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Cristina Burns

Posted in candy coated nightmares, craft, sculpture with tags , , on May 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here’s something sweet (in the SWS way) for Mother’s Day. Cristina Burns makes eye catching assemblages, populated with plenty of skulls, flowers and candy.

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I love her “still life” setups…in the past I’ve decorated my house for parties like this:
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Bones, brains, sugar, pills, kitschy creatures…
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Where are the florists that sell arrangements like this?
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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Cristina Burns

Mai Ja

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares with tags , on April 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Mai Ja’s work reminds me VERY much of Trevor Brown and Sas Christian, but is accomplished in its own right as well.

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The sadness amidst soft pastel colors is striking…it’s like a cotton candy machine spinning ethereal structures of sugar and pain.
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Ah, the secrets this heart must hold…
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Mai Ja

Dr. Dreadful’s Creep Show

Posted in animation, candy coated nightmares, macabre, video with tags , , , on March 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve posted about Megan Petasky before. This video of hers is guaranteed to be one of the creepiest cartoons you see today (assuming you watch a lot. You watch a lot, right?).

Holiday Desktop Goodies 12/21

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, christmas, decoration, food, macabre, photography, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Ready for some creeptastic Christmas treats?

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SuperTeen Merry Kiss-Mas

Wait for it…
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Ian Miller

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares, illustration, surreal with tags , , , on November 6, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

It was this image from Ian Miller that got me into his work. The perfect toybox from hell…

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LOOK at this creature! Are you looking? It’s insane!
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I love how he combines cross hatching with sweeping strokes and intricate surreal detail.

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Oh the organic, morphing, perfect madness!

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Ian Miller

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Saccstry

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares, undead with tags , , on August 1, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Enjoy the bruised, bone-stripped, maggot infested sweetness of Saccstry

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Found via the lovely Moshita.

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Campbell’s Soup Kids

Posted in advertising, candy coated nightmares, dolls, kitsch with tags , , , on June 21, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s take a moment to focus on the kitschy, cutesy iconic marketing creations of Campbell’s.

Brace yourself…here they come…
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The Campbell Kids have been selling Campbell’s Soup since 1904 when Grace Wiederseim Drayton, an illustrator and writer, added some sketches of children to her husband’s advertising layout for a Campbell’s condensed soup. The Campbell advertising agents loved the child appeal and choose Mrs. Wiederseim’s sketches as trademarks. -Source

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I’m not sure what prompted Ms. Drayton to draw them as if they were hopped up on too much Adderall, but they certainly make an impression.

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Yes, they are staring right into the recesses of your soul, burning a hole in your brain…

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The dolls are equally terrifying, yet I’d kind of like to have one (or two). I will leave them staring at unsuspecting guests when I step out of the room.

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Mysterious Stranger

Posted in absurd, animation, candy coated nightmares, surreal, video with tags , , , , on May 2, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

This rather horrifying chunk of stop motion surrealism was hidden in the recesses of my mind until my wonderful friend Casey reminded me of it (thanks, Casey!)…

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Victor Castillo

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, humor, surreal on March 20, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Strap a sausage to your nose and enjoy the art of Victor Castillo. What fun! The images are so familiar, and no doubt draw on some famous and obscure visuals for inspiration.

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Victor.castillo. we are the champions. 2010.

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Xue Wang

Posted in anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, humor, illustration, medicine on March 10, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Xue Wang resides in London, where she paints disturbing scenes with pretty girls and animals into strange or fun settings. Too much eye candy to choose from here. Here’s hoping you enjoy these!

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