Fictional Self-Help Books By Johan Deckmann

Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities.

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Digital Artist Explores The Hidden Darkness In The World Through Her Revealing Illustrations

Art can be an excellent way of letting go of all the pain.

After all, there is such a thing called therapeutic art. The following illustrations fall into that category. A digital artist based in Spain by the name of Sara Ruiz is the one behind these compelling works of art.

You can clearly see the rejection, the hurt, and the personal growth she has gone through and desires to help others do the same. Every one of these illustrations is unique and evokes a different feeling in the viewer.

Some of these illustrations do address darker matters like suicide, so you have been warned.

More info: Artstation

Crumbling under the weight of the world.

No matter how hard you fall down, there will always be hope.

When the nightmares and dreams mix together.

Ending your life once and for all.

Stuck in a hopeless love that goes nowhere.

Always look on the bright side of things.

Trying to break free from the prison you’ve built for yourself.

Finally accepting everything about yourself.

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“Truth Facts”: The Truthiest Truths And Factiest Facts Of Everyday Life

In an age of “alternative facts,” we all need a little more truth in our lives. And humor.

Welcome to Truth Facts, a collection of information graphics that poke fun at societal quirks and everyday absurdities through charts and graphs. Danish writer Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler have taken the internet by storm with their humorous and perceptive infographics that turn commonplace phenomena into clever commentary.

In distilling keen observations about universal experiences into elegant charts and graphs, Truth Facts gets to the heart of the paradoxical and wonderful world we all share, and puts modern reality into perspective in a funny and visceral way.

These simple, colorful graphics explore societal quirks and everyday oddities, such as what happens when you call customer service (anything but service), when banks are open (only when you’re at work), the biggest lies on the internet (“LOL”), and much more.

Playfully teasing readers even as it explores themes like perception vs. reality, this compendium of life’s truthiest facts prods us to laugh at ourselves, own up to our shortfalls, accept the strangeness of the world we live in, and continue on—happier and more connected to one another than ever before.

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Malaysian Artist Perfectly Creates Fluffy Cats Using Just Ink

Artist Kamwei Fong painstakingly creates these textured, fluffy black cats, using only fine-line pen. The illustrations, a series called The Furry Thing, are the gorgeous end product of a technique that requires a great deal of skill and patience.

“I draw them by shading with tons of tiny furs,” Kamwei told Bored Panda. “It is indeed a very time consuming process. Small ones like A3 could take a few days, big ones like 25×37 inches could take a few weeks.”

The lines are varied in size and density to slowly build volume and texture, resulting in a ‘furry’ look. The cats are crafted in such a way that each one displays a unique, playful personality, which is testament to the skill of the Malaysian artist. Kamwei makes similar works using the same technique to create a variety of animals, such as monkeys, puppies, and Bo the Goldfish, a minimalist and peace-evoking character through which Kamwei aims to “encourage and uplift people to become more optimistic about life.”

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Artist Jason Ebeyer Is Making Cyberspace Slick And Chic

In an era where virtual reality is more appealing than the actual one, artist Jason Ebeyer populates the cyberscape universe with waxy doll-like creatures. The Australian artist is quickly gaining recognition in the blooming field of digital art as his 3D creations begin to appear in magazines, videos and art installations. Watch his glossy animation and you will be mesmerized by their slick erotic style.

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Female Artist Illustrated Intimate Scenes Of Love Making Couples

Intimacy between couples is the rawest possible emotions. It is one thing that binds all the elements of a relationship, love, caring, trust and fondness for each other. The fundamental emotional and physical craving for each other pretty much makes it more special. It’s the only time we give ourselves in the chaotic world, the couples who’ve experienced it call it the most peaceful time they get in a day.

Frida Castelli brought these intimate moments to life by painting them. She has put to life the burning passion that’s felt by the two lovers while they are getting intimate.

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Orthodox Priests Will Bless Anything!

The Second Vatican Council Document Orientalium Ecclesiarum, The Decree on the Catholic Churches of the East, says:

“All members of the Eastern Rite should know and be convinced that they can and should always preserve their legitimate liturgical rite and their established way of life…” (no. 6)

and…

If any separated Christian should, under the guidance of the grace of the Holy Spirit, join himself to the unity of Catholics, no more should be required of him than what a bare professional the Catholic Faith demands. (no. 25)

Boy, in the spirit of ecumenism, expect them to help us bless ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!

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There’s An Online Community About Stapling Bread To Trees

Turns out there’s an online community on Reddit with almost 68,000 active members that spend their days stapling bread to trees and sharing their experience online. We truly live in an amazing time!

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18-Year-Old Painter Stuns The Art World With Her Vibrant Paintings, Sells Them For $10k

Young entrepreneur and classically trained painter Dimitra Milan, is challenging traditional ideas of how artists reach and engage with collectors and audiences. How does an eighteen year old know anything about the art establishment and marketing art? Dimitra has been painting and selling original canvases for the past five years through the standard system of galleries and artist reps. “I am still in galleries and plan to continue working with a few fantastic gallery owners, but I am taking the initiative to market directly and take ownership of my brand.” She has a vision for a better way to get her art out to viewers and do it on her own terms, and without compromising her artistic vision.

Dimitra was classically trained at the Milan Art Institute, a school for painters run by her parents, well-known artists John and Elli Milan. “My parents have encouraged me to try new ways of sharing my work. I am fortunate to benefit from their experience.” Dimitra believes that any painter willing to devote themself to full-time painting can make a living at it and put an end to the idea of the “starving artist.”

According to Dimitra, who regularly sells original oil paintings for upwards of $10,000 it’s all about connecting directly with collectors. “When a collector feels a personal connection with an artist, they relate to your work on a deeper level.” Social media, the internet, video conferencing and ease of travel have brought Dimitra together with her collectors who aren’t just fans of her work, but also friends.

Returning from a month in Greece, Dimitra, refreshed and energized, has painted a number of new originals, all of which show a depth of imagination and visual storytelling. “Now that I represent myself, and am free to make my own decisions, I am launching a new phase of my business. I have a new website and ecommerce platform to sell prints directly to my fans, with more products to follow.” With over 86k instagram followers and similar facebook audiences, it’s obvious there is a tremendous interest in Dimitra’s special blend of realism and dreamy romantic abstractions. While Dimitra is not the first talented artist who understands branding, she is among the first of a new generation who intuitively understand the new social media landscape.

“Since I have turned 18, and can legally own my own business, I have partnered directly with an amazing print manufacturer to sell prints worldwide at local cost. In the near future I want to begin live streaming from my studio, giving collectors a chance to see their piece being created. I am currently self publishing my first book containing my favorite collection of artwork, lifestyle, and the inspiration behind my paintings. Ultimately, I want to help other artists succeed in their dreams of making a career from selling art. I feel like I’m in the process of paving the way. I have a passion to help other artists also succeed.

Although business is flourishing, this next year I am making the decision to teach part time at the Milan Art Institute’s 1 year long Mastery Program. This program is designed for anyone looking to make a career as an artist. I am really excited to have this opportunity to train other artists, and to make an impact on their lives. So many people believe that artists can’t make it, but they CAN if they paint at least 40 hours a week, and show people their work.”

With concern for every part of her business and the integrity of her artistic vision, Dimitra is innovating art marketing. A young painter with a big talent, she’s poised to take the art world by storm.

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Artist Jim ‘ll Paint It Makes Crazy Pictures On Request Using Microsoft Paint

Jim’ll Paint It is a single topic blog where a man named jim solicits suggestions from readers of humorous or strange situations to paint in MS Paint. The resulting pictures are prized and often shared on social media.

James Murray posted the first three pictures on Jim’ll Paint it on February 21, 2013. The images assumed what would become the standard format for the posts: a letter written to Jim from a reader detailing a situation, along with Jim’s presentation of the situation as depicted in MS Paint.

“Jim’ll Paint It is an ongoing collaboration between Jim and the thousands of complete strangers who send him their weird and wonderful ideas. Using Microsoft Paint, Jim has painted hundreds of suggestions ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous – each free of charge. If you have enjoyed any of the pieces Jim has painted you can support the project either by making your own request, sharing the paintings via social media or purchasing any of the products on this site,” he wrote.

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