Next Theme Week: Strange Remains!

Posted in announcement, death with tags , on March 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve had a folder of bizarre, shall we say, “death options” for years now, so it’s time we have a theme week! If you know of any interesting modern methods of preserving, honoring, disposing of, or creatively using human/animal remains, please share (think “ashes shot into space” etc).

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*Note: I’m restricting the contents of this theme week to modern death customs since I could write a whole other blog about the wealth of historical examples.

Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev

Posted in craft, sculpture with tags , on March 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Graphic artist and painter team Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev make tiny porcelain creatures with a wild array of finely detailed whimsical designs.

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Some have strange scenery painted on them…
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Others have what look like the natural scales and markings of creatures from a colorful parallel world.
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And some contain the cosmos!
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Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
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Nightmare in Wonderland: Part I

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on March 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

The next Nightmare in Wonderland is showing at Vancouver’s Ayden Gallery!

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Here are just a few selections…
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See the whole installment HERE.

Kim Kovalev

Posted in art, sea, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on March 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t find much about Kim Kovalev. But the small deviantART portfolio contains two pieces I adore:

Art Octopus
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Spirit of the Forest
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If anyone knows of more work by this artist, please share!

Desktop Goodies 3/8

Posted in absurd, animation, art, Books, horror, humor, photography, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage, wedding, you can't handle the cute with tags on March 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Welcome boils and ghouls…
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Something about this sculpture appeals to me.
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Why is Super Toast so bloody adorable?
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I could actually use some of these for myself.
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Lefties like me were once treated for their “disorder.”
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This is one of the greatest Halloween costumes I’ve ever seen.
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Skulltacular vintage pulp horror!
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The hazy glow of this photo is perfect for a fortune teller subject.
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For rent.
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Or you could go get your haunting license.
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I love this idea for a bridal photograph! But that’s because a forest full of books is pretty much paradise to me.
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Jarosław Jaśnikowski

Posted in art, steampunk, surreal with tags , , on March 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Jarosław Jaśnikowski has a portfolio of colorful, complex surrealist pieces.

This odd human/angler fish prison is one of my favorites.
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Architecture, vehicles, human faces and forms fuse together in strange worlds that defy the laws of physics.
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I think many of these paintings would be a hit in the steampunk community.
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Rob Cantor: “Shia LaBoeuf”

Posted in humor, video with tags , on March 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Drop everything to watch this video. Trust me. This musical number is a feat of genius on so many levels. I had a blistering migraine yesterday, but I was still laughing out loud during pretty much the entire thing. I could draw you in with absurdist descriptions, but I think the performance should just speak for itself.

(Thank you, B!)

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