Journaling is a practice that lately has increased in popularity, probably because able to embody most of the principle of mindfulness. Keeping a diary and transferring on paper personal deep thoughts and emotions is a very ancient practice though, and people have done it for centuries. It is easy to find several examples in literature and history. But what is really journaling? Scrapbooks, diaries, bullet point journaling
A visitor enjoying the exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery Falmouth Art Gallery and the newly re-opened Royal Cornwall Museum have joined forces to stage two exhibitions, one in each venue, showcasing almost the entire ‘Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection’ which has been looked after by the latter institution on behalf of Cornwall Council since 2011. This impressive collection consists of artworks originally acquired from locally and internationally renowned artists for the educational benefit of all school children in Cornwall and was begun in 1961 following an anonymous donation of money to what was then Cornwall County Council with a note attached reading
Would you like to make a special paper that turns into flowers? Here is a good way to recycle used paper and make a beautiful magical card for someone special. MATERIAL NEEDED: * Used cartridge paper, cut into tiny pieces * Large bowl of warm water * Biscuits cutters * Blender * Packet of wildflower or other seeds * Absorbent cloths or several layers of felt squares It's easy to make
Cold porcelain clay is an interesting material: simple to make at home, gives great results. It’s malleable and easy to mould, but it becomes hard and plastic-like once it dries. MATERIAL NEEDED: * 1 cup (240ml) Cornflour * 1 cup (240ml) PVA glue * 2 tablespoon of vinegar * 2 tablespoon of cooking oil Would you like to try it? Download the PDF tutorial cold-porcelainDownload
We are creating a digital archive of creativity in Falmouth. A collection of work to show future generations what life was like and how we dealt with Lockdown through our art. Be that gardening, photography, drawing, painting or anything else creative. Has creativity helped you feel better, stay connected to yourself, to nature or to others? Please share with us. We will feature a selection in our online gallery and a community exhibition once we reopen. Take a photo of your favourite lockdown work along with a few words and share it with us. email firstname.lastname@example.org or share through social media using #falculture Visit the online
MACRAMÉ is a fascinating (and slightly complex!) craft. Understanding and memorising all the different knots can be quite tricky as they rely on particular hand movements, so ideally you would need somebody to show you those movements. Nevertheless, even the most complex projects are combinations of simpler basic knots that you can practise making. MATERIAL NEEDED: * Any thread you have available, in at least 2 or 3 different colours. Ideally lace making or embroidery thread, but even normal cotton or wool would do. * A pair of scissors * Something to secure your piece while working (e.g. a piece of sticky tape or a clipboard). Ready for
Sedum Spectabile Common name:StonecropsGenus:SedumSpecies:SpectabileExposure:Full sunHardiness:HardySoil type:Neutral to AlkalineHeight:45cmsSpread:100cms A clump forming perennial with upright, unbranched green stems, which originates from China and Korea. It can tolerate the severest of continental climates, including exposed upland locations in the UK, withstanding temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F). It prefers well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil, producing flowers in dense, flat cymes to 15cm (6in) across. These attract bees, butterflies and hoverflies, providing food late into the year. These beautiful plants can be found in the parks and gardens in Falmouth and along the seafront.