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Monika Thakur

Monika has been writing about trending artifacts across diverse platforms for over three years. Her all-time fascination with both traditional and non-traditional artworks led her to explore the world of art and humanities. She founded EdgyMinds in 2016 to discover emerging artists and indulge her passion for creativity. Connect with her at Facebook I Twitter I G Plus

Ice Stupa of Ladakh Solves Water Crisis, Fights Global Warming
in Art, Artists, Inspirational, Offbeat

Ice Stupa of Ladakh Solves Water Crisis, Fights Global Warming

Despite its panoramic landscapes that are likely to take your breath away, life in Ladakh is extremely harsh. This cold desert at 10,000 feet and receives an average of mere 50mm of rainfall every year. Moreover, global warming has put a threat on the ice shelves everywhere, while Himalayan glaciers are believed to be shrinking more quickly than any on earth, as per the researchers....

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13 Apr 2018
Image Courtesy: Vijitha Retheesh
in Art, DIY, Handicraft

Indian Dollmaker’s Art of Recycling Paper Earned Her a Guinness Record!

Since the existence of human civilisation, the ability to handcraft sculptures and art pieces has remained with us. One of the ancient forms of craft is doll making. Skilled in this art form, Vijitha Retheesh, a native of Palluruthy in Kochi, creates pretty dolls by recycling paper. Not just one or two, but she has a full army of neatly packed paper dolls that appears...

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06 Apr 2018
Image: Etsy
in Art, Design, Handicraft, Offbeat

Enchanting, Detail-Oriented Floral Jewellery Made Using Polymer Clay

For those who love nature and elegant statement jewellery, there is a good news. You can get both in one, all thanks to Etsy shop Claycessories. Started by British artist Janna Baranovska, this online shop offers stunning detail-oriented floral jewellery that resembles life-like flowers. These enhancing floral jewellery pieces not only spruce up your outfits but also stay with you forever, unlike real flowers.

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02 Apr 2018
Image: Instagram
in Art, Artists, Sketching

Artist Creates the Most Photorealistic Coloured Pencil Portraits You’ve Ever Seen

Heather Rooney, 25-year-old American artist, specialises in making photorealistic drawings. After seeing her amazing artwork we are sure you’d be hooked, just like us. These are the most realistic portraits that are made with a few coloured and graphite pencils. These portraits could easily be mistaken as real photographs, due to the incredible detailing. Even at a closer look, you would not be able to...

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31 Mar 2018
Trash to Art: 27-Year-Old Artist Breathes Life Back to Waste Objects
in Art, DIY, Offbeat

Trash to Art: 27-Year-Old Artist Breathes Life Back to Waste Objects

From heavy machinery to other unused small items, there are many forgotten goods in a dump yard that seems ugly to many but to an artists eye it is a chest full of treasures – as only an “edgymind” knows how to turn “trash to art”. Using various waste metal objects, North Carolina-based artist, Melissa Bennett, creates stunning art pieces that are worth your attention.

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26 Mar 2018
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