Category: Creative Wonders

Globetrotting Artist Makes Incredible Hand-Drawn Journals That Look Like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebooks

The meticulously hand-drawn notebooks of José Naranja call to mind the rusticated, penned scribings and illustrations of Leonardo da Vinci. Detailed sketches, diagrams, and hand-penned cursive writing fill the journals of Naranja—who is also an airplane engineer, not unlike that Renaissance inventor-artist. Consciously or unconsciously, Naranja follows in the footsteps of that master draftsman. Or it…


Maine’s Oldest Running Corn Maze Celebrates 22nd Year With ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Theme

Corn maze attractions have been booming in the United States, with each creation being incredibly unique and complex. This year, one family, who owns the longest-running maze in Maine, chose to delight visitors with a stunning theme: Winnie-the-Pooh. “This is our 22nd corn maze,” Jonathan Kenerson, owner of Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, told The Epoch…


Couple Buy 109-Year-Old Mansion, Transform It Into $900,000 Home for Their Son

The day Trey and Abby Brothers brought their first-born baby home was extra-special. Their son has started life in a rambling 109-year-old mansion – but his parents aren’t super rich; they’re just smart. Trey, 33, works in information technology, and Abby, 31, is a registered nurse. They purchased the 6,000-square-foot, six-bedroom mansion in Aberdeen, North…


VIDEO: Man Builds Impressive Dugout Wooden Shelter in the Forest—’Life Is Unity With Nature’

A Sweden-born furniture seller, inspired by a hut he stumbled across while walking in nature, has built himself a dugout wooden shelter in the forest. From start to finish he worked alone, and the impressive solo project has become his private haven. Alex Wild, 36, owns his own business selling furniture for homes and offices….


Treasured Libraries: Man Travels to 101 Countries Photographing Libraries All Over the World

Photographer Richard Silver, 60, has traveled to 101 countries capturing timeless architectural wonders through his lens. His favorite subject of all are libraries, and his stunning collection shines a light on their splendid glory, all over the world. “Libraries offer symmetry to me,” Silver told The Epoch Times. “The books are lined up, aisles, desks,…


Couple Transform Their Garden Into a Tropical Haven With Exotic Plant Collection

A couple from the United Kingdom have transformed their back garden into a tropical haven with over 100 plants as well as a pond full of koi fish, a greenhouse, a hot tub, and even a bar. Karen Cammish, 51, and her husband, Jason, 50, from Carterton, Oxfordshire, have shared their ever-growing exotic plant collection, which includes giant…


Bladesmith Forges 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Metal Into ‘Extraterrestrial’ Knife — And It Looks Unreal

It was King Tutankhamun’s meteorite dagger that first sparked Tristan Dare’s imagination. Although ancient blacksmiths probably hammered Tut’s blade into shape, Dare, a young bladesmith from Idaho, introduced modern techniques to create his. The ancient Egyptians regarded iron as a gift “from the sky,” according to texts dating back to 1300 B.C. The only known…


Land Artist Paints Giant Murals With Earth Pigments That Wash Away in the Rain, Can Only Be Seen From Above

Here’s an artist whose paintings definitely won’t stand the test of time — but that doesn’t worry him. He paints murals on huge, natural rock formations outdoors using biodegradable paint that washes away with the rain. Serious artists know it’s not the art object, hanging on the wall with expensive frames, that counts, but the act of…


84-Year-Old Spends 40 Years Building Huge Wooden Boat in His Garage — And He’s Still Working on It

Bill Hable was 47 when he started building himself a boat. Now the former mechanical engineer from Bloomer, Wisconsin, is 84 years old — and still working on it. The magnificent 41-foot wooden schooner is kept in a large boathouse Hable built at his home. Every week, three days a week, he takes himself into…


Legendary Stallion: A Photographer’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience of Working With Uldrik 457

An equine photographer recalls the day she spent with the Friesian stallion of her dreams, and the magical ripple effect his images are having on the world. Born and raised in Hastings, Michigan, photographer Lori Ann Thwing, 52, currently lives in nearby Howard City. She was the last to photograph the legendary stallion Uldrik 457 before he…