Cape Town, South Africa-based artist Lorraine Loots (previously featured here) continues to delight the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders with her ongoing miniature painting project Paintings For Ants. Loots recently began working on tiny space-themed paintings which she unveils each Monday for “Microcosm Mondays.” We love the idea that Loots is painting some of the largest things known to humanity on an miniature scale. Depicting things that are unfathomably large as something impossibly small.

Loots has created give Microcosm Monday paintings thus far, including the awesome Pillars of Creation portion of the Eagle Nebula (as viewed by the Hubble Telescope), the Eta Carinae Nebula, our Moon, Mars, and the Monkey Head Nebula.

“The set is part of a collection of 100 miniatures the artist is painting throughout 2015. In addition to Microcosm Mondays she’s committed to Tiny Tuesdays, Fursdays and Free Fridays. If you want to pick one of these up, the works are being sold by auction.”

Loots’ 100 paintings will be framed and exhibited together before being sent to their respective owners. She’s also producing limited editions of 5 prints for each painting. Follow Lorraine Loots on Instagram or Facebook for additional information and to check out her latest miniature paintings.

You can also follow her right here on Tumblr at paintingsforants​.

[via Beautiful/Decay and My Modern Metropolis]


Will letter for lunch

Lauren Hom had the idea to combine her love for lettering with the love for food. She went to New York and lettered restaurant signs and menus in exchange for the exact food items lettered and written out. Here is what she made out of it. We would give her the best food we have!