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Salavat Fidai

Posted in craft, sculpture with tags , on July 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

When I was a child, occasionally I’d experiment with “shaping” my pencil point in different ways (which involved simply flattening or rounding one side more than the rest).

Salavat Fidai takes the possibilities of pencil points to a whole new level.

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He is a master of miniatures (as evidenced by his other work in different categories on his site as well…but the pencils are the most impressive!).
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You’ll find iconic buildings and familiar pop culture faces. In other words, the very largest…rendered the very smallest.
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Salavat Fidai

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

Michael Hacker
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Gregory Halili

Posted in craft, sculpture, skulls and skeletons with tags , on June 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Gregory Halili creates these gorgeous skull pieces by carving and painting mother of pearl found in shells.

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Isn’t the effect stunning? I would love to have one of these in my library.
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Gregory Halili
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THE Cat Dress

Posted in craft, creatures, fashion with tags , , on June 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Why do I call it THE Cat Dress? Because once you’ve seen it, all other cat dresses don’t seem quite catty enough.

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Some fine craftsmanship, eh? This stunner debuted at CatCon LA (Yes, that’s a thing. No, I haven’t gone. Yes, I absolutely would.)

Hoang Tien Quyet

Posted in craft, paper with tags , on May 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

We’ve all seen traditional crisp, pointy origami figures defined by their straight lines and sharp edges. Hoang Tien Quyet uses wet folding to bring some soft curvature to his creations.

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This technique seems to bring these creatures extra dimension, life…personality.
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Has anyone ever tried wet fold origami?

Hoang Tien Quyet

Tinplate Studios

Posted in craft, monsters, sculpture with tags , , on May 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Tinplate Studios makes incredible creepy crawlies to add a little nightmare fuel to your tea parties.

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The teacup creatures are my favorite, but you will also find wall art and specimen jars. Take a look!

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Julie Alice Chappell

Posted in craft, creatures, nature, sculpture, technology with tags , , , , on May 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Julie Alice Chappell describes herself as “Portsmouth Artist/Painter/Photographer/Creator of miniature worlds and subversive taxonomies exploring themes around the exploitation of nature.”

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These gorgeous creatures are made of old Nintendo consoles! (Hopefully broken ones…I love the idea of re-purposing).
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Julie Alice Chappell

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