Watch this artist create photorealistic embroidery portraits

Verso is a lovely documentary about embroidery artist Cayce Zavaglia (previously), who creates beautiful portraits via embroidery. Read the rest

Short documentary on a sculptor whose medium is feathers

Artist Kate MccGwire creates remarkable sculptures from carefully-curated feathers sent to her from around the globe. This short documentary examines her philosophy and aesthetic. Read the rest

Watch a charming tutorial on how to repurpose teabags into art

Artist Anne Eichhorn shows how she uses watercolors, pen, and typewriters to create charming little pieces of art and jewelry from used teabags. Read the rest

Get creatively inspired by these sumptuous handcrafted bohemian journals

Nazy Cardiel Camargo from Amity Bloom crafts lovely journals festooned with textiles, found art, and other ephemera, and the results are quite beautiful. Read the rest

Watch this engraver reshape Abe Lincoln's penny portrait into a skull

Spend a delightful half hour watching master engraver Shaun Hughes turn an ordinary penny into an extraordinary artwork of skulls and scrolls. Read the rest

Watch how to 3D print any image as a translucent lithophane

Lithophanes were originally bas-relief artworks made of translucent porcelain that let varying amounts of light through depending on thickness. Now they same effect can be created using a 3D printer and applied to anything from Wonder Woman images to personal photos. Read the rest

Charming papercraft reimagining of book covers

Kate Kato repurposed the popular Observer's Book series to include lovely paper sculptures of each book's subject. Above is The Observer's Book of Fungi. Read the rest

Beautiful insect sculptures made of flowers and plants

Montreal-based clothing designer and artist Raku Inoue has been populating his Instagram with plants and flowers crafted into colorful insects. Read the rest

Omid Asadi's intricate leaf sculptures

UK-based artisan Omid Asadi traded in his boxing gloves and engineering career to focus on his craft since leaving his native Iran: turning large leaves into beautiful carved sculptures. Read the rest

Is your Etch A Sketch game at Kyle Fleming's level?

If drawing stairsteps on an Etch A Sketch seems like the pinnacle of achievement, these masterworks by Kyle Fleming may inspire you to new heights. They may also inspire you to shake yours clean and permanently donate it to the nearest toddler. Read the rest

Beautiful rugs and tapestries inspired by coral reefs and tide pools

Portuguese artist Vanessa Barragão has invoked the otherworldly beauty of the sea for a new series of tapestries and rugs, like the Coral Reef Weaving series above. Below is a larger piece called Earth Rug: Read the rest

Watch a craftsman turn wood and colored pencils into a floating cup carving

Bobby Duke makes all kinds of cool woodworking projects in his inimitable video style. This floating cup pencil carving is especially impressive. Read the rest

Charming interview with the creator of super-fancy paper cranes

Origamist Leyla Torres of Origami Spirit interviews paper crane enthusiast Cristian Marianciuc, and their lovely conversation covers a cool project that Marianciuc started over 1,000 days ago: creating a super-fancy paper crane each day. Read the rest

These remarkably intricate insect models are crafted from bamboo

Noriyuki Saitoh creates these delightful life-sized insects from carved bamboo. Read the rest

Whimsical plant embroidery that extends beyond the hoop

Embroidery artist Veselka Bulkan creates all sorts of lovely and creative embroidered works that play with the form, like these plant-themed pieces that refuse to stay inside the hoop frame, sometimes even extending to another. Read the rest

Handmade binary ceramics imprinted with typewriter keys

Sculptor inaeent (aka It's Not Anything Exactly Enterprises, aka Laura C. Hewitt) presses old 1s and 0s from typewriters into her ceramics to create a cool line of binary mugs, bowls, and plates. Read the rest

Victoria Villasana yarn bombs vintage photos

Textile artist Victoria Villasana breathes new life into black and white photos by sewing vividly-colored yarns and threads onto them. Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, and legal tender all get the treatment. Read the rest

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