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Bridget Watson Payne - Author

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Books by Bridget Watson Payne

How Time Is on Your Side

How Time Is on Your Side

Author: Bridget Watson Payne Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Yes, there really is enough time to do it all: the passion projects, the to-do list, or simply making time to do nothing-the trick is knowing how to look for it. Packed with helpful tips, How Time Is on Your Side is a simple handbook to help reframe your relationship with time. Through practical productivity tools and inspiring stories of people who make time for the things that matter to them, you will find that achieving your goals isn't as farfetched as it seems. Let the encouraging words of artist and author Bridget Watson Payne be your guide to reinvent your relationship with time: it's not the enemy; it's a friend. * Learn how to nurture your inner creative, spiritual, emotional, and mental lives. * Written in author Bridget Watson Payne's smart, friendly, tell-it-like-it-is prose * Tips and tricks include utilizing your calendar to its full advantage, doing mental work in the morning and physical work in the afternoon, and putting your big goals on your to-do list. With smart, unintimidating content, this little guide is sure to inspire anyone to make time to achieve their goals. Take a moment, a minute, or a day to reinvent your relationship with time, and discover how it can work for you. The time you need is there. Let How Time Is on Your Side help you find it. * A great gift for men and women of any age, creatives and aspirational creatives, busy professionals, students, young families, graduates, and self-improvement seekers * A dip-in, dip-out format for busy people who want to make the most of their time * Perfect for fans of The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, Manage Your Day-to-Day by Jocelyn Glei, and Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zerat

The Secret Art of Being a Parent Tips, tricks, and lifesavers you don't have to learn the hard way

The Secret Art of Being a Parent Tips, tricks, and lifesavers you don't have to learn the hard way

Author: Bridget Watson Payne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2019

Parenting Tip #1: There's no one right way to be a parent. This entertaining parenting guide filled with helpful, bite-size advice. From a list of what you need in a diaper bag to a loving reminder that sometimes you just need to take time for yourself, these tips and tricks reassure parents that, yes, they can do this! * Tips and tricks reassure parents that parenting is doable and that they are already doing a great job. * Timesavers and support that new parents need * Fun illustrations to lighten the mood Fans of The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up, You're Doing a Great Job!, and Welcome to the Club will love this book. This book is ideal for: * Parents * Grandparents * Childcare workers and nannies

How Was Your Day? A Journal for Everyday Wonders

How Was Your Day? A Journal for Everyday Wonders

Author: Bridget Watson Payne Format: Notebook / blank book Release Date: 12/02/2019

Celebrate the world around you with 50 approachable and thought-provoking prompts, each one designed to capture a unique little detail from your day-from the most delicious food you ate to the moment you laughed the hardest. Each prompt is paired with a colorful painted illustration and lots of space to record and reflect.

How Art Can Make You Happy

How Art Can Make You Happy

Author: Bridget Watson Payne Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Why is art magical? How can it make us happy? How Art Can Make You Happy offers the keys to unlocking a rich and rewarding source of joy in life. This easy, breezy handbook is full of insight that will help regular people begin a more inspiring and less stressful relationship with art. With tips on how to visit museums, how to talk about art at cocktail parties and how to let art wake you up to the world around you, this little guide makes it possible for anyone to fall in love with art, whether for the first time or all over again.

Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up Tips, Tricks, and Perks No One Thought to Tell You

Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up Tips, Tricks, and Perks No One Thought to Tell You

Author: Bridget Watson Payne Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/2017

Hello, grown-ups of all ages! Eclectic, bite-sized bursts of advice meet quirky illustrations in this playful guide to feeling like the grown-up we all wanted to be as a kid. From thoughts on the best way to open a champagne bottle to a short list of the kitchen tools you actually need, these tips and tricks reveal secrets that are attainable, not intimidating. Anyone can make a life upgrade using these insights alongside the traits they already have-their wits, creativity and enthusiasm. This engaging guide is the perfect gift for recent grads, first-apartment dwellers and anyone who's ready to grow up, one step at a time.

This Is Happening Life Through the Lens of Instagram

This Is Happening Life Through the Lens of Instagram

Author: Bridget Watson Payne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2003

Over 100 million people use the Instagram app to take beautiful, lo-fi-looking photos of the special moments in their lives and then instantly share them with the world. This is Happening is the first-ever crowd-sourced book of Instagram photos, all capturing that single, fleeting moment that makes us happy and just begs to be photographed--the perfect cup of coffee, a scenic moment on the morning commute, the joy of new shoes, a loved one's shy smile. Featuring over 200 stunning shots by as many distinctive photographers, this petite yet chunky volume is an inspiring showcase of the easily-overlooked details that fill us with wonder each day, all captured through the dreamy lens of Instagram.