New line of positivity coloring books targeted at kids

Positively Delighted on Amazon

Positively Delighted on Amazon

Bestselling Author Kelsey Henry

Bestselling Author Kelsey Henry

With all the turmoil of 2020, kids need activities to help them focus on creating a positive mindset and a life full of delight, laughter, and fun.

Prepare yourself for major fun with our affirmation products. From journals to coloring books and more, we’ve got your self-care needs covered!”

— Positively Delighted

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to ChildMind.org, “The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on kids and teens everywhere — especially those who were already dealing with mental health challenges.” That’s why it’s more important than ever to have tools and resources for kids to foster happiness and focus on the good in life and in themselves.

Bestselling author of Growing Up Roadschooled, Kelsey Henry, has a new line of fun coloring books and journals aimed at kids, teens, and anyone young-at-heart.

Her brand Positively Delighted is all about creating a positive mindset and a life full of delight, laughter, and fun! They don’t shy away from negative thoughts, however, they encourage kids to use them to become stronger and more optimistic through the power of positivity.

Self-care is important for kids and adults alike. And this growing line of journals and notebooks has come along just in time.

View them on Amazon here.

ABOUT KELSEY HENRY:

Kelsey Henry is a singer/songwriter, positivity coach, coloring page creator, digital nomad, and host of The Positively Delighted Show podcast. Her passion for positivity and self-esteem began during her unique childhood growing up roadschooled in an RV from ages 11-17.

She is a certified Canfield Success Trainer, Happy For No Reason Trainer, and Laughter Yoga Leader. She uses these programs to help others create a positive mindset and a life of delight, laughter, and fun! You can find her traveling the country and running her business on the road from her converted glamper CR-V.

She loves smiling and is always trying to make her inner roadschooled kid proud.

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Laura Petersen
Copy That Pops LLC
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Stephenson’s revisits golden age of rock concert posters with Jan. 1 auction of Perry Pfeffer collection, Part II

Original first-print uncut printer’s proof of Pink Floyd Art of Rock AOR-4.47 concert poster, Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum, May 9-10, 1977. Artist: Randy Tuten. Est. $1,000-$1,500

The Beatles, Richard Avedon poster/print set commissioned by The Beatles merchandising company NEMS, each 27in x 18¾ in, 1967. Est. for set: $1,500-$2,000

Jimi Hendrix Experience Bill Graham BG-140 concert poster, 1968, Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco. Original first printing. Artists: Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso. Est. $3,000-$4,000

Bill Graham Presents Red Hot Chili Peppers/Nirvana/Pearl Jam New Year’s Eve concert poster, 1991. Est. $1,000-$1,500

Janis Joplin and Her Band Bill Graham concert poster, 1969, original first printing. Artist: Randy Tuten (signed), D. Bread and Jim Marshall. Est. $1,500-$2,000

Collection spans 1960s-2000s, with many first printings, some signed by noted artists including Bonnie McLean, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Stanley Mouse

At the top end, there are some very rare artist-signed posters that will likely sell for thousands of dollars, but there are also other excellent examples in the $300-$500 estimate range.”

— Cindy Stephenson, Owner, Stephenson’s Auction

SOUTHAMPTON, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In August, rock music fans the world over took a nostalgic trip back to the 1960s and ’70s as Stephenson’s Auction sold 339 concert posters from the estate collection of pioneer poster collector/dealer Perry Pfeffer (circa 1949-2020). The private collection featuring artist-signed rarities from San Francisco’s Summer of Love and the heyday of New York’s Fillmore East grossed nearly $300,000. On New Year’s Day 2021, Stephenson’s will present Part II of the Perry Pfeffer estate collection, with a 420-lot selection that is every bit as impressive as that seen in the initial offering. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

“All of the posters and handbills are in mint or near-mint condition, and some are signed by the artists, including Bonnie McLean, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Lee Conklin and Stanley Mouse,” said Cindy Stephenson, owner of Stephenson’s Auction. “At the top end, there are some very rare posters that will likely sell for thousands of dollars, but there are also other excellent examples in the $300-$500 estimate range.”

The collection’s timeline starts in the psychedelic ’60s, a time when Pfeffer was living in San Francisco and presciently acquiring now-classic posters, sometimes from the artists themselves. Later in life, Pfeffer returned to his native Philadelphia and in 2001 launched Postercade, a commercial website popular with poster aficionados. “Perry Pfeffer was a widely acknowledged expert on music posters, and the very best of what he acquired during his lifetime was kept in his private collection,” Stephenson said. The collection’s timeline ends in 2011, as represented by two different styles of Black Keys posters.

The highest-estimated poster is a 1969 lithograph touting the 20th century’s most famous music event, the Original Woodstock Music and Art Fair and Aquarian Exposition. This original Type 1 poster promoting the pinnacle of hippie culture – the famed mega-concert held at Max Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, New York – was created by artist Arthur Skolnick (b. 1937-) and is expected to sell for $6,000-$8,000.

Prices for Jimi Hendrix memorabilia have remained very strong, as evidenced by the 1968 poster in the Perry Pfeffer auction Part I, which sold for $15,000. The January 1 auction features a Jimi Hendrix Experience Bill Graham BG-140 concert poster from a 1968 performance at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. An original first printing with artwork by Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso, it carries a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.

Another Hendrix poster, known as the “Flying Eyeball” design, is from a February 1968 performance at the Fillmore Auditorium/Winterland Ballroom, with John Mayall and Albert King as the opening acts for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The first and only printing of this serigraph, in 1989, had a print run of only 500. The auction example, an artist’s proof designed and signed by artist Rick Griffin, is numbered “A/P 3.” Fewer than 50 artist’s proofs of this poster exist, warranting an auction estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

Other highlights from the influential era of rock concert impresario Bill Graham include: Janis Joplin and Her Band Bill Graham concert poster, 1969 original first printing signed by artist Randy Tuten, $1,500-$2,000; and a Procol Harum Bill Graham BG-143 original-printing concert poster from 1968, artist-signed by Lee Conklin, $800-$1,200.

A Grateful Dead Bill Graham Presents BGP-85 New Year’s Eve concert poster promoting a 1993 Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum show is an original printing with art by Randy Chavez. It is estimated at $1,000-$1,500. Similarly estimated, a Bill Graham Presents Red Hot Chili Peppers/Nirvana/Pearl Jam New Year’s Eve concert poster is a 1991 first printing with art by Harry Rossit. The Chambers Brothers Neon Rose NR-12 concert poster advertising a 1967 appearance at San Francisco’s Matrix club is an original printing, artist-signed by Victor Moscoso. It is also estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

Beatles fans will have their pick of original first printings of oversize linen-backed theatrical posters advertising the Fab Four’s movies, including Help! ($500-$700), Yellow Submarine ($1,000-$1,500), and A Hard Day’s Night ($1,000-$1,500). The top prize, however, is a 1967 poster/print set created by photographer Richard Avedon under commission from the Beatles’ merchandising company, NEMS. The set consists of four individual portraits of John, Paul, George and Ringo, with a group estimate of $1,500-$2,000.

A rare, John Lennon-signed and numbered (93/300) erotic lithograph of Yoko Ono, from the January 1970 “Bag One” portfolio that London police had initially deemed “pornographic,” measures 22½ by 29½ inches and retains a Sotheby’s label on verso. From a series of 14 Lennon Conti crayon drawings and titled “Erotic 3,” its pre-sale estimate is $3,000-$5,000.

A number of other highly important 20th-century musicians and bands are highlighted in the auction, including The Byrds, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and many others. Additionally, there are several posters from significant festivals, including the 1970 Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany; the 1970 Diamondhead Crater Sunshine Festival; and Coachella 2014; as well as scarce artist-signed handbills.

Stephenson’s Jan. 1 New Year’s Auction exclusively featuring the Perry Pfeffer estate collection of rock concert posters Part II will be held live at the company’s Southampton (suburban Philadelphia), Pa. gallery, with phone, absentee and Internet live bidding available (through LiveAuctioneers). Start time: 12 noon ET. In-gallery inspection is from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 31 and on Jan. 1 from 11 a.m till the start of auction. Guests are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing. For additional information on any item in the sale, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail info@stephensonsauction.com. Visit Stephenson’s Auction online at www.stephensonsauction.com.

Cindy Stephenson
Stephenson’s Auction
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info@stephensonsauction.com
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Can a gender-balanced children’s book be popular? — Yes, this question sadly still has to be asked in 2021

Kid Star Squad - Book 1 Cover

Kid Star Squad – Book 1 Cover

5 Diverse Characters in the Kid Star Squad Series - 3 Female, 2 Male

5 Diverse Characters in the Kid Star Squad Series – 3 Female, 2 Male

One new author’s quest to contribute diversity into popular books for kids.

I hope that my children will never come to the same devastating conclusion that I did”

— Emma Brightly

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, new author Emma Brightly was an avid reader and good student. She wondered why almost every book she was given, both fiction and nonfiction, had white males in the starring roles.

“I guess women and people of color haven’t done enough to be worth writing about,” was the only conclusion her young mind could come up with. She felt heart-broken.

A study by Florida State University confirms that Brightly’s experience was not an anomaly. The gender-bias and overrepresentation of white characters in 20th-century children’s books is nothing short of shocking.

The study of over 6,000 books published from 1900 to 2000 found that:
• Males are central characters in 57 percent of children’s books published per year, while only 31 percent have female central characters.
• No more than 33 percent of children’s books published in any given year contain central characters that are adult women or female animals, but adult men and male animals appear in up to 100 percent of books.
• Male animals are central characters in more than 23 percent of books per year, while female animals are in only 7.5 percent.
• On average, 36.5 percent of books in each year studied include a male in the title, compared to 17.5 percent that include a female.
• Although books published in the 1990s came close to parity for human characters, a significant disparity of nearly 2 to 1 remains for male animal characters versus female.

“The widespread pattern of underrepresentation of females that we find supports the belief that female characters are less important and interesting than male characters,” said Janice McCabe, the lead sociologist for the study.

Flash forward to 2019. The Guardian looked at the most popular picture books published in 2018 and found that the books, “collectively present a white and male-dominated world to children, feature very few BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) characters and have become more biased against girls in the past year.”

Now as 2020 comes to a close and 2021 begins, one wonders if gender-balanced children’s books with strong female and BAME lead characters can make their way to the bestsellers lists.

“Kids need books that reflect the true brilliant diversity of the world they live in and paint an inspiring picture that they can be great leaders and problem-solvers no matter their skin color or gender,” says Brightly who is working on her first series of books for kids ages 7 to 11 years old.

Brightly’s Kid Star Squad series centers around five main characters, three of whom are female and two of whom are male. Each character has a familial origin from a different part of the world — Northern Africa, Southern Africa, South America, North America, and East Asia.

Brightly hopes that the Kid Star Squad series and other books with diverse and interesting characters (by diverse authors) will rise to the top of kids’ must-read lists. Book 1 of the series is currently free to all readers on Amazon.

“I hope that my children will never come to the same devastating conclusion that I did,” adds Brightly who is currently compiling a list of children’s books with diverse characters from diverse authors to share with teachers, parents, and libraries.

To add a book to the list, please reach out.

Emma Brightly
Atlanticus Books
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Irwin Leiter Publication Reveals How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome

How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome by author and attorney Irwin E. Leiter available on Amazon and eBay.

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Covering topics ranging from evaluating properties and legal disclosure requirements to details on preparing offers and closing procedures, How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome by Irwin Leiter is available to purchase on Amazon and eBay. Speaking from his home in DuPage County, Illinois, the author offers a closer look at his popular self-help book.

“All of us deal with real estate issues at one time or another, whether we’re in a tenant and landlord situation, buying a new home, or simply trying to get along with our neighbors,” explains Irwin Leiter.

Part of a successful series, How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome by Irwin Leiter and accompanying publications, helps customers and patrons understand the various legalities and responsibilities of numerous legal considerations, including contracts, housing discrimination, lead-paint clauses, and more. “From contract, pre-closing, and closing procedures to worksheets on property comparison, purchase price, and inspection, How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome is available to purchase now on Amazon and eBay,” adds author and attorney Irwin Leiter.

Published by Sphinx Publishing Co., How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome by Irwin Leiter, also known as How to Buy a Condominium or Townhouse, is currently in its second edition. A popular self-help book on approaching the purchase of a townhouse or condominium in all states, How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome’s 226 pages include tips for evaluating properties, legal disclosure requirements, details on preparing offers, closing procedures, and information concerning serving on association boards, according to the book’s publishers. “Also included,” author Irwin Leiter reports, “are state-by-state legal references and forms.”

Irwin E. Leiter is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Arts-Summa Cum Laude, as well as a History-Minor in Education. Leiter has also attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, from where he holds a Juris Doctor Cum Laude, a Bar, and Gavel Award for service.

During his career, author and attorney Irwin Leiter has taught several law and real estate classes. Leiter has lectured on a range of topics, including ‘Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowners’ Associations,’ ‘Condominium and Planned Community Practice,’ and ‘Real Estate Forms of Ownership.’

For 38 years, Irwin Leiter also served as a board member and then as Chairman of the Board of the Chicago-based North Center for the Handicapped, until stepping down in 2015.

To learn more about Irwin Leiter, or to get in touch, connect with the author and attorney on LinkedIn. Alternatively, check out How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome on Amazon, eBay, or search online for How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome.

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Russian Artist Katerina Belkina Releases Her First Art Book “My Work is My Personal Theatre”

Katerina Belkina art book photograph

Katerina Belkina – 11 Milliliter per Minute, 2018, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 3 plus 1 artist’s proof, From the series: Zweiraumwohnung

Katerina Belkina art book selfportrait photograph

Katerina Belkina with her art book “My Work is My Personal Theatre”, November 2020

Katerina Belkina art book photograph

Katerina Belkina – Coming, 2019, Fairy Tale: The Three Spinners, (Brothers Grimm), Edition of 3 plus 1 artist’s proof, From the series: Dream Walkers

After fifteen years of dedicated artistic work, Russian artist Katerina Belkina released her first art book “Katerina Belkina – My Work Is My Personal Theatre”.

It has always been fascinating for me to explore the psychology of people’s relationships with each other and with the outside world, to give shape to human emotions.”

— Katerina Belkina, artist

BERLIN, GERMANY, December 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — After fifteen years of dedicated artistic work, Russian artist Katerina Belkina released her first art book entitled “Katerina Belkina – My Work Is My Personal Theatre”.

The book represents the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date, equipped with high-quality photographs, curatorial texts, and an interview with the artist.

Katerina Belkina
Always striving to find the form to give a visual quality to feelings, Katerina Belkina dedicated her work to giving “shape to human emotions”. In her meticulously curated narratives, she often plays the role of the main protagonist, inviting the viewer to engage with every detail of the work. Her portraits are seldom depictions of self – they are interpretations of topics she is passionate about, from classical art to the latest technology. Growing up in south-east Russia with her artist mother, she adopted visual vocabularies of the Renaissance and socialist realism. These two concepts became the basis of Belkina’s pictorial language, a perfected display of staged, self-sufficient, powerful characters.

With such an eclectic range of interests and a perfectionist nature, Katerina Belkina chose to work in mixed media, creating her own technique that merges visual elements of painting and collage, photographic techniques, and digital tools. Inspired by everyday life, rendered through a distinctly female gaze, she creates oneiric theatrical scenes aiming to paint the energy and flow of the female-first human condition.
www.belkina.art

About the Art Book:
As a result of artistic work spanning over 14 years, Katerina Belkina published her first art book in collaboration with KOCMOC – Publishing Space in October of 2020.

Entitled “Katerina Belkina – My Work Is My Personal Theatre”, the edition is a trilingual (German, English, Russian) illustrated book, presenting the most complete survey of the artist’s work to date. The publication depicts the work of Katerina Belkina and shines a light on her development as an artist. In addition to essays on Belkina’s work, the book will include an interview with the artist, in which she talks about her work and her creative practices.

About the publisher:
KOCMOC (Russian: cosmos) has been designing and publishing art books, exhibition catalogs, artist books, and magazines as print and digital media since 2018. KOCMOC focuses on promoting artists from Eastern Europe.
kocmoc-berlin.de
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About Katerina Belkina:
Early on Katerina Belkina (*1974) knew about her exceptional talent to see the world through different eyes. Born in Samara in the southeast of European Russia, she was brought up in a creative atmosphere by her mother, a visual artist. Her education at the Art Academy and the School for Photography of Michael Musorin in Samara gave her the tools to visualize her ideas. Exhibitions of her sublime, mystic self-portraits ensued in Moscow and Paris.

Katerina Belkina was nominated for the prestigious Kandinsky Prize (comparable to the British Turner Prize) in Moscow in 2007. She won the International Lucas Cranach Award in 2015 and the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Prize in 2016.

Her work makes part of The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, HBC Global Art Collection in New York, and many other public and private collections worldwide.
She lives and works in Werder (Havel), near Berlin, Germany.
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Future projects:
Katerina Belkina has already booked seven exhibitions in 2021.
Her upcoming solo exhibition with Faur Zsófi Gallery in Budapest is set for March 2021.
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As a part of the book promotion and her intense exhibition schedule for 2021, we would like to offer an interview opportunity with Katerina Belkina.
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For more information, please see: www.belkina.art
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebelki/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/belkina/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/katbelkina/

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For further information and interview opportunities please contact:
Ana Bambic Kostov
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Karsten Meissner
management@belkina.art
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All images Copyright ©Katerina Belkina.

For more press images, please contact Ana Bambic Kostov or Karsten Meissner.

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Two Women Win $10,000 Prize After Finding Item Hidden Under Las Vegas Park Bench For Almost Ten Years

Beth Hovanec decoded a message which led to discovery of a hidden Z
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Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas – A Book for Every Member of the Family

Shadow Mountain Publishing

Dragonwatch: Champion of the Titan Games

Cookbook: Live Life Deliciously With Tara Teaspoon

a heartwarming holiday story based on real events.”

— Foreword Reviews

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — For anyone still looking to stuff a stocking, a good book is the perfect gift, because it’s the gift that will keep on giving. Check out the 2020 book gift guide by Shadow Mountain Publishing that will provide hours of entertainment for every family member.

For the father-figure: Instead of another pair of socks or necktie, how about a book that will capture his attention for hours, Catastrophes and Heroes: True Stories of Man-made Disasters. which explores eight disasters and recognizes the unheralded heroes who stepped up to save others in times of great danger. Or if they need a little more Christmas spirit, slip them this adaptation of a classic, Christmas Day in the Morning: Awakening the Joy of Christmas.

For the mother-figure: Live Life Deliciously With Tara Teaspoon is a gorgeous cookbook with more than 120 delicious show-stopping recipes designed to impress. It shows serious foodies how to present food as an interesting and beautiful culinary experience with dishes that taste as delicious as they look. Or if Mom isn’t the family cook, allow her to escape in this sweet Christmas romance: Miracle Creek Christmas.

For the daughters: Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts is a steampunk retelling of Cinderella. Could a straitlaced policeman determined to uphold the law and an outspoken activist willing to break the rules ever find true love? Or will all their dreams shatter like glass when the clock strikes midnight?

For the sons: Send them in on a quest where a ware of dragons vs. giants is about to break out in Dragonwatch, the sequel series to Fablehaven by New York Times best-selling author Brandon Mull. Or if they’re a little younger, this sweet Christmas story, Ming’s Christmas Wishes, is “a heartwarming holiday story based on real events.” -Foreword Reviews, starred review

All of these books can be purchased at the nearest Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and local book stores. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Shadow Mountain Publishing!

Troy Butcher
Shadow Mountain Publishing
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