Posts by Sara Barnes


May 17, 2019

This Amazing Artist Recreates Exotic Birds as Lifelike Paper Sculptures

Artist Diana Beltran Herrera pays homage to all types of birds by meticulously rendering our feathered friends as paper sculptures. For years, we have marveled over her ability to translate birds’ beautiful plumage and their majestic wingspans into faux creatures who, at first glance, look like the real thing. Herrera’s lifelike paper flock features birds of all shapes and sizes, from the majestic salmon-crested cockatoo to the fluttering violet-crowned woodnymph.

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May 14, 2019

20 Adorable Animals Booping the Camera with Their Curious Snoots

Fox boops the camera from r/aww There’s a reason that animals are so popular on the internet—they do adorable things! And in trying to snap a photo of their cuteness, sometimes a boop on the camera occurs. But what is that, exactly? It’s where the snout of an animal touches (or practically touches) the lens of the device. The result is an out-of-focus nose and a creature whose curiosity only adds to its charm.

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May 10, 2019

15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

Learning is fun–especially when you do it sitting in your pajamas. Getting to this point of engaged relaxation is easier than you think with online art and photography classes. Through subscription sites like Bluprint, Creativebug, and CreativeLive, you can take thousands of classes all from the comfort of your own home and on your own time. Don’t keep this knowledge all to yourself—share it with others! Do you know who might like creative classes?

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May 8, 2019

Follow These 4 Easy Steps to Sketch Any Landscape You See

Nowadays, nearly everyone has a great camera on their phone. While you might think that would dissuade us from capturing life through sketching, it does the opposite. Take landscape drawing, for instance. Snapping a photo can certainly record the setting for you, but by recreating it through sketching, you can imbue the locale with emotion and energy that only comes from working by hand. Landscape drawing can be daunting.

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