Borax

I have used this white rocky substance recently in the making of two things; home made base cream and silver jewellery. Here it is on display in the Natural History Museum. For the cosmetic, a teaspoon of powdered borax, dissolved in water, turns a melted mixture of cocoa butter, bees wax, almond oil and wheatContinue reading “Borax”

Portable art

These are portable prehistoric drawings of animals, etched into rock by the sketchers around 18,000 years ago.  They can be found in the Museum of Prehistory in Valencia and are from the Cave of Parpalló . The lines are cut into limestone rock and sometimes painted as well as etched. 5000 of these pictures were foundContinue reading “Portable art”