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Julie Sarlouette

Posted in anatomy, craft with tags , on April 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Are you ready to have your mind blown by embroidery? Then check out Julie Sarlouette’s creations.

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Yes, these are embroidery.
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You’ll find a number of anatomical themes, and her subjects are always intense and expressive. Her creative use of color is extraordinary.
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Julie Sarlouette

Bozka

Posted in art, craft, paper with tags , , on April 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Bozka (Polish artist Bozena Rydlewska) is a gifted botanical illustrator with a series of pop up nature scenes.

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Can you imagine opening a folded piece of paper and seeing THIS spring to life before your eyes? I’d like to keep one nearby for emergency doses of vibrant vegetation in barren winter months.
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Lotuses are my favorite flower, and she does an outstanding job with the petal detailing on this.
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Bonus marine life!
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See more, as well as gorgeous 2-D illustrations here.

Monster Boxes

Posted in craft, monsters with tags , on April 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Fine Line Workshop has a collection of boxes with…personality.

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The three dimensional quality is fantastic.
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Doesn’t this seem like a safe way to store your valuables? Nosy trespassers face the clear risk of being chomped to bits.
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Some of them appear eerily sentient…
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It’s the eyes.
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Caitlin McCormack

Posted in anatomy, craft, creatures, sea with tags , , , on April 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I love Caitlin McCormack’s crocheted creatures!

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Some appear to me made from vintage doilies. Such an unlikely craft material for this subject matter, and I think it works.

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The stray strings add to these pieces, as if they impart a kind of natural disarray or decomposition. Beautiful.
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Caitlin McCormack

Light and Shadow Studio

Posted in art, craft with tags , on April 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

These painted gourds from Light and Shadow Studio look marvelously three dimensional!

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have little laughing moons peeking at visitors in your house?
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Explore the website for some really great holiday folk art, too.

Blaker-DeSomma Glass Waves

Posted in craft, sculpture, sea with tags , , on April 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Blaker-DeSomma Glass has a beautiful series of glass ocean wave sculptures.

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I love how these creations capture the energy and movement of raging seas.
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These, in smaller scale, would make amazing wedding cake toppers.
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Image Odyssey: Galaxy Easter Eggs

Posted in craft, easter, image odyssey, space with tags , , , on April 4, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m not dyeing any Easter Eggs myself. But if I were, I’d like to take a crack (no pun intended) at galaxy eggs.

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Perhaps next year I’ll find a tutorial and whip some of these up.
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Bonus solar system:
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Are you dyeing eggs? Any special designs?

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