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Toru Kamei

Posted in art, death, japan, nature on January 13, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

Vanitas art by Toru Kamei has stolen our heat.  “Toru KAMEI was born in 1976. He is inspired by Vanitas and try to express transience but beautiful, by drawing common vanitas symbols include skulls, which are a reminder of the certainty of death, flower, which symbolize transience of beauty.”

Here is a lovely way to start your week. The bats may not fit the vanitas theme, but, well, SWS welcomes the deviation.

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Toru Kamei All the Flowers and Insects (2007)

Toru Kamei

 

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Creepmas Day 2: Hearse Ornaments

Posted in christmas, death, decoration with tags , , on December 2, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

A gift for the morbidly inclined…though rather tough to find (hey, that rhymed! Okay…enough). If health/money allowed me to buy gifts this year, I’d definitely get one of these (for you, Bettie!).

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Halloween Countdown: Antique Coffin Patents

Posted in antiques, death, ephemera with tags , , on October 27, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Neato Coolville posted a wonderful roundup of coffin patents, dated 1848 to 1914.

1886 Coffin Patent

1891 Coffin Patent

Device to prop up the dead for postmortem photography?
1910 Coffin Patent

1848 Coffin Patent

1879 Coffin Patent

See more here.

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Halloween Countdown: Cemetery Favorites Part 2 (Inscriptions)

Posted in death, halloween, photography with tags , , on October 26, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

And now a collection of my favorite epitaphs…

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Oh, YES! Alchemical perfection!
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I can relate to this one a bit…
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Na na na na na na na na…
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Beautifully chilling.
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Seriously?
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Oh, bless this woman for taking the last name!

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You just gotta click (remember this, guys?):

And my favorite…
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I wish you all wonderful dashes!

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Halloween Countdown: Cemetery Favorites Part 1

Posted in death, halloween, photography with tags , , on October 24, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I have a massive collection of eye catching headstones and cemetery scenes on my hard drive. Here’s a small preview of some favorites.

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“How is a raven like a writing desk?”
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Nom nom nom…
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Slowly devoured.
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How I want to go:
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No need to stay in bed now.
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Jesus emerges from walls to play (terrified, anyone?).
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Have a seat.
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AMAZING:
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Eternal jazz hands.
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Amy Guidry

Posted in art, death, decay, surreal on August 4, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

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Amy Guidry likes bones. So does She Walks Softly. Look at Amy’s website for more fun artwork.

Wild-West

Ephemeral

Survival-Of-The-Fittest

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 Amy Guidry

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Julie Hascoët

Posted in anatomy, art, death, macabre, science on July 19, 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.

Dana wished me to post this vanitas from French artiste Julie Hascoët.  Skulls can make the most tranquil settings that much more sublime.

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Julie Hascoët

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Vintage and Antique Hearse Collection

Posted in antiques, death, vintage with tags , , on May 23, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Craving a compendium of unique, decadent, vintage/antique hearses?

Of course you are.

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See a truly impressive roundup here (bonus if you can read Russian).

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Sigrid Sarda

Posted in anatomy, art, death, macabre, sculpture on April 3, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

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Off with her head!   Vanité, The Maiden is a life-size Waxwork Mix Media sculpture. If you would like to get into the head of Sigrid Sarda, it may not be as easy as you would think. Her website states that she “constructs life-size human figures made of wax incorporating human remains in the tradition of the doll as a magical object. The figures become talismans, reliquaries housing human bones.” What do you say to that?

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Sigrid Sarda

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Benjamin JeanJean

Posted in art, death, illustration on February 17, 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.

French artist Benjamin JeanJean draws the inspiration for his work from the surrealist movement. Dig these great illustrations…

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Benjamin JeanJean

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