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Caitlin McCormack

Posted in anatomy, craft, creatures, sea with tags , , , on April 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I love Caitlin McCormack’s crocheted creatures!

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Some appear to me made from vintage doilies. Such an unlikely craft material for this subject matter, and I think it works.

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The stray strings add to these pieces, as if they impart a kind of natural disarray or decomposition. Beautiful.
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Caitlin McCormack

Blaker-DeSomma Glass Waves

Posted in craft, sculpture, sea with tags , , on April 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Blaker-DeSomma Glass has a beautiful series of glass ocean wave sculptures.

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I love how these creations capture the energy and movement of raging seas.
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These, in smaller scale, would make amazing wedding cake toppers.
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Blaker-DeSomma Glass
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The Blue Ringed Octopus

Posted in nature, photography, sea with tags , , on March 31, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Real Monstrosities recently had a post that reminded me of a small collection of Blue Ringed Octopus photos I’ve had floating around in my “Sea Creature” folder for years now.

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These tiny cephalopods are actually among the most venomous, possessing enough poison to kill up to a couple dozen humans.
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Blue-Ringed Octopus, Mabul Island, Malaysia

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Since Real Monstrosities did such stellar job of giving the scoop on these beauties, rather than repeat the info I’ll guide you to that post.

PS. Don’t the rings remind you of an even more hypnotic version of Hypnotoad?
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Kim Kovalev

Posted in art, sea, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on March 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t find much about Kim Kovalev. But the small deviantART portfolio contains two pieces I adore:

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Spirit of the Forest
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If anyone knows of more work by this artist, please share!

Omar Rayyan

Posted in art, monsters, sea with tags , , on March 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This adorable little girl, embracing her monster (with a matching flower on its horn!) was the first piece from Omar Rayyan I laid eyes on a long time ago.

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I was re-drawn into his work by this cephalopod inspired masterpiece:
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He seamlessly integrates old world painting style with fantastically quirky imaginary beasts.
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Now THIS is how to travel!
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Tickle, tickle, fuzzy Mer-monster!
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Omar Rayyan

Bailey Henderson

Posted in sculpture, sea, vintage with tags , , on February 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Toronto based illustrator and sculptor Bailey Henderson works in a variety of mediums; oil paint, bronze, resin casting.

I’m partial to her Monstrorum Marines series, which recreates the images of mythological sea beasties depicted on Medieval maps.
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Her detail is as fine as the pen and brush strokes on those antiquated documents. Gorgeous.
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Her bronze castings are nice done as well.
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Bailey Henderson

GritsFx

Posted in monsters, sculpture, sea with tags , , on February 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I was just admiring this awesome sculpted aquatic monster bust from GritsFx. Gaze into its unfeeling reptilian eyes…

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Check out those gills and the texture of its skin:
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And its shiny fish lips.
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Excellent work on this fellow.

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