. Folk Art Fusion explores the colorful combination of art styles and presents them in modern folk art paintings. This is your chance to learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today's painters, and to discover how to create contemporary folk-art paintings yourself! Even if you're new to creating art, Folk Art Fusion makes creating your own works approachable with step-by-step projects. The projects are as varied as they are colorful. You will enjoy painting classic subjects painted with creative techniques and in popular styles, including flower fields, Frida Kahlo, the Tree of Life, a cat, a quaint English cottage, and much more. Colorful, contemporary, and inspirational, Folk Art Fusion allows artists of all skill levels to quickly discover the joy of creating modern, global-inspiredart in this time-treasured genre.
- Brand: Walter Foster Publishing
- ASIN: 1633221989
The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly).The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, ...
- Brand: Simon Schuster
- ASIN: 1501123327
- UPC: 787721896302
Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology (Guitar Reference)
Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing
Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family
A practical guide to connecting with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing• Provides exercises and rituals to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find ancestral guides, and assist the dead who are not yet at peace• Explains how to safely engage in lineage repair work by connecting with your more ancient ancestors before relating with the recently deceased• Explores how your ancestors can help you transform intergenerational legacies of pain and abuse and reclaim the positive spirit of the familyEveryone has loving and wise ancestors they can learn to invoke for support and healing. Coming into relationship with your ancestors empowers you to transform negative family patterns into blessings and encourages good health, self-esteem, clarity of purpose, and better relationships with your living relatives. Offering a practical guide to understanding and navigating relationships with the spirits of those who have passed, Daniel Foor, Ph.D., details how to relate safely and effectively with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. He provides exercises and rituals, grounded in ancient wisdom traditions, to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find supportive ancestral guides, cultivate forgiveness and gratitude, harmonize...
- Brand: Bear & Company
- ASIN: 1591432693
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target. After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, Raid of No Return is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.
- ASIN: 1419725564
Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for
For fans of sea battles, adventures, and war stories like Unbroken, this is the incredible true story of a boy who helps to bring closure to the survivors of the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and helps exonerate the ship’s captain fifty years later. Hunter Scott first learned about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis by watching the movie Jaws when he was just eleven-years-old. This was fifty years after the ship had sunk, throwing more than 1,000 men into shark-infested waters—a long fifty years in which justice still had not been served. It was just after midnight on July 30, 1945 when the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Those who survived the fiery sinking—some injured, many without life jackets—struggled to stay afloat as they waited for rescue. But the United States Navy did not even know they were missing. As time went on, the Navy needed a scapegoat for this disaster. So it court-martialed the captain for “hazarding” his ship. The survivors of the Indianapolis knew that their captain was not to blame. For fifty years they worked to clear his name, even after his untimely death. But the navy would not budge—not until Hunter entered the picture. His history fair project on the Indianapolis so...
- Color: Blue, Black
- ASIN: 0385730918
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children)
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward
Winner: 2017 Hugo AwardWinner: 2017 Alex AwardWinner: 2017 Locus AwardWinner: 2016 Nebula AwardNominated: 2017 World Fantasy AwardNominated: 2017 British Fantasy Award2016 Tiptree Honor List"A mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy ― a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics" ―NPREleanor West's Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No QuestsChildren have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.But Nancy's arrival marks a change at the Home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it's up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things.No matter the cost.The Wayward Children SeriesBook 1: Every Heart a DoorwayBook 2: Down Among the Sticks and BonesBook 3: Beneath the Sugar SkyBook 4: In an Absent DreamPRAISE FOR EVERY HEART A DOORW...
- Brand: McGuire Seanan
- ASIN: 0765385503
CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash and
“A must for CSNY fans.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review The first ever biography focused on the formative and highly influential early years of “rock’s first supergroup” (Rolling Stone) Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young—when they were the most successful, influential, and politically potent band in America—in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock and the formation of the band itself.1969 to 1974 were true golden years of rock n’ roll, bookmarking an era of arguably unparalleled musical power and innovation. But even more than any of their eminent peers, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young channeled and broadcast all the radical anger, romantic idealism, and generational angst of their time. Each of the members had already made their marks in huge bands (The Hollies, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds), but together, their harmonies were transcendent. The vast emotional range of their music, from delicate acoustic confessionals to raucous counter-culture anthems, was mirrored in the turbulence of their personal lives. Their trademark may have been vocal harmony, but few—if any—of their contemporaries could match the recklessness of their hedonistic and often combative lifestyles, when the four tenacious, volatile, and prodigal songwri...
- Brand: Atria Books
- ASIN: 1501183028
Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead: The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond
Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead:
Each October, as the Day of the Dead draws near, Mexican markets overflow with decorated breads, fanciful paper cutouts, and whimsical toy skulls and skeletons. To honor deceased relatives, Mexicans decorate graves and erect home altars. Drawing on a rich array of historical and ethnographic evidence, this volume reveals the origin and changing character of this celebrated holiday. It explores the emergence of the Day of the Dead as a symbol of Mexican and Mexican-American national identity. Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead poses a serious challenge to the widespread stereotype of the morbid Mexican, unafraid of death, and obsessed with dying. In fact, the Day of the Dead, as shown here, is a powerful affirmation of life and creativity. Beautifully illustrated, this book is essential for anyone interested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore, as well as contemporary globalization and identity formation.
- ASIN: 1405152486
The Silent Companions: A Novel
The Silent Companions: A
“[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling authorKeep an eye out for Laura Purcell's latest novel, The Poison Thread, coming soon from Penguin!Some doors are locked for a reason. When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But pregnant and widowed just weeks after their wedding, with her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her late husband’s awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked door, beyond which is a painted wooden figure—a silent companion—that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself. The residents of the estate are terrified of the figure, but Elsie tries to shrug this off as simple superstition—that is, until she notices the figure’s eyes following her.A Victorian ghost story that evokes a most unsettling kind of fear, The Silent Companions is a tale that creeps its way through the consciousness in ways you least expect—much like the companions themselves.
- ASIN: 014313163X
Been So Long: My Life and Music
Been So Long: My Life and
"A modern parable." ―from the foreword by Grace Slick“Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric.” – Acoustic Guitar“Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework.” – Live For Live MusicIncludes a CD of live music as a companion to the book!From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius―and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America. “Music is the reward for being alive,” writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. “It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched.” In a career that has already spanned a half century―one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors―Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream.Been So Long is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond. The grandson of Finnish and R...
- ASIN: 1250125480
Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts : A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels Book 2)
Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts : A
A carnival bakery booth. A deadly magic show. Is it the perfect recipe for murder or a clever sleight of hand? Palace pastry chef Imogen is struggling to control her newfound magic and her potent feelings for the prince. So when the carnival rolls into the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to run the royal bakery booth. But her plan to escape her problems backfires when murder rocks the magician’s table… and her dear friend is found holding the bloody saw.Determined to cook up a way to keep Rhonda out of witch’s prison, she sifts through the clues and the long list of suspects. Between devious dark magicians, cagey stage assistants, and a strongman with more to offer than just muscles, everyone at the fairgrounds seems to be hiding secrets—even Rhonda.With the final night of the carnival approaching, will Imogen’s shaky powers be enough to flush out the murderer before her good friend ends up on the chopping block? Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts is the second book in the Spells & Caramels paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like feisty heroines, enchanted carnivals, and dueling magicians, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s whimsical whodunit. Buy Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts to fall under the spell of a festive mystery today!
- ASIN: B076GW21DK
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition)
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish
A Lil' Libros Book of Emotions Inspired by one of the most recognized symbols of Dia De los Muertos (Day of the Dead), this book introduces little ones to emotional expressions and their first English and Spanish words―and teaches them to recognize feelings like emocionado (excited), triste (sad), and confiado (confident). Unable to find bilingual first concept books she could enjoy reading to her baby, Patty Rodriguez came up with the idea behind Lil' Libros. Patty and her work have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, CNN Latino, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, People En Espanol, Cosmo Latina, and American Latino TV, to name a few. She is currently Sr. Producer for On Air With Ryan Seacrest|iHeartMedia, jewelry designer for MALA by Patty Rodriguez, and creator of Manolos And Tacos. Ariana Stein, a graduate from California State University, Dominguez Hills, has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Ariana spent the first eight years of her professional career in the corporate world. Her life changed with the birth of her baby boy. She immediately realized that bilingualism played a very important role in his future, as well as the future of other children.
- Brand: Lil' Libros
- ASIN: 0986109967
Coloring Books for Grownups Day of the Dead Puppies: Mandalas & Geometric Shapes Coloring Pages Anti-Stress Art Therapy Books for Adults
Ragnarok, Vol. 2: The Lord of the Dead
Ragnarok, Vol. 2: The Lord of the
Ragnarök, the doom of the gods, has finally occurred. But the long-held belief that evil would be destroyed along with the gods in that final conflagration proved false. Only the gods died. The Nine Worlds collapsed and became the Dusk Lands, a vast twilight realm inhabited by men, trolls, demons, and shattered kingdoms, under the tyranny of the Great Enemies.After hundreds of years, a single god emerged into the post-Ragnarök world, Thor, the God of Thunder. But Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, has discovered his reappearance, and unleashes his draugar, the undead walkers, against the Thunder God, seeking to destroy the last vestige of the former worlds, and the only hope for the present one.
- Brand: IDW
- ASIN: 1631408836
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A Novel (League of Pensioners)
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the
#1 International BestsellerThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork.Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—Brains, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere.Their solution? White collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on their trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker’s length ahead if it’s going to succeed….Told with all the insight and humor of A Man Called Ove or Where’d You Go Bernadette?, The Little Old Lady Who Broke Al...
- Brand: Harper Paperbacks
- ASIN: 0062447971
What is Art? Learn Art Styles Color Drawings La Catrina Mexican Skull Folk Art Celebrate Day of the Dead Color & then Hang by Artist Grace Divine (For Fun & Entertainment Purposes Only)
The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature
Trolldom: Spells and Methods of the Norse Folk Magic Tradition
Trolldom: Spells and Methods of the Norse Folk
Trolldom, the folk magic of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, has been practiced for more than 500 years. Now, after extensive research, Johannes Björn Gårdbäck presents the fascinating occult art of Norse trolldom to an English-speaking audience. This detailed account of traditional Scandinavian folk magic offers in-depth historical background, divination methods, and descriptions of practical spell-craft, and includes hundreds of collected Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish trolldom workings for love, money, protection, healing, and cursing.
- ASIN: 0990313611
The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico
The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of
All over Mexico, early in November, families gather to welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home. The smells of burning copal incense and pungent cempasúchil (marigolds) mingle with the aromas of fresh bread, new clothing, sweets, and candles. One of Mexico's most important festivals since prehispanic times, the Day of the Dead is an occasion for celebrating and feasting, cleaning and decorating graves, dancing and making music.In this unique work, the authors explore both the historic origins of this holiday and its colorful present-day celebrations in Mexico and the United States. Interviews with Mexican artists and crafters who provide goods for the festival—from personalized sugar skulls to gigantic papier-mâché skeletons—offer a fascinating glimpse into traditional and contemporary attitudes toward death and the dead.Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, The Skeleton at the Feast will be required reading for all who are interested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore.
- ASIN: 0292776586
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools
Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone
Flintknapping is an ancient craft enjoying a resurgence of interest among both amateur and professional students of prehistoric cultures. In this new guide, John C. Whittaker offers the most detailed handbook on flintknapping currently available and the only one written from the archaeological perspective of interpreting stone tools as well as making them.Flintknapping contains detailed, practical information on making stone tools. Whittaker starts at the beginner level and progresses to discussion of a wide range of techniques. He includes information on necessary tools and materials, as well as step-by-step instructions for making several basic stone tool types. Numerous diagrams allow the reader to visualize the flintknapping process, and drawings of many stone tools illustrate the discussions and serve as models for beginning knappers.Written for a wide amateur and professional audience, Flintknapping will be essential for practicing knappers as well as for teachers of the history of technology, experimental archaeology, and stone tool analysis.
- Brand: University of Texas Press
- ASIN: 029279083X
Coloring Books for Grown-Ups Day of the Dead Girls: Dia De Los Muertos Coloring Pages (Sugar Skull Art Coloring Books for Adults) (Day of the Dead Coloring Books) (Volume 3)
Coloring Books for Grown-Ups Day of the Dead
C’mon...be honest. You’ve always thought the Day of the Dead Girls were really cool. They’re everywhere! So think how cool it would be to have a full coloring book for adults with with female sugar skull art. In this 100 page coloring book, you’ll find a variety of images. From full head shots with detail floral prints across the skull, to pages filled with flowers and skulls to delight the eye and mind. These coloring pages will keep you interested and coming back to spend a little quiet time and some cool coloring art. It doesn’t matter if your in the mood for something simple or something intricate there’s something for everyone. This is the third volume in Chiquita’s best selling series of Day of the Dead coloring books. There’s nothing else like it. Grab it today and click the cart button.
- ASIN: 1517614694
Just Add Color: Day of the Dead: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang
Just Add Color: Day of the Dead: 30
Who doesn't love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Day of the Dead includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, have fun, and Just Add Color.
- Brand: Quayside Publishing
- ASIN: 1592539513
- UPC: 499993446252
Dead Or Alive: The Choice Is Yours: The Definitive Self-Protection Handbook
Dead Or Alive: The Choice Is Yours: The
One of the few real self-protection guides on the market today, this book will teach you first and foremost how to avoid violent situations. But should you find yourself in one, it will also show you how to control yourself and your emotions so you can function on a physical level to defend yourself.
- ASIN: 0873649141
Dead Giveaway: The Rescue, Hamburgers, White Folks, and Instant Celebrity . . . What You Saw on TV Doesn't Begin to Tell the Story . . .
Dead Giveaway: The Rescue, Hamburgers, White Folks, and
One of America’s most unusual celebrities tells his own outrageous story.From dishwasher to international celebrity in one afternoon . . . Charles Ramsey gives a roller coaster account of his life before, during, and after the dramatic rescue of three kidnapped women in Cleveland . . .Global news media declared him a hero. Well-wishers mobbed him. The Internet made him a viral sensation. It couldn’t have happened to a less likely guy. Now, read how it all went down.Ramsey was in the wrong place at the right time when he answered a young woman’s cry for help, kicked in his neighbor’s locked front door, and got her the hell out of there―leading to the astonishing rescue of three young women―Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight―who had been missing for a decade.Reporters and TV cameras flocked to a neighborhood―and a man―they otherwise would have ignored. Ramsey was ready, with plenty to say. “Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms . . . Dead giveaway.” It was a quote that launched a thousand Internet memes . . .In this book Ramsey walks us step-by-step through the day of the rescue and talks about living right next door to Ariel Castro―outwardly charming, secretly a monster.He tells about life...
- ASIN: 1938441516
CATRINA TREE of LIFE, handmade mexican day of the dead, folk art, clay figurine
CATRINA TREE of LIFE, handmade mexican day of
Clay Tree of LifeIt measures : 4" X 4¾" X 2" inchesThis type of work is done in Metepec, Mexico.Handmade and hand painted.Made out of clay.Have a bit of Mexico on your hands!GREAT WAY TO START YOUR COLLECTIONSKU: 22477
- Color: multicolor
- Brand: MexicanExpression
- ASIN: B07RN93742