Creating Leaf Art with @143roy
For more photos and videos of Roy’s leaf art, follow @143roy on Instagram.
“I grew up in a place where most houses have their own mango, guava or other fruit-bearing trees in their backyards,” says Philippines Instagrammer Roy Mallari (@143roy). “We have a mango tree and an avocado tree that I planted myself, and the materials for my leaf art mainly come from this avocado tree.”
Inspired by other Instagrammers like Red Hongyi @redhongyi who create and share their original artwork on Instagram, Roy also began exploring his creativity by taking household objects and arranging them into his drawings and designs. Besides avocado leaves, he likes to use flowers, twigs, stones and and even leftover egg shells from breakfast.
“Leaf art is a result of my wide imagination, where I can create art from the simplest things that often go unnoticed,” explains Roy. “It brings out the real me, as it allows me to pursue what my heart desires the most—which is art.”
twenty one pilots: the story behind the masks
Watch twenty one pilots dive into the meaning behind the skimasks they wear on stage and in their videos for ‘Car Radio’ and ‘Guns For Hands.’
"We’re trying to create something that’s a bit more faceless, that can represent a group of people or have people relate to it.” - Tyler Joseph
Inside the Woodworker’s Workshop with @mokkouyamagen
For more photos and videos from Genki’s workshop, follow @mokkouyamagen on Instagram.
“The beautiful texture and grain of wood cannot be made by human hands,” says woodworker Genki Nishiyama (@mokkouyamagen) of Yokohama, Japan. Genki, who worked at a furniture factory for nearly 10 years, turned a worn-down warehouse into his own workshop to become an independent furniture maker and delve deeper into the craft.
“Solid wood continues to expand and contract with humidity, even after they are made into furniture,” Genki explains of the challenges he faces. “In a country like Japan where the four seasons bring rapid changes in the atmosphere, you really have to anticipate the arching movements of the wood in order to prevent the furniture from breaking.”
On Instagram, Genki likes to document not only the end products but also the tools and environment inside the workshop. “The heart and artistry of many people go into a product when it’s being made, and I think people will enjoy exploring that creation process.”
Broadway week…saw Les Misérables and If/Then. Two very different musicals, but phenomenal ones! Also got to meet some of the cast members of both, including Andy Mientus, Ramin Karimloo, James Snyder from She’s the Man, and the phenomenal Idina Menzel, one of my favorite actresses and also alum of NYU (so cool she signed my ticket!)! Bummed I didn’t meet Anthony Rapp, but next time! #lesmizbway #lesmiserables #broadway #ifthen #andymientus #raminkarimloo #jamessnyder #idinamenzel #nyc
twenty one pilots discography | insp
//we all are stranger creatures than when we all started out as kids//
New Found Glory kicked off the Glamour Kills Tour last night with We Are The In Crowd, Fireworks, Candy Hearts, Red City Radio, and Better Off. You can check out their setlist below.
Dates can be found here.
5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces
Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”