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Desktop Goodies 4/27

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, Books, clothing, creatures, horror, humor, monsters, retro, sci-fi, street art, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

WHY don’t more buses look like this? It’s such a missed opportunity NOT to paint giant teeth on all of them.
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I’m sure this valid excuse resulted in instant exoneration:
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Yeah, but the Wild Germ has anger issues…
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One must look at the tagline and consider whether it is really the kind of attention ones wants.
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What has she seen?
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…Perhaps Karloff’s carload of arsenic?
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If I ever get to space, I’m traveling via giant, helmet-clad intergalactic puppy.
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A very touching piece of street art.
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AS fellow fans of The IT Crowd know, two is the best number of eyes.
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Yep.
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The sweet, pink title image is excellent with a cat that looks exceedingly unamused.
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Hollis Brown Thornton

Posted in 80's, art, retro with tags , , on April 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Anyone born around the same time I was, or before, will likely get a twinge of nostalgia when looking at Hollis Brown Thornton’s work. His images made with permanent marker are my favorite:

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Ah, VHS and Atari cartridges! I didn’t have Atari, but I certainly had those stacks of tapes.
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Who remembers this logo preceding TV specials?
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Hollis Brown Thornton

Daniele Serra

Posted in art, illustration with tags , on April 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Daniele Serra is a prolific Italian illustrator and comic artist. I love his dark, chaotic watercolor paintings.

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His work has been published in Europe, Australia, United States and Japan, including projects for DC Comics, Image Comics, Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales magazine, PS Publishing.

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Beautifully haunting…
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Lisa Zador

Posted in art, kitsch with tags , on April 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Lisa Zador describes her work as “Unusual Artwork for the Discerning Eccentric. Anthropomorphic animals, vintage collectibles, custom dog portraits, childhood toys; portraits of unusual things!”

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They will remind you of nursery rhymes and childhood treats…slightly askew.
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Some pieces are available as jewelry (Moon Man brooch is my favorite).
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And all of her dapper skeletons seem to be smiling.
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Lisa Zador

Bozka

Posted in art, craft, paper with tags , , on April 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Bozka (Polish artist Bozena Rydlewska) is a gifted botanical illustrator with a series of pop up nature scenes.

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Can you imagine opening a folded piece of paper and seeing THIS spring to life before your eyes? I’d like to keep one nearby for emergency doses of vibrant vegetation in barren winter months.
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Lotuses are my favorite flower, and she does an outstanding job with the petal detailing on this.
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Bonus marine life!
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See more, as well as gorgeous 2-D illustrations here.

Alex Grey: Journey of the Wounded Healer

Posted in art, spirit with tags , on April 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

As some of you know, I’ve spent the past many years house/hospital bound due to illness. However, there exists within me a fiery spirit, dedicated the the journey of becoming healthy and whole. I find Alex Grey’s Journey of the Wounded Healer triptych rather comforting.

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The beginning…
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This is exactly where I am right now:
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But later, I hope…
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The triptych is huge in person. Has anyone seen it?
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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.

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