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Nipple Caps & G-Strings - A Bare All Memoir (Paperback): Gigi Gigi Nipple Caps & G-Strings - A Bare All Memoir (Paperback)
Gigi Gigi
R260 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R36 (14%) In stock

Born Perlé van Schalkwyk, into a strict Jehovah Witness family, after studying drama at Stellenbosch University, Perlé quickly realises that acting is not going to buy her that house on the hill. And so erotic dancing and stripping becomes her modus operandi and GiGi is born. 

Tales of drugs, murder and porn lace her fascinating life, along with stories of courage and cunning in the sexist underworld. GiGi is a true survivor. Ultimately, this bare all memoir will both titillate and inspire. 

Epic Land - Namibia Exposed (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Amy Schoeman Epic Land - Namibia Exposed (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Amy Schoeman
R495 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R30 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Epic Land is a celebration in pictures and words of the arresting beauty of the landscapes of Namibia and of the centrality of land in the culture, history, politics and daily lives of its people. The book seeks to uncover the rare essence that marks the landscape of Namibia apart from all others.

Few countries in the world are richer than Namibia in its canvas of natural beauty. The landscape is one of rich and often harsh contrast with many changing moods. A journey through its landscape is infinitely rewarding. Within this book this progression is depicted. The dramatic scenery of remote deserts, mountains, mystical trees and stormy shores are the equal of any.

Through her captivating photographs and absorbing text, Amy Schoeman shares with the reader the strange beauties of her life’s passion. The superb photographs capture the life of the desert, its forms and colours, and the moods of its ever-changing landscapes.

All The Money In The World (Paperback, Film Tie-In Edition): John Pearson All The Money In The World (Paperback, Film Tie-In Edition)
John Pearson 1
R281 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R84 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.

Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic (Paperback): British Library Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic (Paperback)
British Library 4
R420 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R98 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.

This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan.

Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

Garden Mosaics - 25 Step-By-Step Outdoor Projects (Paperback): Becky Paton Garden Mosaics - 25 Step-By-Step Outdoor Projects (Paperback)
Becky Paton
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Foolproof mosaic projects for your garden, including planters, furniture, and ornaments

One of the most long-lasting and hard-wearing artforms, mosaic pieces are perfect to make the most of your outdoor room. Suitable for a tiny terrace or a large garden, the projects in Garden Mosaics show you how to decorate your outdoor space in the most charming, individual, and enduring way.

The extensive techniques section shows you how to choose and use the right tiles for your environment. The range of tiles on the market today is better than ever; and the book makes the most of the wealth of new materials available such as spangled tiles or inexpensive but authentic gold-leaf tiles. As you progress, you can develop your own creativity with tips on tile- and colourmatching that allow you to adapt the projects to make pieces completely unique to you and your garden.

All suitable for beginners, the 25 projects in the book range from simple decorative pieces, such as the enchanting, simple child’s footprints and butterfly stones to practical and sturdy weatherproof pieces, including a trompe l’oeil chequered mosaic tabletop and delightful planters that will add colour to your garden especially in winter. Some projects, such as the night light, can be finished in under two hours.

J.M. Coetzee - Photographs From Boyhood (Paperback): Coetzee J.M. Coetzee - Photographs From Boyhood (Paperback)
Coetzee
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 In stock

What a discovery! In 2014, several years after he moved to Australia, John Coetzee sold his house in Cape Town, unaware that he was leaving behind unique documents from his teenage years. In the attic of his former home, the new owners discovered a forgotten brown suitcase and a large cardboard box, containing a complete photographic archive of old prints and negatives from Coetzee?s childhood never seen before.

The photographs in this photobook (taken with what John Coetzee refers to as his ?spy camera?) date back to John?s first two years of high school when the Coetzee family moved from Worcester to Cape Town. The images provide insight into his childhood through his own lens. He shows us his world and the things that interested him most: friends and teachers at school, cricket matches, the surroundings of Cape Town, the family Karoo farm and his home life. His mother Vera, especially, was a favourite subject.

The photographs are fascinating due to their imperfections, and because they show young Coetzee?s interest in documenting time and movement in order to capture life itself. At first glance, the photographs appear to depict scenes from everyday rural life in the 1950s, but their playfulness, straightforwardness, and self-awareness ensure that the photos are not merely nostalgic. Every now and then we catch a glimpse of the social reality of Cape Town during the apartheid years.

And for the readers of Boyhood the photographs are an intriguing visual chronicle of Coetzee?s life. Although many know him as a serious and philosophical writer, here we also see his playful, boyish side and the search for his own identity. Through Coetzee?s lens we see the fleeting moments from a past which is now captured in the emulsions of his negatives.

The book also has an exclusive interview with John Coetzee about his boyhood and photo experiments.

Winged Daydreams - Hand Drawn Designs to Colour in (Paperback): Monique Day-Wilde Winged Daydreams - Hand Drawn Designs to Colour in (Paperback)
Monique Day-Wilde 9
R59 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R10 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The original designs in this book have all been inspired by winged creatures - from birds and butterflies to beautiful bugs and dragon flies, all dreamlike and whimsical. Combining the basic elements with other motifs into intricate all-over patterns make for full-page designs that will provide hours of colouring fun. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on good quality paper on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.

Beautiful South Africa - A Colouring Book (Afrikaans, Paperback): Mieke van der Merwe Beautiful South Africa - A Colouring Book (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Mieke van der Merwe 3
R178 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R31 (17%) In stock

Colouring books for adults are one of the world’s top leisure (and book-publishing) trends. Quivertree’s unique, all-South African colouring book is beautifully drawn by up-and-coming young SA illustrator Mieke van der Merwe, and enables its interactive users to feed their imaginations with quality creative time.

With intricate illustrations ranging from proteas and fynbos to the Joburg skyline, the Big Five and the Bo-Kaap, this book will help you take a fresh and inspiring new look at the beauty of our diverse – and unique – country.

Inkleurtegnieke - Stap-vir-stap aanwysings & wenke (Paperback): Monique Day-Wilde Inkleurtegnieke - Stap-vir-stap aanwysings & wenke (Paperback)
Monique Day-Wilde 1
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Inkleurboeke vir volwassenes is steeds baie gewild en daar is eindelose opsies om van te kies en keur. Inligting oor selfdoentegnieke wanneer dit by inkleur kom, is egter nie so volop beskikbaar nie. In hierdie boek deel inkleurkunstenaar, Monique Day-Wilde, alles van die kies van papier, potlode en ander inkleurmateriale, tot die teorie van kleur en kleurvermenging. Sy deel ook basiese en meer gevorderde tegnieke vir spesiale effekte, en wat jy dan met jou inkleurprente kan doen. Leer oor skadutegnieke met enkele of 'n verskeidenheid kleure, afskerming, meng- en vryftegnieke, skep van tekstuur, interessante maniere om groot agtergronde te vul, byvoeging van blinkgoed, stempels met bosseleervloeistof en selfs die gebruik van potloodskaafsels. Daar skuil soveel meer agter inkleurwerk as om net tussen die lyne te hou. Terwyl daar werklik geen regte of verkeerde manier is om in te kleur nie, sal hierdie boek jou help om inkleurwerk te omskep in 'n ervaring wat sal lei tot 'n kunswerk waarop jy kan trots wees - net vir jouself, of om mee te spog by ander.

Colouring know-how - Step-by-step techniques & tips (Paperback): Monique Day-Wilde Colouring know-how - Step-by-step techniques & tips (Paperback)
Monique Day-Wilde
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Colouring books for adults are still all the rage and everybody is spoilt for choice more than ever. How-to information when it comes to colouring is not as prolifically available. In this book colouring artist Monique Day- Wilde tells all, from choosing your paper, pencils and other colouring materials to theory of colour and colour mixing, basic and advanced techniques to special effects and what to do with your coloured pages. Learn about shading with single or multiple colours, resists, blending and burnishing, creating texture, interesting ways to fill large backgrounds, adding bling, stamping with embossing fluid and using shavings. There is so much more to colouring than just staying between the lines. While there really is no right or wrong way, this book will help you turn it into an experience, resulting in a work of art you will be proud of - just for yourself, or to show around.

Garden Daydreams - Hand Drawn Designs To Colour In (Paperback): Monique Day-Wilde Garden Daydreams - Hand Drawn Designs To Colour In (Paperback)
Monique Day-Wilde
R59 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R10 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What better place to daydream than in the garden. With these original designs artist Monique Day-Wilde spirits you away from the drudgery and stress of daily routine and invites you to join her in a magical world of flowers and vegetation where all is calm and tranquil. More than 30 full-page designs, from simple outlines to intricate paisley-style combinations, offer hours of colouring bliss. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on good quality paper on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.

Creative Colouring Flowers (Paperback): Valentina Harper Creative Colouring Flowers (Paperback)
Valentina Harper 2
R100 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R20 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Inject a little whimsy into your daily grind! Inside are 30 relaxing and creative activities that invite you to lose yourself in floral fantasy.

Talented artist Valentina Harper opens up a world of artistic fulfillment in this inspiring colouring book for grown-ups. You don’t need to have the skills of an artist to personalize these rich, intricate drawings. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper that won’t bleed through, all pages are pre-perforated for easy removal and display. They are perfect for decorating with markers, gel pens, watercolours, or coloured pencils. Each activity is designed for creative experimentation. Valentina offers valuable tips on her distinctive, easy-to-learn patterning techniques.

And as an added bonus, best-selling craft author Marie Browning joins the fun with beautiful colouring examples.

South African Artists At Home (Hardcover): Paul Duncan South African Artists At Home (Hardcover)
Paul Duncan 2
R375 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R222 (59%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

An artist’s canvas reflects the face he chooses to show to the world, but the place in which that art is made is seldom revealed.

Paul Duncan was given unparalleled access into the homes and lives of fifteen of South Africa’s most revered artists. Over countless mugs of coffee or glasses of wine, he listened and observed as they spoke about their lives, loves and the way they make their art. South African Artists At Home takes the reader into some very private spaces, affording us a glimpse of what the artist goes home to at the end of the day.

For some, the work space and home space are irrevocably intertwined. For others, home is a sanctuary. Or perhaps it is the studio that is the sanctuary and home is where ‘real life’ happens.

Either way, if you have an interest in art, artists, and the often bizarre way that making art intersects with living life, you’ll find this book intriguing.

The Word In Color - Coloring Book (Spiral bound): The Word In Color - Coloring Book (Spiral bound)
R274 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Uplifting Scripture is artistically presented on each page with complimentary artwork, offering an opportunity for reflection and receiving encouragement from God's Word while you lose yourself in the tranquillity of colouring.

With the diversity of design styles, you'll have a hard time deciding which page to colour first! Share the joy and invite others to join you - the perforated pages make this a shareable pastime. When you're finished, hang your artwork for constant inspiration.

The glossy hardcover volume features embossed text and designs and a 2.5 cm coil binding.

  • Perforated One-Side Printed Sturdy Pages
  • Designed for Fun, Serenity, Calmness & Quiet Inspiration
  • Includes Gift Tags, Bookmarks & Cards to Colour
  • Presentation Page for Gift-Giving
  • Scripture on Every Page
  • 18 x 26 cm
  • 50 Designs Plus Extras
Water marks - Paint flowers with water, colour and texture (Paperback): Monique Day-Wilde Water marks - Paint flowers with water, colour and texture (Paperback)
Monique Day-Wilde 6
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book takes you beyond the traditional boundaries of muted, delicate and translucent watercolour to create rich, vivid images, not only with watercolour on paper, but with other media and materials, while still retaining a watery feel and enhancing and expanding the possible textural effects. The projects showcase a mix of water media in familiar and unconventional, experimental ways. These include paint, ink, coloured pencils and fabric dye, with texture mediums forming part of the repertoire. While watercolour paper is used a fair amount, canvases, board and drafting paper or vellum are also incorporated. Some really simple, structured techniques have been covered, which can be followed step by step to achieve a very similar outcome and are suitable for crafty projects. Readers are also encouraged to use the more spontaneous and less controlled techniques (illustrated step by step), to further their own creative path, develop a sense of adventure, learn to take risks and work with their 'happy accidents'. There are lots of things one can do with unsuccessful work and the author has included ideas for incorporating discarded endeavours into new art work. Filled with fabulous ideas for both artists and crafters, even the absolute beginner will be able to play and experiment along with Water marks.

Inspirational Coloring For Mom (Spiral bound): Inspirational Coloring For Mom (Spiral bound)
R274 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Take glory in the Divinity of Motherhood as you give yourself over to the relaxation of colouring again.

Whether you find some time for yourself, or are joining a child in this pastime, you'll lose yourself in the designs waiting for your colourful expression. The pages include a variety of delightful patterns, mandala designs, motifs and ink drawings that will appeal to everyone. Each lovely page will remind you how treasured your role is through Scripture and quotes. Share the joy and invite others to join you - the perforated pages make this a shareable pastime. When you're finished, hang your artwork for constant inspiration.

The glossy hardcover volume features embossed text and designs and a 2.5 cm coil binding.

  • Better Than a Mother's Day Card!
  • Perforated One-Side Printed Sturdy Pages
  • Designed for Fun, Serenity, Calmness & Quiet Inspiration
  • Includes Gift Tags, Bookmarks & Cards to Colour
  • Presentation Page for Gift-Giving
  • 18 x 26 cm
  • 50 Designs Plus Extras
Listening To Distant Thunder - The Art Of Peter Clarke (Hardcover): Philippa Hobbs, Elizabeth Rankin Listening To Distant Thunder - The Art Of Peter Clarke (Hardcover)
Philippa Hobbs, Elizabeth Rankin 2
R390 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R204 (52%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Originally published by the Standard Bank as part of a curated exhibition in May 2011, this prestigious volume celebrates the life and works of Peter Clarke (1929–2014), one of South Africa’s foremost artists. A mere 500 copies were originally published, all taken up at the exhibition, and continued demand has led to its re-release.

Clarke left his job as a dockworker in Simon’s Town to devote himself to art. The wisdom of this decision is reflected in a remarkable career, which extended over some six decades and was acknowledged in the awards of the Order of Ikhamanga (silver) in 2005 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Listening To Distant Thunder: The Art Of Peter Clarke recounts an artist’s life in the context of the social history of South Africa from the 1940s onwards. His images reflect the social disruption of the Cape Flats, and the trauma of his community’s forced removal from Simon’s Town to the bleak apartheid township of Ocean View. Yet Clarke’s images have avoided bitterness, and his work is a perceptive scrutiny and celebration of life in all its aspects.

Illustrated with over 200 reproductions and photographs, this book was researched and written by well-known South African art historians Philippa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin, in close collaboration with the artist over almost seven years.

How to Polygon - Art and Geometry of Plane Tiling (Paperback): Mike Regan How to Polygon - Art and Geometry of Plane Tiling (Paperback)
Mike Regan
R412 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Practice - Shipping Creative Work (Paperback): Seth Godin The Practice - Shipping Creative Work (Paperback)
Seth Godin
R350 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R100 (29%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the bestselling author of Purple Cow and This is Marketing comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.

Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.

Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer's block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you're a well-adjusted human. Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you've been seeking to share all along.

With this book as your guide, you'll learn to dance with your fear. To take the risks worth taking. And to embrace the empathy required to make work that contributes with authenticity and joy.

I Define Cancer! - A Book of Definitions by People (Paperback): L H Tuffy I Define Cancer! - A Book of Definitions by People (Paperback)
L H Tuffy
R1,097 R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Save R252 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brush Marker Lettering and Calligraphy Kit (Kit): Joanna Chia Brush Marker Lettering and Calligraphy Kit (Kit)
Joanna Chia
R350 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Expressions of Hope Coloring Book (Paperback): Joanne Fink Expressions of Hope Coloring Book (Paperback)
Joanne Fink
R232 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R35 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In difficult times, it's important to think positively. Destress as you color these reassuring sentiments and illustrations that speak directly to the heart! From best-selling adult coloring book artist Joanne Fink, Expressions of Hope Coloring Book is filled with 32 frameable gifts of calming designs and messages of warmth that express gratitude, love, and encouragement to soothe and offer comfort. With multiple, fully colored examples for each illustration, you'll feel inspired to think outside the box and add your own creative touch to each page. Perfect to fill each inspirational design with watercolors, gel pens, markers, or colored pencils, designs are printed on a single side of high-quality, extra-thick paper with perforated edges for easy removal and display.

Twintig projekte Piouter-juwele (Paperback): Sandy Griffiths Twintig projekte Piouter-juwele (Paperback)
Sandy Griffiths
R59 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R10 (17%) In stock

Sandy Griffiths deel eietydse, oorspronklike idees vir 'n verskeidenheid piouter-juwele. Daar is oorbelle, armbande, borsspelde en hangers te kies en te keur. Maak hulle vir jouself of as 'n seer gewaardeerde geskenk. 20 projekte, meestal met foto's van variasies; diagramme vir al die ontwerpe ingesluit; maklik om te maak, steeds stylvol en elegant.

Verftegnieke - Dekoratiewe afwerkings om enige ruimte op te kikker (Paperback): Winnie Saayman Verftegnieke - Dekoratiewe afwerkings om enige ruimte op te kikker (Paperback)
Winnie Saayman
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Of dit ou, tweedehandse meubelstukke is wat vernuwe moet word, of 'n moderne stuk wat smag na 'n sagte, verouderde gevoel, hierdie boek wys jou hoe om 'n ou klavier, staalrakke, sementvloere, tafels en stoele, 'n vaal ingeboude kas, baksteenmuur, trappe en selfs 'n hele badkamer met 'n oorspronklike benadering tot verftegnieke in kunswerke te omskep. Die skrywer skop af met basiese inligting oor hoe om kleur en die effek daarvan op jou en die omge wing waarin jy leef te verstaan, gevolg deur 'n beskrywing van die gereedskap en produkte wat jy vir die verskillende tegnieke en projekte nodig het. Duidelike stap-vir-stap foto's en aanwysings toon hoe om die verskillende tegnieke soos kleurwas, laagwerk, verwering, ombre, vergulding, stensilwerk, sleeptegniek, houtgrein en nog vele meer op enige oppervlak in jou huis toe te pas. Meer as 40 inspirerende projekte gaan gepaard met pragtige foto's van die eindresultaat, maklike aanwysings en wenke om te verseker dat jy ook unieke en ongewone stukke kan skep. Hierdie boek bied die perfekte inspirasie om 'n verf kwas op te tel en nuwe lewe aan jou tuiste te gee. So waarvoor wag jy? Gaan verf!

The Artist's Way Workbook (Paperback, New Edition): Julia Cameron The Artist's Way Workbook (Paperback, New Edition)
Julia Cameron 1
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through The Artist's Way: a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. In this elegantly redesigned and user-friendly volume you'll find: - More than 110 Artist's Way tasks - More than 50 Artist's Way check-ins - Insights into the creative process - New ideas for Morning Pages and Artist's Dates The Artist's Way Workbook is an indispensable book for anyone following the path to creativity laid out in The Artist's Way.

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