Make a Decorative Wire Heart

These wire and bead hearts make great christmas decorations but are also sweet little gifts for children to make for newlyweds. They’re really easy to make.  You start by creating a basic heart shape by tying wire. Once you’re happy with the shape using a thinner wire wrap wire in a non uniform way around the heart, threading small beads onto the wire You keep … Continue reading Make a Decorative Wire Heart

International Friendship Day

The International Day of Friendship is a UN initiative not to be confused with the friendship day created by Facebook.  This one has much more worthy ambitions! The date has been assigned to recognise  the relevance and importance of friendship as a  in the lives of human beings around the world. And in today’s world with challenges, crises and conflict the date has been designed … Continue reading International Friendship Day

Happy Birthday to the Creator of Peter Rabbit

Today celebrates the birthday of English writer, illustrator and conservationist Helen Beatrix Potter.  Born on this day in 1866 she is famous as the creator of children’s characters and story books. Amongst her most famous being Peter Rabbit; Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle  and my favourite Jemima Puddle-Duck. A great website for small children you’ll find a load of resources on hop, skip and … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Creator of Peter Rabbit

Giacometti Exhibition at Tate Modern

On Sunday 9th of July I was lucky enough to get to see the new Giacometti exhibition at the Tate Modern.  The exhibition is on until 10th September and is well worth a visit. They have a great selection of both his sculptures and paintings along with lots of sketches and illustrations. Sadly there’s no photography allowed but a great selection of books, postcards and … Continue reading Giacometti Exhibition at Tate Modern

Alphonse Mucha Exhibition

Today is the birthday of Alphonse Mucha, born 1860.  So it seemed a fitting time to promote an exhibition of his work. A Czech-born artist he is recognised as one of the most prominent artists of the Art Nouveau movement.  Amongst his work are iconic creations  including Gismonda; the artist’s first poster design for the actress Sarah Bernhardt. Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery are currently staging … Continue reading Alphonse Mucha Exhibition