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...
Sculpture trails and parks around the world from the serene to the surreal
The best places to see sculptures around the world, from stunning beachside trails to giant dragons rising up out of the desert sands, and from serene city art gardens to surreal sculpture parks.
Our guide to the best sculpture parks in Europe
From colourful, quirky sculpture parks to classical gardens adorned with ancient gods carved in marble, here’s our guide to the best sculpture parks in Europe.
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...
A magical day out at The Sculpture Park in Surrey
The Sculpture Park in a magical woodland setting in the village of Churt, near Farnham, Surrey, makes a wonderful day out for young and old alike.
How to become a children’s book illustrator with Tika and Tata
Sisters, Tika and Tata from Georgia, share their insights and tips on becoming a succesful children’s book illustrator.
Mandala Meadow Loyalty and Referral Rewards
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How to draw a 3D Roman pattern from the Ravenna Mosaics
Standing in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the walls surrounding me are covered in thousands of tiny pieces of stone. Pictures and patterns adorn the walls while above me a dark blue sky is full of shimmering golden stars. These 5th-century Roman mosaics are...
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.
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,...
How to draw a 5 point star with a compass
Step-by-step instructions for two different ways to draw a perfect 5-pointed star.
Christmas Mandala Art Class Virtual Party (and a free printable Christmas card to colour)
Join me for a Christmas themed mandala art class or download my free printable Christmas cards to colour. Discover why do we associate certain colours and plants with Christmas.
Day of the Dead Mandala
A ‘Day of the Dead’ inspired mandala for you to print off and colour.
Mandala Meadow media mentions and awards
From being nominated for an award to being featured in The Telegraph.
My guide to the best mandala drawing tools
My guide to all you’ll need for drawing mandalas, from choosing a compass to what paper, pens and pencils to use.
Arabic Geometric Art | How to draw an eight-pointed star and cross pattern
A step by step guide to drawing one of the simplest Islamic geometric designs, the Star and Cross pattern using traditional Arabic geomtery.
Traditional Japanese arts & crafts workshops in Japan, the UK and online
From online tutorials to in-person workshops in Japan and the UK, check out our guide to traditional Japanese arts and crafts.
Mandala Art Classes | Live online workshops
Join me for a live small group online art class and learn how to draw mandalas with easy to follow step by step instructions. One to one more advanced classes also available.
The best places to see traditional arts and crafts in India
India is one of my favourite countries in the world to visit. It's a photographers dream come true, overflowing with colour and vibrancy. You never know what stunning visual surprise is waiting around the next corner. It's also a place where I transform from someone...
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?...