This Art May Be Gorgeous, But Wait Til You See It From A Step Back. It’s Beyond Amazing.

The amount of beauty in this world can be overwhelming, so it’s understandable if you don’t notice every fantastic thing there is to be seen on a given day. Fortunately, the most spectacular and miraculous things can happen in your own family. When two people create a life together, it is a truly wonderful thing. The beauty of its simplicity and mystery is incredible. Carrie Preston is an artist who wants to highlight the joy and beauty of every new pregnancy. She paints custom work for expecting parents… and sometimes she paints the expecting parents.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa

My Little Joey

The Great Pumpkin


The Fish Bowl Bump

Realistic Bump

An Easter Basket

The Galaxy Bump

My Little Mermaid

A Surprise Bump

My Sweet Little Cupcake

Monsters, Inc.

The Stork Bump

I Will Love You Until The Cows Come Home

A Fairy Tale Bump

The Lion King & Guess How Much I Love You

My Honey Bump

Guess How Much I Love You

A Family Road Trip Bump

My Little Apple

Finding Nemo

(via: Bored Panda) Her work combines the joy of new life and incredible talent. Her “belly bump” paintings are a cute way to remember the pregnancy… and thanks to the internet, we all get to share in the fun. To see more of Carrie’s work, visit her Facebook page! Share this adorableness with others by clicking the link below.

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This Hooded Wooden Figure Is Beautiful And Mysterious.

Paul Kaptein is a different kind of artist. Hailing from Australian, Kaptein works with laminated woods to create unconventional (and at times unsettling) sculptures of people. For the most part his work focuses on the themes of death and impermanence.

Much of his work incorporates hoodies (hooded sweatshirts) in some way. They are often depicted as sad and empty. It is a deliberate contrast to the typical association of hoodies have with youth and vitality. His latest creation is an untitled piece depicting a hooded, cloaked figure with no face. The piece actually just won the 2014 Mandorla Art Award, one of Australia’s most significant art awards.

Not all of Kaptein’s work is that abstract. Sometimes he goes much further off the map. Here are a few more of his sculptures. 

(H/T: Tumblr)

That skull one is pretty strangely intriguing. Don’t forget to share these sculptures on Facebook by clicking below. 

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