Art has to make you feel something, even if that something isn't entirely pleasant. For example, Nychos here loves making pictures of dissected animals and even cartoon characters.
Banksy is the artist when it comes to street art of all sorts. And he continues to stick it to the man by sneaking into Gaza, Palestine, to draw some uncomfortable art.
Paper planes are easy and most people don't bleed to death while trying to make paper boats. But Adam Tran of Vietnam can make origami dinosaurs - big ones, too.
People will spout about impermanence of digital records, but books are really fragile, too. Alexis Arnold from San Francisco wanted to illustrate that with her project The Crystallized Book.
Reddit user 'Nate100100' writes that he's an art teacher who uses his free time to draw on the chalkboar din his classroom. The results are fantastic. Nate goes wild when he gets colored chalk, but he's still amazing even when working with plain old white chalk.
A lot of art has been made from garbage to make a point, but how about actually making beautiful stuff? Well, when he lost his job about a year ago, Carolina Breeze's newly unemployed dad presented her with a beautiful piece of recycled jewelry and they've never looked back.
Tribal tattoos are so passe, but that doesn‘t mean you can‘t have fun with lines! Chaim Machlev, a tattoo artist based in Berlin, creates linear and minimalistic tattoos with beautiful alluring, flowing forms.
Whirpools are scary (unless you're the main character in a fantasy book). But how about making one of your own? That's what Anish Kapoor, a London-based Indian artist, did with Descension. He created an active black whirpool set in the floor of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, leading to a seemingly endless pit.
Flowers and candy are like the emergency rations of Valentine's day: it’s better than nothing. Brian Flynn wanted a lot more, so he asked artist Dylan Bonner to redraw his girlfriend Manini as various Disney characters. It’s quite an original gift and a very fitting one: this couple loves Disney movies!
The cat is the internet's favorite animal, and Endre Penovác, an artist in Serbia, likes painting (among other things) translucent watercolor kitties.
Taking travel pictures is easy: point, click, get 3-50 likes on Facebook. Teresa Lim, a textile designer, wanted something more out of her travel mementos, so she embroidered what she saw.
Fred Giovannitti is what you could call a 'Renaissance dad': he's an artist and an entrepreneur, he spends a third of the month doing tattoos in Vegas, he works on marine ecology projects... and to top it all off, he collaborates with his children to spruce up their drawings.