Visual Arts Blog

Painting Techniques | Pastel

In this week's Painting Techniques blog we'll be taking a look at pastel. Used mainly for portraits...Read more

Painting Techniques | Tempera

Similar to Fresco, Tempera was a medium popular among Renaissance painters before the emergence of...Read more

Painting Techniques | Fresco

Some of the most visually stunning works of art have been painted directly onto walls and ceilings....Read more

Painting Techniques | Watercolour

Watercolour painting is one of the oldest techniques known to humankind and it takes a great deal...Read more

Music & Entertainment

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Eric Clapton

The most famous living guitarist in the world, Eric Clapton’s (b. 1945) career has passed through...Read more

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Stevie Ray Vaughan

No best blues guitarist lineup would be complete without a mention of Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954–90)....Read more

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Buddy Guy

Heading back to the Chicago blues classics, this week we take a look at George 'Buddy' Guy (b....Read more

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Freddie King

Last of the 'Three Kings,' but not least, this week we have the short-lived hard-party musical...Read more

Fantasy & Gothic

Short Story Submissions | Alien Invasion and Endless Apocalypse

Continuing the success of our previous call for submissions, we’re looking for around twenty to...Read more

Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions | Agents & Spies; Pirates & Ghosts

 Our 2 newest short story anthologies, Agents & Spies and Pirates & Ghosts, are due...Read more

Time Travel | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales & Writing Practices

This final instalment in our current Author Q&A series offers a selection of further responses...Read more

Time Travel | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Past, present and future merge into a glorious blend of adventure, aspiration, and paradox in our...Read more

Cooking & Lifestyle

Christmas | Lime & Sesame Turkey Recipe

If you went for the classic turkey recipe on Christmas day you're probably looking for something to...Read more

Christmas | Gingerbread Recipe & Pomander Craft Project

The presents are sorted, the Christmas cake is ready for decorating, and the festive celebrations...Read more

Christmas | Mince Pies Recipe & Christingle Craft Project

The holiday season is upon us! Whether for you Christmas is a time to remember the birth of Christ...Read more

6 Reasons to Opt for a More Plant-Based Diet This Year | Expert Advice

The health benefits of plant-based diets are well reported, but there are also other advantages for...Read more