Archive for December, 2009

Marzipan Babies

Posted in food, macabre, sculpture with tags , , on December 21, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

I apologize if this is in poor taste during such a warm, festive time of year. But I’m pretty floored by these edible marzipan babies.

Yes, these creepy little confections are made of sugar and almond meal. Not sure I could bring myself to eat one…


The LOST Underground Art Show

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on December 20, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight in LA now has a large of exhibit of art inspired by the TV show Lost.

Even though I don’t follow the series, I enjoyed looking at some of these pieces. I’d imagine they are extra enjoyable for die hard fans of the show.

See the rest of the exhibit here.

The Nurse

Posted in art, craft, Dana projects, macabre with tags , , , on December 20, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

Smack in the middle of Christmas crafting, I randomly made this. Vintage paper doll, a book of ghost stories yellowed with age…

I was thrilled to send it to my lovely doppelganger Sarah, along with my wishes of holiday cheer, of course.

And if you feel like hearing a nice, mildly baffling song about a nurse, here’s a great cover of the Failure song “The Nurse Who Loved Me.”

Skull Brite

Posted in anatomy, candy coated nightmares, retro with tags , , on December 20, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

Where is my childhood Lite Brite? I wish I could do this…


Xmas Updates

Posted in christmas, craft, Dana projects, dolls, kitsch, puppets, robots, toys with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

Just a few snapshots of odds and ends…

I dug out the holiday lollipops Louisa gave me last year, to find that they had been exposed to too much heat and had melted slightly. This only adds to their greatness.

Santa candle got it too (check out that leg)…

If you’re curious about how Hubert Cumberdale is doing (which you probably are not), he’s enjoying the festivities in his new residence:

And last but not least, we have our nativity scene, SheWalksSoftly style:

Steampunk Menorah

Posted in craft, hanukkah, retrofuturism, steampunk with tags , , , on December 17, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

Ooh…I love this design. Fantastic!


Brain in the Sistine Chapel?

Posted in art, geek, science with tags , , on December 17, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

The media has been awash with sightings of Jesus in everything from pieces of toast to pelvic sonograms. I’d like to see an emerging buzz over hidden scientific images in religious artifacts.


Image Odyssey: Scary Santa (Inanimate Object Version)

Posted in christmas, dolls, humor, image odyssey, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

And now we have the inanimate Scary Santa results…

(photo by Martin Palmer)

At least this one is intentionally freakish…

The Jesus/Santa combo always irks me. Get your myths right, people.

If you actually enjoy looking at things like this, definitely check my posts for Holiday Horror Week ’08:

The Evil and the Unborn
Drowning Santa
Shiny Ceramics
Thrift Santas
The Jesus Megapost
Cake Wrecks
Cake Wrecks Pt. 2
Kasio Kristmas
The Abomination Party

Image Odyssey: Scary Santa (The Human Version)

Posted in christmas, humor, vintage with tags , , on December 15, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

Here are the living, breathing versions of Santa Claus who showed up in a fun little image search (some are pulled from my old collections). Tomorrow, the non-humans…

I’m not digging this guy’s murderous Charlie Manson glare.

Rob Zombie?

Taken about two seconds before he blacked out from the booze…

The masked Santa always looks like something directly out of a serial killer movie.

Stay tuned…and feel free to contribute more!


Posted in geek, jewelry, science, wish list with tags , , , on December 15, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

I can’t spend an extra penny right now, but I wish I could order one of these fantastic double helix necklaces from Morphologica.

Each piece starts as a sketch on paper, gets digitally modeled and laser cut.

Love the elegant lettering…

See more here.


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