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Weekends and vacations are prime time to indulge in the pages of an enticing book from my ever growing book list. Honestly, our family reads practically anywhere and everywhere. Are you looking for some good reads to help you get beyond boredom with books, and to keep you busy- and especially brilliant? I've found a few top picks just for you.
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Get Beyond Boredom with Books to Keep You Busy- and Brilliant 

Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share

By Lacy Mucklow & Bethany Robertson

My kids and I spent a soggy Saturday afternoon indoors filling the pages of the mom & me, full-color art journal, for moms and kids to color, draw and share together. With vibrant pages to write each other letters, draw pictures, be free to imagine, "create and connect, side by side". Infusing appealing 
artwork from Bethany Robertson paired with creative prompts from licensed art therapist Lacy Mucklow, here's an interesting way to get the conversation started.

The Art of Drawing Dangles
By Olivia A Kneibler

I became instantly mesmerized by the peace in the process of drawing dangles. Bringing symmetry to doodles, dangles are a creative, whimsical new form of art. Colorful charms, swirls, and curls created about stylish lettering and designs, become fantastic dangles. Featuring 50 projects, The Art of Drawing Dangles includes fun patterns and colorful designs to create personalized dangles with charms designs, designed by you. Creating d
angles is a decorative idea to accentuate stationary, invitations, letters, and other paper crafts.

Stick it to 'Em: Playful Stickers to Color & CreateStick it to 'Em: Playful Stickers to Color & Create: 275+ Stickers with Sass for Family, Friends, and Frenemies (aff)
By Bailey Fleming

Managing to place one single sticker on a notebook before my daughter, my frenemy took over the book, these stickers are so much more than your ordinary stickers. Stick it to 'Em features unique design in addition to allowing you to create customized stickers. Silly and sassy, this fun book demonstrates drawing and lettering techniques with step-by-step tutorials, including 
more than 35 pages of designed stickers, with stickers to color, and blank stickers to create your own colorful creations. The witty puns and wisecracks in Stick it to 'Em are everything!

Hand Lettering A to Z
Hand Lettering A to Z: A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets (aff)
By Abbey Sy

I love hand lettering, and often find myself needing  inspiration for new, creative styles. Hand Lettering A to Z is a hands-on book where artist and calligrapher Abbey Sy demonstrates her creative lettering talents and features guest artists from around the world to contribute hand drawn alphabets of their own techniques. Knowing that hand lettering does not require the disciplined study of calligraphy inspires me and creatives of all ability to refine my own hand-drawn lettering skills.

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