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Art Escapes - Daily exercises & inspirations for discovering greater creativity & artistic confidence

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ISBN number 1-58180-307-9

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The Bear and the Blackberry
Written by Stephen Kanter
Illustrated by Dory Kanter

Recipient of the 2009 Moonbeam Spirit Award gold medal, given for dedication to children's literacy and inspired writing, illustrating and publishing

About The Bear and the Blackberry

ISBN number 0-9675888-0-4

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Sketchbook Confidential 2

Dory is one of the contributors to this book, which grants you access to 38 of art's most creative minds via their sketchbooks. See pages from Dory's journals and read intimate musings on the art of sketching and how it helps her commune with a subject, find her path to a finished piece or discover even greater rewards in the journey itself.

Pamela Wissman and Stefanie Laufersweiler, editors

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Watercolor Magic magazine
December 2004 Yearbook

Ignite Your Imagination in the New Year

Kick-start your creativity with a fun art exercise for every month.

By Dory Kanter

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Somerset Studio magazine
March/April 2005

Watercolor Painting for the Mixed Media Artist - Word Weaves

Simple techniques to fuse poetry with watercolors.

By Dory Kanter

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Artist's Sketchbook magazine
June 2005

Like Mother, Like Daughter

In these three families, mothers and daughters share a bond beyond genetics. Dory and her daughter, Laura, are featured in an article about mothers and daughters who enjoy creating art together.

Weave Wonders

Looking for a low-pressure art project? Here's one that lets you cut up your paintings!

By Dory Kanter

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Julie Lawrence Yoga Center Newsletter
Summer 2007

Tales from the Mat: The Art of Yoga

Ways that art and yoga can marry to enrich our lives, helping to bring the creative and the spiritual into greater alignment.

By Dory Kanter

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Artist's Sketchbook magazine
December 2005

Season's Greetings

Inspire yourself and others with original holiday cards. Dory describes how she created 75 handmade books as holiday gifts in 2001, as a response to 9/11.

By Anne Hevener

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Artist's Sketchbook magazine
February 2006

Happy Creative New Year!

52 prompts to trigger creative moments�one for every week of the year. Dory shows how to make a painting out of a scribble with simple-to-make viewfinders.

By Amanda Metcalf

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Yoga Samachar magazine
Spring/Summer 2015

Dory's watercolor painting Misty Mountain appears on the cover, with a statement by Dory within.