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Elicia Edijanto is an incredible artist living in Jakarta, Indonesia. She creates beautiful watercolor paintings of animals often interacting with children.
"Using only black watercolour (mostly), I try to create [a] unique relationship between human and nature. My subject are often children and animal because they are honest, sincere, unprejudiced and unpretentious. It will be easier for people to feel the emotions."- E.E.
Please allow yourself to be swept up in the magic she is able to create.
It is easy to stop seeing and appreciating how life is staggeringly beautiful. This week I was reminded of how amazing our existence is by the orbits of Earth and Venus.
If you draw a line connecting Earth and Venus as they orbit the sun, you get this pattern on the left. If you continue to track the pattern for eight years you get the pattern on the right!
I had a hard time grasping how this was happening. This video illustrates it wonderfully.
This pattern is happening all the time, day after day, year after year. We are all part of this beautiful dance.
Like everyone, sometimes I get bogged down in the daily details of life. It helps me to remember that my life is part of something so much bigger and wonderful!
Not all snowflakes look the same! Photographer Don Komarechka has made an artform out of capturing the amazing shapes, variety, and color (!) of snowflakes. The images featured here are from his gorgeous book, Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakes.
The snowflake above looks like Hermione's Time Turner from Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.
I am trying to imagine millions of these little shapes falling from the sky during a snowstorm!
The golden necklace is from the Etsy shop: MintMarbles, There is beautiful delicate work there.
A few more of Don's amazing images.
The purpose of art is to make us feel things. We live completely saturated in images, video and sound. So much so we become kind of numb to it all. For example, the art of animation is amazing. Crafting fictional images which move is otherworldly and powerful.
But after The Minions, Hotel Transylvania, The Peanuts Movie, Frozen, Big Hero 6, King Fu Panda, The Lego Movie, whatever Pixar is putting out, the entire genre of anime, and any number of breakfast cereal commercials - we stop seeing the beauty of this art form.
Please watch this 3-minute video by Emma Vakarelova. It breaks through all of that clutter. It is magical, stirring, deeply beautiful, and unlike anything I have seen before.
It is based on a poem by French surrealist poet Robert Desnos, "I have dreamed of you so much that you are no longer real."