15+ Marvelous Sights Where Art and Real Life Collide

10 months ago

John O’Donohue once said, “The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere — in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves.” This is what you’re about to see in this list of photos taken by people who saw beauty all around them.

Deer formed from an accidental drop of black paint

Tree inception

Fell asleep in the bath. Finger brains

The way this wood froze:

Art only nature can create. My fence this morning after a snowy night on Terschelling, the Netherlands.

The painted glass painted the kitty.

The way this wood split looks to me like a city skyline:

Volcanic explosion on the lid

The mud spatters on the car window created an accidental Monet on my friend’s Outback.

Christmas lights under the snow

My coffee came out looking like a bride.

The bark of a Snow Gum tree looks like a painting.

The ice pattern outside of my house looks like a wolf spirit.

The van was painted so that the rust turned into mountains.

The spilled ink on my finger looks like a forest fire has taken place.

The tapestry above my bed made a pretty sweet reflection in my coffee this morning.

My friend’s nail polish chipped to look like an old fisherman.

Bubbles seen through the top of the shampoo bottle

A face was scuffed into my car after a minor car accident...

Fishermen rowing a boat in an algae-filled lake

This burnt out lightbulb:

My coworker loves this spilled coffee:

Spilled a bit of coffee. Came back later to see it looking at me.

I accidentally dyed a dragon egg.

Do you often see beauty in everyday things? Share your photos and stories with us in the comments!

Please note: This article was updated in January 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit 4rch7ek / Reddit, neeto85 / Reddit


Lucky you! This thread is empty,
which means you've got dibs on the first comment.
Go for it!

Related Reads