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Spectacular Butterfly Sculptures by Yumi Okita

July 25, 2014 in Animals, Art, artist, Sculpture

North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita creates beautiful textile sculptures of months, butterflies, and other insects with various textiles and embroidery techniques. The pieces are quite large, measuring nearly a foot wide and contain other flourishes including painting, feathers, and artificial fur. You can many of her most recent pieces here. And don’t forget, if you’re [...]


Russian Photographer Brings Fairytales to Life With Magical Photos

July 23, 2014 in Art, artist, Photography

Margarita Kareva is a Russia-based photographer who specializes in fantasy art photography. Her photographs beautifully portray women that have been transformed into fairytale princesses and witches. She adds surreal elements to her shots that make the photographs really stand out, combining Photoshop manipulation with real props. Kareva’s work is constantly evolving and growing because she took [...]


Hyper-Realistic Body Painting Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

July 22, 2014 in Art, artist, Body Art, Painting, People

Alexa Meade thinks completely backwards. Most artists use acrylic paints to create portraits of people on canvas. But not Meade – she applies acrylic paints on her subjects and makes them appear to be a part of the painting! Meade is an installation artist based in the Washington, DC area. Her innovative use of paint [...]


Stunning Photographs of Wildlife by Spanish Photographer

July 18, 2014 in Animals, Art, artist, Photography, Wildlife

Spanish photographer Marina Cano is known for her stunning photos of nature and and its wildlife. Although she lives in Cantabria in northern Spain, the photographer frequently travels to faraway locations such as South Africa and Kenya to capture spectacular shots of exotic beasts. What sets Cano’s photos apart is her unique ability to document [...]

Melbourne street art

Street Art on the Streets, Melbourne Style

July 17, 2014 in Art, Fun, Graffiti, People, Street art

Melbourne, Australia, might be tucked down at the bottom of the world (depending on how you view a map!), but it definitely punches above it’s weight. It’s a hub for great food and coffee, a major destination for street art and artists, and Melbournians are often regarded as some of the friendliest people you will [...]


Spectacular wind-blown fairies sculptured from wire!

July 17, 2014 in Art, artist, Sculpture

UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped budles of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens and sells a number of DIY wire sculpting kits from his website where he [...]


Artist Brings More Life to Pregnant Bellies With Art!

July 16, 2014 in Art, artist, Body Art, Fun, Kids, Painting

“What Better way to celebrate such an exciting time in your life, than having a unique bespoke painting, that has been designed exclusively for you?” So says artist and Bump Painting Specialist Carrie Preston. According to Preston, a bump painting session takes about 2 hours to complete and the soon-mum-to-be can sit and relax while [...]


This guy thinks Leonardo Da Vinci was a loser. Agree?

July 15, 2014 in Art, Painting, Video

Alright, we know what you’re thinking: how dare we call Leonardo da Vinci a loser! Well, if you’ll hold on for just a second, you’ll not only understand the basis for such a seemingly outrageous claim, but may even feel better in your own endeavors after watching this video that provides a history lesson and [...]


The Colorful Canopy of Umbrellas on the Streets of Portugal is Back!

July 15, 2014 in Art, Installation

It’s that time of year again! A new canopy of colorful umbrellas has been created over the streets of Portugal. Two years ago, photographer Patrícia Almeida introduced us to this whimsical installation put on by production company Sextafeira Producoes for the annual arts festival Agitagueda. Held every July in the city of Agueda, the festival [...]


Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show the Value of Practice

July 14, 2014 in Art, artist, Drawing

“For the first couple years you make stuff,” public radio host Ira Glass stated once, “it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be, but it’s not.” Glass’ pep talk, directed at creatives but applicable to pretty much everyone, may sound familiar. “There is this gap” between your ambitions and reality, he declares, going on [...]

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