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Michael Hacker: Brainwashing Machine

Posted in absurd, anatomy, art, craft, home with tags , , , , on June 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If only illustrator, comic and poster artist Michael Hacker would paint my washing machine! What a perfect vision this would be upon opening the laundry closet doors.
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I rather wish I could just pour some detergent into my brain and give it a good cleansing when there’s too much grime built up. Wouldn’t that be great?
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His two dimensional art is full of fun, lowbrow goodness, too.

Michael Hacker
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Gregory Halili

Posted in craft, sculpture, skulls and skeletons with tags , on June 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Gregory Halili creates these gorgeous skull pieces by carving and painting mother of pearl found in shells.

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Isn’t the effect stunning? I would love to have one of these in my library.
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Gregory Halili
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THE Cat Dress

Posted in craft, creatures, fashion with tags , , on June 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Why do I call it THE Cat Dress? Because once you’ve seen it, all other cat dresses don’t seem quite catty enough.

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Some fine craftsmanship, eh? This stunner debuted at CatCon LA (Yes, that’s a thing. No, I haven’t gone. Yes, I absolutely would.)

Hoang Tien Quyet

Posted in craft, paper with tags , on May 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

We’ve all seen traditional crisp, pointy origami figures defined by their straight lines and sharp edges. Hoang Tien Quyet uses wet folding to bring some soft curvature to his creations.

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This technique seems to bring these creatures extra dimension, life…personality.
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Has anyone ever tried wet fold origami?

Hoang Tien Quyet

Tinplate Studios

Posted in craft, monsters, sculpture with tags , , on May 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Tinplate Studios makes incredible creepy crawlies to add a little nightmare fuel to your tea parties.

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The teacup creatures are my favorite, but you will also find wall art and specimen jars. Take a look!

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Julie Alice Chappell

Posted in craft, creatures, nature, sculpture, technology with tags , , , , on May 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Julie Alice Chappell describes herself as “Portsmouth Artist/Painter/Photographer/Creator of miniature worlds and subversive taxonomies exploring themes around the exploitation of nature.”

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These gorgeous creatures are made of old Nintendo consoles! (Hopefully broken ones…I love the idea of re-purposing).
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Julie Alice Chappell

Gourmet Paper Mache

Posted in craft, monsters with tags , on April 25, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

When I first saw Dan Reader’s amazing faux taxidermy trophies, I thought “Wow…this isn’t the paper mache I did in grade school.” Then I clicked on his homepage and saw the tagline “Not your grade school paper mache.”

Indeed.

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He specializes in dragons that have, shall we say, personality.
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This light up Maleficent received a great deal of attention around the Internet, for good reason.
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And have you ever seen a ZOMBIE dragon? You have now.
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I love the fact that Reeder never duplicates commissions, no matter how high the demand, because he wants his patrons to have truly unique, special pieces.

Gourmet Paper Mache

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