How to do mosaics

The ancient art of mosaics has a long history that began in the 3rd millennium BC. The history of this art form can be found in a variety of different religions and cultures throughout the world. The presence of mosaics in early times was found among the …

Let’s talk poetry

I am not going to claim that the sale of poetry books on bidorbuy rose significantly since it was announced that the poet-singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.   However, I do want to make it known that week in, …

Summer holiday reads 2016

Four books to pack for your summer holiday.   Searching for a book to read on the beach? When the year goes by far too quickly, the last thing you want to do is spend your well-deserved break reading a book that is anything less than great. So …

Local music vs international music

On 12 May 2016, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) committed itself to playing 90% local music across the 18 radio stations (public broadcasters)in South Africa. This came after a couple of local artists complained about the lack of South …

AudioMart awards you!

AudioMart are so passionate about music that they want to give back to their loyal buyers. They decided to give away two SYNQ HPS.2 headphones valued at R1499 each. Shop and win big with AudioMart   How to enter the …

Your tunes, your personality

Do you reveal something about yourself by your choice of music?   Apparently, you do, according to the psychologists who have conducted studies focused on the correlation between musical preferences and personality characteristics. Turns out, …

SoundSelect competition

Congratulations to Livia Fourie and Marilise Odendaal They are the lucky winners  in the SoundSelect competition. They will receive their own ZOOM Q2HD Handy Video Recorders worth R3 299 each.   SoundSelect wants to give back to their loyal …

Adult colouring books

They are just like colouring books for children, only more intricately designed. Sales-wise, adult colouring books performed so-so until someone had the brilliant idea of attaching to them slogans such as “your daily dose of Zen”, “de-stress and …

Best new TV shows 2016

Here’s what we’re most excited to watch.     Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs   Summary: "The Abominable Bride" is a special 90-minute …

Tools for drawing

There are various tools that you will need to invest in before you can start drawing.   First, you need something to draw with. Pencils come in different  graphite grading scales, known as the HB scales.  All pencils have numbers and letters …