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Joyous Creations

Posted in craft with tags on February 5, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

In my last Desktop Goodies post, I featured this mind-blowing piece of bead work, but had no idea who the artist was.

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I could stare at that thing all day, as if it would actually come to life before my eyes.

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A kind reader informed me that these are Joyous Creations, the work of Joyce Horn.

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She fits so much ENERGY into these beads. They look like the primordial soup of alien worlds.
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Incredible, no?
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Joyous Creations

Desktop Goodies 2/2

Posted in absurd, advertising, Books, comics, craft, food, humor, music, photography, sci-fi, thrift horror, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

You realize what happened here: this bird was killed, only to be zoomorphized into a bastardized version of itself in a stupid hat. Talk about adding insult to injury.



I’m completely entranced by this piece, yet can’t find an artist credit anywhere. Ideas? If no one knows…it’s obviously an alien cell phone.

Parenthetical note:

Excellent…I like strong coffee; strong enough to make my head blast clear off my body.

I almost cropped out the caption because it’s so clear that this thing originated from a very unholy place that it just seems redundant.

Isn’t this all our monsters ever really want? (No really, think about it.)

I searched, in gleeful hope, for a vintage TV commercial featuring Drippy the Runny Nose Kid. But alas, no record of one exists. Sorry I couldn’t deliver this thing in action (or maybe I should be saying “you’re welcome”).

1) Reading books about death becomes considerably more difficult.

I find this photo incredibly haunting. It actually stirs up a visceral unease.

Yes, some might consider the following a deal breaker. She seems open minded. The horse (or…man-horse?), not so much.

Your fist becomes a real face.

The truth of how brains really work, unveiled. SCIENCE!

3D Printed Model of Cell Division

Posted in craft, science with tags , on January 11, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

The Drummond Lab created this awesome bronze 3D printed model of a yeast cell dividing. Late-anaphase…


If I had a 3D printer…I’m sure cellular models would inch toward the top of my to-make list. I love this thing!


Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Posted in anatomy, antiques, art, Books, craft, ephemera, nature with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Alexander Korzer-Robinson transforms antiquarian encyclopedias into stunning shadow boxes, as if to three dimensionally vivify the rich content between the pages.


His use of vintage materials and handpicked images is akin to the process of memory itself; simultaneously selective and reconstructive.


From the artist statement:
By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience.


These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.


Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Alien and Predator Lego Portraits

Posted in craft, sci-fi, toys with tags , , on December 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ah yes, time for another installment of my strange compulsion to post all things Alien N’ Predator. Here are two great LEGO portraits by Grantmaster. Predator is definitely my favorite.




Holiday Link Dump

Posted in absurd, art, christmas, craft, decoration, ephemera, film, food, sci-fi, sea, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t choose which link to post…so have a bunch!

What those dead bird holiday cards I posted the other day actually mean.

“Seasonally Confused” Victorian Cards

Giant Paper Snowflakes

Gorgeous Digital Snowflakes

Gingerbread Iron Throne

Gingerbread Darth Vader

Sea Creature That Look Like Whovian Christmas Trees

Norman’s Printery Wrapping Paper

Posted in art, christmas, craft, space with tags , , , on December 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If you happen to be into the presentation aspect of gift gifting, Norman’s Printery has some stunning wrapping paper.

These…ohhhh, these astronomy themes…just make me swoon.


Wrapping paper seems like a trivial thing, but it can certainly make an impression. I used to make my own fairly often. And I’ll never forget an occasion when I told a loved one about a dream of mine featuring white spiders…and soon after received a gift wrapped in custom black paper with white spiders on it.




Norman’s Printery


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