Highly Imaginative Surreal Digital Illustrations

Artist Alexander Jansson continues to create all kinds of mesmerizing, mind-bending illustrations in his recent work. Each mixed media scene has a quirky, surreal feel in which lines are blurred and nothing is clearly defined. His soft palette of colors and misty lines create pictures that viewers can explore for hours, continuously discovering new details.

Based in Sweden, Jansson specializes in cover art, illustration, character design, concept art, and graphic design. From poster designs to book covers, his work has been published, exhibited, and featured worldwide. Viewing Jansson’s artwork is like getting lost in a fairy tale. His whimsical scenes include adorable, fuzzy creatures that float along in a cloud; children out at sea, having adventures as they bob up and down on their glass bottle boat; and cars and houses placed at the peak of treetops, shining brightly as if that’s where they belong.

Alexander Jansson’s website
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December 6, 2016

Ballerina Combines Intricate Beauty of Russian Ballet and Architecture

Russian photographer and ballerina Darian Volkova takes an innovative approach to exploring St. Petersburg’s architecture with her new ballet photography series Ballet House Tales. While she typically shoots backstage life at the ballet, these stunning images prove that her photography is not limited to straight reportage. By placing ballerinas in these these decadent houses, she fills the space with a new spirit. Each dancer melds into her surroundings, molding herself to the surfaces.

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December 5, 2016

Wife Shares Heartwarming Story Behind “Pathetic” $130 Engagement Ring

In an age of elaborate proposals and extravagant engagement rings, one woman is hoping to prove that, when it comes to weddings, it really is the thought that counts. Ariel Desiree McRae, a 22-year-old from Tennessee, recently married Quinn, her partner of two years. While the financially struggling couple initially planned on postponing their engagement until they felt fiscally secure, they eventually “couldn’t wait any longer” and opted for a simple wedding.

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