Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Color In Your Own Wall Art by Fancy Features

Color In Your Own Wall Art by Fancy Features is the latest thing in Coloring

Fancy Features, the artist group that brought the world 'giant coloring in', has released a range of canvas prints so that everyone can make their own stunning wall art by coloring it with artist's acrylic paint pens.
Millions of adults are discovering adult coloring books, which continue to top book charts around the world. Fancy Features' new canvas prints help adult 'colorists' to take their coloring to the next level.
"We make poster sets which most people color alone and are commissioned to illustrate giant custom canvases that hundreds of people color together," says Maria, Fancy Features artist. "We wanted to make something in between that you'll love to color alone or that you and your guests can enjoy coloring together at your party. Once you've finished you can hang your canvas straight on the wall."
Maria Leyden and Chris Mason from Fancy Features have teamed up with artist Ellen Stapleton to illustrate a new range of intricate designs. The unique illustrations are fine art Giclée printed onto a deep edged canvas and delivered to your door with the professional acrylic paint pens to color them.
"This is just the beginning," explains Maria Leyden of Fancy Features. "Our range of coloring canvasses will continue to grow as we, and other artists from around the world, continue to create unique designs."
The canvases are available in the UK, EU, USA, Canada and Australia from www.fancyfeatures.com.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

15 Wonderful Hacks For Christmas That Will Make Your Holiday Delightful

15 Wonderful Hacks For Christmas That Will Make Your Holiday Delightful

We waits of Christmas all year long and finally it arrives with lot of joy, fun, celebration and family reunion. These DIY Hacks for Christmas are just for you, because Christmas needs lots and lots of decorations and for this purpose we are sharing content about DIY decoration ideas every day, which will sure save you money and time. We all must be busy now with buying gifts, gifts wrapping, decorating home, making tree, food menu, things to do list and all those good things that come along with this holiday. Please have a look at these brilliant hacks for Christmas and I am sure you will be happy to see these ideas.
1. Wrap a cardboard box in wrapping paper for a festive paper respectable on Christmas morning.ea865e60-2343-411e-91dc-5299e085b0b9Source : Chica and Jo
2. Reuse old aluminum foil or plastic wrap containers for creative cookie gift boxes.db08f4c3-f66c-43ff-9801-3e2154a6ef91Source : Aunt Peaches
3. Transform a pile of books into a DIY Christmas tree.fc95ad45-b2d5-469f-b1a2-c54851521001
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4. Make hot chocolate extra special with easy hot chocolate spoons.a7c61b8b-aa74-4f80-8408-50731c4baab8Source : A Beautiful Mess
5. Store Christmas lights around a coat hanger. 787f9fff-dbcb-40f6-b8ed-b086e704fc23Source : WikiHow
6. Glue together candy canes for festive place holders.55b5be7c-b4a1-46fa-88dd-00ca01b7a9aaSource : Antsi-Pants
7. Use plastic cups to store your ornaments.be1aee91-a05e-4708-aa86-c927d0bde2deSource : Dayton / Springfield Movers Who Care
8. Amp up your cheese tray by turning it into a Christmas tree.6bf439be-433a-4968-be62-6fd8e5162a54Source : Cabot Cheese
9. Reuse tangled-beyond-salvaging Christmas lights as an outdoor decoration.87e77794-5485-476e-869e-a72595ebacf1Source : BHG
10. Save money by making DIY Christmas cards.7a18ed26-c19d-47f8-9896-2a0318ba2bccSource : styleathome
11. Make a gingerbread garland for a cheap, easy DIY.f755bbf1-93d3-4883-919b-7381c398097bSource : donna hay
12. Make Christmas ice cubes for festive drinks.5c010a0a-922e-44d1-9ba8-2a156e6e6edaSource : Funkytime
13. Upcycle your leftover pumpkins to create snowman decor.f16f95fb-a947-468b-a651-38b007cb8a98Source : jeanne’s blog
14. Decorate upside-down ice cream cones for Christmas tree desserts or displays.301bd230-1e1f-4c61-9e26-f07e33a7d4abSource : coupon clipping cook
15. Use cookie cutters to make festive shapes out of your holiday fudge.f06b5022-56aa-46c4-b61c-3d557223c6bcSource : Betty Crocker

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’

Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’

Winner, Julian Rad / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
There are quite a few annual wildlife and nature photography awards these days, and it’s nearly impossible to keep up with them all, but if there’s room for just one more distinction, I suppose it’s the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Founded this year by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, the competition is open to anyone with outrageous and weird photos animals doing, well, funny stuff. Collected here are some of the winners and highlights of the 2015 competition, you can see more here. (via My Modern Met)
Silver Runner Up, William Richardson / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Alison Buttigieg / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Charlie Davidson / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Graham McGeorge / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Julie Hunt / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Marc Mol / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Yuzuru Masuda / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Monday, 21 December 2015

New Hand and Laser Cut Paper Microbes by Rogan Brown

New Hand and Laser Cut Paper Microbes by Rogan Brown

Artist Rogan Brown recently completed work on his latest menagerie of paper microorganisms titled Magic Circle. The collection of both hand and laser-cut specimens are inspired by tree moss, cell structures, bacteria, coral, diatoms, and radiolaria. The piece will be on view at Aqua Art Fair in Miami through C. Emerson Fine Arts.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

15 Habits That Will Change Your Life

Developing good habits is a basic principle of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously learned. Unfortunately, not all habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve.
The following is a list of 15 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life.

Health Habits

  1. Exercise 30 minutes every day. Especially if you don’t do much movement while working, it’s essential that you get some daily exercise. 30 minutes every day are theminimum recommended for optimal health.
  2. Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast is the more important meal of the day, yet so many people skip it. Personally, I like to eat a couple of toasts in the morning along with a fruit beverage.
  3. Sleep 8 hours. Sleep deprivation is never a good idea. You may think that you are gaining time by sleeping less, when in reality you are only gaining stress and tiredness. 8 hours are a good number of hours for most people, along with an optional 20 minutes nap after lunch.
  4. Drink one glass of water when you wake up. When you wake up, your body is dehydrated and needs liquid. Make the habit of drinking one glass of water after you wake up in the morning. Also, drink more during the day.
  5. Keep your body clean. I don’t advise spending your day in front of the mirror, but a minimum of personal care doesn’t hurt.

Productivity habits

  1. Use an inbox system. Make the habit of keeping track of all the ideas and things that comes to mind. You can use a notebook to do this, and then sync everything on your computer.
  2. Prioritize. If you have a list of things to do, where do you start? One way is to prioritize your list. If you are in doubt, ask yourself: “If I could only accomplish one thing today, what would it be?”
  3. Clean off your desk and room. Having a clear room and desk is important to maintain focus and creativity.
  4. Create a morning routine. There are a lot of tasks that you need to perform every day or every week. Try to automate them as much as possible.
  5. Set strict deadlines. When you do something, decide in advance when you’re going to stop. There’s a rule that states that you will fulfill all the time you have available for completing a task, so make a habit of setting strict deadlines for maximizing your productivity. 

Personal Development Habits

  1. Read 1 book per week. Reading is a good way to keep your brain active. With just 30 minutes per day you should be able to read one book per week, or more than 50 books per year!
  2. Daily goals. Set targets for each day in advance. Decide what you’ll do, then do it. Without a clear focus, it’s too easy to succumb to distractions.
  3. Think positively. You are what you think, all the time.
  4. Wait before buying. Waiting 48 hours before buying anything is a tremendous money saver, try it.
  5. Meditate 30 minutes per day. A great way to gain clearness and peace is through meditation. 30 minutes are not a lot, but enough to get you started with meditation.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Densely Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

Cute Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

Based in Oxford, England, illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals rendered with freehand embroidery. The final works of a sleeping fawn or mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble, yet can take long periods of time to complete as she mixes myriad thread colors to achieve perfection for each piece. Giordano also creates various 3D sculptures which you can see more of over on her Tumblr, and says that she is currently available for projects and commissions.