Art & Crafts

What is rock painting?

What is rock painting?

Last week, a friend’s 7-year-old son walked up to me, proudly presenting a rock in his hands and saying, “Check this out!” The rock was about 2 inches long, fairly flat, and decorated in a colourful manner. I asked him if he had made this, and he informed me he…
How to decorate an envelope

How to decorate an envelope

Handwritten letters are a wonderful thing, and after spending time sitting down to write a letter it is nice to also spend some time considering how to present it. The first thing the letter recipient will see is the envelope, so it is worth putting some effort into how it…
How to jazz up your snail mail

How to jazz up your snail mail

Letter-writing is wonderful, and nothing beats the feeling of getting home to find a handwritten envelope on your doormat, whatever it looks like. I usually stick the kettle on, then curl up on the sofa with a cuppa to open the envelope and devour the contents (mentally, of course!) When…
Why is Adult Colouring So Popular?

Why is Adult Colouring So Popular?

Mental health awareness has increased in recent years, which is a fantastic change brought about by relentless campaigning and the breaking down of barriers, by charities and individuals alike. Unfortunately, the number of people who are living with a mental health problem in the UK hasn’t changed much at all. …
12 Amazing Ballpoint Pen Artists

12 Amazing Ballpoint Pen Artists

There are many excellent ballpoint pen artists out there, but sadly I can’t share all of them with you in this blog post, so here is a selection of 12 – these are some of my favourites, and I’ve purposefully chosen contrasting styles to show a wide selection of artistic approaches. Below…