Macmillan Coffee Morning

Today we’re joining The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.  A fundraising event organised by Macmillan for people facing cancer. The charity encourages people to host their own mini events all over the UK and last year alone raised £27.5 million – If there isn’t an event near you why not make yourself a brew?  But don’t forget to donate. Continue reading Macmillan Coffee Morning

Make a Paper Mache Skull

With Halloween next month month I wanted to start early on some decorations.  This day of dead skull is perfect as a table centre piece for a Halloween themed party or as a window sill adornment for Trick or Treat-ers. I’ve seen a load of pictures on Pinterest claiming to show you how to make a paper mache skull but when you click through to … Continue reading Make a Paper Mache Skull

On This Day

In 1903 Mark Rothko, American artists of Russian descent (born Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz) was born. In 1981 Rupert Murdoch shut down the Sunday Times in response to an industrial dispute with the print union, suspending 1,400 staff without pay Also in 1981 Adam and the Ants were No.1 in the UK charts with Prince Charming In 1983 38 prisoners escaped from the Maze, a high-security … Continue reading On This Day

National Doodle Day (22nd September)

According to their website National Doodle Day is “a doodle-tastic annual fundraising event organised by Epilepsy Action.” What better excuse is there for creating some much needed downtime in your schedule that art for charity and the cause has had a whole host of celebrity supporters who have donated their doodles from ceramist and artist Grayson Perry to actor Sir ben Kingsley all of which you can … Continue reading National Doodle Day (22nd September)