How to make a lei flower garland

How to make a lei flower garland

A flower garland, such as the Thai Lei, pictured above, makes an unusual gift for a loved one as an alternative to cut flowers - perfect for mother's day or any special occasion. Read on to find out how to make a flower garland with these easy-to-follow, step-by-step...

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My favourite colouring pens, pencils, and paints

My favourite colouring pens, pencils, and paints

There are no end of pencils, pens and paints you can use to add colour to your artwork, be it a mandala, geometric art or Celtic knotwork. The choice is rather bewildering and I'm often asked by my students what I use. The answer does rather depend on what I'm drawing...

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The Ravenna Mosaics | Some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world

The Ravenna Mosaics | Some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world

The Ravenna Mosaics in Emilia Romagna, in the north-east of Italy, are among the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Small wonder these unique early Christian monuments are all listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to visit four of the eight UNESCO sites, in Ravenna, with the Emilia-Romagna tourist board.

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Traditional arts and crafts in the Philippines

Traditional arts and crafts in the Philippines

About 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam, thousands of islands are scattered across a corner of the western Pacific Ocean. These islands are home to over 180 ethnic groups, each with its own language and traditions. Add to this the influences of numerous settlers,...

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Summer solstice fresh flower mandala

Summer solstice fresh flower mandala

Today, in the northern hemisphere, it's the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. This day is recognised in many cultures around the world as a day of celebration. I chose to mark the day by making a simple summer solstice fresh flower mandala. Did you know?...

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