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Svetlana Karelina

Posted in anatomy, craft, sculpture with tags , , on September 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Svetlana Karelina made an anatomical plasticine piece that most certainly deserves a spot on this blog.

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She also appears to be working on a “7 Deadly Sins” series using animals, which is unique and wonderful so far.
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Svetlana Karelina

Isaac Cordal: Cement Eclipses

Posted in craft, sculpture, street art with tags , , on September 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Cement Eclipses is a series of installations in Chiapas, Mexico, featuring tiny skeletons in reflective poses.

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Often sharply dressed in the attire of the living, these little characters are contemplative, curious, melancholy…

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They hide in tiny crevices, carrying their thoughts and wishes in the often ignored parts of everyday scenery.
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Cement Eclipses

Pat Lillich

Posted in craft, dolls, sculpture with tags , , on September 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was captivated by this paper clay sculpture by Pat Lillich. She is called The Courtesan; a haunting memento mori of skin deep beauty.

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This one, a smooth, nearly alien angel, conjures feelings of redemption and transformation.
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And some characters are just plain fun.
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Pat Lillich

Sweet Fix: Richmond Philharmonic Cake

Posted in craft, food with tags , on September 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here one of my favorite cakes from Sweet Fix, made for the Richmond Philharmonic.

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These disembodied conductor hands, seemingly floating in midair, are one of the most unique music themed confections I’ve laid eyes on. One can almost hear the orchestra play…

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Sweet Fix

Sue Teller

Posted in absurd, craft, humor, video with tags , , , on August 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This woman is beyond awesome; a renegade in the stuffy old world of granny crafts, with more spunk and spirit than most people 1/4 her age. And it’s not just the fact that she seems perpetually hopped up on Mountain Dew. She’s a genuine badass.

I wish there were more videos, but alas, Mrs. Teller only came out with a couple of them.

(Thanks, Bettie!)

Afterlife Artwork

Posted in anatomy, craft, jewelry, taxidermy with tags , , , on August 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Afterlife Artwork sells unique CRUELTY FREE (the artist is very clear that no animals are harmed for the making of any of these pieces) anatomical jewelry, featuring bits and bones of many varieties.

The rattlesnake skeletons look great:
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Knowing that these creatures were already deceased is important to me (I get very upset when animals suffer for art of any kind). In this case, these displays become loving tributes to the gorgeous inner workings of our fellow critters. She is making use of that which would otherwise be discarded or rot, showcasing these miraculous tiny bits of nature.

Mini quail heart bell jars:
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Starfish and seahorse:
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Articulated rat paw:
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Afterlife Artwork

Brain Marionette

Posted in anatomy, craft, puppets with tags , , on August 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This incredible brain marionette seems to be attributed to Brock Davis (although I didn’t see it on his official website at first glance).

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Oh, what I would give to have this in the library at my house.

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