Frog Cakes…A Loose Interpretation

Posted in cake, food, humor with tags , , on August 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

You’d be surprised how different bakeries execute the task of making a “frog cake.”

For reference, this is what a frog actually looks like.
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And now for some examples of generous amphibian artistic liberty!
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This gorgeous lady is all made for date night.
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Don’t know what frog limbs look like? Tentacles curling in on themselves with random smatterings of black gunk is a fair guesstimate.
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What are those blue dollops of icing on the head? Anyone? I can’t say I understand the mouth either.
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This isn’t how legs work.
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This isn’t how anything works. But if the customer requested “Oscar the Grouch as a nuclear casualty,” this cake would be on point.
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From the fine folks at Cake Wrecks.

Ennuigi

Posted in geek, satire, video games with tags , , on August 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I never got into video game consoles, but I loved Mario Bros. on the original Nintendo as a kid.

Now, Josh Millard has developed a sequel of sorts: Ennuigi, in which we are invited to “spend some time with a depressed, laconic Luigi as he chain smokes and wanders through a crumbling Mushroom Kingdom, ruminating on ontology, ethics, family, identity, and the mistakes he and his brother have made.”

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This is a shot at a collection of ideas I had a few years ago, about looking critically at the universe of Super Mario Bros. in light of the total lack of explicit narrative in the original game in particular. Who are these strange men? What motivates them? By what right do they wreak the havoc they do on this strange place? What do they feel about where they are and what they’re doing?

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And so, this is one lens through which to look at all that, with Luigi, the second brother, the also-ran, as a complicit onlooker, wandering now through some fractured, rotting liminal place in this strange world, reflecting on it all in scattered fragments.

What do you think, Nintendo fans?

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VeroS: Petraoleum Marine

Posted in craft, sculpture, sea with tags , , on August 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I always enjoy photographic evidence of new species discovered (the Earth is just an endless bounty of surprises, isn’t it?). My favorites are always the delightfully alien sea creatures. These sculptures could very well fall under that category.

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Petraoleum Marine
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LaliBlue

Posted in craft, jewelry, you can't handle the cute with tags , , on August 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

LaliBlue creates adorable three dimensional necklaces featuring beloved fairy tale characters and other original creatures.

So much depth in a tiny piece!
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The shop description says :
Handmade, childhood memories, classic tales, romantic jewelry, women’s accessories, vintage decor, tenderness,dreams, fantasy, dolls, circus, magic, dioramas … All this and much more will you find.

I love Pinocchio in the belly of the whale…
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Alice falling down a rabbit hole…
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And Miss Cauliflower (my favorite original piece!)
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Poison Apple Cookies

Posted in cookies, craft, food with tags , , on August 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I admire talented cookie and cake decorators because, like any art, the creation process requires dedication and patience. But pastry artists earn a little extra respect because they have to possess the aforementioned qualities AND not devour their own art before it’s finished (a task I’m fairly ill equipped to handle…I’d probably try to eat a painting of a cupcake if it came out well enough).

So check out these high quality poison apple cookies by Angelica Made Me:

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For those who haven’t seen the original animation, you’re looking at the tainted fruit the wicked Queen gives Snow White. This was one of my favorite images in the movie when I was young. I thought it looked so cool and I loved how the skull emerged out of nowhere with the drips.
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See the step by step cookie process here.

Lizz Lopez: Hands

Posted in art with tags on August 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Her website is down at the moment (at least for me; not sure if it’s maintenance), so I’ll link to Lizz Lopez’s Facebook page.

Aside from the face, the hands are perhaps the most expressive part of the body, and Lopez is truly gifted in her depiction of expressive hands. I could not look away from this:

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In a number of pieces, flesh fades to bone…alive and possessing stories to tell, with a subtle reminder that it’s all ephemeral.
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She has many other talents, but allow your eye to get lost in the gnarls and folds of these soulful digits…
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Lizz Lopez

Cringe Worthy Bible Rap

Posted in humor, music, video with tags , , on August 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I dare you to watch this slice of religious musical embarrassment without cringing. Also, pretend it’s 1984.

Yes, this is real. No, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys, they are not.

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