New Release Books by Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon is the author of Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements (2021), You Will Leave a Trail of Stars (2021), Find Your Artistic Voice (2019), Just Add Color on the Go (2016) and other 11 books.

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Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements

release date: Jul 13, 2021
Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements
A gorgeous nonfiction book for kids from bestselling artist and author Lisa Congdon! The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements leads young readers in an exploration of all 118 known elements. From their discoveries to their uses to their special properties, this vibrant book explores all things elements. • A visually stunning tour of the periodic table • Complete with profiles of notable scientists, amazing infographics, and more • Features an illustrated history of the periodic table''s origins This artful survey of the elements combines science, history, trivia, humor, and endless fascination for science enthusiasts of every age. Middle grade readers will delight in this interesting take on the periodic table of elements. • Great for science lovers and Lisa Congdon fans alike • Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays and holidays for the science-loving kid • Perfect for children ages 10 and up • Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and STEM educators. • You''ll love this book if you love books like The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table by DK, The Periodic Table by Sean Callery and Miranda Smith, and Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray.

You Will Leave a Trail of Stars

release date: Apr 20, 2021
You Will Leave a Trail of Stars
This book provides all the advice you need for taking the world by storm, from the inimitable Lisa Congdon. In this illustrated guide to life—perfect for graduates and other seekers—acclaimed artist and educator Lisa Congdon offers up wisdom and insights for living. Each inspirational quote, lesson, and piece of advice is brought to life by Congdon''s signature illustration style, making the book a beautiful gift or keepsake. Whether you''re starting a new chapter of your own story, or simply searching for ways to live with more intention, curiosity, and joy, this book will inspire you to connect with yourself and prepare for any adventure life might have in store. • GREAT FOR GRADS: Everyone needs some extra guidance post-graduation, and this book—packed with colorfully illustrated, down-to-earth advice—makes a thoughtful gift for someone embarking on a new phase in life. • BELOVED AUTHOR: Lisa Congdon''s bestselling books, online classes, and Instagram feed (beloved by 375,000 fans) have inspired so many people to follow their creative passions. In this book Condon does what she does best—bring bold and colorful flair to smart, creative, down-to-earth advice and inspiration. Perfect for: • Grads and grad-gift givers • Inspiration seekers • Fans of Lisa Congdon''s art and writing

Find Your Artistic Voice

release date: Aug 06, 2019
Find Your Artistic Voice
An artist''s unique voice is their calling card. It''s what makes each of their works vital and particular. But developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence. Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Featuring advice from Congdon herself and interviews with a roster of established artists, illustrators, and creatives, this one-of-a-kind book will show readers how to identify and nurture their own visual identity, navigate the influence of artists they admire, push through fear and insecurity, and appreciate the value of their personal journey.

Just Add Color on the Go

release date: Sep 01, 2016
Just Add Color on the Go
Reconnect with your inner creativity...on the go! 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. This portable coloring book includes 90 designs from artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon. Perforated pages to make designs easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You''ll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, featuring a variety of botanicals, folk art, and geometric patterns. Relax, have fun, and "Just Add Color."

The Joy of Swimming

release date: Apr 19, 2016
The Joy of Swimming
From Lisa Congdon, bestselling author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this lovely new book invites readers to dip into the many joys of swimming. Congdon brings her personal passion as a lifelong swimmer to this beautiful and thoughtful celebration of getting in the water. Hand-lettered inspirational quotes, watercolor portraits paired with real people''s personal stories, illustrated collections of vintage objects—colorful swim caps, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs—and much more evoke the beauty and inspiration of the subject. An emphasis on swimming as a way of life—taking the leap, going with the flow—makes this delightful volume one that will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering their next high dive.

Just Add Color: Flora and Fauna

release date: Mar 01, 2016
Just Add Color: Flora and Fauna
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: Flora and Fauna includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon of all your favorite plant and animal life. 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.

A Glorious Freedom

release date: Oct 03, 2017
A Glorious Freedom
The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves—with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms. Profiles, interviews, and essays from women—both famous and everyday—who''ve found creative fulfillment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are lavishly illustrated and hand-lettered in Congdon''s signature style. The perfect gift for women of all ages, A Glorious Freedom celebrates extraordinary lives and redefines what it means to gain wisdom and maturity.

Fortune Favors the Brave

release date: Aug 18, 2015
Fortune Favors the Brave
Hand-lettered inspiration from the beloved indie artist and bestselling author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One. A treasure trove of inspiring quotations, this volume from beloved author and artist Lisa Congdon gathers rousing wisdom from history’s great minds on how to be bold, stay strong, and take courage. Congdon lends her signature style of brilliant hand lettering to sage advice on such subjects as perseverance (“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today” —H.G. Wells), authenticity (“What should I be but just what I am?” —Edna St. Vincent Millay), and confronting fear (“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced” —James Baldwin). Filled with uplifting reminders to seize the day, Fortune Favors the Brave demonstrates that when embarking on a new adventure, the right words of encouragement can be a priceless gift. Praise for Whatever You Are, Be a Good One “An impossibly charming compendium . . . The common thread underpinning these quotes . . . is Congdon’s own sensibility about what it means to live with kindness and integrity, to cherish beauty and the creative spirit, and ultimately to be a good human being.” —Brain Pickings “This beautifully hand-lettered book shares 100 inspirational quotations from great minds such as Oscar Wilde, George Eliot, and Walt Whitman. Revisit this colorful read whenever you need a pick-me-up—or a push—to get out there and make the most of your day.” —Real Simple

Draw 500 Fabulous Flowers

release date: Sep 15, 2014
Draw 500 Fabulous Flowers
Find anything you need to draw flowers with 500 simply amazing images.

Just Add Color: Folk Art

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Just Add Color: Folk Art
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: Folk Art includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon. 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, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.

Just Add Color: Geometric Patterns

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Just Add Color: Geometric Patterns
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: Geometric Patterns includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon. 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, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.

Just Add Color: Botanicals

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Just Add Color: Botanicals
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: Botanicals includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon. 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.

Art, Inc.

release date: Aug 12, 2014
Art, Inc.
You don''t have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide book, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. • Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more • This art and business book will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. • Chapters on setting actionable goals, diversifying your income, copyrighting your work, promoting with social media, and so much more A thoughtful gift for young artists, people interesting in making their passion a profession, and art and design school graduates. Lisa Congdon''s bestselling books, online classes, and Instagram feed (beloved by 375,000+ fans) have inspired so many people to follow their creative passions. In this book Condon does what she does best—bring bold and colorful flair to smart, creative, down-to-earth advice and inspiration.

Art, Inc. (Sneak Preview)

release date: Jun 30, 2014
Art, Inc. (Sneak Preview)
Want a sneak peek? Download this free sample of Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon and Meg Mateo Ilasco. Artists who dream of turning their passion into a career need only the expert guidance in Art, Inc. Lisa Congdon unveils the multiplicity of ways to make a living from art—including illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, and teaching—and offers practical advice on cultivating a business mindset, selling and promoting work, and more. Trade secrets from art world pros including such luminaries as Paula Scher, Nikki McClure, and Mark Hearld make Art, Inc. the ultimate resource for aspiring artists ready for success.

20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44 Other Fabulous Flowers

release date: Oct 15, 2013
20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44 Other Fabulous Flowers
DIVDIVThis inspiring sketchbook is part of the new20 Waysseries from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun.Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes–tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more–over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip./divDIV/divDIVThis is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers,snap dragons, and zinnias,are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author’s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing./div DIVGet out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just20 Ways to Draw a Tulip!/div/div
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