Oodles of Doodles by Filipino Doodle Master Kerby Rosanes

Doodling is something most people do to pass the time. Usually learned at school to combat boredom, doodles can be found at the margins of books or in the very last pages of notebooks. Some carry the habit well into adulthood, while a few turn doodling into a form of art. Kerby Rosales is one […]

Mosque Ceilings – Mesmerizing Colors in the Middle East

When you think of religious architecture and art, the cathedrals of Rome and Europe are probably the first thing to come to mind. The interior of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and many, many others are renowned worldwide for their intricate interior decor and frescoes. For the experienced traveler, it may be known, however, […]

T-Shirts for Christmas? – 10 Hilarious Designs by Minty Tees

‘Tis the season to gift, and here at Pondly, we tend to like a dash of sarcasm and a heaping portion of humor with our presents. We stumbled upon Minty Tees a while back (circa 2004, though they were established in 2000), and I throw out a purchase there from time to time for the occasional special occasion […]

The People Inside the Uniform – Controversial Series by Devin Mitchell

Don’t ask, don’t tell. That has been the Armed forces policy regarding their personnel. It usually refers to the sexual preferences of the soldiers, but sometimes, it goes beyond that. The media isn’t helping either, portraying soldiers either as heroes or jack-booted bad guys. The truth of the matter is that soldiers are just people […]

Cookie Design – Decorate Cookies Like a Pro with Amber Spiegel

What you see below are actual cookies meant for eating, and at the bottom of the post is a how-to video for instructions on how you can learn to do this yourself. Made by New York-based pastry chef Amber Spiegel, each of these painstakingly detailed ornamental designs can take up to 45 minutes. Let me […]

Stuff To Make You Smile – Clever Street Art by OAK OAK

So we might be a little late (give or take a month) on the draw on this one, but we wanted to announce that one of our favorite street artists of all time, OAK OAK of St. Etienne, France, has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his works. From Calvin […]

Hyper-Realistic Drawings by Ivan Hoo

I don’t know if his parents intended it or not, but Ivan Hoo’s name may just be a clever play on the iconic hero’s name Ivan Hoe. Puns aside, Ivan is an uber-talented illustrator/painter/all-around artist whose work has slowly been gaining the interest of art bloggers all over the internet. He creates awesome hyper-realistic artwork […]

Troll Selfies – Creepy Creatures by Impsandthings

Impsandthings is a sculptor and art teacher. Her real name is yet unknown, which leads me to think that she’s maybe a fairy of some sort. After all anonymity is all the protection she’s got. And while she reveals herself to be an art teacher, that doesn’t mean she teaches humans. The quality if her […]

A Masterpiece 10 Years in the Making – Sculpture by Ra Paulette

Ra Paulette is the badass artist who carved out an entire sandstone cave – just because he could. It started ten years ago when Ra took a backpack, a wheelbarrow, and his four-legged best friend, and went tramping across New Mexico. The area was littered with sandstone caves which sparked a long-time passion inside him. […]

In Search of Lost Frogs – Images by Robin Moore

Robin Moore is the photographer/adventurer behind this epic photographic collection of rare and exotic frogs. The photo book, entitled “In Search of Lost Frogs,” is a chronicle of Robin’s efforts to capture the world’s rapidly disappearing species of amphibians. He traveled all the way to Colombia, Haiti, Costa Rica, Philippines, and Guatemala. According to Jennifer […]

Classic Comic Illustrations by Shanghai Tango

Shanghai Tango is a mysterious comic illustrator whose real identity is still unknown. Despite his anonymity, his work has been going viral on the net. He draws minimalist black and white illustrations that are simply a delight to look at. His style is reminiscent of the old school cartoons that used to appear on Sunday […]

Quilled Paper Carpets by Lisa Nilsson

Quilling is a tedious artistic process where paper is meticulously rolled and arranged to create elaborate designs. Lisa Nilsson is a spectacular sculptor who specializes in this particular craft. She has more than just mastered the art of quilling, she excels in it. No one even comes close. She has already had several exhibitions of […]

Girl Power – Empowering Posters by Carol Rossetti

Society, as a whole is largely patriarchal with the power balance distinctly tilted towards the men. Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti wants to change all that with her powerful series ‘Women’. The series is aimed at women who are marginalized, ostracized, and ridiculed for their looks, life choices, and attitude. It touches on socially relevant issues […]

Enchanting Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Paths by Daan Roosegaarde

Daan Roosegaarde is the Dutch artist and innovator responsible for a this enchanting, solar-powered bike path in Brabant, Netherlands. The installation was inspired by none other than Van Gogh’s painting ‘Starry Night.’ Brabant, incidentally, is where the painter was born and raised. Daan’s environment-friendly bike path is around one kilometer long and studded with softly […]

Perspective – Clever 3D Illustrations by João Carvalho

It took me a good long while to figure out how João Carvalho made his awesome 3D drawings pop out. When I finally did, it was a eureka moment – followed by the realization that it shouldn’t have taken me as long as it did. Credit goes to João’s mind-bending skill in creating a forced […]

Wired – Majestic Wire Sculptures by Clive Maddison

Clive Maddison is not just a talented sculptor, he’s also an author. His ongoing series of wire sculptures is actually a homage to the vast diversity of the natural world. Clive creates wire tree sculptures from a single, long strand of silver wire. He doesn’t solder or glue anything together. He makes each piece by […]

Flowers in Potholes – Colorful Tile Mosaics by Jim Bachor

Potholes are the bane of motorists and commuters everywhere. Jim Bachor decided to hit two birds with one stone by filling those potholes in with colorful tile mosaics. His project not only prettifies the streets, it makes for smoother rides, too. It looks like Jim has his work cut out for him in Chicago where […]

Wooden Metros – Sculptures by James McNabb

James McNabb used to be a furniture maker, until he discovered that it was way more fun to make art. His work has been described by some as ‘sketching with a band saw’ which, when you look at his work, is not entirely untrue. James’ preferred medium is wood, and he uses different types in […]

Honest Selfies – Photography by Iiu Susiraja

Selfies used to be something only rich and beautiful people did. With the advent of cheap camera phones and social media, selfies started cropping up all over. Selfies allow you to pretend to the world that you’re happier, richer, wackier, cooler, and way more beautiful than you really are – and the rest of the […]

Sooty Images – Paintings by Steven Spazuk

Steven Spazuk is a Canadian artist who has spent the last fourteen years developing and perfecting his techniques. He uses a rather tricky medium that not many other artists would even consider using. You see, Steven uses soot to paint. His inspiration came from a dream of his where he was in a gallery looking […]