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Extraordinary Brush-Less Paintings

Extraordinary Brush-Less Paintings
Amy Shackleton, who is only 25-years-old, is a unique artist. While her paintings use tons and tons of paint, she doesn't use paintbrushes to create them! Rather, she squeezes paint onto canvases and then allows the paint to naturally drip. She then rotates the canvas to control the direction of the drips, making her paintings appear natural yet controlled. The subjects of many of her paintings are also quite interesting. We were so intrigued by her process that we decided to ask Amy some questions. When did you first know that you wanted to become a professional artist? As a child, I taught myself the basics by drawing and sketching in my free time. Your process is so unique. I worked on unstretched canvas at first, so the surface was flexible and I could move it whichever way I wanted. How long does each piece take from start to finish? How do you stay creative? At first I looked to other artists for inspiration to try and find out what my style was. What's next in store for you?

luzinterruptus Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle Artist Adam S. Doyle who recently relocated to Hong Kong creates beautiful gestural paintings of birds, where the seemingly incomplete brushstrokes form the feathers and other details of the animal. In some strange way it reminds me of the story of the Renaissance painter Giotto who is rumored to have been able to draw a perfect circle without the aid of a compass, as if Doyle just picks up a dripping paint brush and in a few seconds paints a perfect bird. Yes, what you see is what it appears to be—strokes of paint. Doyle most recently had a show at Skylight Gallery in 2011 and is now currently working on a new body of work in Hong Kong. The Traveller's Medicine Cabinet: 5 Essential Drugs for the Road While out roving you aren’t always (or even often) anywhere near a hospital or pharmacy. But, if you pack these nutritional supplements and natural medications wherever you go, you’ll be able to cope just fine. #1: Kratom The Situation You’re hiking the Appalachian trail in the dead of winter. Suddenly the worst happens; your boot gets caught between two rocks, you lose your footing and tumble to the ground, wrenching your ankle in the process. © Miserlou What It Is A leafy green plant grown mainly in Southeast Asia. Uses First and foremost, Kratom is a powerful painkiller similar to Morphine or Opium. Side-Effects Kratom is mildly addictive, about on par with caffeine. Forms Kratom can be purchased in dried leafy form, as an extract, a resin, or in pill form. Legality Kratom is legal in most of the developed world. #2: Kava Kava Kava Kava A leafy green plant grown throughout the Pacific islands. Kava can help to treat social anxiety or stress, and also works as a powerful relaxant. Oil of Oregano

literatura trafico | Resultados de la búsqueda Image Fred Kroh. El pasado mes de junio, nos trasladamos a Melbourne para llevar a cabo una gran instalación, la más grande hasta ahora para nosotros, dentro del festival Light in Winter. La temática elegida por el festival para este año ha sido “la lectura”, por lo que nos pidieron que lleváramos a cabo Literature vs Traffic, una pieza que ya habíamos instalado en New York de forma subversiva y que nos ofrecían la oportunidad de ampliar y hacer crecer durante un mes. Hasta la otra punta del mundo nos fuimos, pasando del soleado verano madrileño a un suave y lluvioso invierno, con la romántica intención de convertir la moderna y fría arquitectura de Federation Square, en un espacio acogedor, humano e íntimo, que invitara a lectura y al recogimiento. ¿El fin de esta pieza? La noche final, el río desbordado de libros, fue ofrecido a los visitantes que se tomaron su tiempo eligiendo entre los miles instalados los más interesantes para llevarse a casa. Fotos de Gustavo Sanabria.

Ember-Eyed &Eerie Illustrations By Mezamero Illustrations By Mezamero Prepare for nightmares! These intense and eerie illustrations are the work of Russian mastermind Mezamero (who's real name is Viktoria). Her work on Deviant Art towers over much of the other submissions on the site, to date she's nearly had a staggering 500,000 views. The dark and malevolent theme displayed in her images below though, doesn't continue throughout all of her creations, so make sure you check out & support the rest of her wonderful illustrative & digital work here

Stay Out of My Room Stupid kid. You don't say something like this when you have such awesome trolls as parents. Recommendations Curiosities: Inappropriate Children's Books Curiosities: Parental Failures Curiosities: A Sexist Kids Book Nicolas Blind Né et vivant à Mulhouse, Nicolas Blind est un jeune trentenaire qui joue des pinceaux et des couleurs spontanément. Issu de longues réflexions et paradoxes, son art aux traits pop-surréalistes est hyper esthétique et gracieux. Nicolas Blind, portrait © photo: Dom Poirier B!B!: Quel est ton parcours artistique? Nicolas Blind: J’ai un crayon entre les doigts depuis que je suis tout petit. B! Nicolas Blind: J’aime un peu tout. Nicolas Blind, Blow up head 1, encre de chine et aquarelle sur papier, 21×30 cm, 2014 © Nicolas Blind, Blow up head 2, encre de chine et aquarelle sur papier, 30×42 cm, 2014 © B! Nicolas Blind: Je fonctionne à l’envie, ça dépend des expos : portraits, nus… Je fais poser les ami(e)s. B! Nicolas Blind: Dire que mon travail est « kitsch » ne me plaît pas trop mais il a une dimension décorative indéniable. Nicolas Blind, Bird 1, Bic et huile sur papier, 50×50 cm, 2011 © Nicolas Blind, Bird 2, Bic et huile sur papier, 50×50 cm, 2011 © B! B! B! B! B! B! Nicolas Blind: Non. B! B! B! B! B! B!

If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes. People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do nothing? It’s hard to justify. Meditation brings many benefits: It refreshes us, helps us settle into what’s happening now, makes us wiser and gentler, helps us cope in a world that overloads us with information and communication, and more. How? Research shows that an ability to resist urges will improve your relationships, increase your dependability, and raise your performance. Our ability to resist an impulse determines our success in learning a new behavior or changing an old habit. As it turns out, that’s one of the things meditation teaches us. When I sat down to meditate this morning, relaxing a little more with each out-breath, I was successful in letting all my concerns drift away.

33 Of The Best 3D Pencil Drawings A trained artist can already create detailed pencil drawings, but when they achieve a true mastery of perspective and 3D space, their art, both literally and figuratively, reaches a whole new level. Here are 22 examples of 3D pencil drawings that look like they leap off of the page at you. Show Full Text Artists like Ramon Bruin, Alessandro Diddi and Fredo represent a highly technical form of art that we rarely see on Bored Panda. If you or someone you know has created an awesome 3D drawing, we’d love to see it! Created by Julia Barinova Created by Muhammad Ejleh Image credits: Ramon Bruin Created by Alessandro Diddi Created by Muhammad Ejleh Created by Fredo Created by Ramon Bruin Created by Vamos Art Created by Ramon Bruin Created by Carmenharada Created by Iza-nagi Created by Muhammad Ejleh Created by Iza-nagi Created by Muhammad Ejleh Created by Ramon Bruin Created by Nagai Hideyuki Created by Muhammad Ejleh Created by Saulius Art Created by Nagai Hideyuki Created by Devil of my own Created by Gray Hood

This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone. Related Content If You Liked the 'Bios Urn,' You'll Love 'The Spirit Tree' Daniel Honan Managing Editor, Big Think