We often perceive giant, impressive, time-consuming artwork as better, but American miniaturist Brooke Rothshank shrinks our standards to a minimum while remaining incredibly intricate and immaculate. The Indiana-based artist paints tiny one-of-a-kind paintings of everyday things that surround her. It has become a precious diary of intimate moments from Rothshank‘s life that over 78k followers on Instagram can love and appreciate.

Go through this mini gallery of Rothshank’s most beautiful paintings, and if you want to see more, check out some of her previous works shared on Bored Panda. For those who can’t believe how incredibly small these paintings are, Rothshank always has an object for scale.

More info: Instagram | rothshank.myshopify.com | rothshank.com

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Santosh Bahadure
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Rothshank dove into small-scale worlds after attending a dollhouse miniature show 15 years ago and has continued exploring this art form ever since. She attended the International Guild of Miniature Artisans Guild School in Castine, Maine and is now a member, fellow, and a teacher.

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Kaeli Standridge
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4 weeks ago

These are for you!

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Kaeli Standridge
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Such incredible detail! A tutorial would be cool. :)

While balancing her roles as an artist and a mother of two, she found the motivation and inspiration to continue her creative growth. In 2014, Rothshank completed the 365 paintings challenge and posted her daily mini paintings to stay productive, in touch with her artistic self, and less focused on the perfect outcome. She drew inspiration from mundane objects and situations, and these itty-bitty paintings would take between 45 minutes and 4 hours to complete. More complex compositions could even take days.

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3 weeks ago

my favorite!

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1 month ago

Good message

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Rothshank has mastered a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and egg tempera paint in detailed miniature compositions. The artist used to create on an extra-small 1/12 scale and later moved to daily paintings that would fit within a 1-inch border.

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Tiffany Marie
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4 weeks ago

I wonder if a magnified glass is used?

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Kaeli Standridge
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4 weeks ago

So cute and tiny!

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Night Owl
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1 month ago (edited)

Very meta. Watercolorception

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Amos Kan
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3 weeks ago

amazing i love planes

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Tia Hansen
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1 month ago

Oh god of gods, how?!

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Tia Hansen
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1 month ago

Now I’m hungry... and have a weird urge to have dinner with a mouse...

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TheGr81sComing
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3 weeks ago

now I want a different Ice Cream to eat while reading this

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Kaeli Standridge
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4 weeks ago

What are those?!

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

I want to play

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RitaGG
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3 weeks ago

Mmmmmm, pancakes! :-)

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Jade Horry
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4 weeks ago

Amazing

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hobbitly
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4 weeks ago

Polly Pocket!

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Diana Lantow
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4 weeks ago

She should be a brain surgeon!

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ispeak catanese
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2 weeks ago

Mennonites!

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Jade Horry
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4 weeks ago

Cool

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Avery S Alberico
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1 month ago

E.T. Phone Home

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Jade Horry
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4 weeks ago

Mmmmm

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Avery S Alberico
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1 month ago

Wheres the water bottle, they need to see this

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Hunter Showers
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6 days ago

gimme

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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4 weeks ago

This is just so adorable.

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Tia Hansen
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ispeak catanese
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2 weeks ago

I loved playing with those!!!

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Hunter Showers
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can anyone else see a nose and mouth in that?

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Ahnnah Newell
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jees, there's so many