Amid the coronavirus outbreak, beloved children’s author Mo Willems is encouraging kids all over the country to participate in his online drawing classes. From his studio at home, the artist will be teaching kids to draw cute doodles via live stream once a day. “I know a lot of you guys are not in school.
Bonsai is a widely known Japanese art form that dates back centuries. While there are many practitioners around the globe, only a chosen few become world-renowned masters in this field. One of them is Masahiko Kimura. The word “bonsai” translates to “planted in a container.” It involves cultivation techniques to yield miniature trees that resemble
They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and for Brian Mock, that statement couldn’t be more accurate. This Aloha, Oregon-based metal sculptor just took recycling to a whole other level, combining imagination, experience, and technical skill to create works of art that are so extraordinary, they almost look impossible to replicate. For
Using pencil and paper, this self-taught artist creates the most amazing surrealism art, making his creations both hyperrealistic and awe-inspiring. Jono Dry, the Cape Town, South Africa-based artist, was born in Pretoria and spent most of his young life in the town of Hermanus, where he worked and exhibited most of his life. The brilliant
While most of us find no use for fallen logs other than wood for our fireplaces, this wood artist can turn any lifeless block into a piece of beautiful furniture or decorative item. Mori Kono – a Japanese-Canadian wood artist – and his team gather fallen logs to create impressively detailed sculptures of forest animals.
I don’t know about you, but drinking from a nice mug makes my morning tea taste a lot better. While I am fully aware that this is just a trick of the mind, it wouldn’t hurt to have gorgeous dining ware on my table, right? People like getting that “fancy” feel even if they are
They say that a book is special because it can take you places. But stepping inside this incredible bookstore in China can bring you in an alternate universe, even before you get to open a book. With its astonishing architecture, fascinating optical illusion, and magical ambiance, this one-of-a-kind bookstore is every bookworms’ paradise! The Zhong
It takes an extra-ordinary eye to see the beauty in the ordinary. And it takes even more exceptional talent to make this beauty shine for others to see. Jill Bliss, a gifted artist who describes herself as a modern nomad of the Salish Sea, happens to have both. Mushrooms have been around billions of years
Have you visited the US Arboretum in Washington, D.C.? There’s a particular ‘old fella’ there that you might want to see. Contrary to popular belief, the art of bonsai – which literally translates to “planted in a container” – wasn’t originated in Japan. It was derived from an art form introduced by the Chinese from
Cranial plagiocephaly, also known as “flat head syndrome”, is a common condition observed in about half of babies in their first year of life. Fortunately, it is not life-threatening and treatable with corrective helmets that a newborn must wear for a few weeks or months. As much as these helmets will help your baby, they’re
Aja Trier is a talented fine artist whose works recently went viral for appearing closely alike with Vincent van Gogh paintings. Since 2003, Aja has been a full-time artist who launched her own business, Sagittarius Gallery, during the same year. She attended college at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts with a concentration in
Danish artist Thomas Dambo is all about art with a purpose. One of his biggest projects yet are the giant sculptures that he placed within the forests of Copenhagen. Thomas has been creating wooden giants and placing them around the forests in Copenhagen for about three years now. He says that part of the reason