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Courtney Brown: Tentacle Typewriter

Posted in craft, sculpture, sea, steampunk with tags , , , on November 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This sculpture has been showing up everywhere (in my circle of sources, anyway)…for good reason. Who wouldn’t love a 1938 Underwood typewriter bursting with sculpted bronze tentacles?



She does a beautiful job of matching the suckers on the tentacles to the typewriter keys. It’s a very cohesive creature.


Courtney Brown

Museum Oddities

Posted in antiques, craft, oddities, sculpture, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I first posted about “exploded” articulated human skulls years ago during Ryan Matthew theme week, but here is another fine example from Brian Kubasco (aka Museum Oddities).



Kubasco is a sculptor specializing in masks, props, reproductions, prosthetics, character design, creatures, monsters and figurines. His website is a combination of personal creations and intriguing artifacts.

For example, here is a 1930’s dental phantom with five gold fillings and removable teeth.


And here is a creative variation inspired by these models:

There is some really great stuff on the site. Have a look at Museum Oddities.

Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies #1

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, bats, cats, comics, craft, day of the dead, dolls, ephemera, halloween, horror, macabre, monsters, photography, sculpture, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Don’t know the origin of this, but I love the extra written touch.

This kid’s face is not exactly what I’d call “joyful.” At least the trees are happy.


A very intricately done Day of the Dead hanging bat!

This seriously looks like she’s wearing her sister’s skin.

A little macabre for a greeting, no (that pumpkin is crying actual tears while getting murdered). What’s with the gleeful spectators? Is this some kind of Gladiatorial event for squash and…elves?

The source said this is a real Victorian postmortem, but I have trouble believing it’s not doctored. Still…maybe the photographer was just really, REALLY late.

Gorgeous custom Monster High doll!

I wish this item hadn’t been taken down for sale/display. I would’ve done a feature post on the crafter of this fine wooden witch carving.

At first it looks like a strange pose, but my black cat Dr. Morbius does this gravity defying move all the time.

So long kiddies…pleasant dreams…

Halloween Countdown: Vampire Pumpkin

Posted in craft, halloween, sculpture with tags , , on October 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This is perhaps my favorite piece of Halloween folk art I’ve seen this year: the Gourd Vampire Pumpkin.


Of course, the face is masterfully done…but I think the yellow-green eyes really MAKE this piece. Isn’t he hypnotic in the most perfectly insane way?

Susan Beatrice

Posted in sculpture, steampunk with tags , on September 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Susan Beatrice crafts beautiful, detailed sculptures from mechanical miscellania. Her pocket watch creations are stunning:



From the artist bio:
All Natural Arts was started by Susan Beatrice as a venue for selling her creations. Combining talent and imagination with a love of nature, the designs are created with the environment in mind. Recycled, upcycled and repurposed objects are combined with natural elements into unique, Earth-friendly and artistic items sensitive to the limits of our natural resources.


All Natural Arts is a celebration of nature in the form of jewelry and other fun and whimsical items. Using sea glass, stones and other natural elements as well as vintage watches, jewelry pieces, and found objects to create one of a kind treasures for you to enjoy or to give as gifts.


I adore her tiny animals…

Perfect use of gears!

Susan Beatrice

Thanks for sharing this, Colleen!

Martin Senn

Posted in retro, sculpture with tags , on September 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

These look like the (very talented) doodles my grandfather used to do on random pieces of paper around the house…but they are actually Martin Senn’s three dimensional WIRE SCULPTURES.


Now you see it, right? Wire!

I love his choice of various retro objects, like woven ghosts amid the sleek, streamlined gadgets of the present.


Martin Senn

Liquid Light Glass

Posted in glass, sculpture with tags , on September 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Liquid Light Glass is the work of artist Elodie Holmes. After initially working with ceramics, she discovered her passion for glass work.


My favorite section on the site, and there’s a lot to look at, is Auroras (example above).


Each piece is so graceful and complex, yet somehow cohesive in its unconventional form. It’s like watching a dance, a light show…or a conversation on some alien language.

Liquid Light Glass


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