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Halloween Countdown: My Haunted Body

Posted in anatomy, halloween with tags , on October 31, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Sadly, my countdown got derailed for a day. On top of my plentiful standard health problems, I got walloped with three kidney stones that have left me curled up on the bed and unable to concentrate.

But it turns out there are some cool creatures living in my body, as evidenced by my CT scan results. For example, check out this bat!

butt bat

My guts are also haunted.
bone ghost

What does this one look like to you? In my opinion, a Tapir.
butt tapir

I have no idea what I’ll be feeling like tomorrow, so if I don’t make it on here…HAPPY HALLOWEEN! And thank you all so much for reading.

Halloween Countdown: Bloody Brain Cake

Posted in anatomy, cake, food, halloween, inspiration, macabre with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This would be the perfect cake for a Halloween party (the “bloody” syrup coating is a nice touch).


Apparently this was done in honor of The Walking Dead (which I admittedly stopped watching a couple seasons ago because I started getting bored with it…zombies are very overdone these days so it takes a lot to keep my attention).

I’d love to try my hand at this cake. Watch the tutorial video!

Annemarieke Kloosterhof

Posted in anatomy, bugs, craft, paper with tags , , , on September 30, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Annemarieke Kloosterhof makes gorgeous two and three dimensional paper cutting projects.


Yes, this is paper…


Of particular interest to me is her “Vital” series, in which she “[tries] to capture the essence of the different diseases people struggle with, and the feeling it gives them, hiding amongst the delicate veins are animals and insects to be found, portraying the delicacy of the human body and its vital organs.”

The “invaders” in each organ are not quite visible at first glance, but upon closer inspection they become apparent.


Annemarieke Kloosterhof

Michael Hacker: Brainwashing Machine

Posted in absurd, anatomy, art, craft, home with tags , , , , on June 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If only illustrator, comic and poster artist Michael Hacker would paint my washing machine! What a perfect vision this would be upon opening the laundry closet doors.

I rather wish I could just pour some detergent into my brain and give it a good cleansing when there’s too much grime built up. Wouldn’t that be great?




His two dimensional art is full of fun, lowbrow goodness, too.

Michael Hacker

Damian Majcherek

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on June 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Things are hectic non-blogular real life, but I want to share this terrific image by Damian Majcherek.


He looks mildly puzzled that his guts are all over the forest floor. Isn’t it the perfect blend of glowing, ethereal fantasy land and evisceration?

Olivia Knapp

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on May 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ive been meaning to post about Olivia Knapp for quite sometime. I saved her entire portfolio, because I love looking at these images so much.


From the artist bio:
Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th to 18th centuries.


Her tight cross-hatching technique involves long slow and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery. These un-swelled lines incorporate a “line to dot” rendering method as well as an, extremely rare “dot and lozenge” rendering method. “Dot and lozenge” is a practice that was used by 16th century masters, in which a dot is placed in the center of a diamond shape made by a cross hatching pattern, helping to refine the transition between values.


Most of Olivia’s content explores the relationship between desire, reason, and circumstance. Her current body of work uses the head and heart as contrasting characters in an on going story.


Olivia Knapp

Brain Coasters

Posted in anatomy, products, science, wish list with tags , , , on April 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

These Brain Coasters have been making the rounds in many of the blogs I follow lately (and some kind readers sent me the link, too!).


Each set of Brain Specimen Coasters comes with ten glass coasters. Each coaster has four rubber feet (to further protect the surfaces the coasters are protecting in the first place) and a slice of brain printed on it. If you stack your Brain Specimen Coasters in the proper order (which is easy to do, since the coasters are labeled) and look from the proper angle, you’ll see a full brain.


These belong in my house.

Brain Coasters


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