Legan Rooster

Posted in anatomy, art, collage with tags , , on September 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

One can tell that Legan Rooster studied architecture when viewing his intriguing collage work.

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Human anatomy mingles with pieces of the natural world as the lines and curves of geometric figures lend a sense of universal coherence and integration to the images.
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You will find a lot of “third eyes” in his work (which I love), and some pieces seem transcendentally meditative.
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Legan Rooster

Yulia Brodskaya

Posted in art, craft, paper with tags , , on September 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Yulia Brodskaya has a mindblowing portfolio of expressive paper craft.

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She talks a bit about her perspective on quilling here.
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Yulia does indeed elevate this medium to create compelling portraits. I would love to see these in person to experience the 3D effects up close.
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Yulia Brodskaya
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Philippe Fernandez

Posted in art with tags on September 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

As generally dark as my aesthetic preferences tend to run, Philippe Fernandez reminds me that I am indeed a romantic at heart, and I easily get lost in glowing fantasy landscapes filled with mystery and wonder.

Part of me is always somewhere…doing this:
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There is not a single one of his paintings I wouldn’t want to climb into (and climb around in).
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Can this be real life, please?
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Philippe Fernandez

Desktop Goodies: Crazy Book Edition

Posted in absurd, Books, humor, vintage with tags , , , on September 26, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My apologies if any of these are repeats. I may have posted one or two of them and accidentally re-saved, but I’m pretty sure almost all of these are new to the blog.

Don’t get me wrong; the best things in life are truly free…but just in case, there’s a book for people who care enough to do the very least.
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This poor man looks like he’s happy as he prepares his wife for the reaping of grim death.
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I wonder how long this book is. How much can be written about this particular subject? Chapter one: turn on water. Chapter two: turn off water. Chapter three: sit in water. Chapter four: get out of water. Did I just write a book?
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Suspend your disbelief…
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It might be difficult for those without a corporeal form to get their hands on this book (literally, I guess). But it’s good to be prepared.
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Best autobiography title I’ve ever seen:
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We all do it:
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I have the power to walk through my house in a sheer negligee with a bouquet of flowers…
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“Erogetic” appears to be a word entirely made up for the sake of this book. But a picture is worth a thousand words.
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The beinArt Collective is Back!

Posted in announcement, art, surreal with tags , , on September 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Many years ago, when I was beginning this blog, I could always find inspiration at The beinArt Collective. After a hiatus and a complete site makeover, it’s up and running again!

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The beinArt Collective is an international network of highly skilled figurative artists with a shared fascination for surreal and imaginative themes. Over the years we have published books, curated group exhibitions and maintained a strong online presence under the beinArt banner. Our projects have helped generate opportunities for our artists to network, collaborate, share resources and connect with a broader audience. We delight in sharing their work and hope that by viewing the journeys of these artists, those who light upon them will be inspired.

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The Collective hosts many of my all time favorite visual artists. So glad it’s back, and I look forward to its evolution through the years.

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The beinArt Collective

Aligator Condiment Holder Set

Posted in creatures, home, products, wish list with tags , , , on September 24, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I received a text message from one of my dearest friends, showcasing this fantastic Alligator Condiment Set.

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Pottery barn is marketing this as a Halloween product…but to me, it’s an all year kind of thing (hell, I’d put this on a wedding registry). There’s a matching alligator skull that hold a bowl!
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Does anyone actually own this set?

Matthias Haker

Posted in decay, photography with tags , on September 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Matthias Haker has all different types of photography in his portfolio, but I’m particularly fond of his HD (often panoramic) images of decay.

This perspective reminds me of sacred geometry; the spirals found in the Nautilus shell and other natural forms.
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The colors manage to be both vibrant and soft, in stark contrast to the harsh toll nature has taken on these abandoned ruins. Beautiful…
“Auditorium”. (Photo by Matthias Haker)

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Matthias Haker

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