This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Friends in the Garden #1: Do Art Your Way by Denise Bossarte is a creative venture by the artist who has come up with a unique idea to create books of copyright free images that SoulCollage®, mixed media, and collage artists could use without infringing copyright. The images in this series are of the insects and creatures you see in the garden regularly on flowers; bees, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, bumblebees, and other insects which the author calls 'friends in the garden.' The pictures are aesthetically shot and highlight the author's creative eye and love for photography.
The 30 individual photographs in the book are spaced in a way that they can be cut out without damaging any other picture in the book. The thought of having an individual page for each photograph is very clever. The pictures are clear and colorful and the author does an excellent job in capturing life in the garden and its radiance. Her pictures will also encourage you to become observant while walking in the garden and to notice the insects and creatures that you usually will not look at. The author's idea of bringing out a book for this purpose is thoughtful. The pictures have an amazing life to them and the clarity and angles make them tangible. This is definitely a good book for all those who work in digital art and who are looking out for images that are free from copyright and can be downloaded without any complications.