these are a few of my favorite things

asylum-art:

Tibetan Buddhist monks Create Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand-The Mystical Arts

Imagine the amount of patience that’s required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala sand painting, pouring multicolored grains of sand onto a shared platform until it becomes a spectacular piece of art.

 

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sophiealdred:

astoldbygengar:

lets just be clear, if you spend the time baking a cake/cookies/brownies, you can eat as many of them as you want and the calories don’t count. you made those calories. you’re their god.

disclaimer: this does not apply to children you have made

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centuriespast:

BRYULLOV, Karl PavlovichPortrait of Princess Elezabeta Pavlovna Saltykova1841Oil on canvas, 200 x 142 cmState Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

centuriespast:

BRYULLOV, Karl Pavlovich
Portrait of Princess Elezabeta Pavlovna Saltykova
1841
Oil on canvas, 200 x 142 cm
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg