"Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm. Both simple and evocative, this timeless and profound story will resonate with readers young and old. Bob Staake has been working on this book for 10 years, and he believes it is the story he was born to write.
The unmistakable “heartcrafted” style of Jim Shore’s Heartwood Creek ® collection captures the essence of traditional themes and motifs of American and European folk art. Each piece features a variety of quilting patterns and colorful combinations making it distinctly special. The artist, Jim Shore: “I can’t imagine myself ever tiring of this. The variety keeps me inspired and it’s just plain fun to look at!” Initially Jim Shore pursued his art when and where he could. Supporting his young family as an engineer, he honed his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time. His passion was always his art, which ultimately led to the start of his own company. Jim has also perfected his technique in silver and gold-smithing, wood carving, stained glass, furniture making and sculpting in stone. But, it’s his recollection of nostalgic childhood memories and his deep appreciation of handcrafted quilt patterns and textures that inspires Jim’s works-of-art. The magic of Jim’s design style is that it can be partnered with a variety of licensed brands. His partnerships with Disney®, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Boyds® all showcase the traditional characters and icons in a style that can only be achieved by Jim Shore. Each piece touches the heart of the enthusiast through creativity and nostalgia. Let this mini bluebird fly into your heart - perfect to give as a gift, display in a nook or collect all of this Jim Shore series! The bluebird legs are painted metal.
The wind is missing! Little Bluebird has never flown without her friend the wind before and is afraid to try. So she sets off on an adventure to find it.Is it making wishes with the dandelions? Playing with the kites? Tickling the grass? Dancing with the balloons? She searches everywhere. In the end, she finds more than her favorite friend--she finds confidence too!
Designed to offer superb sound and maximum versatility, Blue Microphones' Bluebird is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser that can handle everything--including vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, strings, and woodwinds. It utilizes Blue's renowned microphone technology and a Class-A discrete circuit to achieve superior detail and clarity, while its unique, retro appearance is sure to be a hit in the studio. The complete Bluebird package includes a shockmount, pop filter, and wooden case. Bluebird Cardioid Condenser Mic At a Glance: Lends a warm tone and silky smooth highs to recordings Ideal for male and female vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, piano, horns, and strings Proprietary large-diaphragm capsule Cardioid polar pattern Includes shockmount, pop filter, and case Three-year limited warranty Unique, retro appearance is sure to make an impression in the studio. View larger. Includes shockmount, pop filter, and case. All-Purpose Design Gives You Professional Quality The Bluebird is Blue Microphones' response to popular opinion--most people ask for a mic with a warm tone and silky smooth highs, and the Bluebird delivers. Engineered to be as versatile as possible, the Bluebird maintains the high-quality, no-compromise audio that you expect from Blue Microphones. This makes it ideal for male and female vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, close-miking of drums, drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns, and strings--in short, whatever you need it for most. Proprietary Capsule and Discrete Electronic Components Each professional-grade Blue Microphone utilizes a unique, proprietary capsule design to capture a specific sonic signature, and the Bluebird is no exception. As a large-diaphragm condenser with a cardioid polar pattern, the Bluebird is built to capture rich, full-bodied sound from sources that are directly in front of the mic. The capsule and cardioid pattern combine with high-quality electronic components, including a Class-A discrete amplifier circuit, to ensure that each Bluebird mic offers consistent, reliable performance with extended top- and bottom-end sound detail. The electronic components in all of Blue's microphones have been carefully selected, based on 20 years of engineering and experimentation, in order to increase microphone speed, decrease distortion, reduce product variance, and ensure long-term dependability. Unique Vintage Look and Complete Setup Satin nickel plating and a baby-blue grip give the Bluebird Mic an original look that matches its well-rounded audio performance. A specially designed shockmount and metal mesh pop filter for laying down clean vocals are included with the mic. It also comes with a wooden storage case that matches the mics retro good looks. The Bluebird is backed by a three-year limited warranty. What's in the Box Bluebird cardioid condenser microphone, shockmount, pop filter, and wooden case. Engineered to be as versatile as possible, the Bluebird is ideal for vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, close-miking of drums, and more.
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Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large format paperback book contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to attract bluebirds to their yards.
"Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm. Both simple and evocative, this timeless and profound story will resonate with readers young and old. Bob Staake has been working on this book for 10 years, and he believes it is the story he was born to write. From the Hardcover edition.
Julie Zickefoose lives for the moment when a wild, free living bird that she has raised or rehabilitated comes back to visit her; their eyes meet and they share a spark of understanding. Her reward for the grueling work of rescuing birds—such as feeding baby hummingbirds every twenty minutes all day long—is her empathy with them and the satisfaction of knowing the world is a birdier and more beautiful place.The Bluebird Effect is about the change that's set in motion by one single act, such as saving an injured bluebird—or a hummingbird, swift, or phoebe. Each of the twenty five chapters covers a different species, and many depict an individual bird, each with its own personality, habits, and quirks. And each chapter is illustrated with Zickefoose's stunning watercolor paintings and drawings. Not just individual tales about the trials and triumphs of raising birds, The Bluebird Effect mixes humor, natural history, and memoir to give readers an intimate story of a life lived among wild birds.
Happiness-FREE to sing, laugh, dance create. Willow Tree is an intimate, personal line of figurative sculptures representing qualities and sentiments that help us feel close to others, heal wounds or treasure relationships. Susan Lordi carves each original piece with this thought in mind. Her figures continue to evolve as she identifies emotions so important for us to convey and renders them in simple, pure gestures. These art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope all the emotions of a life well lived.
FREE to sing, laugh, dance create
Figurine is 5.5" tall
Willow Tree is not necessarily a likeness, it's a way of conveying emotion
Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original Willow Tree sculpture
The bluebird has long been considered a symbol of happiness and a messenger of joy and contentment. . . . It is my hope that this book, like the bluebird's song of happiness, will bring cheer and joy to your life. --Vicky Howard, introduction* Vicky Howard's collection of antique bird art--nearly all pieces over 100 years old--is used here to adorn her lovely message about what is really important in our pursuit of happiness.Vicky Howard is a successful and recognizable name in the gift market.Using art from her private collection of vintage postcards, Howard presents avian images alongside positive-minded quotes from the early 1900s. While the creative elements of this book recall an early era, the art remains vivid and the words decidedly relevant:* You cannot always have happiness, but you can give happiness. --Proverb* The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. --Henry Ward Beecher