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I Paint On Stuff I Find (40 Pics)

Sometimes I use things other people might think is garbage. More for Me!#1 

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I Use Flower Petals Instead Of Paint To Create Artworks Inspired By The Human Connection With Nature

I am Elen Alien – a Russian artist living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.

I paint since the age of 5, my first sale was at the age of 7. I have been studying art for more than 15 years, then gathered experience connected areas. In 2013 I discovered the unusual way of creating paintings from flower petals, this technique is called oshibana.

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I Paint Stuff I See And Places I’ve Been To

I like to paint things that are funky, have a vibe that makes space therein have character. The work draws me in and I find myself lost in capturing the simplicity I liked in the subjects. Sometimes I make things realistic and sometimes I allow the work to fall into abstraction. I never make preliminary drawings as I let the artwork become what it will be naturally. After painting for some time and making corrections over and over again I come to a point where the painting becomes what I saw and felt.

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“When Birds Paint The Sky”: i Created A Series Of Creative Renders Out Of Starling’s Murmuration

I’m an animation professional and amateur Astro and wildlife photographer. I was on the last day of a birding trip 500 miles from home when we came across an amazing murmuration of starlings. This was the first time I have seen murmuration and it was the most amazing experience which left me awestruck. I have captured a video with my iPhone and i was unable to take that beautiful event out of my head even after few days.

I have decided to capture the murmuration in a unique way.

so i set out for 16hrs drive, scouted for 3hrs with help of a local fisherman on his boat. planned with 3 different cameras by planting tripod in the lake at different places to capture 8 minutes of performance.

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This Talented Rat Was Taught How To Paint And His Little Paintings Are Adorable

Many people see rats as these dirty creatures who crawl through the sewers spreading disease and run to the opposite direction upon first sight of them. However, that’s a common misconception about them – they’re actually pretty smart and adorable little creatures who not only make great pets but are also quite talented. They’re so talented, in fact, Norwegian girl Amalie Markota Andersen even managed to teach her pet rat, Darius, how to paint!

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Amalie shared pictures of her little painting rat and people instantly fell in love

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Image credits: nebulami

In an interview with Bored Panda, Amalie said she had rats since she was about 14 years old. “I’ve discovered how great they are as pets on the internet. Rats were just beginning to become popular as pets, I think. After I had my first rat, I just kept on getting them. Rats don’t live very long, usually 2-3 years, so I’ve had 9 so far. Darius was one of them,” said the girl.

“I got him in 2017, he was one of many rats in the litter. All the rats seemed amazing, but Darius was just too precious not to choose,” explained Amalie. “He looked so kind and gentle, I instantly fell in love with him the moment I saw him.”

Image credits: Amalie Markota Andersen

Image credits: Amalie Markota Andersen

“I had him in a weird time of my life where I was trying to figure out who I was as a person, and also where I should be going in life. He was my light in the darkness,” added Amalie.

Amalie got Darius a non-toxic watercolor set and let him run around on a sheet of paper after dipping his feet in it. It usually takes Darius about 10 minutes to complete one of his paintings and his owner even managed to sell some of his works!

Image credits: Amalie Markota Andersen

Image credits: Amalie Markota Andersen

Even though the original pictures on Twitter have since been deleted, Amalie documented Darius in action previously on Tumblr.

Image credits: Amalie Markota Andersen

Image credits: Amalie Markota Andersen

Amalie says that Darius is pretty unusual for a rat as he’s rather shy and doesn’t like to explore as much as other rats do. “He was just fine cuddling in my lap or sleeping in my bed. He wasn’t very independent, always clinging to me like a little baby,” said the girl. “He was very attached to me and obviously I got very attached to him as well, which made it very hard for me to let him go when the time came.”

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“He wasn’t nervous or aggressive, but he simply had no interest in other people. It was really weird seeing that in a rat,” explained Amalie. “Rats usually love strangers, new places, just unexplored territory in general. But Darius didn’t care, he would just come back to me and demand some cuddles.”

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Amalie used the money she got by selling Darius’ paintings to get him a harness so both of them could explore the outdoors together.

Image credits: Amalie Markota Andersen

“I do regret selling the original a little bit,” says Amalie. “But it also makes me very happy thinking that his works are out there somewhere, hopefully still intact and well!”

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“It’s been crazy seeing all of it blow up like this. I never expected it would make people so happy. But I’m glad it did. Unfortunately, Darius didn’t make more than 4 paintings when he was still alive, but I am thinking about doing the same thing with my current rats, Gucci and Mango,” concluded Amalie.

People loved the little painting rat

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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Trend-proof painting: The colours that never go out of style

When a house looks tired and in need of an update, a lick of paint can be just what the interior designer ordered. Painting is a relatively inexpensive way to enhance a home’s appearance, as well as a straightforward job that many people can do themselves. 

But before getting busy with rollers and brushes, it’s important to give some serious thought to colour, lest you wind up with walls that date as soon as they dry (think: ’70s mustard or ’80s salmon tones).  

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8 Small Spaces Where Paint Can Make a Big Impact

Don’t forget about these little areas in your home. The right paint color can inexpensively transform a space.

During my years of painting people’s homes, I’ve learned that small spaces don’t have to be boring or go unnoticed. All it takes is a little paint. By adding paint in strategic places around the home, you can easily and inexpensively transform a space. Plus, there is a good chance you could accomplish at least one of these eight painting projects during the course of one weekend.

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Here are eight spaces to consider painting and my tips and tricks on making even the smallest places have a big impact.

1. Entryway. When a guest arrives, their first impression is based on your home’s exterior and the front door. Realtors call this curb appeal. But the very next thing guests will notice is the area right inside your front door, so you should use it to make a statement.

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If your home has a formal entry, choose a paint color that is one to two shades darker than the next room. A darker paint color in the entryway can make the space feel more inviting, like a warm hug.

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If your home has an open floor plan without a defined entryway, use paint to create one. Try a bold color on the wall surrounding the front door and an adjacent wall as visual borders for the entry.

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2. Hall bath. Small bathrooms might appear to be limited when it comes to design, but they can easily be transformed with a quick paint color update.

How do you pick a color for this small bathroom? Look around your home for spots of color that crop up in your art or drapes. For example, a living room that is mostly beige with blue accent pieces would coordinate well with a bathroom painted in that same shade of blue.

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Dark colors also have been trending with homeowners I’ve worked with lately. To offset the dark nature of the paint, we typically recommend keeping the other design details, such as the floors and sink, light to make sure the room still feels open and bright.

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Worried one color will overwhelm the small space? Consider installing a chair rail as a natural divider. Then paint the lower portion of the wall in a statement color while leaving the wall area above a neutral tone.

3. Bookshelf. Whether the bookshelves in your home are built-in or freestanding, you can easily create style with paint. Remove the shelves from the surround and paint the back wall of the case. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your paint color, because once the shelves and objects on the shelves are in place, your color choice will seem more subtle. You will get an instant pop of color without being too in-your-face.

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4. Closet. This space is often overlooked when it comes to paint, but a fresh coat of paint on the walls and shelving in your closet can go a long way. With a small- or medium-sized closet, keep your paint color choice bright and light.

With a large walk-in closet, consider using a paint color that complements the attached room.

For shelving, use an oil-based paint for durability against scratches and scuffs.

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5. Hallway. Hallways are typically long and narrow and, depending on the lighting, can also be dark. When choosing a paint color for the hallway, consider the paint colors in connecting rooms and then go one to two shades lighter. The colors will complement each other and coordinate the home’s overall design. Plus, a lighter shade will brighten up the passageway.

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Color Us Intrigued! 10 Tips, Tricks, and Fascinating Facts About Paint

Paint is all around us, but how much do you really think about it? OK, thinking or talking about paint sounds, well, just about as exciting as watching it dry. But there are actually some cool things to know about what you can paint and how to paint it.

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