Autumn de Forest is fast becoming a popular name among art enthusiasts across the globe. Sure, she is barely 15 years old but has had the chance to showcase her talent and skill to the world. Her artworks have been compared to the likes of art masters Warhol, Picasso and Pollock.
Autumn during her much younger years doing what she loves most – painting.
At the very tender age of 5, Autumn has started showing signs of greatness. She began painting at this age. She stepped into an art studio and the rest, as they say, is history. She has since created so many pieces that are just so inspiring.
This painting, entitled ‘Skulls’, was created by Autumn when she was only six years old.
Autumn’s dad discovered his child’s love for painting when he was working on staining wood in their garage. Little Autumn asked if she could help and he let her. He went on finishing his work and by the time he checked on her, Autumn created something close to or “like a Rothko”.
Autumn loves Taylor Swift, hanging out with other kids, and reading.
By the age of 14, Autumn had her works compared and even showcased alongside the great masters of both modern and contemporary art.
Dubbed ‘EarlyRiser.Man’, Autumn created this at the age of 10. You’d think it was a Picasso masterpiece.
Dr. Joanne Ruthsatz named Autumn an “advanced child prodigy”. Dr. Ruthsatz is an authority in the study of child prodigies.
It’s quite a crazy concept that there are child prodigies but to have an “advanced child prodigy” is even crazier! This kid is just amazing!
Autumn’s pet dog Ginger is a constant companion at home when she’s painting.
She had sold her first painting for $1,000 when she was younger. Now she devotes her time to doing charitable work around their area and even Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. Even if Autumn is homeschooled, she has shown intelligence and a great rapport with other people.
The de Forest home features a lot of Autumn’s masterpieces.
Her talent comes from a long line of artists in the family: Roy de Forest, George de Forest Brush and Lockwood de Forest. In 2015, she was invited by the Vatican where she received the prestigious International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for Arts and Culture and even had the chance to have a private audience with the Pope.
Autumn’s bedroom is all things girly and British and artsy.
You might think that this prodigy is weird but she’s also pretty normal like any other kids her age. She loves Taylor Swift, her pet dog Ginger and has tons of energy.
Her parents must be so proud.
The World’s Most Expensive Dollhouse: The $8.5 Million Astolat Dollhouse Castle
This dollhouse costs more than a fully furnished condo in New York city!
Imagine having a dollhouse that costs more than a fully-furnished condo in New York City! This insanely-detailed and extravagantly-furnished dollhouse comes with all sorts of accessories from luxurious furnishings, working fireplaces, stained glass windows, real oil painting, mirrors, and even miniature jewelry and fine rugs. This marvelous creation and its furnishings were meticulously handcrafted by artisans from all over the globe.
The Astolat Dollhouse Castle took thirteen years to create (from 1974 to 1987) and it's the brainchild of Colorado-based miniaturist Elaine Diehl. She was inspired by a poem by Alfred Tennyson about the Lady of the Lake, and this incited her to create the astounding creation.
Here's what the massive 9-foot tall dollhouse looks like from the outside.
16th Century Boxwood Carvings Are So Tiny You Need X-Rays to View Them
Researchers need x-rays just to view the hidden intricacies of these carvings!
Boxwood carvings went into fashion between the 1500s and the 1530s in Netherlands. They contain intricate carvings of religious events and figures that Catholics could carry around with them wherever they go. However, when the Reformation began, these tiny works of art quickly went out of fashion.
There are only 135 known miniature boxwood carvings and researchers are eager to study them all. However, in order to preserve the carvings, researchers must use micro-CT scanning and Advanced 3D Analysis Software to see the inner layers and hidden details of these carvings.
These boxwood carvings can fit an entire story in the palm of your hand! This one depicts the Annunciation and the Adoration of the Magi.
This Danish Company Creates the World’s Most Awesome Playgrounds
These innovative playgrounds are designed to stimulate your kids’ minds during playtime.
MONSTRUM is a company founded by Ole Barslund Nielsen and Christian Jensen, and their main goal is to create whimsical playgrounds designed around stories. These playgrounds not only let kids play and get their exercise but the playground itself can also stimulate their minds as they enact elaborate stories!
MONSTRUM's playgrounds often have an aquatic theme, like this 15-meter-long Blue Whale in Plikta Park in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Another whale creation, this time a sperm whale, can be found just outside Denmark's North Sea Oceanarium.
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