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HP 57 Plus Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (CB278AN)
HP 57 Plus Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridge (CB278AN)

5.0 out of 5 stars Archival Ink is the Best, March 31, 2016
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Love my HP 57 Plus Tri-Color Ink Cartridges. Beautiful lasting colors for my prints!!! Sorry Staples no longer carries this archival ink!


Maya & Filippo Visit a Glacier: Children's Books about the Environment (Maya & Filippo Adventure and Education for Kids Book 3)
Maya & Filippo Visit a Glacier: Children's Books about the Environment (Maya & Filippo Adventure and Education for Kids Book 3)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy a Trip to a Glacier, March 31, 2016
Nice children's book that is fast-paced and provides facts about the area, glaciers, and animals. Good descriptive paintings by the illustrator.


The Language of Energy in Art: Finding Your Vision
The Language of Energy in Art: Finding Your Vision
by Charlotte Wharton
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars I so enjoyed the Prelude that mentioned her mother telling Wharton that ..., January 3, 2015
What a lovely book. I so enjoyed the Prelude that mentioned her mother telling Wharton that she "saw the world through rose-colored glasses." My mother told me the same thing, so I immediately related. As artists, it often takes a lifetime to understand and reveal what we really see. Sometimes we never do. Wharton explains a lot about her visual journey. In the Acknowledgement and Introduction, she reported contacting the head of her college art department later in life about understanding (or misunderstanding) the language of art. I thought how fortunate she was to find him. The art professor I found most influential to my art died not long after I took his classes. How I would love to talk with him now.

"Understanding yourself is the key element in a painting." I never thought of that. How profound. Wharton describes her own creative experience which is defining and helpful. The energy of line, the flow of line, direction, ascending or descending diagonals, shape energy, value, edges, light, color, and so much more. I was unaware of the Munsell Color System. "Compose to Express" - I need to take time to study this in depth. Atmospheric perspective, light in nature--so much to learn here. In the Landscape Gallery, I was drawn to the painting, "Coming In" (Anguilla) because years ago I waded into that same tranquil tropical beach. Then there is are wonderful sections on the figure.

All serious artists will appreciate this book and Wharton's willingness to share her vast expertise!


Walking with Elijah: The Fable of a Life Journey and a Fulfilled Soul
Walking with Elijah: The Fable of a Life Journey and a Fulfilled Soul
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5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the descriptions of the discoveries of his power animal, December 6, 2014
Walking with Elijah is about the profound Shamanistic journey experienced by Doobie Shemer. I enjoyed the descriptions of the discoveries of his power animal, the dolphin, and his other power animal, the white bear. The journeys with Hilla, his spiritual guide, were enlightening. As an artist, I am greatly influenced by word imagery, so I especially liked descriptions of the White World with its marble white gate. I loved the vision of giant white orchids and the roses with heart-shaped petals. I enjoyed Doobie's talent for writing beautiful and fulfilling descriptions. I felt I was there with him and Elijah, hearing his explanation about nature needing opposites that compliment each other. I found it fascinating when Elijah asked Doobie to create with his hands a triangle with an opening at the top. The base is where all living things originate; the two sides are positive and negative. Positive and negative both share the base (the source) where "all are the same and where everything originates". Ironically, as I was reading this, I saw a segment on TV featuring a giant triangle at an international conference.

On a journey to the Red Planet, Elijah told Doobie that he should look through an object to truly see it. Humans look at objects, he said. Looking through an object, you not only see with your eyes and mind but with your soul as well. That way you experience the "full meaning of seeing, feeling, and being an integral part" of what you are observing.

"At the end, you will reach the beginning." What an intriguing thought!


The Wisdom Keys: A Channeler's Quest Reveals Four Steps to Your Highest Self
The Wisdom Keys: A Channeler's Quest Reveals Four Steps to Your Highest Self
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5.0 out of 5 stars I liked the idea of a horoscope being a "blue print ..., December 3, 2014
This is a well-written, informative book about the wisdom of the soul. Thomases talks about the development of emotion as key to the universe's advancement of wisdom. I liked the idea of a horoscope being a "blue print of your life plan." I also liked "aware energy" as her definition of spirit. She says that when we access and draw from "an entire field of potential" that miracles can happen. I love the idea of "reframing your story."

This book is divided into four "worldview" sections. They are: fundamentals of the soul's wisdom game, mastering creative potential, your true relationship with the world, and truth of you and God.

For those who are searching, this is an especially important book. Thank you, Judi Thomases, for providing these insights and guidance.


Celebrating Restorations: Life After the World Wars
Celebrating Restorations: Life After the World Wars
by Catherine C. Brooks
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stepping Back in Time to Post World War II, October 31, 2013
There is a nostalgia about writing connected with World War II times and the austere postwar days that followed. Using photographs and her own personal notes, Catherine C. Brooks documents those times well. People who remember the "GreatWar" or who have parents who lived during those dark times will appreciate Catherine's descriptions of many things including the meals families enjoyed. Meal preparations then took a great deal more time than now, and she explains the steps necessary to provide delicious dishes for large families who enjoyed dining together on Sundays after church services. People also will appreciate the difficulties Catherine and Kirby, her future husband, experienced as he made the long journey home from the South Pacific at the end of World War II.

Catherine makes the story of life in the small, rural Virginia water community come alive with her descriptions and recollections. The photograph of young Catherine with Kirby home on leave from the South Pacific is sweet and appealing. Throughout the book, these kinds of personal photographs are scattered, including endearing pictures of their children, young Wade and later Susan. She tells of the hardships of automobile transportation after the War when few cars were available or affordable for a struggling young couple. She brings alive the importance of their families who gave love and great support to them as they built a home, began a business, and started a family. Life and death. Catherine describes both.

This is an excellent read, especially for those who enjoy history written by someone who has lived it. I admire Catherine Brooks for her dedication in writing this and other books about the area in which she lives. An important time in history will not be forgotten because of the commitment of Ms. Brooks.


Hungry
Hungry
by Stephanie Hamilton
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Photographic Essay and Inspirational Words, August 28, 2013
This review is from: Hungry (Paperback)
Hungry is a nice photographic essay filled with inspirational words that came to Stephanie Hamilton as part of her life's journey and discovery. She uses her photographs to illustrate the joy she found in the beauty of life in the New Zealand landscape. She uses photos and words to define the most important emotion in life - love, especially love of family and children.

--Mary Montague Sikes, author


Red Hot Internet Publicity: The Insider's Guide to Marketing Online
Red Hot Internet Publicity: The Insider's Guide to Marketing Online
Price: $1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Handbook to Improve Internet Presence for Writers, Artists, and More, July 17, 2013
Penny Sansevieri knows how to promote on the Internet, and she does a fantastic job of sharing that knowledge with her readers. From websites to video, she provides detailed information and observations to help writers, artists, and anyone else who needs to organize and develop their presence on the Internet and in social media.

In 2007 I first became a fan of Sansevieri when her original Red Hot Internet Publicity book was released. That book, its pages stuffed with papers filled with my handwritten notes, sits nearby in my office today.

Her newly updated 2013 edition is even better. It describes even more about the "how to" magic of promotion on the Internet. Her chapter on "Building Your Website" is outstanding because it not only clearly explains why you need a website, but it also details how to go about creating one. If you already have a website, this chapter will help you improve it. Her advice, "Think of your site as a billboard," is right on. She even gives excellent advice about where to place your "Buy Now" button on the website.

Sansevieri gives guidance about marketing on Facebook and Twitter and describes how to use Google+ to your advantage. The section on blogging is especially helpful for those who employ blogs for promotion. You will find 30 pages of resources in the back.

Even if you have earlier versions of this book, you may want to update your library with this latest edition. I highly recommend this book.


My Conversations with Angels: Inspirational Moments with Guardian Spirits
My Conversations with Angels: Inspirational Moments with Guardian Spirits
by Judith Marshall
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.13
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning About Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides, and More, June 23, 2013
My Conversations with Angels by Judith Marshall is one of the best angel books I've encountered. Ms. Marshall is thoroughly knowledgeable on the subject and has written a well-researched book that can serve as a handbook for those wishing to get in touch with their intuitive sides. It is also a wonderful guide book for meditation. This book is a keeper to refer to often. I will be looking out for more work by Judith Marshall.


Timeshare Tips & Tricks: Stay at five star resorts for pennies, eliminate maintenance costs, trade, what to do when you don't want it anymore.
Timeshare Tips & Tricks: Stay at five star resorts for pennies, eliminate maintenance costs, trade, what to do when you don't want it anymore.
by Vincent Lehr
Edition: Paperback
Price: $19.95
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Those Inexperienced with Timeshare Use, May 15, 2013
Vincent Lehr has written a book that will be especially helpful for those who have just started using timeshare exchanges or who have failed to have success with their exchange efforts. We first entered timeshare trading with RCI in 1979. Through the years we have traveled all over the United States (including Hawaii), Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. As Lehr explains in Timeshare Tips & Trips, you can stay in resorts in exotic destinations by taking advantage of instant exchanges, bonus vacations, and much more. If you put in your weeks for exchange in a timely manner, you gain higher exchange power. RCI has changed its policies, so we now know the exact trading power for each week we own and can raise that power by bundling our ownership weeks into a group with a higher number of exchange points. Lehr explains much about the timeshare industry in an easy to understand manner. He also gives detailed information about other exchange groups besides RCI. If you are interested in timeshare ownership or just want to learn more about using what you already own, this book should prove a useful handbook for you.


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