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Mosaic books

Mosaic Techniques & Traditions: Projects & Designs from Around the World
This the bible of mosaics, by Sonia King.
Mosaic Art and Style: Designs for Living Environments
Big focus on mosaics for interiors by JoAnn Locktov
Encyclopedia of Mosaics: Techniques, Materials and Designs
Rich source of info on mosaics by Elaine Goodwin.
Mosaic Techniques
One of Emma Biggs many books on mosaics

Artful living books

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
David Bayles addresses the fears that we encounter in the process making art and becoming artists.
All Year Round: A Calendar of Celebrations (Lifeways)
One of my favourite, most used children's craft books.
The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections
Love this book by Amanda Soule. It has it all. Celebration, art, craft, community.
Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures
Art, home and recycling by Amanda Soule.
The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
Gotta try and retry this one. A classic by Julia Cameron.
Taking Flight: Inspiration and Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings
Kelly Rae Roberts writes, blogs and teaches about creativity.

Soulful living books

In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed
A delve into the international 'slow' movement by Carl Honore'. I bought this for all my friends one Christmas...
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to be and Embrace Who You are
Feet on ground, easy to read book about connecting with your true self and with others. A gem by Ted talk winner, Brene' Brown.
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
Sue Gerhardt has written one of the best books on parenting psychology that I have read. Great for understanding adults too.
Benedictus: A Book Of Blessings
Beautiful treasure of a book. Recommend anything by John O'Donohue (who died way too young).
Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children From The Culture Of Hyper-Parenting
Another great book by Carl Honore'. It has shaped my attitude to parenting - a lot.