Who is Artist?
ebooks , News & Ideas / October 26, 2016

If there is one defining moment or event that determines who is, or is not, an artist, when does it occur- and would any of us recognize it?  Janet J. Bright takes a look at the events that led her to art, and considers, ‘What makes an artist?’. Free on iTunes!   This semi-autobiographical book is about all of us.  Do you love art? What led you to it?  Do you think of yourself as an artist?  Do you want to BE an artist? Read the book! (spoiler: you ARE an artist!)  

How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner
ebooks , print books / May 19, 2016

Creating art teaches us to focus on details and requires that we pay careful attention to our surroundings. When we create, we see the world from a new perspective and boost creativity in all aspects of our lives.  How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner is an overview of the Absolute Basics you need to start painting today, with Clear Concept Descriptions, Photos, Diagrams, Illustrations, Terms & Definitions and Ideas to help you become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be.  Read How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner in conjunction with How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner, also by J. Bright and get ready to create.  Handbook Table of Contents  1. Welcome  2. There are  Painters Who Transform the Sun.. 3. Paint Basics  . Acrylic Paints  4. Paint Quality  . What’s Best for the Beginner  . The Value of High Quality Paints  . The Value of Student Quality Paints  5. Paint Brushes  . The Parts of a Brush  . Shapes & U ses . Bristle & Handle Types  . Brushes for the Beginner  . Caring for Brushes  6. Painting Surfaces  7. Other Supplies for Painting  8. Space Requirements  9. Colour …

How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner
ebooks / May 19, 2016

This book is for you, the secret dreamer who has always imagined you could be an artist!  How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner will give you the confidence you need to start painting today with easy-to-follow exercises and lessons, including Step-by-Step Photo Illustrated Painting Lessons, Observation, Drawing & Painting Worksheet Exercises, Exercise & Lesson Images for Copy or Print, Lesson Support Reference photos and  Skills, Techniques & Ideas to help you become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be.  Become the artist you’ve always imagined and use How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner in conjunction with How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner, also by J. Bright.  How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner  Table of Contents  Welcome  Creativity Takes Courage  You Are an Artist  OBSERVATION Exercise: Look Carefully   OBSERVATION Exercise: KEY  DRAWING Exercise: Relation of Elements  Relation of Elements Worksheet for print  Lesson #1: Getting the Feel of Acrylic Paint  Lesson #2: Mixing & Applying Paint  Special Lesson: Caring For and Cleaning Your Brushes  PAINTING Exercise: Relation of Elements  Relation of Elements Worksheet for print  Lesson #3: Painting Your Own Colour Wheel  Twelve-Colour colour…

Sketches, Doodles and Notes about Nothing, Everything and Art
ebooks / May 19, 2016

KeepKeeping a notebook is vital to the creative process, reinforcing observation, communication and expressive skills on a regular basis. “Sketches, Doodles and Notes about Nothing, Everything and Art” is a selection of pages from artist J. Bright’s collection of over 75 notebooks. It is a companion book to “How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner” and “How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner” also by J. Bright, due to be published in spring 2016. An interesting, fun and easy read, the handwritten notes, sketches and doodles in this book will give you ideas about how to get started with a notebook of your own. ing a notebook is vital to the creative process, reinforcing observation, communication and expressive skills on a regular basis. “Sketches, Doodles and Notes about Nothing, Everything and Art” is a selection of pages from artist J. Bright’s collection of over 75 notebooks. It is a companion book to “How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner” and “How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner” also by J. Bright, due to be published in spring 2016. An interesting, fun and easy read, the handwritten notes, sketches…

Lost in Motherhood
ebooks / May 19, 2016

“It wasn’t so long ago, I accomplished a million things in the course of a day, and because ignorance is bliss, I didn’t think twice about it.  I read long books, cooked complicated meals, spent hours working my work at a comfortable pace.  While pregnant with baby number one, I was tired (green & sick) but I did what I could, when I could, and fell easily into the delusional world of new-moms-to be.  I had seen mothers before. I knew women who had kids and they made it look easy. Everyone made it look easy- how hard could it be?   And then I found out. The moment my son was born, the softly lit, delusional baby-world I’d imagined fell apart.  I was a mess of self-doubt, guilt and self-consciousness, trapped in the obsessions of a sleep-deprived mind. I was living in a small world that had little (nothing) to do with me, and everything to do with my baby.  “I can’t do this for 18 years,” I thought.  I was over-stimulated and under-stimulated, perpetually crying, continually exhausted; overwhelmed and horribly, not immediately in love with my baby.   When he was three weeks old, another mother asked who I would…

THE MIGRAINE DIET cut the additives & clear the toxins
ebooks , print books / July 3, 2015

The Migraine Diet focuses on better eating and awareness to help reduce the frequency & severity of migraines. ‘For years, I believed my diet could not affect, positively or negatively, the frequency or intensity of the migraines I suffered.  I look back now and think how could I have been so wrong?’