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Tiffany Girl

Title: Tiffany Girl
Author: Deeanne Gist
Publisher: Howard Books
ISBN: 978-1-4767-3853-6

“Being a New Woman isn’t exactly how I’d pictured it. Don’t misunderstand, I love the independence and I love working at Tiffany’s, absolutely love it, but things just aren’t what I expected,” Flossie explains in Deeanne Gist’s novel, Tiffany Girl.

At five hundred and forty-four pages, this thick hardbound targets those who enjoy Christian historical fiction during America’s late nineteenth century concerning women’s rights. With no profanity, sexual scenes, or extreme violence, topics of physical, mental, and verbal abuse of women may not be appropriate for immature readers. With acknowledgements, a note to the reader, and prologue at the beginning of the book, an author’s note regarding facts versus fiction, credits, a reading group guide with enhancements and a conversation with the writer complete the book.

Having received several writing awards, author Gist has sold three-quarters of a million books, mainly geared toward fun historical romances. Living in Texas with her husband, she has four grown children.

In this tale based loosely on a true story, twenty-one-year-old Flossie Jayne detests sewing alongside her mother to make ends meet. Deciding she wants to become a New Woman who can make her decisions and money, she moves to a New York boarding house and lands a job with the famous Tiffany stained glass maker because the men working there went on strike.

Loving her newly found freedom, the naïve young adult who loves to paint is fascinated with her life of employment although it involves endless hours preparing glass windows for the chapel Tiffany plans to display at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair.

Fellow boarder Reeve Wilder, a shy and awkward newspaper reporter, is captivated by the outgoing chatterbox, wanting to protect her from the bustle pinchers that want to have their way with women. Initially finding her obnoxious, he is asked to write a fictional series about the life of New Women and uses her as his model.

As the two slowly morph from their sheltered cocoons, they start noticing each other and their attraction. As entertaining Flossie works her way into Reeve’s chauvinistic heart, both are forced to change their feelings about women working.

While learning about the colorful stained glass procedures and the women’s revolutionary movement, readers get caught up in how love alters one’s perspective when it comes to happiness and contentment.

Mentioning little Christianity, Gist does an excellent job keeping her characters engaged, whether it be a widow yearning for a son, the sensitive Tiffany owner, or the several women known as Tiffany Girls who would only be allowed to work if they stayed unmarried.

Thanks to Howard Books for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s opinions.

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GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.

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See the Light Drawing Children to Him – Art Projects – Tiffany Window

Title: One of See the Light Drawing Children to Him Series – Art Projects – Tiffany Window
Artist: Pat Knepley
Publisher: Legacy 4 God Publishing, Inc.

Do you have an artistic, creative child who wants to learn how to draw with more detail, depth and confidence? In Pat Knepley’s See the Light – Drawing Children to Him Series, Art Projects – Tiffany Window, the first of nine DVDs shows four step by step videos of producing artwork that resembles a colorful stained glass window on poster board.

Geared toward ten years old or older children, this Christian-based advanced series has nine different videos that cover nine famous artist and their creative styles. The Tiffany Window is in lieu of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the well-known stained glass artist. It consists of four separate videos that range from twenty-one to twenty-nine minutes each that takes a young artist from start to finish of one art project.

The first video is “Planning Your Composition” which begins with materials needed, a brief history of the artist with some photographs of his work and how to observe the subject matter as stems, leaves and flowers are sketched out on the board.

On the second video, “Rule of Thirds” reviews materials used again and discusses negative space by dividing the design into nine equal sections while retracing and completing the sketch. Stained glass and Art Nuevo is mentioned with more of Tiffany’s original works shown.

“Color Theory,” the third video, is all about colors and the color wheel, explaining complementary and contrasting colors. By using markers, techniques are shown coloring the flower, stem and background shapes by filling in, blending, and overlapping.

In the final video, “Completed Masterpiece,” the original lead canes that Tiffany used are discussed. A marker method is taught to give the stained glass effect, complete with framing the artwork.

In each of the videos, the patient, perky and easy-to-understand Knepley reads a few verses from the Bible, correlating it to the project. The final video has Philippians 4:6-7 about not worrying and leaving things to God, including any errors in an art project. A simple prayer and Tiffany’s “Sermon on the Mount” stained glass is mentioned, completing the tutortorial.

Although the drawing on the board is hard to see at the beginning of the video, the rest of the videos are thorough, descriptive and full of pointers, tips and encouragement as the young artist is drawn into the teacher’s constant eye contact, calm instructions and reassuring voice. This is a wonderful series for home schoolers, summer camps or bored-at-home children to enjoy.

This DVD was furnished by the publisher for review purposes.

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