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The Complete Guide to Whittling for Beginners: Easy Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips and Simple Whittling Projects

Get started with fun and simple techniques of whittling in no time!The beautiful thing about whittling is that you can create amazing pieces of art in just about anywhere with a pocket knife. Unlike other woodworking disciplines, whittling is simplicity personified as most times all you need is a small knife and a few minutes to whittle a masterpiece that will last for a long time. Clayton puts you through your beginner paces with easy cutting methods, conversational approach, illustrations and invaluable hints. You will get to practice with diverse forms of projects that will aim to hone your latent whittling skills and allow you to produce unique projects. The projects are uncomplicated and easy to get done within a few minutes. It is a perfect guide for folks looking to take up whittling as a hobby and children are also not left out of the fun. The information within the pages of this book provides a priceless guide for beginners as well as experienced hands looking to refresh their skills. Get a cool shaded spot, listening to the rustle of the leaves while you whittle your imagination to life!You will get guidance on; - The go-to book for learning everything about whittling in a convenient and easy to carry around size- Sequential and fully illustrated projects and more- Easy and quick projects for you to get done in a few minutes- Insight on materials and tools to work with- Selecting knives, sharpening and maintenance - Important information on safety guides, finishing methods and simple cuts- 18 simple whittling projects (walking stick, ball in a cage, owl, rooster, fishing lure) and much more!Do not let this opportunity slide past you. Within this book is everything you will ever need in becoming comfortable and experienced in the art of whittling. Do not be afraid to bring your imagination to life with all that you will learn here.What are you waiting for? CLICK the BUY button and get started now. 

The Play in the System: The Art of Parasitical Resistance

What does artistic resistance look like in the twenty-first century, when disruption and dissent have been co-opted and commodified in ways that reinforce dominant systems? In The Play in the System Anna Watkins Fisher locates the possibility for resistance in artists who embrace parasitism—tactics of complicity that effect subversion from within hegemonic structures. Fisher tracks the ways in which artists on the margins—from hacker collectives like Ubermorgen to feminist writers and performers like Chris Kraus—have willfully abandoned the radical scripts of opposition and refusal long identified with anticapitalism and feminism. Space for resistance is found instead in the mutually, if unevenly, exploitative relations between dominant hosts giving only as much as required to appear generous and parasitical actors taking only as much as they can get away with. The irreverent and often troubling works that result raise necessary and difficult questions about the conditions for resistance and critique under neoliberalism today.

Ten Thousand Spirals: Leccion inagural del curso academico 1994-1995

For the past two years I've helped Steve Young research and write his life story for his family. I asked him if I could post an excerpt. This is from a chapter called, "Ten Thousand Spirals.” -Jeff Benedict

Painting China Now: Fixed Layout Artistsa?? Book: Painting China Now (MAM - Museum of Modern Art a?? Rio de Janeiro a?? Brasil) by Brody & Paetau

This is an “artists’ eBook” made in parallel to the exhibition of Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau at the MAM – Museum of Modern Art – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This eBook is not an exhibition catalogue – it is an independent work: a collaboration between the artists and the curator of the exhibition, Luiz Camillo Osorio who wrote the text of this book to accompany details of the 30 paintings commissioned in China by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau (an installation of 30 paintings in oil on canvas – 30 x 40 cm – which can be presented in different ways, according to the space). At the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the installation was accompanied by the text of the curator and formed a layout.

Painting China Now: Artistsa?? Book: Painting China Now (MAM - Museum of Modern Art a?? Rio de Janeiro a?? Brasil) by Brody & Paetau

This is an “artists’ eBook” made in parallel to the exhibition of Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau at the MAM – Museum of Modern Art – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This eBook is not an exhibition catalogue – it is an independent work: a collaboration between the artists and the curator of the exhibition, Luiz Camillo Osorio who wrote the text of this book to accompany details of the 30 paintings commissioned in China by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau (an installation of 30 paintings in oil on canvas – 30 x 40 cm – which can be presented in different ways, according to the space). At the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the installation was accompanied by the text of the curator and formed a layout.

Ariadne Florentina Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?: A Pre-release Sample Chapter from The Walking Dead and Philosophy

In Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?, British Columbia-based philosopher Gordon Hawkes compares the zombies of The Walking Dead with the zombies philosophers argue about. Debate about whether zombies could possibly exist has been a hot topic in philosophy of mind over the last thirty years, though as Hawkes points out, these are not quite the same as the walkers in Robert Kirkman’s epic tale. Philosophical zombies, or P-zombies for short, are beings who look and behave exactly like humans but have no inner mental life—no consciousness. Philosophers have lined up on both sides of this disputed proposition, and no agreement is yet in sight. A related question is how much consciousness is possessed by the walkers of The Walking Dead, and whether these shambling walkers are entitled to any moral consideration. Hawkes’s piece is one of twenty chapters in The Walking Dead and Philosophy, edited by Wayne Yuen, in which philosophers draw fascinating and disturbing conclusions from The Walking Dead comics and TV show. The Walking Dead and Philosophy explores not only the nature of zombies, but the nature of human society as revealed by the impact of a zombie apocalypse.

1989, The Number

1989, the number is an exploration of the year 1989 through politics, personal history and culture. This chapbook plays like a mixtape incorporating the hottest records and stories of 89 and reflecting their relevance for today.