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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! (Link Treat Bag Part 2)

Posted in art, clothing, craft, decoration, exhibits, halloween, monsters, music video, video with tags , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Jon Neill deserves his own post for his fabulous carvings (but alas he will have to share it with some links). Incredible designs:

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And now a few other links…

The Blood Curdling Blog of Monsters (a plethora of posts about masks)
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Pinch Me Boutique
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My Favorite Spooky Socks This Year (wish-listed!)
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Le Chat Noir (Exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery showcasing artwork featuring black cats).
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This video is utterly bonkers. They…turned Halloween up to 11.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!

Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies

Posted in advertising, anatomy, art, craft, creatures, day of the dead, ephemera, halloween, horror, monsters, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m in a rush today, and unfortunately do not have time to write the image commentary (which I so thoroughly enjoy) so feel free to chime in!
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Halloween Countdown: Hilary Wallace

Posted in art, halloween, monsters, undead with tags , , , on October 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Hilary Wallace suggested her portfolio for my Halloween countdown, and I feel it fits.

This was done in colored pencil:
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I adore this vampire’s hands.
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Well, miss…your hair looks lovely.
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The perfect zombie mouth:
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Legan Rooster

Posted in anatomy, art, collage with tags , , on September 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

One can tell that Legan Rooster studied architecture when viewing his intriguing collage work.

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Human anatomy mingles with pieces of the natural world as the lines and curves of geometric figures lend a sense of universal coherence and integration to the images.
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You will find a lot of “third eyes” in his work (which I love), and some pieces seem transcendentally meditative.
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Yulia Brodskaya

Posted in art, craft, paper with tags , , on September 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Yulia Brodskaya has a mindblowing portfolio of expressive paper craft.

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She talks a bit about her perspective on quilling here.
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Yulia does indeed elevate this medium to create compelling portraits. I would love to see these in person to experience the 3D effects up close.
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Philippe Fernandez

Posted in art with tags on September 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

As generally dark as my aesthetic preferences tend to run, Philippe Fernandez reminds me that I am indeed a romantic at heart, and I easily get lost in glowing fantasy landscapes filled with mystery and wonder.

Part of me is always somewhere…doing this:
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There is not a single one of his paintings I wouldn’t want to climb into (and climb around in).
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Can this be real life, please?
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The beinArt Collective is Back!

Posted in announcement, art, surreal with tags , , on September 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Many years ago, when I was beginning this blog, I could always find inspiration at The beinArt Collective. After a hiatus and a complete site makeover, it’s up and running again!

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The beinArt Collective is an international network of highly skilled figurative artists with a shared fascination for surreal and imaginative themes. Over the years we have published books, curated group exhibitions and maintained a strong online presence under the beinArt banner. Our projects have helped generate opportunities for our artists to network, collaborate, share resources and connect with a broader audience. We delight in sharing their work and hope that by viewing the journeys of these artists, those who light upon them will be inspired.

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The Collective hosts many of my all time favorite visual artists. So glad it’s back, and I look forward to its evolution through the years.

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The beinArt Collective

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