1) The Wisdom of Stability by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
A meditation on the beauty of staying put in a world that's on the move, and a consideration of the ways God uses constancy of place and people to accomplish His work. As I read this, I find myself grateful for the place where I live and the people who have shared it with me these many years. The book has reframed some things for me.
2) Creative Lettering by Jenny Doh
This beautiful primer is a collection of samples and alphabets by lettering artists. It includes instructions for how to letter the alphabets and suggested art projects to go with them. Tasty!
3) The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating by Autumn Carpenter
Includes thorough supply suggestions, recipes, and instructions for accomplishing a variety of cookie forms and decorations, including flood icing, painted and filigree frosting, decorative buttercream frosting, candy coatings, and fondant. This book answered some questions I had about cookie decorating, and I've done my fair share of it!
4) Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More by Annie Sloan
Don't know if I'll use this one for practical purposes, but it sure is fun to look at.