Fabric in Sewing: What You Need to Know

Listen on Spotify. I love watching the Great British Sewing Bee. As the show recently returned to our screens for an eighth series, I thought I’d write about sewing as it can be a fun and relaxing hobby. Over the years of watching the show, I’ve gathered that one of the most important decisions youContinue reading “Fabric in Sewing: What You Need to Know”

The 10 Core Elements of Painting Artists Should Know

Listen on Spotify. Accepted wisdom states that there are 7 key elements of art: line, colour, shape, form, space, value, and texture. When working in a two-dimensional medium like drawing and painting, form and value are disregarded. Instead, artists discuss tone, composition, time and movement, size, and direction. Thus, we are left with 10 coreContinue reading “The 10 Core Elements of Painting Artists Should Know”

22 Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Listen on Spotify. Cooking can be equal parts challenging and rewarding. Indeed, it can be challenging even if you’ve been honing your skills for a while. As a result, you might still be making some common mistakes. Whether you have a habit of under salting water when cooking pasta or forgetting to read the entireContinue reading “22 Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”

Wild Garlic and How to Grow It

Listen on Spotify. Wild garlic is a favourite springtime treat for many people. It is a bulbous, leafy green plant native to Britain. Early shoots start to appear in mid-February, and it flowers in April. It flourishes in woodland, usually near a water source. It has become a popular ingredient in recent years. It signalsContinue reading “Wild Garlic and How to Grow It”

Oils, Watercolours, or Acrylics: Which is Better?

Listen on Spotify. Before you start using any new medium in art, you need to figure out what makes it unique and distinct from other mediums. Thus, the time has come for a battle between three heavyweights of the painting world — watercolours, oils, and acrylics. Which is better? It doesn’t matter whether you areContinue reading “Oils, Watercolours, or Acrylics: Which is Better?”

Calligraphy for Beginners: What You Need to Know

Listen on Spotify. Writing has been an essential part of human life for around 8000 years. Characters were created to record experiences, events, and thoughts. It was often a sign of status and privilege to have the ability to write. Despite the advent of digital technology, handwriting remains vital. For example, in most cases, contractsContinue reading “Calligraphy for Beginners: What You Need to Know”

Beautiful, Vibrant Roses: Fantastic Varieties  

Listen on Spotify. When you’re looking to cultivate a colourful garden, few flowers can offer as much variety as the rose. Horticulturalists continue to bring us more vibrant roses as well as ones of an unusual hue. You can thus depend on roses to add brilliance to your garden. Don’t worry if you like aContinue reading “Beautiful, Vibrant Roses: Fantastic Varieties  “

Useful Drawing Techniques to Help You Get Started

Listen on Spotify. In highly competitive business environments, it’s important to stand out. Taking up a creative hobby can bring out your creativity and give you a better sense of perspective. That will help you gauge how others experience things and how they’re feeling. One of the best creative hobbies you can engage in isContinue reading “Useful Drawing Techniques to Help You Get Started”

9 Best Musical Instruments for Beginners to Play

Listen to this post here. Playing a musical instrument is rewarding in different ways. It can help you become more disciplined and may help improve some cognitive brain functions, as well as provide you with an outlet for your creativity. On top of that, it can serve to help you manage stress and give youContinue reading “9 Best Musical Instruments for Beginners to Play”

12 Great Benefits of Playing an Instrument (and Some Drawbacks Too)

Listen on Spotify. Are you searching for a hobby that will also mean you can acquire a new skill? Why not learn to play an instrument? After all, the Bard himself described music as the food of love in Twelfth Night. What greater motivation could you want? Playing an instrument not only serves to nourishContinue reading “12 Great Benefits of Playing an Instrument (and Some Drawbacks Too)”