We all know that someone who can see beauty where others only see trash. These creative types can fashion the most incredible works of art from items one usually just throws away.
Take Alan Padziński, for instance. A blacksmith by trade, Alan lives in Przemyśl, Poland with his girlfriend, Jagoda and their toothy dog, Caliph.
Alan and Jagoda.
This particular toothy dog got his jaws on one of Jadoda’s favorite pair of heels one day. Hearing Jagoda cry out, Alan hurried into the house and beheld a guilty dog, one hopelessly ruined shoe, and a distraught girlfriend.
Bad dog, Caliph!
Alan took one look at the gnawed out footwear and hurriedly consoled Jagoda. He assured her he could fix it despite her obvious skepticism.
Look at that.
Chewed to the bone.
True to his word, Alan began work on the project with a few sketches of designs he had in mind.
He had several ideas floating about in his head, and finally came upon one that worked.
Mind you, Alan isn’t a shoe designer, or even a shoemaker. He’s a blacksmith specializing in artisan armor. What could a blacksmith do to repair a piece of chewed up footwear?
In his years of blacksmithing, Alan had acquired quite a few skills in armor-making, and some on medieval architecture on the side.
With his aptitude for working original designs in steel and brass, he created a breathtaking piece of art so awesome, the finished product took Jagoda’s breath away.
From totally tattered into something stunningly shiny and fantastic.
It looked like the type of shoe worn by a steampunk-inspired heroine in a futuristic fairy tale. In fact, it would win fashion forward awards at the next Met Gala, or inspire footwear for the “Game of Thrones” or something!
Jagoda, a huge fan of fantasy armor, was thrilled to bits. From the ruins, Alan built her some badass brand new footwear she’d be proud to wear.
Also, there’s no possible way toothy Caliph can wrap his canines around them.
Alan was understandably pleased at his girlfriend’s reaction, and is currently working on the other shoe for a perfectly matched pair.
Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years
This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…
If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.
This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”
Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her....
Genius Photographer Shares Ridiculously Easy Trick To Make Your Photos Dreamy
You can do it anytime, anywhere – without needing Photoshop or any app.
Good photography requires more than having an expensive camera. While owning the right tools can definitely help, the most important factor would always be the skills of the photographer.
Case in point, you may have the fanciest cameras in town but that still wouldn’t be an advantage, unless you know how to use it well. There are certain tricks you have to learn to take your photography to the next level.
Fortunately, we can always learn from experienced shutterbugs. Take wedding photographer Mathias Fast, for instance, who took the time to share a quick, easy hack on how to add reflections to your pictures – without having to use Photoshop or other photo-editing apps....
Disney Animator’s Comics Diary About Losing His Wife is Terribly Heartbreaking
Read the captions and try not to cry.
Losing a loved one can be a sad, traumatic experience. People deal with the grief differently and for this man, keeping a ‘doodle diary’ has been most helpful.
A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.
In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.
Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her passing.
“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”
Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.
“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.
“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”
Now his touching comics have captured the hearts of many on the internet.
Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!...