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Lorenzo Alessandri

Posted in art, monsters, surreal with tags , , on July 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Today I bring you two safe-for-work paintings by Lorenzo Alessandri, better known for his grotesque, controversial surrealist pieces.


He was unafraid to tackle horror, death, politics, sexuality and just about any uncomfortable subject. But I’m partial to his monster paintings.


Lorenzo Alessandri

Marta Adan

Posted in alchemy, art with tags , on July 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m absolutely captivated by this Marta Adan piece; the glowing pink palette, the delicate beauty mixed with the raw presence of bone. The alchemical symbol for antimony (which represents the wild, animal spirit within man) graces her forehead. What a way to elevate a color so often associated with childish or hyper-feminized images.

A sickly but radiant green washes over this lovely woman, emblazoned with the symbol for arsenic. Some people are, indeed, poison.

I love her deviantART portfolio because it shows an impressive progression. Her early works are good, but she’s clearly refining and developing her style beautifully.

An occasional dark color scheme makes an appearance as well.

Marta Adan

Lyme Lags

Posted in announcement, bugs, horror, sci-fi with tags , , , , on July 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been skipping a bunch of days on SWS recently due to spending every moment of my days in such crushing full body pain that it’s difficult to move…even breathe. It’s utterly indescribable (this is post is punctuated with centipede monsters because a search for “spirochete monsters” turns up nothing).



This is nothing new. I’ve had pain of this kind without one second of relief for eight years straight. I do my best to push through it, despite being housebound since 2011.


But it has reached unprecedented heights, and there have been massive delays beyond my control and allergies to all of my Lyme Disease treatment options thus far. That’s the worst part…feeling these bugs squeeze the life out of me in the most slow, agonizing way without any major recourse in the immediate future.


I’ll be attempting to orchestrate treatment through my diagnosing physician on Monday via phone, although he is across the country (it takes months to years to get in with a Lyme literate doctor so I still have months to go despite making an appointment immediately upon diagnosis).


In the meantime, forgive me if I miss a day here and there!

Kmye Chan

Posted in art with tags on July 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I could have sworn I posted about Kmye Chan before, but could not find the post. Perhaps I only posted this single image which spoke to me greatly, as I’ve often hoped these bed/housebound years of mine during illness would be my chrysalis.


Those hands! So delicate, and beautiful…

But the portfolio also contains figures with great power…

…and pain.

Kmye Chan

Paul Jackson

Posted in art with tags on July 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Paul Jackson is a gifted anatomical artist who uses his fine technique to create images that straddle the boundaries of life and death.


Whether these pieces are metaphorical statements about breaking through the confining shell of one’s own exterior or just awesome pictures with skulls, his detailed line work and crosshatching make these creatures come to life (or…a kind of meta-life).

Look at these stickers! Fantastic!

Wouldn’t it be fascinating if this were really what went on in the bellies of Rhinos?


Paul Jackson

Artist, Anyone?

Posted in art with tags on July 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Does anyone know who this artist is? Google image search has not yielded results for me.


Desktop Goodies 7/10

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, Books, cats, horror, humor, japan, kitsch, monsters, oddities, photography, satire, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Apologies for skipping a couple days this week, but between huge health setbacks and mold remediation in the SWS house, things are a bit hectic.


What happened on this beach to necessitate a sign like this (well, I guess that’s self-explanatory).


What question did someone ask him to warrant this answer? Ideas?

I’m assuming this is a gag product (the source where I found it said it’s unironic, which was perhaps more entertaining than the ad itself).

Facing the shadow…

I had to look up where this fellow came from. Now I must see Ultraman Tarou. Has anyone seen it?

Well, that’s supportive.

Careful, parents, it could happen to you.

Answer: don’t.

Now THIS cat is a work of art.

“Hey, you’ll never believe where I’m calling from.”


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