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This Artist’s Passion Project Evolved Into A Masterful Series Of Tiny Paintings

This Artist’s Passion Project Evolved Into A Masterful Series Of Tiny Paintings

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As creators continue to harness their abilities, the inclination to go bigger is part of what's become a natural progression — and that makes sense in a world that equates larger-than-life works of art to larger-than-life talent. One artist by the name of Dina Brodksy, however, proves that creating small, painstakingly detailed pieces is certainly no small feat.Her collection of miniatures called Cycling Guide to Lilliput has garnered critical acclaim, and Brodsky's unique touch is at once sentimental and deliberate. She recently took the time to walk ViralNova through her inspiration and process. Dina Brodsky What's the relationship between your medium, subject matter, and the small, circular surface? Do they inform each other in ...
These Scribbles Look Like Nothing At First, But Watch What She Does With Them

These Scribbles Look Like Nothing At First, But Watch What She Does With Them

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It's no secret that artists tend to look at life from a different angle. After all, having an atypical worldview is conducive to creativity. Illustrator Mary Doodles came up with a fun series with some help from her friend Dante, and each piece starts with a few lines. In the video below, she tells Dante to close his eyes and scribble on a blank sheet of paper. From there, she puts on her creative thinking cap and gives these scattered marks a new lease on life. This is what Mary Doodles had to work with when Dante was done. YouTube / Mary Doodles And this is the finished product. Pretty incredible, right? YouTube / Mary Doodles To see how she created this masterpiece, check out the vide...
This LEGO Design Is Helping Blind Children Learn And Play Just Like Other Kids

This LEGO Design Is Helping Blind Children Learn And Play Just Like Other Kids

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When you wake up, do you immediately look at your phone? It's almost reflexive for millions of people around the world at this point to check Facebook likes, work emails, and Twitter mentions before the day even begins, but imagine waking up and not being able to see that phone of yours. Imagine waking up and not being able to see anything at all.That's the sad reality for 1.4 million children across the globe who will only know blindness for the rest of their lives. More upsetting still is the fact that very few schools properly accommodate students with visual impairments, much less help them integrate into social circles and make lasting friendships at a pivotal point in their intellectual and social development. Although there are ...
This Gorgeous Beauty Blogger Is Glamorous By Day, And Deeply Disturbing By Night

This Gorgeous Beauty Blogger Is Glamorous By Day, And Deeply Disturbing By Night

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As someone who spends a really upsetting amount of time watching beauty gurus do their thing on YouTube, I can tell you that quite a few web-based makeup artists are a little one note. Sure, they're all stunning, and yep, they can help you pick out the right lipstick for your skin tone, but after a while, watching pretty people put on pretty makeup can be a little humdrum. This is especially true if you also happen to be a weird, weird person like myself. And that's why makeup artists like Mykie over at Glam&Gore are the best. As you might have guessed by her channel name, she adds a dash of terror to a whole lot of gorgeousness, and the end result is dynamic, helpful, and altogether different from anything else out there. One trend that permeates the beauty scene on YouTube is that s...
According To NASA, You Could Leave Your Crappy Job And Work On Mars Instead

According To NASA, You Could Leave Your Crappy Job And Work On Mars Instead

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); Here's how I feel after I watch the news every night: And I know for a fact that you feel my struggle on some level. Life here on planet Earth is rough, folks. If you're sick of feeling like you're living in the middle of a dumpster fire, why not hitch a ride on a rocket ship and leave this nonsense behind? Sure, that might be a fantasy right now, but NASA wants us to know that there's potential for some extreme escapism on the horizon.NASA just released these posters that detail employment opportunities on the Red Planet, and I'm seriously not mad at any of it. If you're interested in taking one small step for man and one giant leap for "get me the hell ...
You Might Hate Fruitcake, But We Promise That This One’s Different

You Might Hate Fruitcake, But We Promise That This One’s Different

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Beautiful human and artist extraordinaire Christine H. McConnell is at it again with a new project, and this time, it's delicious. McConnell (previously here and here) is known for being one of those talented people who can create anything from holiday decor to elaborate costume designs. The artist's pieces involving food are among her most popular, and for her latest project, she decided to turn fruitcake into something that we can all get behind with a far more literal take on the treat. Ah, fruit. While it's certainly pretty, I'd much rather eat my weight in cake. Christine H. McConnell And she totally feels me, since all of the gorgeous fruit in this basket is actually filled with frosting-covered goodness. ...
30 Overly Happy Animals That Are About To Make Your Life So Much Better

30 Overly Happy Animals That Are About To Make Your Life So Much Better

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There's nothing better than seeing an overly happy animal just living its happy little life. It's science. There's just something about watching a pup do his happy dance that can turn any awful day around.If you're having a horrible day, week, or month, let these bundles of joy help you out. 1. "For me? You're too kind, sir." Imgur 2. "This is my human! She's a very nice human." Reddit / HenryAlbusNibbler 3. A toast to the happy couple! Imgur / seasquared 4. "I get some sleeps now." Reddit / pra111 5. Does it get happier than this? I think not. Reddit / Fredol ...
This Simple Spoon Has The Power To Give Thousands Of People The Lives They Deserve

This Simple Spoon Has The Power To Give Thousands Of People The Lives They Deserve

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If you threw a dart at a world map right now, you'd undoubtedly hit a place where food is the great equalizer. Deals are made, relationships are forged, and accomplishments are celebrated over food in every hemisphere. For millions of people worldwide who suffer from conditions like Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, however, eating is a complicated and often embarrassing experience, especially when done in public. That's where the designers behind Liftware come in. These tech industry innovators created a self-stabilizing utensil that has the power to help those dealing with hand tremors enjoy this simple pleasure again. Whether users' respective tremors are mild or severe, Liftware is designed to give people the sense of agenc...
When This Artist Turns Off The Lights In His Studio, His Paintings Don’t Disappear

When This Artist Turns Off The Lights In His Studio, His Paintings Don’t Disappear

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); When the light goes out, your paintings on the wall go right along with it. That could have a little something to do with why museums spend lots of money and even more time perfecting the lighting that shines over their exhibits. But what if those works could be seen in the dead of night?This is a concept that artist Patrik Munchenberger explores in his paintings that completely transform in the dark and under UV light. Watch what happens to the paint in these pieces when each photosensitive work is given new life under those conditions. "O mundo" in natural light. Patrik Munchenberger googletag.cmd.push...
These Stunning Japanese Cakes Are Designed With Trust Issues In Mind (Just Wait)

These Stunning Japanese Cakes Are Designed With Trust Issues In Mind (Just Wait)

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There are certain things in life that you just don't mess with, and cake is one of them. Unless you're Vegedeco Salad Cafe in Japan, that is. What they're creating flies in the face of everything we know and love about the undisputed champion of dessert. Instead of allowing patrons to eat their feelings with a side of buttercream frosting, they do the unthinkable by making deceptively beautiful cakes out of vegetables. Trust no one. A food stylist by the name of Mitsuki Moriyasu came up with the idea, presumably after giving up on life. Vegedeco Cafe / MitsukiStyle This princess-party-worthy confection, for example, rests on a bed of lies (and beets). Vegedeco Cafe / MitsukiStyle That be...