MISSION CREEK STUDIOS PUBLICATIONS
HEADS & TALES
Awesome Wildlife of the Santa Barbara Area
Mosaics and Verse by Patti Jacquemain
NEW - AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1
This is Jacquemain’s forth book and while it can be considered a childrens book, it also can be of great interest to adults of all ages. Colorful mosaics depict species that once lived, or live today, in the Santa Barbara area. We read their stories as those animals "speak" to us in their own words - from their differing perspective of life in rhyme. Many of the species are extinct or no longer live in California today.
34pp, 8½" x 11¾ ", over 36 full color illustrations in mosaic, laminated hard bound edition.
PJP009 - $24.95
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER: Purchase both this book and "Journey of the Great Bear" for the sale price of $34.95 below.
PJP010 - $34.95
JOURNEY of the GREAT BEAR
through California's Golden Past
a Children's book written and illustrated by Patti Jacquemain
Journey of the Great Bear is a fascinating tale of a Grizzly Bear who has traveled to California to learn of his distant cousins who had previously lived there. Immediately upon arrival, he meets Great Horned Owl, who is very wise and knowledgeable. Owl agrees to relate the poignant story about the fate of grizzlies who had lived on the land now called California since the Ice Age. This delightful book is a lyrical combination of Jacquemain's written word and the beauty of her woodblock prints. Click HERE for a preview of excerpts form the book. Author signings and/or special dedications can be requested by specifying the exact wording in the message section of your Paypal shopping cart or by calling (805) 682-6724.
36pp, 8½" x 11¾ ", over 30 full color illustrations, laminated hard bound edition with dust jacket
PJP008 - $16.95
Canyon Voices: The Nature of Rattlesnake Canyon
by Karen Telleen-Lawton
"Canyon Voices explores the joyful and uneasy relationship between humans and nature, the rivaling recreational and economic desires of the human community, and competition in nature itself. The book unfolds through the eyes of people who understand it deeply on diverse levels; a geologist, a monk, a botanist, an historian, a hang glider, a stream ecologist, an artist, and others who reveal the many ways to comprehend a natural space."
Karen Telleen-Lawton, Prelude to Canyon Voices
While the setting of Canyon Voices is Rattlesnake Canyon, a local Santa Barbara landmark, the reach of the book is universal. As the Prelude continues "The canyon’s story parallels that of many natural gems adjacent to urban areas. It functions not only to provide for the needs of humanity, but also as a witness to the importance of habitat protection – and for wilderness itself. Canyon Voices weaves the fabric of people into the story of place." Click HERE for a preview of the Table of Contents.
128pp, 8 ½"x 8 ½", full color, soft and hard bound cover editions
ISBN-13: 978-0-929702-08-7 (soft cover)
978-0-929702-09-4 (hard cover)
Hard Cover (KTL001) - $34.95
Soft Cover (KTL002) - $24.95
Winged Spirits: Wild Birds of the West
by Patti Jacquemain
Winged Spirits - Wild Birds of the West, is the creation of artist Patti Jacquemain, long esteemed for her passion for nature and the originality and beauty of her woodcuts. In this adventurous book of delightful surprises, she introduces her latest excursions into the ancient form of art known as mosaics. Each page brings new pleasures to the eye and inspiration to the soul. The innate strength and organic quality of her woodcut prints and mosaics are ideal mediums for Jacquemain’s subjects, the wild birds of the west. Interwoven throughout the book are personal observations by Jacquemain and noted authors and naturalists, commenting with insight and humor. Jacquemain’s zest, warmth, and deep commitment to the survival of the natural world infuse her art and writing with a special relevance and magic. Bird and nature lovers of all ages will enjoy and treasure this book.
80 pages, 9½ " x 11½ ", 100 illustrations
ISBN-10: 0-929702-06-9 (hard cover) - $45.00
0-929702-07-7 (soft cover) - $28.00
Sweet Seasons, Santa Barbara in Time and Color
by Patti Jacquemain
Here is an artist’s journal, a personal reflection of the four sweet seasons in a corner of California known as Santa Barbara, where the reader finds both an elegant seaside community and the rugged country at its back. It is home for Artist/Printmaker Patti Jacquemain, who created this tale of the seasons. While featuring a colorful collection of her work, this is also a book of ideas expressed in her writing and verse. The book’s forward is written by Dennis Power, former Director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and currently Director of the Oakland Museum of Art and History. It contains over 100 beautiful full color reproductions of Jacquemain’s original woodcut prints, and is available in hard or soft cover, and in a limited edition of 100. The limited edition is signed and numbered and contains an original colored woodcut print of one of the months tipped into the book. Here is a beautiful book that would grace any coffee table - an exciting gift for the holiday season or for any occasion. The limited edition comes with a case cover and includes a 6"x9" original woodblock print of one of the months. When ordering the limited edition please enter the month of the print in the text field below. Contact Mission Creek Studios for assistance.
112 pages, 9" x 13", 109 illustrations
ISBN-10: 0-929702-02-6 (soft cover) - $28.00
0-929702-01-8 (hard cover) - $50.00
0-929702-03-4 (limited edition) - $115.00
The Gledhills Portraits
by Keith and David Gledhill
Here is a collection of artistic portraits by Santa Barbara photographers Carolyn and Edwin Gledhill, who operated the Gledhill Portraits photographic studio across from the famous Potter Hotel in 1907. From that prime location, they skillfully recorded many notable, and not so notable, personalities on film. This collection provides photographic historians and enthusiasts alike with an exceptional example of "turn-of-the-century" portrait photography. Also included in this book are reproductions of the first commercial color photographic process, the Autochrome, introduced by the Gledhills in 1915.
124 pages, 8½" x 11", 103 illustrations, hard cover.
(KGL001) - $28.50
by Patti Jacquemain
Here is an artistic calendar that will never go out of date. Record, and remember those important annually recurring events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) from year to year. Jacquemain has brought this calendar to life by illustrating it with her beautiful woodcut prints of birds and other western wildlife. Turn the pages from January to December and view a lone bluebird atop a snow covered tree, a red fox, a condor flying with the wind, wild geese of Montana, a Bobcat peering at you through the grass, colorful golden poppies of California, and many, many more. Each month introduces a new, vivid image from Jacquemain’s vast library of original woodcut prints. Remember the special events of your life with a Jacquemain Perpetual Calendar.
12 pages, 5 " x 17", 26 illustrations
(PJP004) - $15.00