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...
My favourite arts & crafts online suppliers

My favourite arts & crafts online suppliers

Once you get hooked on crafting, it’s hard to resist buying a huge stock of art and craft supplies from the great range that’s available online. The choice out there is bewildering, so where do you start? Here’s a list of all my favourite arts and crafts...
How to make a mini gift box

How to make a mini gift box

Add a personal touch to any gift by making your own little box with this free mini gift box template. It makes a great jewellery gift box and is ideal for any small present. I’ve two different templates here. One with a pre-drawn pattern for you to colour (more...
Creating a nature mandala

Creating a nature mandala

In recent weeks, many people have had more time on their hands. We’ve slowed down, taken a step back and we’ve reconnected with nature. We’re all birdwatching out of the kitchen windows, jogging (strolling) through the parks near our homes, or, for...
Peppino Campanella’s sculptures in light

Peppino Campanella’s sculptures in light

I’m in the lovely seaside town of Polignano a Mare in Puglia in the south of Italy. Perched on the cliff tops overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea, this is the home and workshop of one of the town’s many famous sons, Peppino Campanella, a sculptor in light. Peppino...
Welcome to Mandala Meadow

Welcome to Mandala Meadow

Welcome to Mandala Meadow, an art and travel blog and the perfect place to leave your worries behind. This is a celebration of the many varied cultures around the world – all the things that inspire my own art and that I hope will, in turn, inspire you. ...

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