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I have always admired artists and the way they’re able to recreate what they see around them right onto a piece of paper. I wish I could do that. My mother is an artist, who majored in fine art at college. Unfortunately, I didn’t inherit her abilities. The best I can do is stick figures.

But the artists that I admire most are the ones who are self-taught. That just blows my mind to think that they’ve had no formal training, yet are able to produce wonderful works of art.

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One self-taught artist, Maegan Eckblad, has some incredible talent working with an unusual subject matter: coffee spills.

Eckblad creates some very interesting and incredible illustrations using coffee spills on paper. Granted, because the coffee spills aren’t ever the same, her style can greatly change.

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She can make anything from very cute little renditions of animals to Dungeons & Dragons-inspired geography.

Check out some of her work below:

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Eckblad sells many of her different illustrations through her own website. As you can imagine, each individual piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation. It can’t be replicated.

As Eckblad says on her website, “Each piece of art was created by hand from a coffee spill. Only the original piece is for sale. Once sold, the piece is gone. No duplicate prints are created. Each piece is a 1 of 1.”

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That means, like with many artists, you’re getting a one-of-a-kind work of art that you can treasure forever.

What do you think of her artwork? Would you want to have an illustration of hers? Let us know!

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