Wednesday, 27 April 2016

DIY Watermelon Wall Art

Summer-Inspired Watermelon Wall Art

How to DIY Your Very Own Summer-Inspired Watermelon Wall Art
This post was originally featured on A Charming Project.
When I think of watermelon, I'm reminded of my childhood Summers. Every Summer, my mom would set up that long yellow slip and slide in our front yard, offer to watch all the neighborhood kids, and cut up watermelon for our afternoon snack. So you see, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a fun watermelon-themed project.
I really do love hand painting fruit decor because it's pretty easy, and we all know what fruits look like so there is very little instruction needed.
Things you will need:
  • White card stock
  • Scissors
  • Painter's tape
  • Martha Stewart craft paint in Pesto Green
  • Martha Stewart craft paint in Green Curry
  • Martha Stewart craft paint in Wedding Cake White
  • Martha Stewart craft paint in Habañero Red
  • Small square-shaped brush
  • Martha Stewart craft paint in Beetle Black
  • Black and white striped paper from Paper Source
  • White 8x10 frame

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Miniature Fantasy Worlds Within Wooden Rings By Secret Wood

Gorgeous wooden rings hold tiny fantasy worlds within them
No matter how much jewelry you own, chances are that you don’t own anything quite like this. “What’s so special about these rings?” I hear you cry. Well, the answer is simple. These rings aren’t normal rings. These rings contain secret worlds.
These otherworldly rings are the creation of Canadian jewelry maker Secret Wood. They’re all handmade using fresh wood, jewelry resin, and beeswax, and no two rings are the same which means that the little world you’ll carry on your finger is unique only to you.
More infoSecret Wood

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Only People Who Love Spending Time Alone Will Understand This

23 Things Only People Who Love Spending Time Alone Will Understand

1. A weekend in which you have no plans, no responsibilities, and nowhere at all to be, ranks as one of the best weekends you’ll ever have.

2. Sometimes friends will try to make plans with you and you have no reason to decline except for the fact that you just want to be alone that day. (Your plan is to have no plans, people need to understand that by now, right?)

3. A good album, book, or television show can keep your attention far longer than any party, club, or bar could.

4. Going away to a remote cabin in the middle of the woods to just exist for a period of time sounds like the best idea for a vacation that you can think of.

5. There is nothing more exciting than planning a long, solo road trip, because you know you’re going to be able to think your thoughts, listen to your music, and play your audiobooks for hours and hours on end. Is there anything better?

6. When people say they can’t eat alone at a restaurant, you’re like, really? That’s one of life’s simple pleasures! Food? Good. A book? Good. No conversation whatsoever? Perfect.

7. The worst trait any potential lover could have is “clingy.” You need your space like you need air to breathe. It’s essential. If they need to be around you all the time? Dealbreaker.

8. Even if you are attached, you carve out hours of alone time just to keep your sanity (and to keep your relationship healthy and happy, too).

9. The only person you’d ever consider marrying would be someone that also loves spending time alone, otherwise that thing’s never going to last.

10. If anyone that knew you were to describe you, one of the words they’d use emphatically to do so is: independent.

11. Your intuition is on point because you spend an insane amount of time alone and cultivating it.

12. While people around you hate being single, you consider it such a joy to be able to be at the whim of your aloneness and this feeling is especially better if you live alone, because you have so much time to do all your little things that you do when nobody is around.

13. You’re always working on a project –usually something artistic– and you start to get antsy if you haven’t been able to work on it for a few days.

14. When you do hang out with people, you prefer seeing them one on one or in a small group. The more intimate and deep the conversation, the better.

15. You are an observer –watching and studying people’s behavior– and, funny enough, are usually quite well-liked, which can serve to be a problem considering how much time you want to spend by yourself.

16. A full day by yourself makes you feel more you than anything at all.

17. You tend to enjoy cold, rainy weather, as it gives you even more of an excuse to hibernate in your home and read, sit by the fire, think, curl up, write in your journal.
18. If you are not thinking about life’s big questions, you must be dead.
19. Because you put a premium on spending time alone, you are more present and attentive when you do spend time with people, because you don’t feel as though you’re missing out on time by yourself.
20. You would much rather go on a hike or go to the beach by yourself than with anyone, which isn’t to say you dislike going with people, it’s just a more engaging experience when you do it alone.

21. Sure, it’s fun to drink wine with friends, but having a bottle of wine to yourself at the end of a long day? 100% perfect paradise heaven.

22. Traveling to a new place by yourself (even if the new place is only ten miles away) is your idea of a great time. You are always either planning a solo adventure, going on a solo adventure, or coming back from one. Experiencing the world through your own eyes without anybody else’s opinion is not just a desire, it’s an essential need of yours.

23. There is absolutely nothing that can touch the feeling of when someone cancels plans on you and you are suddenly left with surprise alone time. You’re all, “Oh good, more time to be with me!” and it’s truly an untouchable feeling of happiness. 

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Beautiful Handmade Fairy Tale Book Covers by Aniko Kolesnikova

Handmade Tale Book Covers
Aniko Kolesnikova creates darling journal covers, molded out of clay and rich in dreamy detail. Better known as Mandarin Duck online, this creative lady keeps herself very busy, between filming YouTube tutorials, sculpting items with clay, and crafting various, adorable, homemade pieces. Having quit her job at a fashion studio to devote herself to the creative life full-time, Kolesnikova is a shining example of what can happen when you follow your passion.
From tiny poised foxes, to fantastical dragons and wise owls, Kolesnikova's beautiful covers have earned her devoted fans who are drawn in by the incredible and whimsical details her creations contain. Based in London, she has found a real place for herself in the artistic community. Her belief in her homemade crafts and the inspiration she finds by connecting with other like-minded creators pushes her to continue developing her skills and abilities.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

This Ginger Cat is Majestically Cute

Amazing Cat Photography by Kristina Makeeva
Kristina Makeeva is one of the most talented Russian Photographers and designers. Most of her work has gain a big deal of attention from the public she has been taking and designing a lot of photographs that look extremely fascinating. She stated learning Photoshop since she was 14 years and began taking photos when she was 16. All the photos she had taken, she always edit them with graphics editor. Now she is sharing with us another incredible art work with her cat whose name is Kotleta. She said that it was a great cat because it could stay where she wanted to. Check out her latest beautiful art work with her cat below.