Paul Jackson

Posted in art with tags on July 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Paul Jackson is a gifted anatomical artist who uses his fine technique to create images that straddle the boundaries of life and death.

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Whether these pieces are metaphorical statements about breaking through the confining shell of one’s own exterior or just awesome pictures with skulls, his detailed line work and crosshatching make these creatures come to life (or…a kind of meta-life).
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Look at these stickers! Fantastic!
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Wouldn’t it be fascinating if this were really what went on in the bellies of Rhinos?
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Newman?
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Paul Jackson

Artist, Anyone?

Posted in art with tags on July 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Does anyone know who this artist is? Google image search has not yielded results for me.

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Sung Jae Kim: Ice Cream Melting

Posted in humor, sculpture with tags , on July 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I think this sculpture by Sung Jae Kim would make a great decoration to haul out at the beginning of summertime.

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And from now on, temperatures should be measured on a progressive scale of Pleasant, Warm, Hot, The Popsicles are Terrified!
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If you thought you’d probably never witness an ice cream bar having an existential crisis…you thought wrong.
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You can see this little guy come to life step by step HERE.

Desktop Goodies 7/10

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, Books, cats, horror, humor, japan, kitsch, monsters, oddities, photography, satire, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Apologies for skipping a couple days this week, but between huge health setbacks and mold remediation in the SWS house, things are a bit hectic.

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What happened on this beach to necessitate a sign like this (well, I guess that’s self-explanatory).
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What question did someone ask him to warrant this answer? Ideas?
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I’m assuming this is a gag product (the source where I found it said it’s unironic, which was perhaps more entertaining than the ad itself).
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Facing the shadow…
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I had to look up where this fellow came from. Now I must see Ultraman Tarou. Has anyone seen it?
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Well, that’s supportive.
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Careful, parents, it could happen to you.
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Answer: don’t.
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Now THIS cat is a work of art.
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“Hey, you’ll never believe where I’m calling from.”
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Twilight Zone Doorway Decal

Posted in decoration, home, sci-fi, TV with tags , , , on July 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Would you like your home to contain a 5th dimension beyond that which is known to man? A dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity? A middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, that lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge?

Well, you’re in luck. This “life size” Twilight Zone wall decal contains the iconic (eyeconic?) eye and clock from the opening credit sequence, floating in the endless vastness of space.
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I’m tempted. Oh yes.

Preorder Here

100 Days of Rainbows (#lovewins)

Posted in art, craft, food, photography, sea, soapbox with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

You won’t find too many standard rainbows on this blog, simply because I gravitate toward the darker side of art. But the recent US Supreme Court decision for nationwide marriage equality warrants a special celebration.

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Julie Seabrook Ream, a dedicated mother and artist who could never pick a favorite color, has endeavored to make a rainbow collage every day for 100 days.
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These collections newly frame the most mundane household objects. Anything can be art in the right hands.
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Julie Seabrook Ream

Soapbox side note:
While I’m ashamed to live in a world where race, gender, sexual orientation (or other arbitrary factors determined by the dominant power structure) has any bearing on an individual’s rights or happiness, I’m heartened to see that human beings are evolving enough to begin dissolving our self-created boundaries. Congratulations to the LGBTQ community on an embarrassingly long overdue victory!

Salavat Fidai

Posted in craft, sculpture with tags , on July 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

When I was a child, occasionally I’d experiment with “shaping” my pencil point in different ways (which involved simply flattening or rounding one side more than the rest).

Salavat Fidai takes the possibilities of pencil points to a whole new level.

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He is a master of miniatures (as evidenced by his other work in different categories on his site as well…but the pencils are the most impressive!).
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You’ll find iconic buildings and familiar pop culture faces. In other words, the very largest…rendered the very smallest.
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Salavat Fidai

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