All sorts of fine arts have been used as excellent tools for stress relief for many years now. The healing properties of colors have been studied and proven, and many psychologists tend to recommend the usage of coloring pages or mandala coloring as a technique for relaxation, stress relief, and even meditation. Many of us had forgotten the awesome feeling we had when we were children when coloring was our daily activity. Children can express various emotions and talents while coloring or painting. One of
Sam Van Aken is a sculptor and a teacher, but also a visionary, whose dream of creating a new type of tree that produces 40 different kinds of fruit and has swept the world. Art and technology are the two sides of the same coin. Technological innovations preceded the major changes in the arts and allowed artists to find new ways of expression. New York-based professor Van Aken took this concept even further and used a rather common technique of grafting and turned it into
For more than 10 years, artist Ra Paulette has been working on his caves completely alone, with a dog as his sole companion. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could just leave all your worries behind and go to a place of peace and tranquillity, somewhere where none of the everyday troubles matter? Modern life is at times stressful and not easy to cope with, which is why almost all of us at some point felt the need to find our safe spot. A place
This guy may be left alone, but he got inspired from his Bull Terrier and discovered a passion for art! Divorce can be a tough experience which might take months and even years to conquer in a bid to get back to normal life especially in the absence of people around you. After all, marriage is meant to last forever or what do the words “till death do us apart” mean in the vows? Unfortunately, it does not always pan out the way we anticipate. In
Aniko Kolesnikova creates incredibly detailed 3D book covers that look like they walked right out of some fantasy land. In the age of mass production, it has become unusual to see a handcrafted item. It is not profitable enough to produce hand-made things, and it is certainly impossible to keep producing them at the same rate as the factory. Aniko Kolesnikova has proved wrong all of the people who think that it isn't possible to be competitive with a handmade item as your main product.
Watercolors created by painter Snezhana Soosh vividly illustrate how the relationship between a daughter and a father should be. The world we are living in is far from perfect. We are used to reading about shocking things in the newspapers or hearing about something unjust every day. Too often this world is unfair to its children and we frequently hear about the misfortunes of street children that have no parents or place to go. That is why we should appreciate what we have, and give
If you love art, then you should check out this amazing work by Asaf Zakay. He is an artist and designer who creates three-dimensional light fixtures out of simple panes of glass. These incredible handmade glass lamps can transform an ordinary room into a magical realm of colorful geometric patterns. Zakay’s journey to where he is now started with artistic exploration as an Israeli native where he began working with materials such as marble and wood. It sounds like a humble beginning, right? He later
Did you know that Axel Erlandson was the man who created a most unusual form of art? This brilliant artist was a horticulturist who became well known for shaping living trees into extraordinary forms and fascinated everyone who looked at them. His skillful creations made him famous and inspired a lot of artists all over the world. Axel Erlandson was born in 1884 to Swedish parents. His family immigrated to the United States in 1886. During his early years he grew up in Minnesota,