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LEGO Tape Lets You Turn Anything Into A Lego Surface!

March 16, 2017 in Art, artist, Craft, Fun, Kids

Imagine being able to build around corners, on curved surfaces, or even onto the sides of that sailing ship you’ve just spent hours building. You forgot to engineer a point of attachment for that sweet dinosaur-smashing cannon? No problem. Snip a length of Nimuno Loops, stick it on the hull, mount your cannon and be on yarr […]

Nature Contained in Resin Makes For Some Spectacular Handcrafted Jewelry

December 3, 2015 in Art, artist, Design, Jewellery, Sculpture

Nothing can stop you in your tracks as promptly as an amazing piece of jewelry.  If it is hand made, even better.  This happened to us when we came across the original creations by Sarah Smith who designs jewelry that allows anyone to carry a bit of nature with them at all times. Sarah produces each piece […]

A chicken lover knits jumpers for her hens

November 23, 2015 in Animals, Art, artist, Craft

Meet Nicola and her mother Ann from Cornwall, England. In one of the more touching stories we’ve encountered recently, these ladies rescue retired battery chickens by giving them a new home. They own around 60 hens and half of them are former battery chickens, who, unfortunately, having spent all their lives in cages, are not able to acclimatize […]

The Art of the Colourful Handwoven Mandala

September 22, 2015 in Art, artist, Color, Colour, Design

With the advent of social media, art of all forms are constantly being ‘re-discovered’ and ‘reinvented’ to an entirely new audience of hungry eyes and minds. One such art form which we have seen become hugely popular in recent times is that of the mandala. Artist Jay Mohler has reached master level in this art form, meticulously […]

Painstakingly Hand Crafted World Globes By One of the Last Globemakers

August 25, 2015 in Art, artist, Craft

Peter Bellerby wanted a globe for his father’s 80th birthday. Unfortunately, he had to choose between flimsy cheap globes and fragile antiques. Bellerby chose the door number three, and decided to make one himself. This was much harder than he realized, starting with the search for accurate maps, and ending up with globe rotation issues. Along […]

Amazing Photorealistic Portraits Created with a Single Piece of Thread

August 21, 2015 in Art, artist

Kumi Yamashita is a New York artist who uses mathematics and her expertise in visual calculations to create thread and nail portraits called Constellation. The artist’s work astounds many with its meticulously executed construction and the fine details that are captured through her creative diligence. By using three basic items—a wooden block (painted white), nails, and a single piece of […]

Artist Quits Her Job To Create Amazing Paper Art

August 8, 2015 in Art, artist, Craft

Quilling, or paper filigree, is the art of using shaped strips of paper and artist Sena Runa is one of the best we’ve seen. It involves gluing, twisting, rolling and otherwise manipulating paper to create 3D shapes. Sena discovered the art a few years ago, and recently quit who job to take it up full time. […]

Beautiful Hand-Cut Designs From A Single Sheet of Paper!

June 9, 2015 in Animals, Art, artist, Craft

Artist Suzy Taylor is able to create one-of-a-kind works of art from a single piece of paper. The paper artist meticulously cuts original designs by hand that primarily revolve around her love of folk art and floral themes. During her cutting process, she utilizes only a single sheet of paper and a craft knife, completing her intricate […]

Amazing Artwork Created Using 24km of Thread Wrapped Around 13,000 Nails!

May 26, 2015 in Art, artist, Craft, Sculpture

Ukrainian artist Zenyk Palagniuk wrapped 24 km (15 mi) of thread around 13,000 nails to create an amazingly realistic portrait of Justin Timberlake. It took the artist over 200 hours to complete. Palagniuk began by sketching the portrait on a large piece of plywood. He then hammered in all of the nails and wrapped the […]

Artist Covers Beautiful Beach Stones in Tiny Dots of Paint

May 21, 2015 in Art, artist, Color, Colour, Craft

Elspeth McLean is an Australian award-winning artist whose passion for colour and detail has evolved into a unique style of painting she describes as “Dotillism”. In what she calls Mandala Stones, McLean collects beautiful beach stones and uses them as her canvas to create intensely colourful and intricate artworks entirely out of dots. Elspeth only uses acrylic […]

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