Google’s Neural Network Art

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Google has created artificial neural networks designed to behave like human grey matter. Originally invented for image recognition, the networks were also able to produce imagery. The results are directly out of a dream…

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Or a surrealist painting…
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Or a psychedelic journey…
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Read more about the project here, and view a photo gallery here.

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.)

Aleksandr Kosteckij

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on June 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Finding information on Russian surrealist painter Aleksandr Kosteckij is no easy task. Perhaps there are simply no English websites with pertinent details.

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His dreamworlds lure the viewer in, as the eye feels the familiarity of recognizable shapes that subsequently blend into alien structures that intrigue and confuse.
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Is it just me, or do you instinctively try to piece the images together? To create a kind of narrative composition in this detailed work…only to find it utterly impossible?
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See many more here.

Happy Father’s Day…Have Some Pregnant Seahorses

Posted in nature, photography, sea with tags , , on June 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

In honor of Father’s Day, I present this collection of pregnant seahorses (as some of you may know, the male seahorse carries the babies).

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Next time you have a disagreement with your dad, you can say “At least you didn’t have to birth 200 of me out of your gut.” That is how the seahorses roll.
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I love that this one looks like he’s sitting on a balance ball.
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If you want to watch a video of seahorse birth, you can see an example of this (mildly obscene looking) miracle of life here.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Juli Adams

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on June 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Juli Adams has made me wonder what it would be like to have a floating manatee as a pet. I would give him plenty of air to flap around in. I think it could work out.

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In her work we can see magical echoes of her past, growing up in a secluded area where the surrounding land held many secrets (I love how she cites the outdoors as a personified character that helped shape her).
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I probably would have loved this mobile as a child.
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These two seem to be in the midst of an argument.
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Damian Majcherek

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on June 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Things are hectic non-blogular real life, but I want to share this terrific image by Damian Majcherek.

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He looks mildly puzzled that his guts are all over the forest floor. Isn’t it the perfect blend of glowing, ethereal fantasy land and evisceration?

Creature Freak

Posted in toys with tags on June 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ready for a truly excellent vinyl bunny? Prepare for a supreme lagomorphic set of chompers.

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It comes in different colors, and wall prints. This creature needs a caption. What is he thinking/saying?
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It appears the website is down, but the Creature Freak Tumblr (which contains a few pictures) is operating.

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