Friday, May 16, 2014

New Guide to Carving a 1930s Street Scene

From an auto repair shop at one end of the street to a movie theater and a building under construction at the other, this book depicts downtown USA during the Great Depression, through the eyes of 29 of North America's top caricature carvers.

The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) present the 1930s street scene, complete with 11 buildings and over 100 original caricature carvings.

The book includes a step-by-step chapter on carving a piece from the scene as well as patterns and details for many of the original carvings.

by Caricature Carvers of America
Schiffer Publishing, 2014
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Sunday, May 4, 2014

New Guide to Homegrown Tea

This book explains how to grow a large variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony or even on a window sill could become your tea cupboard. It shows you how to grow your tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants, as well as which parts of the plant are used to make tea.

Liversidge lays out when and how to harvest your plants, as well as information on how to prepare the plant, including how to dry it to make tea you can store to last you throughout the year.

An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes
by Cassie Liversidge
St. Martin's Griffin, 2014
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