Can Street be Canvas? Yes, Artist Roadsworth Says

Roadsworth (see previous) began a guerrilla street art campaign to encourage the city of Montreal to build more bike lanes. Gibson cleverly modified roads, sidewalks, parking lots and any other publicly visible asphalt surface he can transform with paint and turned them into something else. For him, every white or yellow traffic paint stripe is a new opportunity. However, his painting was not premitted from beginning which caused he got arrested in 2004. Ironically, his arrest made his career possible by giving him visibility within the very system he criticized. Today, he is often hired to do the same thing he was arrested for – make public art by painting streets and sidewalks. Like many artists, Roadsworth walks the line between trying to evolve as an artist and push boundaries while staying within those boundaries enough to make a living.

Personally, I don’t really like the idea of make eye-catching painting on street. I think that will cause more traffic problem instead of having a safe lane for bike. However, having some interesting drawing on sidewalks or parking are totally fine, as long as they are good enough.

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Rainbow Smoothie Bowls Bring a Tie Dyed Twist to Healthy Eating

Although there are clearly some fruits and vegetables in below photos, I still didn’t connect that with food at first sight because it just looks too colorful. Rachel Lorton, a self-proclaimed “smoothie bowl enthusiast” creates below eye-pleasing dishes with all-natural ingredients such as turmeric, hemp heart, pea flower, beetroot and cantaloupe.

Neon pink, ocean blue, and deep magenta together resemble tie dye prints you’d find on clothing. But don’t be afraid about those vibrant colors, they are just vegan food which should be good for you. Through her Instagram, Lorton demonstrates that you don’t need artificial colors or flavors to make stunning works of food art. There are some video tutorials on her Instagram page and you can take a look if you are not only statisfied by looking at these visual treats and want to try by yourself.

Best Bird Photos Of 2017 by photocrowd

Birds might be one of the hardest wild animal to photograph. To capture a perfect shot of bird, photograhers might need to wait for several hours to days and fight with tough enviroment. The British Trust for Ornithology, however, is taking time to appreciate photographers around the world who have mastered the art of capturing the quiet, gentle beauty of birds. The first competition was imitated in 2015 and this year’s winners has just been announced. Alejandro Prieto Rojas from Mexico, who submitted a stunning portrait of flamingo feeding their young is awarded to the overall Bird Photographer of the Year with a cash prize of £5,000 (~$6,500 USD). Below are some of the most incredible bird photos and you can head over to its official site to see the more or submit your entries for 2018.

Pink Flamingo Feeding Their Young By Alejandro Prieto Rojas, Mexico. Gold Award And Bird Photographer Of The Year 2017 Winner In The Best Portrait Category

The Battle By Jose Garcia, US. Bird Behaviour Category

Blue Tit On Berries By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

2017 Bird Photographer Of The Year Cover

Goosander And Brood By Jonathan Gaunt, UK. Bird Behaviour Category

Daily Basket By Ionel Onofras, Romania. Best Portrait Category

A Perfect Landing, Australian Pelican By Bret Charman, Australia. Gold Award Winner In Birds In Flight Category

Swimming Eider By Pål Hermansen. Bronze In Best Portrait Category

Swallow Chicks In Nest By Joseph Anthony. Honourable Mention In Creative Imagery Category

Little Grebe Taking Off By Faisal Alnomas. Honourable Mention In Bird Behaviour Category

David Versus Goliath By Bruno De Lorenzo, Hungary. Bird Behaviour Category

Realistic Clay Succulents Shaped Jewelry

It seems wearing nature inspired jewelry is a hot trend now. Year ago, American florist Susan McLeary designs a special kind of jewelry – live succulent jewels. The actual living succulents are attached to the accessories and can grow up to 2-4 weeks. However, when those succulents grow out of their jewelry container, you have to separate the plants from the base and pot it. It might sound a bit trouble for some people. Hence, if you like those succulents shaped jewelry but don’t want to take care of the plants, the polymer clay succulents from Iryna Osinchuk-Chajka is worth checking. Iryna’s wonderful succulent jewelry includes various creative items like right, necklaces, hair pins, combs and other interesting accessories. Take a look at those realistic creation below and if you are interested, you can head over to Iryna’s Etsy store to find more.

Creative and Playful Street Art by Tom Bob

Using street “furniture” like poles or electrical terminals, American artist Tom Bob creates colorful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings. From drum player to rustic robot, from walking elephant to crawling alligator, Tom is making the city a much happier place for everybody. Let’s just hope no one caught Tom so we can enjoy more of his whimsical works.

Unreal Realism: When Photography Meets Pencil Illustration

When I first saw Tullius Heuer‘s work, I thought it was similar to those 3D drawing we featured before. However, the more I browserd, the more wondered I am. How he was able to draw such realistic image and those people looks so real and popup out of the paper. It turns out that is a combination of drawing and photo manipulation. Actually, the Brazilian digital artist-illustrator Tullius Heuer blends simulated pencil art with photography to create amazing illusion that his sketches are coming to life – and reaching off the page. I know on first sight, it might looks a bit eerie – but it is compellingly fantastic.

Insect Made Out Of Arranged Flowers

Although you can find lots of insect wondering around flowers, you probably won’t like them as much as you enjoy flowers. However, Montreal-based creative Raku Inoue’s latest art work “Natura Insects” might change you a little bit. At least you can enjoy the insects as you enjoy the flowers in this series since all the stag beetles, butterflies, and other insects are made out of real flowers. Take a look at photos below and you can find more interesting flower related work on Raku’s Instagram.

Arbori: The Fantastic Forest Guardians Inspired By Miyazaki

The Arboriare fantastic creatures of all shapes and sizes that blend in with the various landscapes of the planet. Artist Emily Colemanstarted to sculpted her first Arbori in 2008. It was originally created as an experiment in texture, drawing inspiration from Miyazaki films while the completed piece was very popular. Then Emily started to create more tree dragons and make them guardians of the forest, keeping out all that seek to harm it. According to Emily “The dragons are linked symbiotically with the forests they protect and share the same life force. The Arboriwere born from this concept.”

Coffee in Cone: Drink Your Coffee and Eat Your Cup

Would would you do with the coffee cup after you finish the coffee? Most of us throw it and some of artist will draw on it. However, for the special cup in this post, I bet we will definitely eat it! Yet, that is the special coffee from #coffeeinacone, a special coffee shop in Tokyo.

the Tokyo-based shop offers a wide selection of cones, allowing sweet-toothed coffee lovers to experiment with different flavors. Customers can choose to have their “cups” dipped in chocolate, coated in sprinkles, or even covered in matcha powder. Moreover, the shop also experiments with latte art, topping off their already creative concoctions with tulips, hearts, and their signature smiley faces. So it is not only about coffee, latte art and edible container. You will have all of them in one “cup”! What a lovely creation! If you happen to be in Tokyo and you’d like to get your hands on your own coffee in a cone, check out the cafe’s website.

Miniature Sculptures Carved Out of Avocado Pit

When we eat avocado, we probably want to have the one with small pit. While it might be different for Jan Campbellwho can actually transform the pit into handheld totems and pendants. Her handiwork boasts fantastical figurines and guardians of the forest that are created with an impressive attention to intricate detail.

When asked why Jan would choose to carve on avocado pit, she said “When I accidentally scraped the surface of the stone with my nail, a beautiful deep orange pigment surfaced. It occurred to me then to try carving it.” After obtaining some lino-cutting tools, she engraved the pit with a “strange little face” and let it dry. The final result was as hard as wood and set her on a new artistic path.