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Cuddly Rigor Mortis: A Christmas Story

Posted in art, christmas, film with tags , , on December 26, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve posted about Cuddly Rigor Mortis before…and she’s back with an interpretation of my favorite holiday movie ever.

The bunny…the shot out eye…the official Red Ryder BB Gun…awesome.

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The Mini Tree of Horrors

Posted in christmas, Dana projects, decoration, monsters, tribute with tags , , , , on December 25, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Last Christmas I was home alone in a neck brace with a bizarre 6 month case of severe laryngitis so I couldn’t speak. But I ate a whole box of my favorite cookies ever (see below) and a LOT of bacon…so that was a nice little party for one!

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At the start of the year I went to LA to stay with my father, presumably for a couple of weeks to get my seriously deteriorating health in order. As the universe would have it, I was slated for unimaginable medical horrors in 2013 (many of which I’ve referred to in this blog)…and I’m still here in LA, very slowly but surely rebounding from what the doctors deemed “incurable.”

While my heart aches for the bygone days of constant holiday crafting, baking, decorating and spoiling the hell out of my love ones (and I will do all of the above again one day)… I can find immense joy and hope in the fact that I am still alive with a wonderful little family and group of supportive friends. I’ve had a few tiny miracles, indeed.

We always spend Christmas in New York, so we have no decorations in this apartment. I’m not quite recovered enough to get out or have visitors yet, so it will just be my father and me this Christmas. But I was determined to do something special, so we got a cozy little table top tree. The mad influx of medical bills inspired me to decorate it for under $5.

I chose to make a tribute to the countless days my dad and I spent watching old sci-fi and horror together throughout my life. We still do it, and it is something I treasure immeasurably.

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How many familiar faces can you spot?

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Thank you all for reading this blog, and for your support this year. I miss my family and friends terribly. Although I can’t participate in festivities yet, it is a special year because I still…exist (how MAGICAL!)! I wish you all an amazing holiday season.

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White Wine in the Sun: A Secular Christmas Carol

Posted in christmas, music, video with tags , , on December 24, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I think this song is absolutely gorgeous…

The closest people to me on this planet range from atheist to devoutly religious, to “quantumists” like me (who, without espousing organized religion or personified gods, believe that science and spirituality are one). We can ALL benefit from reminders of love and family, whether biological family, or the family we choose for ourselves.

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Desktop Goodies 12/23

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, christmas, comics, decoration, horror, photography, retrofuturism, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

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By my talented friend Andy:
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Christopher Lee: Jingle Hell

Posted in christmas, music, tribute, video with tags , , , on December 22, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Christopher Lee has 276 film credits to his name, and at the age of 91 has just released his SECOND heavy metal Christmas treat (how was I remiss in posting the first one when I went nuts over it last year?).

He has a new single “Jingle Hell” out on A HeavyMetal Christmas Too (and the b-side is a cover of Sinatra’s “My Way!”)

This man is just remarkable. A perfect bellowing British voice, so awesome in his many roles. And metal records at 91!

His Christmas message talks about some projects and sends his best wishes.

BONUS: Christopher Lee reads The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Holiday Desktop Goodies 12/21

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, christmas, decoration, food, macabre, photography, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Ready for some creeptastic Christmas treats?

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SuperTeen Merry Kiss-Mas

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Ghost Tree

Posted in christmas, decoration, inspiration with tags , , on December 20, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I’d love to try this sometime; a wire arrangement that results in a floating, ghostly display of lights and ornaments.

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There is a demonstration of how it’s done here.

Have you ever done anything non-traditional with holidays decorations? (I sure have…stay tuned…)

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Exploding Ornaments

Posted in christmas, photography with tags , on December 19, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Have you ever thought of combining high speed photography with shattering ornaments? Filling ornaments with substances like pudding or red dye? No? Well, it creates a fascinating image.

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See many more in this amazing set by Alan Sailer.

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Fangoria’s Gingerbread Ad Campaign

Posted in advertising, christmas, horror, macabre, print media with tags , , , , on December 18, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

A twisted take on the proliferation of cutesy holiday ads, by the #1 horror magazine!

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Witch City Wicks

Posted in christmas, home, products, wish list with tags , , , on December 17, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Witch City Wicks has a lovely selection of wintery candles, perfect for the holidays.

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The scent mixtures are unique and enticing…
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And the presentation is beautiful.
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I love their “black” collection, of course.
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I must have a hundred candles at home…and I still want a few of these from Witch City Wicks!

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