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by Vivian Swift

ePub When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put download
Author:
Vivian Swift
ISBN13:
978-1596914612
ISBN:
1596914610
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Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA; First edition (November 15, 2008)
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Subcategory:
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
ePub file:
1973 kb
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1771 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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443

The result is When Wanderers Cease to Roam

The result is When Wanderers Cease to Roam. Filled with watercolors of beautiful local landscapes, seasonal activities, and small, overlooked pleasures of easy living, each chapter chronicles the perks of remaining at home, including recipes, hobbies, and prized possessions of the small town lifestyle. At the end I wasn't really sure of what travelers do when they stop traveling but if more people could enjoy the small things in life the way Vivian Swift does the world would be a nicer place. May 20, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it.

Some days 'staying put' might feel the same as Going Nowhere. Make a cup of tea, and wait for that feeling to pass. Vivian Swift, When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put. tags: contentment, staying-put, tea, tea-time. The Blues The Blahs The Weary Dismals Lost in Gloom Woesome Me's The Eternal 3 AM of the Soul. tags: depressed, poetry, winter-blues, winter-is-coming. The more things change, the more they stay the same

When Wanderers Cease to Roam.

When Wanderers Cease to Roam. A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put. Author. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Independent Booksellers. Presents the author's journal entries and sketches of her home on the Long Island Sound, where she settled after traveling the world and desiring a quiet place to analyze her life.

book by Vivian Swift. A charming, illustrated celebration of puttering, doodling, daydreaming, and settling down after years on the road.

In "When Wanders Cease to Roam" Vivian Swift brings a breath of fresh air to a genre that is in danger of becoming too . And if you like this then don't miss her new book "Le Road Trip: A Traveler's Journal of Love and France" (coming out April 2012).

In "When Wanders Cease to Roam" Vivian Swift brings a breath of fresh air to a genre that is in danger of becoming too stultifying. Her deft combination of crisp watercolor images and text (her own thoughtful reflections along with delightful quotes and obscure and amazing anecdotes) keeps you turning the pages. 2 people found this helpful.

great tutorials from Vivian Swift. I really enjoyed this book. It is all hand written with accompanying illustrations. It is done month by month during the author's stay on Long Island Sound. When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put. Visit. BermudaOnion's Store. When Wanderers Cease to Roam: a traveler's journal of staying put by vivian swift - love the book and the watercolor illustrations are delightful. Love Reading Reading Lists Book Lists Reading Pictures Futon Mattress Stack Of Books Travelogue Watercolour Tutorials Romantic Travel.

Art books, art products After traveling around the globe for two decades, Vivian Swift decided that it was time to stay put, in a small village on Long Island Sound.

Art books, art products. After traveling around the globe for two decades, Vivian Swift decided that it was time to stay put, in a small village on Long Island Sound. In a sketchbook, she begins recording her new phase in life with writings and watercolour paintings. It's not a travel journal, but a staying-put journal. Her thoughts span across the four seasons she spent there, from January to December.

Following a lifetime of trekking across the globe, Vivian Swift, a freelance designer who racked up 23 temporary addresses in 20 years, finally dropped her well-worn futon mattress and rucksack in a small town on the edge of the Long Island Sound. She spent the next decade quietly taking stock of her life, her immediate surroundings, and, finally, what it means to call a place a home. The result is When Wanderers Cease to Roam

Following a lifetime of trekking across the globe, Vivian Swift, a freelance designer who racked up 23 temporary addresses in 20 years, finally dropped her well-worn futon mattress and rucksack in a small town on the edge of the Long Island Sound. She spent the next decade quietly taking stock of her life, her immediate surroundings, and, finally, what it means to call a place a home. The result is When Wanderers Cease to Roam. Filled with watercolors of beautiful local landscapes, seasonal activities, and small, overlooked pleasures of easy living, each chapter chronicles the perks of remaining at home, including recipes, hobbies, and prized possessions of the small town lifestyle. At once gorgeously rendered and wholly original, this delightful and masterfully observed year of staying put conjures everything from youthful yearnings and romantic travels to lumpy, homemade sweaters and the gradations of March mud.

  • "Take the worst day you had in January, repeat it 28 times, that's February."

    It's almost February, I'm feeling dull and lonely, so I take out Vivian Swift's journal, because it's one of the best companions in a time like this. It is like a heart-to-heart with friends: personal, relatable, interesting, and eye-opening.

    I never read the book all at once, but flip to the season or the month I'm inspired to crawl into. It's a perfect book to read when you need some inspirations to keep on going in life, or when you want a companion to go over the good things in life.

  • "When Wanderers Cease To Roam" is so delightful, I am telling all my friends and family about it! It's in the format of a personal journal, full of Ms. Swift's charming watercolor sketches and whimsical comments, trivia, and vignettes of her many years of traveling the globe - as well as the many positive aspects she has discovered concerning "Staying Put." This book can best be described as "Lovely!" The pages are thick, smooth, and semi-glossy - just perfect of displaying the many, many watercolor paintings found on nearly every page. The book is divided into twelve sections - one for every month of the year. After years of globe-trekking, Ms. Swift settled herself in a small village, nestled along Long Island Sound in New York State. I keep this book beside my favorite chair, where it has lived for over a year, and I look at it repeated as the weeks, months, and seasons arrive and then spin-away. The text was hand-written by the author, which adds to the personal tone of the book. It is also an inspiration to all who love journal-keeping ... especially those who enjoy including art within their narratives. I've given this book to several people as a gift, and it's been very well-received. You won't be sorry, buying this little Gem!

  • What attracted me to order this book was the illustrations. When I received the book I wasn't sure if I liked the content. I started to page through the book just to see and then decided to kept it because of the simple watercolor, sketchy illustrations that originally attracted me to it - I really liked them. I then decided to read a couple of pages; I was then captivated as Vivian Swift took me on a year-long, month by month journey in her life. I loved her writing style as well as her art! I brought in on vacation with me and my sister-in-law picked it up and started thumbing through the book. She ended up reading half the book during our time together and then ordering one for herself! This book caught my attention both visually and narratively.

  • Illustrated journals, scrapbooks, memoirs. You've seen them all, right? Wrong. In "When Wanders Cease to Roam" Vivian Swift brings a breath of fresh air to a genre that is in danger of becoming too stultifying. Her deft combination of crisp watercolor images and text (her own thoughtful reflections along with delightful quotes and obscure and amazing anecdotes) keeps you turning the pages. Of special note is how Swift skillfully composes each page leaving plenty of room for the reader's eye and imagination to add to the experience.

    This book is like a chocolate box offering an array of treasures to be considered and then sampled in any order you please. Best of all, unlike chocolates, you can go back to enjoy this book over and over again.

    A great book for travelers (both the active and armchair kind), artists, writers and anyone who enjoys the company of a smart, opinionated thoughtful and laugh-out-loud funny traveler who has learned the joys of staying put.

    And if you like this then don't miss her new book "Le Road Trip: A Traveler's Journal of Love and France" (coming out April 2012).

  • I am a Vivian Swift fan! This book is great. It is inspiring for those of us who watercolor journal, but it is also a great story of Ms. Swift's younger days of traveling Europe (presumably when it was safer). She is brave and talented. She is also unselfish to share so much of her story with us. I have read it twice and and still find myself picking up the book and simply enjoying it's loveliness... her style of writing, her sense of charm and her humor made this a fabulous read, not to mention her talent with a brush. This is a book I will buy as gifts for my artsy friends and also my FUN friends, as well (not that my artsy friends and fun friends are mutually exclusive! Ha!). Ms. Swift actually wrote this book in her own handwriting (no font here). A very talented lady.

  • I love well-crafted items of all sorts, and that is how I see this entertainingly-written and beautifully-illustrated book. The author shares her observations of and reactions to a Long Island village through twelve months. Sometimes her observations are a springboard for other thoughts (the five types of blue, for example) or beg comparisons to her travels in the past. At times witty and funny, and at other times, particularly when looking at her watercolored landscapes, evocative. I love picking up this book when I want a mild distraction or mini transport from my day.

  • I checked out this book from the library and after reading realized I had to own it. Why? The author/illustrator's water colors and annotated text positively do the Emily Dickinson thing: "There is no frigate like a book..." For me, this book provides a mini-vacation when I need one.What a treat!

  • Book is okay but I was somewhat disappointed. It was supposed to be about "staying put" but much of the book is about memories of her travels abroad. Not what I was looking for. I wanted to read about "staying put"! I love and treasure the land I live on and wanted to read about someone who felt the same way.