5 Reasons Why I Love Blogging

reasons-why-i-love-blogging-iconIt has been years since I set foot in the blogging world and I still find it equally interesting and lovable. In fact, I consider blogging to be one of the most productive tasks I do online. I started Wall of Wonders in 2012 and since then, this blog has flourished and has taken me along in its growth.

Whether you post regularly or randomly, with research or just freshly out of your mind, blogging can be a really fruitful penchant for you! So here are the top 5 reasons why I love blogging so much and why you should start your own blog right now.

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18 Beautiful & Crafty Christmas Card Designs

18-beautiful-and-crafty-christmas-card-designs-iconWith warm greetings of the season, here is a collection of some uniquely crafty and creative Christmas cards. These are great examples of using a bit of clever craft work to add elegance to design.

If you are looking for a distinctive Xmas card idea, be sure to also check my post, 15 Creative DIY Christmas Card Ideas.

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Designer Problems: Hilarious Comic Portraying Everyday Problems Faced by Designers

designer-problems-comic-by-creative-market-icon#DesignerProblems comics (by Creative Market) show the weird problems designers face everyday. Written and illustrated by Seth Roberts and Brian Hawes, they depict the various sides of life in the designer zone – be it the dilemma of choosing a good font or satisfying crazy requests from the client, they cover it all in a way which is both clever and funny.

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Creative DIY Cristmas Trees

Christmas is near and one of the best parts of the festival is a jolly-looking Christmas tree. For the people who want to make the holidays even more special, a DIY Christmas tree is a great project. And it definitely makes your Christmas tree to be one of a kind!

So, here are some really creative and out of the box Xmas tree ideas…

Christmas Tree Made of Books

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Harry Potter Themed Christmas Tree Decorated by Kathryn Burnett Creates Magic

If you love Harry Potter and Christmas, please stop what you’re doing and behold this magical tree. Kathryn Burnett (from Seaham, England) has decorated this Xmas tree with various Harry Potter ornaments and paraphernalia.

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The tree is covered in Harry Potter decorations, ranging from the Hogwarts trunk under the tree, all the way up to the Sorting Hat with a Cornish pixie on top. Here are some pictures… Continue reading

Lifelike Origami Art by Spanish Artist Gonzalo Calvo

Madrid-based origami master Gonzalo Garcia Calvo is able to transform a flat piece of paper into a lifelike three-dimensional intricate artwork. Calvo’s favorite subject matter seems to be expressive animals, though he has created many other objects as well, including an unbelievable violin.

For more amazing origami art, be sure to check out his Flickr!

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Cut-Out Dress Designs Brilliantly Completed With Everyday Objects by Edgar Artis

Edgar Artis is an Armenian fashion illustrator who creates gorgeous dress designs with everyday objects he finds at home. From a dress up made of burnt matchsticks to colorful paper clip garments, Edgar’s ideas give a new perspective to the things we see everyday!

You can find his work on his Instagram account. Some of the ingenious designs are right here.

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“Dasavatar” – Digital Illustration Set by Shajin Paikath

“Dasavatar” is a series of artworks designed by Shajin Paikath (catch him on Behance) which shows the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu – different incarnations that take the form of divine intervention provided by Vishnu during the various stages of human evolution. The Dasavatar (ten avatars) are meant to re-establish dharma (righteousness) and destroy tyranny and injustice on earth.

These illustrations of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu feature minimal, mindful design leading to splendid results! I am sharing some of the artworks here. (You can see the complete set on Behance.)

Narasimha Avatar - Art by Shajin
Narasimha Avatar – Art by Shajin

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Illustrations of Artistic Animal Pairs by Katy Lipscomb

Katy Lipscomb is a freelance illustrator living in Georgia, USA. I featured her vivid and beautiful animal artworks in a previous post here. Her works illustrate various animal spirits – many of them forming beautiful pairs! That could be a dragon with a wolf, a couple of snakes, a lion with his cub and so on. She uses watercolors, color pencils and markers. You can find her work on DeviantArt and on Facebook.

Here are some artistic animal pairs by Katy Lipscomb…

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Michael Zajkov Creates Stunningly Realistic Dolls That Appear to Be Living

Michael Zajkov is a Moscow-based artist who creates such hyper-realistic dolls that often they make people feel uncomfortable! Unlike other dolls out there, Michael Zajkov’s dolls are hand-sculpted and are a fine work of art. These dolls are made from a special type of modeling clay, with beautiful glass eyes, French mohair wigs and numerous joints in them.

Zajkov graduated from Kuban State University of Russia in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 he worked at a puppet theatre while also attending a graduate school. He made his first doll in 2010.

Michael Zajkov with his hyper-realistic dolls
Michael Zajkov with his hyper-realistic dolls

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Michael shares the pictures of his startlingly lifelike dolls and sneak previews of their production process on his Instagram page.
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