Art That Makes Your Heart Purr: Whimsical Paintings To Honor Your Kitty Companions

If you’re a cat lover, then there is definitely a feline or two in your life that has captured your heart. Why not honor that precious pussycat with the perfect portrait to capture its essence and bring you smiles for a lifetime? This world doesn’t need another photo-realistic oil painting of a cat- that’s what cameras are for. We need creative, playful, colorful, fun art that adds style to your wall and that’s just what Nicole Piar delivers when you commission her to paint your cat. To fashion these adorable kitty creations, Piar wants more than just a photo. She wants to know what makes your cat special and all of those qualities come alive once her paintbrush hits the canvas.

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Concealed: Images of Texas Women with Their Guns

Loaded handguns can go off accidentally. When in a bag, they can rub against other objects which may deactivate the safety and even fire a bullet. In Houston, Texas a few years back, that exact scenario occurred at a women’s hair salon when a patrons gun went off in her purse.

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Pixel: Dancers Collaborate with Interactive Projection Mapping

Pixel is an astounding dance performance in both virtual and living worlds. Energetic dancers work with interactive projection mapping that spans the stage at Maison des Arts de Créteil, where the show premiered last year on November 15th. The performance combines technically challenging digital illusions with the poetry of human motion in ways rarely explored.

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The Most Detailed Airbrush Paintings You’ve Ever Seen

When an artist wants to incorporate loads of detail into his work, airbrush is not normally the preferred medium, but Chris Elliman doesn’t like to be typical. The Venice Beach artist, who goes by the name Daftpixel, likes to go beyond just 3D, inviting viewers into the 4th dimension with his hyper-detailed works. Each piece takes weeks to finish and even probably even longer for a viewer to notice all of the fine details. Although the internet can do no justice for what a full size version of his art is like, you can catch a tiny glimpse below.

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What to Wear in 1906: A Street Fashion Photographer From Edwardian Engand

Over a century before The Sartorialist was stopping fashionable people to capture their unique sense of style, photographer Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910) was documenting the street fashion of Edwardian England. Sambourne worked as chief cartoonist for the English magazine Punch, and as an illustrator. When he first picked up photography, it was to use as reference to improve upon his other arts, but soon it turned into an obsession.

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Amy Bennett Builds Miniature Worlds, Then Paints The Life of the People that Inhabit Them

If you’re wondering how artist Amy Bennett achieves the unusual appearance of her paintings, it’s because she has an incredibly unusual technique. Bennett creates expansive 3D models using cardboard, foam, wood, paint, glue, and model railroad miniatures, then photographs the tiny worlds and paints the results in oil on panel.

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84-Year-Old Grandpa Welds a Death Star Fire Pit for Christmas

That’s no moon… it’s a fire pit. For Christmas this year, Redditor Jennifer Allison (aka Bandia5309) got a gift that would warm the heart of any Star Wars fan. Her 84-year-old grandpa, Kenneth, took the round ends off a propane tank, connected them to form a sphere and cut out just the right bits to turn it into a very toasty version of the Death Star… including that pesky ventilation shaft.

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Flowing Maps Explore the City’s Impact on the Local Environment

Digital artist and illustrator Istvan has created a series of maps which artfully imagine the affect of cities and their human inhabitants on the local environment. His colorful images aren’t scientific in nature, but rather a personal exploration of what it might look like if the energies of the metropolis flowed out of the city itself.

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Red Ink Meets Pencil As Teacher Adds More Than Just Marks To Student’s Tests

While many teachers look down upon doodling on tests and quizzes, this eighth and ninth grade science teacher in Bangkok fully encourages it. Aside from grading his student’s test answers, he also added on to their illustrations, often taking them in a completely different direction. This brought the class doodling up to an all time high as it was a great way to connect with their teacher and test his creativity!

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Hilarious Things Said To and By a 3- Year Old Illustrated By Her Father

From the mouths of babes come some of the most hilarious utterances. And this awesome dad not only writes them all down, but also immortalizes the best ones by turning them into clever illustrations. When Martin Bruckner and his wife became parents to little Harper Grace, they heard themselves saying some silly things that they would never have said pre-parenthood. Once at dinner his wife told Harper, “Please don’t put spaghetti between your toes” and they both couldn’t believe that their lives had actually led them to utter those words in that order. Alas, Bruckner’s tumblr Spaghetti Toes was born. Here he turns Harper Grace’s sayings, as well as his own and his wife’s to Harper, into beautiful illustrations that are sure to make you smile.

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