Meet the royal families of the tarot cards. They're just like us - really!
The Page of Pentacles or Coins is sometimes known as 'the eternal student'.
The Knight of Pentacles may appear staid, but he has intriguing hidden depths.
The fecund Queen of Pentacles is a resourceful and strong woman.
This article is aimed at teenagers, and specifically, my own!
The King of Pentacles is down-to-earth, easy-going and very wealthy!
Say, "Hello" to the King of Wands. Check his mood first though!
Delve into the extrovert character of the Queen of Wands.
Will he have the patience to finish his latest project?
An introduction to the free spirit of the Page of Wands.
Meet the Page of Cups, messenger of lurve!
Come say hello to Mr Romantic, the Knight of Cups.
Meet the serene and empathic Queen of Cups.
How well do you know the King of Cups? An in-depth look at the caring King.
Meet the feisty Page of Swords - or perhaps you have already met him or her?
An in-depth examination of what makes this complex character tick.
The Queen of Swords - what is she like as a lover, mother, wife or best friend?
The King of Swords is an authoritarian, but what makes this personality tick?
This revolutionary gel plate by Gelli Arts brings a new dimension to mixed media. Vibrant monoprint backgrounds are created in a matter of moments.
Painting a flower study in colored pencil. Step-by-step photos and detailed description. Super-simple, and looks lovely framed up as a gift.
If you have decided to take up journaling, whether it be a diary or perhaps a gratitude journal, then why not use collage to help you express how you feel?
Creating these little pieces of art can transport you to a happy place. Come and see!
Learn how to create a brightly-colored, abstract flower art painting, using markers and colored pencils. Step-by-step tutorial. No artistic skills required!
I confess. All the photos in this article were taken in my home. We hoard books... and we need help.
A round-up and review of all the drawing instruction books on my bookshelf, as well as some that languish on my Amazon wishlist. Put your pencil down, grab a coffee and come and see what I have for you.
I am a fabric hoarder and can't bear to throw away even the smallest scrap. I have heard on the intervines that I am not alone.
You feel you are ready to delve into tarot, but first you need a deck of cards. How do you decide which will suit you best?
The Celtic Cross is one of the most widely used tarot spreads. It is also one of the most complicated and is worth taking the time to study.
Looking for some art inspiration? How about turning those garment labels into pretty tag art. Step-by-step tutorial.
"Serendipity". Step-by-step, mixed-media flower painting.
Paint a rock cat, step-by-step - detailed description and over 30 photos.
Which is better, gratitude or appreciation... and what's the difference anyway?
What to do when a cherished friendship goes wrong. How to start making things right.
Having used watercolor pencils for many years, mostly in mixed media projects, here is a round-up of my favorite brands.
A tale of two sheds...
How can you tell if you are being spied on? Is your partner surveilling your every move? Do you hold an important position at work?
Seaweed ideas for kids.
The best methods to store garlic.
Fragrant beeswax and carnauba polish will turn your home into a... er... better home.
Find out more about this popular paper.
Simple, step-by-step tutorial - how to paint an abstract floral doodle.
Lettering techniques for journals and scrapbooks.
Beginning home-schooling is a huge decision and can engender terror in the hearts of parents brave enough to undertake such a commitment. Fear not, it's not so scary after all. First comes 'deschooling'...
Bucket lists are boring. Most people's are identical. Do you really need a bucket list? Read this first to find out.
Zentangle-inspired art (ZIA) is a lovely way to relax and create small abstract drawings with pen and pencil. Learn how to see tangles everywhere.
If you live in a Victorian home or love Victorian style - here are suggestions how to integrate the old with the new.
Online art classes - do they really help to improve your skills and techniques? What are the advantages and disadvantages of online art courses?
Shabby chic style originated in Britain... and we want it back!
Cardiff Freegle has been set up to support the re-using of items in Cardiff. Help the community by giving your unwanted stuff away.
It seems so straightforward... you decide that a wall, a baseboard or a piece of furniture needs painting so you need to buy paint, right? Pick it up at the hardware store, nothing could be simpler – until you are...
Making your own decorative tape and washi tape is simple when you know how.
Step-by-step recipe for steamed treacle pudding using Lyle's Golden Syrup.
Improve your relationship and even attract a new one with tarot cards!
Tea & coffee make effective dyes for many surfaces and materials.
Don't put up with boring composition book covers. Be an original and decorate them with one or more of these ideas!
Rescue your fashion dolls. Make them as good as new.
Get into the habit of adding fresh herbs to your daily cooking - not only will your meals be tastier but your family will reap the extra health benefits too.
A simple, yet elegant, method of applying tarot card meanings to ordinary playing cards.
Create layered journal pages easily.
Step-by-step mixed media page.
There are many different reflexology modalities. Which one sounds the best to you?
The problematic and challenging fives.
Inexpensive materials make beautiful layered art.
An introduction to the unusual and rewarding hobby of painting rocks. Make the most of freely available stones and pebbles to create fascinating 3D paintings.
As you improve as a tarot reader, you will develop your own way of laying down the cards. This article explains why spreads (layouts) are helpful in readings.
Confused about where to start learning the tarot? This article will set you on an amazing spiritual journey,
Weird and wacky birth superstitions.
We're all used to microfiber cloths now - but are you making yours work hard enough?
Quick method for baking fresh, fragrant, rustic artisan bread. Bless your family with their daily bread.
Zentangle technique - shading. Learn how to accentuate your Zentangles, zendoodles and ZIAs.
Unlike living rooms and bedrooms, when redecorating your kitchen, you have several additional factors to consider. Kitchen walls have to withstand frequent cleaning, constant temperature changes and condensation, as...
Annoying but usually easy to fix. This article refers to first generation Flip Ultras.
One of the things I used to enjoy a few years back, was searching for vintage clothing at flea markets, jumble sales and car boot sales. I loved discovering silks and unusual fabrics which could be given new life by...
Delve into the delicious world of art journaling.
Tactile journals inspired by Teesha Moore.
Why you should curate your thoughts in a beautiful leather journal.
Zentangles or Zendoodles, the terms are pretty much interchangeable, are abstract drawings created with pen and ink.
People have been doodling for years... well at least since the invention of the telephone! Haven't you sometimes been quite surprised at seeing the results of your mindless marks? Zentangles aren't really doodling -...