R.I.P. Robin Williams. He was such an amazing actor and comedian and an integral part of the movies I watched as a kid. Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin were always playing. Mr. Williams mastered his craft and artist Heather Rooney has mastered hers. She draws the most realistic looking pictures that you would have to look twice to be sure it isn’t a photograph. You might have to look three or four times. Watch as she draws the most life like pic of Robin Williams. It is…there are no words!
I can’t even draw a perfect circle! This has me amazed! The drawing is time lapsed but I wonder how long it actually took. I think his eyes are the stunning. It’s so hard to capture someone’s gaze. The skin tone looks dang near impossible too. Holy details Batman! Heather is drawing with Prismacolor Pencils. They are fabulous and have enough styles to fit every artistic need. If you want to reach this skill level you need to have the right tools. Be sure and check them out!
Elspeth McLean is a very talented artist. She uses dots and circles to create the most fabulous works of art. Bright colors are her passion and uses them to express every thought and emotion. Her goal as an artist, aside from creating beauty that will last, is to affect people in a positive way by connecting them with their inner child. I love that concept!
Mclean uses circles because they represent unity and infinity and those concepts go well with the themes of many of her pieces. Love, friendship, growth, and life find their way into many of her designs.
I love all the bright colors! She describes herself as vibrant and original and the same thing can be said about her art. You can own a very own piece of her art. There are clothes, postcards and prints, clocks, bags, iPhone cases, and much much more.
Learn more about Elspeth and how she creates these beautiful works of art…
‘Button, button, who’s got the button?’ Or ‘Hide the button’ was a fun game I used to play when I was a kid and my children enjoyed it when they were little too. The great thing about this game is that there was no prep time and it only took one button. That means that I had tons of buttons left over to craft with! It’s not really a secret that there are more fun things to do with buttons than play kids games. Fun things like this button owl. Cute!
Gather together the perfect owl picture/template (courtesy of the internet), some buttons, a canvas, your hot glue gun, and paint. This is so easy! Don’t think you have to wait to make this adorable woodland creature until you collect all the right buttons, although that would be a fun challenge. Craft stores have buttons is every shape and size! This owl would look adorable in a nursery or little ones bedroom. Swoon.
Tip Junkie has the cutest roundup of button crafts. Check it out after you make the adorable owl. I need to start saving more buttons (maybe plucking some off old shirts)! Here are all 24 of her fun ideas here.
I don’t have the patience for dominoes. Never have. Never will. I barely have the patience to play games that use them much less build amazing creations with them. I made a sick spiral or two back in my day. Woo Hoo. Probably using 20 cubes. This domino trick was created using 20-25,000 cubes. That is impressive!
This took Hevesh5 and MillionenDollarBoy three months to create! They must have the patience of saints and minds of engineers. I don’t know how they can see the end result and where each tiny domino has be to get it. How many times do you think they had to reset? I bet they had a lot of rules. Walk softly, don’t slam any doors, no yelling, and above all, no children. Lol. Kids can be like bulls in china shops sometimes.
The green and white spiral is awesome. I love it when words are spelled out. How is that even possible? My favorite has to be when the dominoes look like buildings being demolished. Check out time stamp 1.13, 2.21, and 3.0 to see what I mean.
The only problem with domino art? All that hard work is over in just a few minutes! It was so beautiful and creative to watch though. Here is another pretty one I thought you might like. FlippyCat shows Da Vinci what’s up. See the video here.
Jack Storm is a member on an elite club. He is an incredibly talented glass artist. One of the things that sets Jack apart from the masses is that he uses a cold process when forming his pieces. 99.9% of the artists who use glass as their medium use heat.
Jack has always loved art, even as a child. He turned his childhood pastime into a college degree, and that art degree has developed into a thriving career. His passion has paid off! What beautiful art and what a talented artist. His pieces made from lead crystal dichroic glass are one of a kind. Each takes between 8-18 weeks to complete. Yikes. He strives for nothing less than perfection. There are no shortcuts with this artform.
They are so bright and shiny! Where can I get one?! These 10 artists, featured at Design, are each masters in their own field of optical illusion too. Check them out here.
Some people are so talented and can create the most amazing works of art. Sadly, I’m not one of them. My crafts aren’t bad but they will never be blue ribbon material, much less museum quality. The same can’t be said for Riusuke Fukahori. His paintings come alive!
He makes beautiful 3D fish paintings. I can guarantee that these are paintings and not real fish forever trapped in resin. You may have to watch the video a few times before you are convinced of that but it’s true! He paints then resins, paints then resins, over and over again. He does this until the piece is a stunning 3D masterpiece. These are my kind of fish! No feeding and no flushing, Lol!
Fukahori recently had a piece, entitled ‘Goldfish Salvation,’ displayed at the INC Gallery in London. Like I said, talented! It must be so difficult to learn how much to paint on each layer to get the desired end result. Creative Bloq has 25 fun examples of 3D art if you are looking for more! How could you not be?! Find all the brilliant creations here.
Paper doesn’t seem like a good thing to recycle. I use both sides in the printer sometimes but… what else can you do with it? Apparently a lot! Prepare to have your mind blown by this collection of crafts and ways to repurpose/upcycle paper from Home Esthetics. Yikes! These are gorgeous! Heart. Heart. Heart.
The paper garland would be so fun for a party! You could make it in any color. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and #5 is a perfect decoration for the day we celebrate love and romance. You might have to take up quilling or origami for some of these but how cool are they? The paper stars are my favorite. I think I would frame some of the more delicate ones. Dust is my nemesis. Or maybe Shellac them? The paper crafts outside terrify me! Ack. Please don’t rain.
Origami goes way beyond jumping frogs and paper cranes. These artists are truly gifted in folding paper. Check out their work here.
Artists that create sculptures always amaze me. Being able to look at a chunk of stone or wood and see something inside that needs to be brought to life is a great talent. I have trouble seeing the potential in an empty room! There are two things I am taking away from the video of this chair being carved. One, double check to see something beautiful can be made or repurposed before you toss stuff in the trash. Two, find and buy one of these chairs at all costs! Lol.
This freeform log chair is made from a white cedar stump (Thuja). Making one of these takes some talent and patience. How horrible would it be to mess up right at the end?! I think the armrest is my favorite feature of the chair. It is practical and beautiful. This really is ‘sittable’ art!
Web Urbanist has some other fun carved chair and bench designs. Check them out here.
Here is yet another amazing thing that can be done with 3D printing. It has the potential to change everything, even the art world. Just like 3D printing, I don’t have the slightest idea how this works. I’m completely amazed by how the sculpture changes from one thing to another. I want to see one in person!
What interesting designs! I love the effortless way that it changes from one thing to the next. Though if I’m completely honest, it made me a little nauseous to watch. It was spinning so fast! The sculpture is based on the work of Leonardo Fibonacci. The ‘Golden Ratio,’ mathematical sequences of numbers, and all sorts of things I don’t understand. Even without getting that part if it’s design, it is still awesome!
Here is another type of sculpture that changes and evolves. But this one uses the wind. Find it at Gizmag.
Looking for some decorating inspiration? You might find it here. I know that I did! I need to try some of these right away, my home has more blank walls than I would like to admit. I keep meaning to do something with them and I think these simple and beautiful DIYs might be the solution.
I heart these. They are easy and kid friendly. What kid doesn’t love getting covered in paint? You can use all sorts of strange things to make art. Corn on the cob, leaves, lemons, scotch tape, and other random things from around the house. DIY art gives you the chance to make you home as unique as you are.
The family hand print is adorable! It would make a wonderful gift for Grandma and Grandpa. #12 is one of my favorites. I also like the projects that have painted initials or quotes. #27 is horrible! I would never drown a teddy bear in paint like that! It’s stuffed animal cruelty! She Knows has some better animal crafts than that. Lol, find them here.