Women's Lives Women's Legacies
Journaling for the Next Generation, February 2, 2007
"Legacy work is different from autobiography, memoir, life review,
and genealogy not so much in what is written, but in our intent." ~
Women's Lives, Women's Legacies is a practical and inspirational guide.
Through a systematic approach women can access their beliefs and bless
the next generation with a healing journal of life and love. Divided
into three sections, there is a process of discovery through the past,
present and future.
How did you receive your name? This section is fascinating and then an
example of how to write about your name is given to provide perspective
"Begin by thinking about the home you lived in when you were
growing up." ~ pg. 68
Through childhood memories you can start to create a picture of how you
became who you are today. This section includes memory triggers, which
are especially helpful. You may want to go through photo albums while
experiencing this section of the book. I found it useful to photocopy
groups of pictures for reference and organized my pictures by year.
I loved the section on "Reflections and Writing" where you
complete sentences like:
What I have loved most about my life is...
A fairy tale, children's story, fictional character, or book that has
had an important influence on my life is...
This book is amazing in its ability to help you remember long-forgotten
memories. There are sections for friendship, family, motherhood,
sexuality, spirituality and secrets. Throughout this creative work,
there are some startlingly beautiful poems and wise quotes. There are
lists of descriptive words you can expand on like: playful, sensual, and
While this book is designed for journal-style writing, I think all
writers and poets will find this to be especially inspirational and
enriching experience. What will you leave for the next generation to
One of my most treasured items is a diary my mother wrote about my first
year of life and she also wrote a diary about her world travels. She is
currently interested in genealogy and I think this book might be useful
for anyone researching and writing about family history. This book would
be perfect for a mother-daughter project or as a project for a woman's
group. Women's Lives, Women's Legacies is a gift in itself and this
could open the door to many worlds you want to visit time and again.
~The Rebecca Review
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Photography Fascination, September 14, 2006
If photography is your passion or even a casual interest, Eyewitness
Companions Photography will take you on a journey as seen by
photographers through time. You may recognize many of the famous
photographs, but now you can also read about the photographer on the
Whether the photographers are capturing a colorful image of a woman
talking in a telephone booth in Tokyo or presenting a vision of
stillness and space in an outdoor landscape, they all seem to be
capturing something invisible that we long for, perhaps that sense of
beauty and peace within a busy world, not to mention our longing for
time to stop so we can enjoy the moment.
Many of the photographers do reach for beauty in all its forms (from
natural outdoor settings to inspired indoor luxury), but there are
moments of tragedy and haunting solitude.
If you are interested in image manipulation software to create your own
art, there are many software recommendations. The Art of Composition
reveals the elements of an appealing and artistic photograph. Timing,
color contrast, clear shapes and structure are addressed in detail.
Some of the brilliant pictures include:
A Garden Symmetry - Trees line each side of a garden with a elongated
pool in the center. The fall leaves create a colorful border on each
side as the water reflects the bare trees creating a magical change of
seasons, as if the water is reflecting the depths of a snowy winter
Ethereal Landscape - Japanese art photographer Hiroshi Nomura creates a
magical forest complete with mirrored balls and strobe lighting. Some of
the globes appear to be floating, while most have landed, creating a
mingling of modern mystery and ancient mythology.
The photographers featured in this beautiful book include: Ansel Adams,
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Araki, Diane Arbus, Felice Beato, Guy Bourdin, Bill Brandt, Julia
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Lanting, Herbert List, Susan Meiselas and many more...
This book takes you through a full range of artistic experience as it
introduces you to the types of cameras you will need to achieve various
results as well as encouraging an eye for beauty and the desire to
create magic with photographs.
~The Rebecca Review
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Card Book: Original Ideas for Hand-made...
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Crystals and rhinestones for crafts.
Creative Dual purpose Web Cam.
Current Beautiful return labels for when you write letters and send them by snail
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Plan a party and send out invitations.
Family Tree Maker Find your family history.
I-craft Hints, tips and featured projects.
Kodak Picture Disk Ideas and information about photographs.
Pinhole Cameras to the Digital Age, January 23, 2005
Alan Buckingham has created a world of photographs and illustrations
to tell the story of photography. He also reveals some of the secrets to
taking interesting pictures.
When was the first photograph taken?
What is the difference between traditional and digital cameras?
What is a camera obscura?
How are photos taken on the surface of Mars or inside a volcano?
Alan Buckingham answers all these questions and also thinks about
whether darkrooms will become extinct. He takes the reader from the days
of the camera obscura to photography in a digital world. He also covers
classic camera designs, instant pictures, panoramic pictures,
photojournalism, extreme photography, underwater photography, images of
the invisible, spy cameras, 3-D photography and camera anatomy.
World's Smallest Book
How Bees See Nectar
Eagle Nebula, 7,000 light-years from earth
A glossary, lists of websites and recommended museums sheds light on
photography terms and allows the reader to search for additional
The Eyewitness books have a new look and even more pages than before.
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The highlight of the DK books is how the pictures seem to jump off the
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Fun Site with Reflective Surface Focus
Computer Photo Fun - Digital Art