South African Artist Paints Teeny Tiny Masterpieces

Cape Town artist Loraine Loots is a masterful painter but don’t expect to be able to see the darn things unless you have a huge magnifying glass handy. As a longtime lover of all things cute and mini, I am transfixed.

Loots claims that she “makes paintings for ants” and her 2014 installation was indeed called “Postcards For Ants.”

Her paintings became such a big hit on Instagram and Etsy that she has been able to subsist on them as her sole source of income and has become a local Cape Town sensation.

Her subjects are vast and range from sloths to fish to Bill Murray.

I definitely want one to stick in a little necklace charm!