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Kintsukuroi

Posted in craft, home, inspiration, japan, wish list with tags , , , , on July 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Kintsukuroi is a concept very close to my heart. Like these pieces, my body bears the marks of having been broken and put back together again (multiple times). Oh, the stories a few inches of skin can tell!

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I find these items breathtaking, and would very much like to create one or have one in my home. Upon reading about this technique and philosophy, I was reminded of a thrift store statue I purposely bought in a broken state (despite the urging of a well-meaning shop owner to opt for one in better condition); a angel holding a bird whose wing had broken off. Though no more than half an inch was missing, the entire meaning of the statue changed with that broken wing. The bird was not dallying for a moment in the midst of carefree flight as originally intended, it was being cradled, protected, healed by a benevolent protector.
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As I continue to move through my (still unspeakably slow and challenging) physical recovery, I rejoice in the lines on my flesh that saved my life and the metaphorical gold within them. I am not broken…I am Kintsukuroi, right?
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Take time to love the imperfect, the discarded, the reconstructed and overlooked treasures around you (or ON you!). As Leonard Cohen once sang “There’s a crack in everything…that’s how the light gets in.”

Microscope Lamp

Posted in craft, home, inspiration with tags , , on April 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Check out this re-purposed microscope lamp from Northern Electric on Etsy.

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I would love to make something like this if I could ever find a great deal on a busted vintage microscope at a flea market! Anyone getting rid of one? :-)

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If Only Medicine were so simple!

Posted in advertising, ephemera, inspiration, medicine, potions, vintage on January 8, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

 

These wonderful vintage trade advertisements offer more than the reality, no doubt, but are all the better for it.

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Ghost Tree

Posted in christmas, decoration, inspiration with tags , , on December 20, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I’d love to try this sometime; a wire arrangement that results in a floating, ghostly display of lights and ornaments.

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There is a demonstration of how it’s done here.

Have you ever done anything non-traditional with holidays decorations? (I sure have…stay tuned…)

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Creative Book Centerpieces

Posted in Books, craft, inspiration, nature, wedding with tags , , , , on November 18, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Technically, these were featured as wedding centerpieces…but I happen to think they’d make a great decorative item in the home.

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One could even “match” the plants to the theme of the book! I love the idea of literature blooming with life. It’s going on my craft to-do list.

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Fernando Vicente

Posted in art, decoration, inspiration, macabre on September 1, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

This is an automated post during my hospital time. I can still see your comments on my phone, but cannot reply. Thanks for your continuing presence here!

Fernando Vicente is a Spanish artist who has mapped out some interesting ideas. He has so many wonderful ones, but check out the Artography below.

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IV Decals by Little Love Medical

Posted in geek, humor, inspiration, medicine, wish list on April 4, 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.

Kapow! Dana came across a great accessory line. Little Love Medical makes these great labels to ease the impact of that dreaded IV bag. Their theory is that “spending time in the hospital is difficult for patients, family and friends. Little Love Medical is here to make your stay as pleasant as possible by adding bursts of color and design to everyday hospital products.”

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1960’s Retro Library Posters

Posted in Books, geek, graphic design, illustration, inspiration, vintage on April 2, 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.

Looking back at these posters from 40-50 years ago, it is difficult to fathom the possible demise of books for the masses. How cool would it have been to live back just that short time ago?

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The Maker

Posted in anthropomorphic, creatures, film, inspiration, music, video on March 28, 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.

The Maker is a short tale by Christopher Kezelos, with puppets designed and created by Amanda Louise Spayd. Watch this beautifully haunting story wherein The Maker takes on the most important creation of his life.

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Nicoletta Ceccoli

Posted in art, illustration, inspiration, medicine, surreal on March 6, 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.

Nicoletta Ceccoli’s work is something I wanted to post today especially since I feel the affinity Dana has for blondes in artwork. These in particular hold meaning for me and what Dana is going through.  I like to see the bee as working magic to heal Dana, and that the salamander may represent the drawing away of pain.

 

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Calling forth the mice to assist!

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