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Beautiful Baby Bump Paintings Pamper Mom While Welcoming Baby

Sunday 07.13.2014 , Posted by
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Children love having their faces painted, but why should they have all the fun? There would be no children if it weren’t for their mothers, so UK based artist Carrie Preston has found a way to celebrate the miracle of life that happens inside of a mother’s belly. She explains, “I paint bumps! It may seem completely mad to some people, in fact some even go as far to describe it as vulgar. I personally see it as beautiful. Painting a pregnant bump allows you to freely express yourself, it’s fun and relaxing.” Based in the UK, Preston has painted over 130 baby bumps and counting. From Disney movie scenes to kangaroo pouches, the cosmos, and special holiday themes she spends around 2 hours on each bump. [Read more...]

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Where Superheroes Go to Center Themselves & Unwind

Sunday 07.13.2014 , Posted by
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We all need time to get grounded and ponder the meaning of life once in awhile. Superheroes are no different. French photographer Benoit Lapray imagines what these places of solitude might look like for all of your favorite Marvel and DC comic book heroes. The imaginative series, which he calls “The Quest for the Absolute” features the superheroes deep in thought in beautiful natural settings. Wonder Woman wades in a tranquil lake while Superman prefers flying over crystal glacial waters. [Read more...]

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Book Art Meets Rock & Roll With These Awesome Prints

Friday 07.11.2014 , Posted by
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Full time parents and part-time artists, Dustin & Stephanie combine their passion for music and art with this unique series of prints. The duo lives just outside of Nashville with their 6 children. Using pages from an 1855 edition of “Plutarch’s Lives” (Parallel Lives), they print famous images of famous musicians and bands. The pages will vary, but each print is 5.5″ x 9″ and comes inside a clear plastic sleeve until you’ve found the perfect frame to put it on display. [Read more...]

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These People Are Laying in 7 Days of Their Own Garbage

Thursday 07.10.2014 , Posted by
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It’s difficult to imagine how much trash we create each week, but photographer Gregg Segal is making it visual. The bulk of packaging wrapped around an item we’re buying is often the last thing on our mind when at the store, but Segal is putting that issue – and the growing trash problem in the modern world – front and center… and on top of his subjects. [Read more...]

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Mirror Selfies You Will Actually Enjoy Looking At

Thursday 07.10.2014 , Posted by
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There are times when procrastination can be a good thing. To avoid writing her bachelor’s thesis, Norwegian born, Washington D.C.-based Helene Meldahl began doodling, but not on paper like most people. She put her doodles on mirrors and inserted herself into them via selfies to make her world more fun. Meldahl used chalk, posca, and acrylic and began doing a selfie artwork every day. The 26 year old goes by the name @mirrorsme on Instagram and has garnered quite a following this week after self-posting her work to BoredPanda. [Read more...]

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How About Cutting a Face Into Your Hair? This Barber is Creating Detailed Portraits

Wednesday 07.09.2014 , Posted by
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Looking for a bold new style? How about carving Edward Scissorhands or Steve Jobs into your noggin? “Rob the Original” is doing that for his daring clients, creating a series of hair portraits that are just as bizarre as they are incredibly detailed. [Read more...]

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A Mesmerizing Stop-Motion Video Made by Sanding Through Objects a Half Millimeter at a Time

Wednesday 07.09.2014 , Posted by
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There are hidden spaces inside the objects that surround us, and it only takes a industrial sanding machine to reveal them. That’s the work that artist Laurin Döpfner has done with the video Verschleif, removing just a half millimeter of each object with a pass from the sander, and photographing each layer to create a seriously mesmerizing stop-motion video. [Read more...]

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This Isn’t Trash. It’s a Painting on Carved Wood.

Wednesday 07.09.2014 , Posted by
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These paintings are pure trash… but only on the surface. Beneath their rough exterior is a precisely carved basswood sculpture, and only the paint on the surface provides the exacting trompe l’oeil vision of reality. Artist Tom Pfannerstill creates his unusual sculpture/paintings based on discarded objects he finds on his daily travels. Calling his finds a ‘gift from the street’, they act as a record of his movements and a commentary on our commercial/consumer driven society. [Read more...]

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Artist Transforms Foraged Materials From Nature Hikes Into 3D Mosaic Mandalas

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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In June of this year, Matt W. Moore participated in an artist residency with SUMMIT in Eden, Utah. He was inspired to take “full advantage of the sunshine and wilderness and develop a series that would allow [him] to explore the beauty of Utah, create work with [his] hands, and celebrate the native color palette of the landscape.” On his daily hikes through the mountains and valley, Moore foraged for native elements and allowed his findings to inspire his project. From shale, river pebbles and stones, to dead branches, bark, and dried grasses among other elements of nature, he created geometric mandala grids. Carefully aligning the materials, he described the process as “kinda like painting with mother nature’s paintbrush.” [Read more...]

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Do Cats Look Like Their Owners? Cats Faces Merged Onto Their Human Friends

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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Every time we see a wrinkly dog walk down the street next to it’s wrinkly owner, we’re reminded that dogs can look a lot like their human friends. But what about the cats? Sebastian Magnani is following up his series Underdogs with a feline themed face merging called Undercats. It’s fascinating, freaky and pretty hilarious. [Read more...]

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