Creativity is At Hand with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/08

| October 10, 2019 | 26 Comments

Creativity. We all have it in us in one way or another. Sometimes, all it takes to ignite our creativity is to find in within the pages of a book. DK Canada is a great place to start your search for a book to get your creative juices flowing. They asked me if I could find some books that allow me to have creativity at hand. I was excited to see how to enhance my creativity!

Creativity is At Hand with DK Canada

Below are the three titles I received:

Creativity At Hand with DK Canada
Fashion, Photography, and Graphic Design for Everyone book covers on a table.

A passion for fashion

Ever since I was little, I have loved fashion. The lines. The designs. The material. All of the creativity this industry holds helps to influence my wardrobe choices. It is also fascinating to see how far fashion has come.

Fashion takes readers through the history of costume and dress from Ancient Egypt to the runways of today. The pages of this book contain both photos and illustrations of stunning pieces that have been worn by people throughout the ages. 

Creativity At Hand with DK Canada
Fashion book cover with a camisole, bracelet and sunglasses on a table.

There were so many interesting fashion eras to learn about. I was so surprised to see how much they focused on men’s fashion as well as those worn by women.

My favourite part of this book was this Dance Dress. The 20’s was an amazing period for fashion, and I have had a few dresses of my own created in this style. The detail this title goes into to about this dress is fabulous. I loved learning about the material and the influence of the Art Deco movement used to craft this piece of art.

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“Dance Dress” section of Fashion with a camisole, bracelet and sunglasses on a table.

Creating creatively

Blogging has opened my eyes to the whole of design. It is a creative field that can work in so many different industries. Ever since I started blogging, I caught the design bug and want to improve on it.

Graphic Design for Everyone is a beginner’s guide to graphic design. It helps people from different industries to be creative and to promote themselves online and in print. From creating a brand plan to using colour theory to enhance the look of your designs, this book is the place to turn for help and inspiration!

Creativity At Hand with DK Canada
Graphic Design for Everyone book cover on a table with a laptop and mouse.

There is so much someone new to graphic design can learn from this title. The details were easy to follow, and the images helped to bring the information to life.

I especially like the “Composition” section of this book. It shares with readers what they should be looking to do when using imaging for social media designs. It is simple little things and how they are placed that can make a design effective, and this book explains how to do it for yourself.

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“Designs for phones and social media” section of Graphic Design for Everyone.

Creativity through the lens

Photography. Out of all of my passions, this one had to be my favourite. Being able to express my creativity through what I capture through the lens of my camera is magic.

Photography shares with readers the art, history, and culture behind this world. This book also acts as a guide to taking better photos.

Creativity is At Hand with DK Canada
Photography book on a table with a tripod and camera lens cap.

Where do I start with this book?! There are so many captivating details Photography help within its pages. Reading about how far photography has come from its birth was informative. The tips I found were great ones to to use to take better photos.

One section of this book I really enjoyed reading is “Commanding the medium.” This section shares with readers about the excitement photographers had when they were able to capture their images in colour, being able to travel easier due to improvement of their equipment, and by the advancement of capturing small fractions of a second. It was a “wow” moment for me to see just howler photography has come!

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“Commanding the Medium” section of Photography on a table.

Creativity is close at hand

I am so happy to have received these three books from DK Canada! Each of them makes it easy to keep creativity close at hand. Fashion shares the creative history if this industry. Graphic Design for Everyone shares tips I can use when making my designs. Photography takes me through the history of this field and helps to improve my eye through the lens. Each book is beautiful and add to my creativity in many ways. They all bring a lot of joy to my life!

Creativity is at Hand with DK Canada
Creativity is at Hand with DK Canada

Looking for new titles to have creativity at hand? You can find more books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

Creativity At Hand with DK Canada
Fashion, Photography, and Graphic Design for Everyone book covers on a table.

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to have creativity at hand by giving away all three books we shared in our review! These books are:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 8, 2019.

Good luck!

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Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. I would love the photography book – for my daughter!

  2. Shirley P says:

    Digital Photography an Introduction shows how to capture, enhance, and transform your digital photographs taken with any camera, from phones to DLSRs

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Photography is the book that interests me the most – I also have a son and daughter who’re into photography big time.

  4. Heather Swanson says:


  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Propagating Plants would be an interesting book for me, I could no doubt learn a lot from that.

  6. Dianne G. says:

    Photography would be a book that would spark creativity for us.

  7. Dianne G. says:

    With the cold weather already starting I would like to read The Soup Book.

  8. Lian says:


  9. micheline says:

    I thing “Fashion” would be an interesting book.

  10. Luisa M. says:

    graphic design

  11. Shirley P says:

    Manmade Wonders of the World

  12. DebP says:


  13. Jennifer P. says:

    The Photography book would spark the most creativity for me.

  14. Wanda B says:

    Photography is my top favourite book.

  15. Silvia D says:

    my hooby is photography so it would be the book… Photography

  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Canada, I’d love to have that in my library. So many beautiful places that I haven’t seen so far.

  17. Amy C says:

    The Photography book would spark my creativity

  18. Fan R. says:

    Graphic Design for Everyone Book would be very useful for my creative projects!

  19. Angie Andrews says:

    I would love to read Photography

  20. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Life Stories Harriet Tubman

  21. Shirley P says:

    Big Knits, Big Needles ncludes more than 20 step-by-step projects and a tutorial section on the techniques of the basic stitches you need to know

  22. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy the book Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers.

  23. Angie Andrews says:

    Of the books you have listed Photography would be the first one I would start reading

  24. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy having the book Animals Up Close.

  25. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Life Stories Martin Luther King Jr would be an interesting read.

  26. Shirley says:

    The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being.

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