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

Light and Shadow Studio

Posted in art, craft with tags , on April 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

These painted gourds from Light and Shadow Studio look marvelously three dimensional!

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have little laughing moons peeking at visitors in your house?
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Explore the website for some really great holiday folk art, too.

Mystery Artist

Posted in art, audience participation, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on April 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Does anyone know who the artist is for this piece? I love it, but can’t seem to find more info.

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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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Adam S. Doyle

Posted in art with tags on April 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Adam S. Doyle has a unique style that colors outside the lines, inside the lines. His gorgeous brush strokes add a whole other dimension to his creatures.

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From the artist statement:
My work always begins with a love for the magic of creation– the blank surface transformed into a living thing or another world. This act has been with mankind forever and yet never ceases to be awe-inspiring. I always want my marks to be visible, to keep this sense of wonder present. I’m committed to making images that speak truth to power, that provide space to breathe, and that use simple forms to reveal and make accessible the heart of stories.

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Scary Stories: A Documentary

Posted in Books, film, horror with tags , , on April 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

As a child, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was one of my all time favorite books (thank you, Stephen Gammell, for the incredible illustration!).

Now, an Indiegogo campaign is raising money for a documentary about the history and controversies surrounding these urban legends. I, for one, would be very excited to see that.

Support the project HERE.

Happy Easter

Posted in absurd, art, easter, ephemera, photography, vintage with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Wishing a very Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

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Easter-Greetings

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