The Lennon Sisters: Dry Bones

Posted in skulls and skeletons, video, vintage with tags , , on November 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

If you’ve never caught this classic, it’s time you watch The Lennon Sisters performing Dry Bones. Adorably out of sync, but full of heart.

Martha Rotten

Posted in craft, jewelry, wish list with tags , , on November 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve just been browsing Martha Rotten’s Etsy store, and I came across some interesting jewelry bits.

My favorites (which I hope to add to my collection one day) are the clock hand earrings and necklace.

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There are many variations of bone, straight, curved and otherwise.
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And the occasional Confessional Cuff.
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Mer-babies are a rather underrepresented part of the Mer-kingdom…at least in jewelry.
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See more at Martha Rotten.

Vergvotre

Posted in art with tags on November 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Very little information exists about Vergvotre (and the bio page on deviantART consists only of a glass phallus, so be aware it’s NSFW. I link you to the safe gallery here).

Can’t you just see these smoky apparitions swirling through their ethereal dance, one moment visible…the next, evaporating into thin air?
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Here you will find keepers of souls…
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The most haunting spectacles of death…
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The not-so-innocent innocents…
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And gossamer figures amidst the shadows.
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Vergvotre

The Art of William Basso Store

Posted in art with tags on November 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m thrilled to announce the opening of The Art of William Basso Store! Basso is a truly gifted artist of all-things-spooky, and now there are limited edition prints available. I bet these works look phenomenal in print.

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“Pale Thing” is one of my all time favorite horror paintings. It’s just perfect in its ashen decrepitude.
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You will, of course, find Halloween themed pieces.
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And (hopefully) in time for the holidays, this fine Krampus in “Gifts for Ill-Mannered Children.”
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Hop on over and take a look!

The Art of William Basso Store
Other posts about Basso here and here.

Flowers That Look Like Things That Are Not Flowers

Posted in nature, photography with tags , on November 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I recently came across a post showcasing 17 incredible flowers that look like other things. Isn’t it lovely how nature throws these little gifts at the human tendency to anthropomorphize?

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Many of them are variations of orchids, which I will be researching more from this point forward, as I’m sure there are wonders to behold in the world of Orchidaceae.

We have a delicate flying friend…
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A ballerina…
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A happy alien…
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Non-human primates…
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Isn’t this the most stunning image?
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See more here.
And many amazing plants populate my Evil Garden Pinterest page.

Desktop Goodies 11/15

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, art, Books, candy coated nightmares, humor, sculpture, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve always been fascinated by “visible” anatomy models. I finally have a kit, waiting to be built (it’s a real labor of love, as all the organs and parts are white and must be hand painted!). But I look forward to it. Here’s a classic:
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Is he dead in the back of your van?
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A lesser known medical condition…
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Maybe it’s just me, but not once in my life have I thought I’d like to “relax” by having my breasts vibrate.
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If you want to feel like a rainbow threw up on your bed, I’ve got the sheets for you! The lollipop (and satisfied smile) really makes this image.
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Gorgeous pulp art illusion.
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Octopus gargoyle! More buildings need these.
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One of the most breathtaking sand sculptures I’ve ever seen.
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This is a real book. Can you image, even in your wildest dreams, a more romantic title? Nevermind the fact that he appears to be strangling her.
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Wow. Ads have come a long way. Now they only imply that people hate the sight of you.
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Yes, please.
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Most of us probably walk around having no idea how adorable baby llamas are. Now you know.
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Caption contest: what is this bear telling her?
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Susanne Apgar

Posted in art with tags on November 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Susanne Apgar has captured my eye as of late.

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From the artist bio:
Susanne Apgarā€™s artistic impulses appear to have been triggered or perhaps galvanised by a simple surrealist coffee-table art book in her childhood home. Amazed and obsessed by the peculiar images like a fur-covered cup and spoon, long legged elephants and outed inner visions, her path was set. Permission granted.

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Two great creatures in one place? This is like a double feature!
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Oh wait…there’s MORE!
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Susanne Apgar

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