Whether you are self-isolating or having to quarantine yourself due to coronavirus, or you are actually in lockdown, here is a list of things that you can do at home to help you keep sane.
This article came about when I wanted a way to easily create free backing music with no copyright attached to use in my YouTube videos.
Chicken pox is much less common in adults than it is in children, but it can have some nasty symptoms. I recently went through this unfortunate experience. This is what you should look out for.
Why not try making some personalized chocolates in heart shapes for Valentines Day - it is pretty easy!
If you have water marks on your shower screen or shower door and are struggling to clean them off, then this tip will remove them quickly and cheaply.
If you move countries and want to change your registered country on Google Adsense you might struggle, find out more details here.
The pound isn't just a pound, it is also quid, wonga dosh etc. but how much is a pony worth?!
There are some key tips that you need to know in order to win at scrabble. Here I share some of my winning scrabble strategies.
Mixed media can include a wide variety of things that you can include in paintings. Check out some ideas that you can use to create mixed media artwork.
It is quite easy to fall foul of the law in Dubai so take note of what these people did to get jailed in Dubai and stay safe!
So most of us will eat at McDonalds at some time, however often that might be. But if we do it is useful to know the most healthy items to pick from the menu which may not be what you expected.
Iceland Waterpark is the newest water park near Dubai and it is (maybe?) even bigger and better than the rest of them. Check out this review to find out all about it.
If you want to get smear free windows and mirrors then there is a great way to clean your windows which involves something that you may not have thought about. Check out how to clean your windows here.
If you're an artist, it can be useful to know how to stretch a canvas so you can reuse old frames where you have paintings you don't like. it can also be cheaper than buying new canvases.
Easy instructions to make your own dice out of paper with a template to show which numbers go where.
Step by Step instructions on how a professional artist created an abstract acrylic painting using texture and various paint techniques.
If you want some texture under your paintings, then you can buy texture in the shops or you can make your own. Follow these instructions to learn what materials you need and how to make some texture.
Oil paints generally take a long time to dry. If you're in a hurry and want oil paint to dry faster, then try this tip!
Dubai is a Muslim country so are you actually allowed to drink alcohol there? Well there are rules about drinking and this article will let you know what they are.
To get some great paint effects on a textured canvas base you need to apply the paint in different ways - check out my hints and tips of how to apply paint to a textured surface.
Living in 2 places is not easy at times and you have to consider if it is the best thing to do. There are many things to think about and here I set down some of my thoughts about living between Dubai and the UK.
If you are starting out oil painting then there are a few hints and tips here to get you going and help make the most of painting with oils.
As a professional artist I have a list of essential items I need in my art studio - check out what I must have here.
This is a delicious dessert or pudding recipe that I have been using for years. It uses fresh lemons and the mixture of the lemons with the fresh cream and the sponge fingers is irresistible.
If you are wondering what is the best way to sell your paintings then check out the advice given here by a professional artist of 5 years.
Dubai is a Muslim country in the Middle East but some countries in that area are not as strict as others when it comes to the way Westerners should dress, check this out to find out the situation about whether you need to cover up in Dubai.
Do you want to be a marshal at a golf tournament? It is a great way to get behind the scenes and maybe meet some of the big stars of golf. Check out how you can here.
The Ryder Cup scoring works slightly differently to the usual golf tournaments you see in that it is a matchplay tournament rather than strokeplay. Find out exactly how the Ryder Cup scoring works in this article.
If you are an artist and wondering how much you should charge for your paintings then there are a number of criteria that you should think about in setting your price. Check out this information from a professional artist.
If you are a beginner looking to venture into using acrylic paints then take a look at these hints and tips from an experienced acrylic artist.
There is nothing better than fresh home made mashed potatoes and they are really easy to make. Just make sure you add a few extra ingredients to make them taste extra special.
If you are visiting Dubai then there are definitely better parts of the year in which to visit. For 5 months of the year it is too hot to do very much at all so make sure you plan your vacation right!
Which water park in Dubai should you go to? Wild Wadi, Aquaventure at Atlantis, Dreamland Aquapark or Iceland Waterpark? Check out the different options in this article.
This is a really simple recipe to cook fish - oven baked salmon - or you can use what fish you like. Plus it is low fat and really healthy.
Everyone has their favourite painting and although I can count a few as top in my estimation, this is my favourite painting right now.
This is my technique that I have made up for creating abstract paintings with watered down acrylic paint. I have sold quite a few paintings created with this method.
What general everyday items can you use to add texture to your paintings? Here I list some ideas for a texture base for abstract art.
If you are a beginner golfer and you are looking to buy your first set of golf clubs then check out this article which gives advice on which golf clubs to buy.
If you want to sell your art there are a few things that you need to think about before taking the step to becoming a professional artist. Here I tell you my thoughts as one who has done that.