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Japanese Instagram Users Are Sharing Photos Of Fallen Leaves Artworks . They’re Pretty Stunning!

Wow! This is so impressive!

Instagram users over at the Land of the Rising Sun are sharing with us some photos of amazing artworks made with fallen leaves. Yes, you read that right – fallen leaves!

Who would’ve thought that leaves can be a medium for art, right?

Most of us would have simply swept those leaves away and threw them into the dumpsters but apparently, some locals thought they made interesting materials for creating pieces of art.

The Japanese are calling this new trend as “ochiba art” which literally translates to “fallen leaf art” and we’re absolutely mindblown with the stuff they came up with. They’ve gathered and combined leaves of different colors and shapes to produce these “transient masterpieces,” as RocketNews24 describes them.

We really can’t help but admire the patience and attention to details. Go scroll down and see for yourself:

1. Winnie The Pooh

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2. These patterns are simply mesmerizing.

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3. Roses made of leaves.

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4. My Neighbor Totoro!

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5. A wonderful arrangement of yellow leaves.

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6. A fire-breathing dragon.

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7. Pikachu of Pokemon fame.

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8. Truly impressive!

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9. A heart made of leaves.

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10. Not sure if this is a peace sign or a Christmas wreath. But it looks awesome!

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11. Nice pattern!

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12. Hello Kitty.

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13. Kids really love Totoro.

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14. Looks like a peacock to me.

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15. Combining sand and leaf art.

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16. Love is all you need.

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17. Cute butterfly!

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18. Another leaf art combined with sand drawing.

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19. The ever-iconic Smiley!

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20. Hearts, hearts everywhere.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Gary shared:

“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.

He recalled:

“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!

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