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Tyree Callahan: Chromatic Typewriter

Posted in craft, sculpture, vintage with tags , , on April 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Tyree Callahan has re-purposed a 1937 Underwood Standard to create a conceptual art piece called the Chromatic Typewriter.

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Looking at this immediately begs the question “Does it work?” Callahan states:

“It’s important to remember this is a conceptual art piece and not entirely functional. To type out an actual painting would be fairly cumbersome as the paint would have to be manually reapplied each time it was used. Not to say it’s impossible, but the design would need some further modification to produce the type of artworks suggested in the images below.”

Still, it’s rather wonderful isn’t it? I would love to type a painting, or even witness the artistic language that emerges from others if it were truly an option to paint by color-coded analog keys.
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Microscope Lamp

Posted in craft, home, inspiration with tags , , on April 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Check out this re-purposed microscope lamp from Northern Electric on Etsy.

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I would love to make something like this if I could ever find a great deal on a busted vintage microscope at a flea market! Anyone getting rid of one? :-)

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Nekranea

Posted in craft, food, sculpture, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , on March 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Nekranea’s creations would satisfy any (plush & polymer) sweet tooth.

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This is some expert needle felting (a technique I’ve been meaning to learn). She brings adorable little morsels to life!
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Eric Standley

Posted in craft, paper, sculpture with tags , , on March 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Eric Standley’s paper cut sculptures are breathtaking.

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From afar, these pieces look almost like stained glass windows. But upon closer inspection that are layered with intricate patterns of color and form, delicate and gorgeously intertwined.

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There is a grace to this work…a flow that makes design seem almost alive.

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Goldfield Arts INC.

Posted in craft, paper, valentine's day, vintage with tags , , , on February 12, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Goldfield Arts makes beautiful eco-friendly cards, many of which have a lovely vintage design.

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What a great alternative to standard Valentines.
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The Faerie Market: Moth Clip

Posted in body decoration, craft, creatures, jewelry, nature with tags , , , , on February 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Sometimes “there’s a bug in your hair!” isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

While pricey, I admire the craftsmanship on this Emperor Gum Moth Hair Clip.

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I have a bizarre habit of considering accessories according to what unusual museum exhibit I’d hypothetically be likely to wear them to…plenty of entomological displays came to mind for this one.

Would you wear pretty bugs, birds and beasts in your hair?

See other nature inspired creations here.

Conjuruer’s Kitchen

Posted in anatomy, craft, food, macabre, sculpture with tags , , , , on January 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Conjuruer’s Kitchen makes the most majestic macabre morsels I’ve seen.

Yes, this is a cake. They all are.

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I find it very interesting…the crossing of gag-worthy subject matter with delicious confections. To eat or not to eat…
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The Osteologist’s dream cake:
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I was gifted a Conjurer’s Kitchen hand-sculpted white chocolate raven skull by the lovely and talented Tonya Hurley…it’s too beautiful to eat. I keep it on display.

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Forgotten Hearts

Posted in craft, dolls with tags , on January 24, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Forgotten Hearts: One of a Kind Fine Art Ball Jointed Dolls by AiiS Roman & Gamalier Bravo.

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From the artist statement:

I thought faeries lived only in books until they appeared upon my life as vibrant luminous beings. This particular ones are those I call “Borrowers” Mischievous winged spirited water fairies. They love to raid houses when people are not around. They borrow shiny objects and don’t mean to be bad. Borrower fairies have bad memory and forget to give their findings back.

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Last night I heard a noise that came from my mom’s antique trinket box.I finally saw them! I catch them playing with my dad’s old watch. I took a picture and they didn’t even noticed.

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Valeria Myrusso

Posted in craft, jewelry with tags , on December 30, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Valeria Myrusso creates truly unique pieces of sculptural jewelry…

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Full of gorgeous detail and brilliantly crafted, these are perfect for anyone with a penchant for the beautiful and bizarre.
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If only I could have one of these in my collection!
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Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Creepmas Day 10: Collaborative Desktop Goodies!

Posted in absurd, christmas, craft, ephemera, humor, monsters, science, vintage with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

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(Thanks, Bill!)

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(Thanks, Bettie!)

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(Thanks, Colleen!)

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(Thanks, Carrie!)

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(Thanks, Lee!)

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