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Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala…

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Added by alice on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Quick and Funny Easter Comic by Liz Climo



Simpson's animator Liz Climo bring us today's laugh out loud moment with this quick Easter comic. Known for her wonderfully witty animal illustrations, Climo makes us double over with laughter once again with this gray bunny talking to a little yellow chick. "Painting…

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Added by alice on April 18, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Cute Marshmallow Cats Float and Dissolve Inside Coffee Cups



How sweet is this? Imagine looking down at your cup of hot chocolate and seeing this! Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow shop Yawahada is the creator of CafeCat, an adorable package of floating marshmallow cats! For 860 yen (that's about $8 US dollars), you get two cats and four cat paw prints, two in chocolate and two in vanilla flavor. Not only are they cute, they're…

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Added by alice on April 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Enormous Astronaut Sculpture at Coachella



Chances are, that if you have a friend who attended the first weekend of the music and art festival Coachella this year, you've already seen this huge astronaut sculpture. Los Angeles-based company Poetic Kinetic Inc. is behind Escape Velocity, a 36-foot-tall monumental mobile sculpture that's kinetic. That means this fun-in-the-sun loving astronaut has…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood



It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak, who you may remember as the creator of that ghostly Edgar Allan Poe sculpture, is behind this fascinating figurative work. Slightly larger than…

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Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Clever Game of Thrones Illustrations Show Each Episode's Beautiful Death

I can't think of any other more beautiful artistic tribute to a television show than this one. Beautiful Death, by studio agency 360i and artist Robert M. Ball, is an illustrated series that shows us the death or deaths that occurred in each episode of the HBO hit show Game of Thrones. So far, each episode in all three seasons have been illustrated as well as the… Continue

Added by alice on April 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Surreal Images Show What Venice Would Look Like if it was Completely Frozen



Has Venice's famous Grand Canal completely frozen over? Not quite. Though it may appear so in these photos, they're actually the clever work of art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram). He's taken photos shot by others, like Venice’s Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and…

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Added by alice on April 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Hundreds of Paper Birds Roost in an Origami Chimney



Inspired by the Vaux's swift, a species of birds that flock together in groups of 30 or more, and that build their nests in dark cavities, paper artist Bijian Fan has created this mesmerizing installation called Roosting . This particular work was inspired by the…

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Added by alice on April 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Norm the Pug Flies Up, Up and Away!



Remember Norm, that personality-filled pug? Art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram) has taken a photo of him and created this whimsical image of Norm strapped to a colorful bunch of balloons. Watch as he flies up, up and away!

As he writes, "This is Norm, he does almost everything to…

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Added by alice on April 5, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sweet and Surreal Paintings from Street Art Group Etam Cru

While Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt, who make up the group Etam Cru, are known for their humongous building-sized murals, they also spend a good amount of time in the studio creating surreal paintings on canvas. This past December, Bezt participated in a group show in Miami called "Shoot for the Moon" with pieces that included Hide and Seek, of a curious girl hiding in…

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Added by alice on April 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Champagne Ruinart's Cutting-Edge Collaboration with Artist Georgia Russell

Ruinart, the world's oldest champagne house that's been producing champagne since 1729, has collaborated with artist Georgia Russell to create two cutting-edge, contemporary works, a gorgeous white ornament wrap and a grandiose sculpture made of cut paper. The…

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Added by alice on April 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ghostly Edgar Allan Poe Statue is Coming to Boston



Boston, come this fall, you're going to get one awesome statue. Professional sculptor Stefanie Rocknak beat out 265 other artists from 42 states and 13 countries to create a sculpture honoring author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. A five-member artist selection committee decided on Rocknak's stunning work that shows Poe with a suitcase in hand and a raven in front of him. Boston is the…

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Added by alice on April 3, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Great Abyss: Artist Shares the Sole Reason Why He Creates



This is a must-watch video. Composer, filmmaker, and artist Salomon Ligthelm opens his heart and soul in this beautiful short film called The Great Abyss. In it, he shares the sole reason why he creates. For anyone in a creative field or for those looking from the outside in, this film gives you an honest look at how an artist thinks and feels.

"His…

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Added by alice on April 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mother Handmakes Amazing Disney Costumes for Daughter

We've just found one of the world's most dedicated moms. Over the course of four years, San Diego’s Angela Bonser used her sewing skills to handmake Disney-inspired costumes for her youngest daughter Haylie. Angela has whipped out miniature outfits that resemble some worn by princess characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and Giselle from…

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Added by alice on April 2, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Breathtaking Bird Sculptures Made of Paper or Polymer



Beijing-born Bijian Fan creates breathtaking bird sculptures made with paper or polymer. As a child, Fan learned origami, or the art of paper folding, from his grandmother. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering but somehow found his way back towards art later in life. When he emigrated to the United States from China, art became…

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Added by alice on April 2, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Former Architect Shows Untold Beauty Inside America's Textile Industry



With a background in architecture, photographer Chris Payne gives us a unique look at the beauty and order inside America's textile industry. The series, titled Textiles, is a celebration of craftsmanship and small-scale manufacturing which is persevering despite all of the global competition around today.

His interest in how things are designed and constructed led…

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Added by alice on April 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

6 Groundbreaking Artists Who Look at the World from a Unique Perspective

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As we've seen in photography, it takes a good…

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Added by alice on March 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Clever New Street Art Shows Bruce Lee in Action



Though he walked up and down the same street every single day, French street artist OakOak didn't quite know what was missing from a particular spot on the wall...until now. In his latest piece, he paints Bruce Lee flying through the air, kicking a broken piece of metal as if his incredible force had bent it. Located in the town where OakOak comes from, Saint Etienne (eastern central France),…

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Added by alice on March 27, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

South Korea's Enormous Climbable Structure for Kids

Is it just me or is anyone else feeling a little bit queasy just looking at this? Luckey Climbers are three dimensional sculptures, designed for children, that encourage physical activity (and help give kids courage - I added that last part). Made of bent plywood or plastic platforms that are suspended by steel pipes and cables, these structures act like modern day jungle…

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Added by alice on March 26, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Impressive Space Invaders 3D Street Art in Switzerland



From now till April 10, students on the EPLF campus in Lausanne, Switzerland can witness an awesome piece of art. Street artists Leon Keer and Remko van Schaik spent six days creating a 3D artwork of Space Invaders, those video game characters we all grew up with in the late 70s and early 80s. The massive painting, that…

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Added by alice on March 26, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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