Antique Color Wheels

Posted in antiques, art with tags , on March 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Scientific Illustration posted a gorgeous collection of antique color wheels.

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I love the variety of geometric shapes in this collection; beautiful way to show color relationships.

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I will definitely be using some of these in jewelry design (avert your eyes, my artist/designer friends! You may see these images turn up in gifts on your next birthday!)

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Vita di Mare

Posted in photography, sea with tags , on March 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My friend Vanessa is the QUEEN of pinterest! Our taste is remarkably similar (thus many boards would fit seamlessly here), but for today I’ll stick with Vita di Mare where she has collected stunning photographs of sea life.

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Have a look at Vita di Mare!

The SheWalksSoftly Official Store

Posted in announcement, products with tags , on February 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve wanted to open up a blog store for ages but couldn’t physically handle a fraction of the creation work, given my medical situation.

I’m amazed by the incredible kindness of some people in light of my extreme challenges. My friend Eric took it upon himself to make the store happen for me! I sent him raw design material and concepts…he put it all together.

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We made a number of designs with the kind of classy, dark vibe that feels like home to me.

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Some of the options are made from actual silent film caption cards.

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When I’m recovered enough from hand pain to start crafting again I’ll be creating some non-logo, exclusive designs. I can’t wait!

Click on the particular design title you like at the Store Home, and you’ll see many colors and products available.

Or browse by category:
T-shirts
Pins/Buttons
Magnets
Mugs
Stickers
Tote Bags

Honestly, I have a bit of an excessive modesty problem and it feels odd suggesting anyone buy things with my logo on them (I know money is tight these days!)…but they are just so darn pretty! I’d be truly honored if anyone chooses to support the site.

All proceeds go toward treatment for a really difficult medical condition.

Eric, I can’t thank you enough for your hard work, patience and skills!

Nunzio Paci

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on February 26, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I am always drawn to art that fuses man and nature, perhaps because my worldview is so aligned with the interconnectedness of all things.

Nunzio Paci creates images that are rather like Gray’s Anatomy left outside to sprout.

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Look closely. Fibers of muscle blend into branches…creatures dwell within bodies as if they are taking sanctuary there…
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Nunzio Paci

Victo Ngai

Posted in art with tags on February 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here are three of my favorite pieces from Victo Ngai.

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I couldn’t place why her work looked so familiar until viewing her client list and realizing that I most likely saw it in The New Yorker. This dazzling image in particular:
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So lovely…
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Victo Ngai

Jeremy Messersmith: Organ Donor

Posted in anatomy, animation, music video, video with tags , , , on February 24, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This charming little video comes from one of my friends via the SWS facebook page (Thank you Christine!)

Desktop Goodies: Food & Fashion

Posted in absurd, fashion, food, vintage with tags , , , , on February 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Look at these expressive faces!
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The most perfectly melted cheese I’ve ever seen…in a necklace.
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Um, just throw enough leftover crap excavated from couch cushions, past holiday waste and candy dishes on top. VIOLA…festive cake!
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Until now, I’m sure you’ve underestimated the sensual qualities of lettuce.
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Sweet, sweet style.
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I’ll finish with this sexy vintage shark.
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