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Leslie Ann O’Dell

Posted in art, photography, surreal with tags , , on August 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Leslie Ann O’Dell uses photography and digital manipulation to create haunting portraiture, often with superimposed landscapes.


All of her pieces seem to create a simultaneous feeling of strength and vulnerability in her subjects.

Although most work incorporates photography, some pieces are entirely constructed/painted/illustrated from imagination.

Dark, delicate, sensual, mystifying…

Leslie Ann O’Dell

Image Odyssey: The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon

Posted in absurd, art, craft, sculpture, vintage with tags , , , , , on August 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My kindred spirit Cat referred to Spoon Theory today in a kind comment about my health. I immediately wanted to symbolically give her a special spoon, and the best way I could think to do so was with an image search for the most bizarre renditions of the final Hey Diddle Diddle lines.


Even as a child, I thought this Mother Goose nursery rhyme was truly ridiculous. I guess all nursery rhymes are. But if you need a refresher for this one:


Turns out anthropomorphized plates and flatware inspire a wide spectrum of artistic interpretation, both vintage and modern. Take a look!








Lukas Brezak

Posted in art, cats with tags , on August 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Lukas Brezak paints plenty of things other than cats, but I’m going to focus on cats. Because…cats.




The following image reminds me of how I often wonder what my little darlings Dr. Morbius and Ms. Nimbus are dreaming. I have yet to dress them in teeny night caps (you might peg me for a cat dresser-upper, but no).

Can you see the resemblance?

He’s grown substantially (into a mushy sweetheart) since his kitten mugshot there, but I still see the fiendish eye gleam daily. Nimbus looks on with her typical nonchalance.

Lukas Brezak

Hikari Shimoda

Posted in art, japan with tags , on July 30, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Hikari Shimoda blurs the boundaries between cuteness and horror in her neon-spattered manga style depictions of children (often in heroic costume).


She feels the ambiguity and fluidity of childrens’ identity makes them excellent subjects

Some are sweet, yet slightly soul-less…

And some paintings look like the fallout after an explosion at a toy factory.

Here’s my favorite piece:

Hikari Shimoda

Luca Luce Hand Art

Posted in art, body decoration, surreal with tags , , on July 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Luca Luce is a makeup and visual artist who creates incredible illusory hand art.


He blurs dimensions and space, sometimes with the use of little “props” to complete his designs.

…and sometimes through pure technique and perspective.


My computer is having issues saving images, so check out his site for many monsters and much creepy, hand-y goodness.
Luca Luce

Juri the Dreamer

Posted in art, skulls and skeletons with tags , on July 25, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m pretty picky about fantasy art, but couldn’t help enjoying a few selections from Juri the Dreamer’s portfolio. I’m partial to the ones containing skulls.


Unfortunately, wordpress is being stubborn and won’t upload the other images I downloaded from the portfolio. But there are a few more skulls to be seen HERE.

Telmo Miel

Posted in art, street art with tags , on July 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Telmo Miel is a talented Dutch street art duo comprised of Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann.


From the artist bio:
After [meeting at the Willem de Kooning] academy they moved to the Sober-Concept Store, where Sober-Industries (also academy-friends) just started their new studio and shop space. This is the spot where the company ‘TELMO MIEL’ became official in the beginning of October 2012.


Working together seamlessly, they both enjoy working in realistic styles. With loads of contrast in subjects. Technique and style have a high priority in the artwork of Telmo & Miel, true craftsmanship is what they want to produce.


They work separately on ideas for murals and come together with the sketches to see if combinations can be made. The result is usually very surrealistic, with attention to detail. They always work on the same piece together and are able to switch places when ever wanted or needed.


As the collaboration progressed between Telmo Miel and all the other creatives anchored at the Sober Store, the overall creative platform was named Sober Collective. A team & family of creatives that can support each other in any way necessary. Everyone with their own set of skills, so endless conceptual combinations were made possible.

Telmo Miel


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