Visual Arts Blog

Painting Techniques | Watercolour

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

Painting Techniques | Perspective

So often people look at a picture – the end-product of an artist’s endeavour – for the form and...Read more

Top 10 Flame Tree Calendars | Illustrations | Rupert Bear and Others

Intricate, beautiful, detailed, charming and nostalgic – this selection of illustrated 2017...Read more

Top 10 Desk Diaries and Year Planners | Moomin, Josephine Wall and Others

As well as our beautiful calendars, we also produce a range of diaries and year planners, perfect...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 | Pirates & Ghosts and Agents & Spies

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Pirates & Ghosts and Agents & Spies Short Stories Continuing the...Read more

Supernatural Horror | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales and Writing Practices

Following on from the first part of our Q&A with the Supernatural Horror authors (which can be...Read more

Supernatural Horror | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

This week, it's the turn of our Supernatural Horror authors to face questions on...Read more

Lost Worlds | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales and Writing Practices

Concluding our Q&A with the new Lost Worlds authors, we quizzed them about their writing...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