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Alana Corra

Posted in anatomy, craft, dolls with tags , , on November 16, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

My dear friend Bettie sent me the link to Alana Corra’s work.

This doll is my favorite. It reminds me of instructional antique anatomical models.
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Other odd sculptures, paintings and drawings can be found on her site as well…
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Alana Corra

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Halloween Countdown: Rucus Studio

Posted in craft, dolls, halloween with tags , , on October 11, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

There are not enough pictures on the Rucus Studio website. Scott Smith is responsible for some of the most interesting and well crafted Halloween props out there.

Check this poor fellow out:
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Simply amazing creations.
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Rucus Studio

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Halloween Countdown: Sandra Arteaga

Posted in craft, dolls, halloween, undead with tags , , , on October 4, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I just love this woman’s work so much…I feel a compulsion to post the majority of her projects as they emerge. Here are a few amazing spooky treats for the Halloween season.

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Doesn’t she pack an incredible amount of character into her pieces?

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The detail is incredible.

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Sandra Arteaga

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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Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, Books, clothing, dolls, fashion, illustration, kitsch, meat, monsters, sci-fi, space, surreal, thrift horror, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

God, is that you?
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No wait, is that you, God?
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Not like this.
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I’m not sure if this gaping chasm counts as a “neckline.”
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The single best, or maybe worst, job in the world.
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Now, this is some food I could eat. Does anyone have a copy of this?
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Keep in mind they use the word “enjoy” in the broadest possible sense.
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This fellow is very open minded…
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And let that be a reminder to stay open-minded about the amorous preferences of others.
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Elizabeth McGrath

Posted in anthropomorphic, art, creatures, dolls, makeup, sculpture on March 24, 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.

Creepy, freakish dioramas and dolls. What fun!

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Elizabeth McGrath

**My daily request to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and ANY means of conveying support and healing to Dana is the biggest reward I can ask the Readership for at all times. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**

Dorote Zaukaite

Posted in dolls, sculpture, surreal on February 27, 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.

**May I make a daily request for the Readership to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and any means of conveying support and healing to Dana. She is struggling with getting past impossible pain on an hourly basis. One can only hope doctors are able to find a way to rewire her nervous system. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**

Dorote Zaukaite’s works are beautifully jointed and exquisitely posed. To me there is a faint hint of Hans Bellmer to her work, though you may disagree.

 

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Dorote Zaukaite

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