Gretchen Schields & Suzi Click - Trunk Show and Fashion Workshop

12/13/2014 12:00 pm

Would you like to add beauty and depth to your life by the ways you can adorn yourself and your home?  We adorn for the power of creating ourselves as works of art.

Gretchen Schields’
collaboration with Suzi Click is the happy meeting of kindred spirits whose passions and Artisan Fashion work mix perfectly in creating the Artful Life.  They hope to inspire others by sharing their ideas with you in their seminars and on their website and blog The Power of Adornment.

Jewelry designer Gretchen Schields is well known for her dramatic stone and textile necklaces that incorporate ethnic treasures in their design. A former illustrator, Gretchen collaborated with friend Amy Tan to produce two beloved children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat.

Suzi Click is an artisan clothing and accessories designer. Tribal cultures, especially with fabrics hand crafted by women, and silhouettes from the 1920’s are her primary inspirations. She travels the world searching for the rare ethnic fabrics and trimmings that make her intricate and detailed jackets, bags and scarves so original. 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

The Moon Lady (Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780689806162
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Aladdin, 11/1995

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780027888355
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 9/1994

Stephanie Shaw - A Cookie for Santa

Special Event for Kids!

"The Gingerbread Man" mixes it up with "The Night Before Christmas" in this cleverly constructed Christmas story about a smart cookie who avoids becoming Santa's midnight snack. The rhyming verses are pitch-perfect in their cadence, with snappy rhyming pairs and bouncy energy just like that of the overactive puppies. Bold illustrations with a variety of perspectives include lots of close-ups of the Gingerbread Boy, drawing readers into his dilemma. The supersized horizontal format and capacious, mostly double-page spreads make this a natural choice for reading to a large group, but it would also work well for a family on Christmas Eve. A Cookie for Santa is a successful mixture of two classic ingredients that yields a sweet Christmas treat.

Stephanie Shaw is the author of Bedtime in the Meadow and Under the Sleepy Stars. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. Her career has included being a teacher of children with severe emotional disabilities, children's counseling and school administration.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

A Cookie for Santa (Hardcover)

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781585368839
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Sleeping Bear Press, 6/2014

Class: Amy Novesky - On-the-Spot Children's Writing Workshop

12/13/2014 4:00 pm
Sat., Dec. 13 • 12:00-4:00 pm • $60
 
48-hour advance registration • Limit of six
 
 
You’ve written a brilliant children’s story and can’t wait to hear what others think, or you’re stuck and need a critique. Bring your manuscript or idea to this on-the-spot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Herbert Anderson - The Divine Art of Dying

Examining what the dying person and their caregivers can expect, The Divine Art of Dying looks at the unique moment when a person turns toward death. Based on the author’s own experience, it’s about how we might die well and live well up to the very end of our physical existence. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, this book identifies the decisions the dying one and his or her loved ones and friends must make. Unlike other books on dying, The Divine Art of Dying takes a broader approach than just a medical one. It is not a case book but rather a well-integrated look at the divine art of living and dying to the fullest, including spiritual insights from many sources along with references from literature, movies, and current culture.

Karen Speerstra was a writer, editor, and the author of ten books, including the Nautilus gold medal winner, Sophia: the Feminine Face of God. She passed away in November 2013 shortly after completing the manuscript for The Divine Art of Dying.

Herbert Anderson is a Research Professor of Practical Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley and a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has taught a course on dying and grieving every year since 1972. He is the author or coauthor of over 90 articles and 13 books on topics such as death and grief, family living, ritual and narrative, empathy, and men’s spirituality.

Dr. Ira Byock is one of the foremost palliative-care physicians in the country and an expert in end of life decisions. His book Dying Well has sold over 50,000 copies. He served as the president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is currently the director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$18.95
ISBN-13: 9781611250237
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Divine Arts, 9/2014

Dr. Suzana E. Flores - Facehooked

The number of Facebook users worldwide exceeded one billion in August of 2012. With the increase in Facebook users, psychologists have seen an alarming increase in the number of Facebook-related complaints from their clients. Dr. Suzana E. Flores, clinical psychologist, has interviewed Facebook users of all ages for three years exploring the positive and negative features of Facebook and evaluating the effect it has on our lives.

Facehooked explores the eight problems most-commonly found on Facebook, including controversial topics such as self-esteem, privacy, peer pressure, emotional manipulation, and stalking. Once these problems have been identified, readers are not only provided with the practical tools and activities to help identify and avoid unhealthy behaviors, but also suggestions for healthier interactions on Facebook in the future.

Dr. Suzana E. Flores is a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience. A social-media expert and commentator, she is sought after as a speaker and author on national and international newscasts, podcasts, radio shows, and talk shows. She is a regular blog contributor and is frequently featured on The Ron Kelly Show. Dr. Flores holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and a Master in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111

Tony Brasunas - Double Happiness

Tony Brasunas had never left the United States nor taught a class on anything when he arrived in hot, coastal Guangzhou, China, armed only with a beginner’s grasp of the language. He was thrown in front of thirty-seven awestruck ninth graders. Trial and error in the classroom, trickery and generosity in the street markets, and conversations over mouth-watering rabbit with new friends fueled a hunger to understand China and drew him deeper and deeper into his new community. When the school year ended, a harder and sweeter journey began. With just a backpack and a handful of wild expectations, he set off alone across the vastness of China, along the Silk Road in the north, and to ancient Tibet in the west. His rugged path brought friendship, danger, romance, and wild encounters with fate that transformed his basic understanding of right and wrong, beauty and love, suffering and happiness. Double Happiness is a bold and inspiring journey across China and through the soul of a young American.

Tony Brasunas grew up on a commune in West Virginia. He attended a public high school in Georgia and a small college in Massachusetts, then boarded a plane for the People's Republic of China. When he’s not writing, he’s working at a solar energy company, playing guitar, or traveling near and far with his wife.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780991166299
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Torchpost Publishing, 12/2013



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