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Yulia Brodskaya

Posted in art, craft, paper with tags , , on September 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Yulia Brodskaya has a mindblowing portfolio of expressive paper craft.

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She talks a bit about her perspective on quilling here.
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Yulia does indeed elevate this medium to create compelling portraits. I would love to see these in person to experience the 3D effects up close.
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Yulia Brodskaya
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Nathalie Lete: Meat Rug

Posted in craft, dolls, home, meat with tags , , , on September 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here we have an eye catching rug by Nathalie Lete for the discriminating carnivore (the roses are a nice touch, no?):

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She has more unique rugs in her multimedia portfolio, such as this doll head (which I think I’d feel a bit guilty walking on).
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All types of art can be found on her site.

Svetlana Karelina

Posted in anatomy, craft, sculpture with tags , , on September 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Svetlana Karelina made an anatomical plasticine piece that most certainly deserves a spot on this blog.

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She also appears to be working on a “7 Deadly Sins” series using animals, which is unique and wonderful so far.
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Svetlana Karelina

Isaac Cordal: Cement Eclipses

Posted in craft, sculpture, street art with tags , , on September 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Cement Eclipses is a series of installations in Chiapas, Mexico, featuring tiny skeletons in reflective poses.

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Often sharply dressed in the attire of the living, these little characters are contemplative, curious, melancholy…

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They hide in tiny crevices, carrying their thoughts and wishes in the often ignored parts of everyday scenery.
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Cement Eclipses

Pat Lillich

Posted in craft, dolls, sculpture with tags , , on September 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was captivated by this paper clay sculpture by Pat Lillich. She is called The Courtesan; a haunting memento mori of skin deep beauty.

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This one, a smooth, nearly alien angel, conjures feelings of redemption and transformation.
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And some characters are just plain fun.
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Pat Lillich

Sweet Fix: Richmond Philharmonic Cake

Posted in craft, food with tags , on September 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here one of my favorite cakes from Sweet Fix, made for the Richmond Philharmonic.

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These disembodied conductor hands, seemingly floating in midair, are one of the most unique music themed confections I’ve laid eyes on. One can almost hear the orchestra play…

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Sue Teller

Posted in absurd, craft, humor, video with tags , , , on August 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This woman is beyond awesome; a renegade in the stuffy old world of granny crafts, with more spunk and spirit than most people 1/4 her age. And it’s not just the fact that she seems perpetually hopped up on Mountain Dew. She’s a genuine badass.

I wish there were more videos, but alas, Mrs. Teller only came out with a couple of them.

(Thanks, Bettie!)

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