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Heal Yourself Skeletor

Posted in animation, humor, retro, TV with tags , , , on March 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Heal Yourself Skeletor is an amazing tumblr. I cannot tell you how much joy I get from looking at this particular character paired with joyous, loving affirmations.

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Skeletor makes a dynamite bodhisattva (and the screenshots are perfect, aren’t they?).

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My favorite:
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Happy New Year!

Posted in art, ephemera, monsters, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , on January 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

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Creepmas Day 3: Breaking Bad Ginger Bread RV

Posted in christmas, craft, food, TV with tags , , , on December 3, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

This is not “creepy” in the monstrous, undead sense, but I would say the effects of meth count (don’t do drugs, kids!).

Check out this brilliantly crafted Breaking Bad Gingerbread RV (smoke out of the top…nice touch)!

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What did you all think of the BB finale?

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Michele Carragher: Game of Thrones Embroidery

Posted in craft, TV with tags , on July 26, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

People everywhere seem to be obsessed with Game of Thrones. When I watched, I had a vague impression that the costumes were well done, but looking closely there are whole worlds embroidered into the fabric these characters wear! It is the work of Michele Carragher.

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The textures, fabrics, materials and techniques she uses are incredible. Look at the depth of this stitch work! Fit for royalty, indeed.

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Do you guys watch Game of Thrones? What are your thoughts on the show?

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World’s Greatest Dad

Posted in home, tribute, TV with tags , , , on June 16, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Can’t type much, but I must take this Father’s Day opportunity to honor the World’s Greatest Dad (“That’s better than #1!”).

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Dad, you have always been, and still remain my greatest inspiration and my true hero. I love you more than anything. THANK YOU…for everything you’ve done, for everything you do…for being you.

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Munsters Christmas….Plus, Monster Friends!

Posted in christmas, monsters, photography, TV, vintage with tags , , , , on December 24, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

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BONUS:

Boris Karloff.
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Peter Lorre.
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“Morticia.”
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Bela Lugosi.
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Halloween Countdown: Desktop Treatbag

Posted in anatomy, Books, comics, craft, death, halloween, humor, lighting, monsters, retro, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Been re-watching The Munsters this month…

Drink up!

Gorgeous.

And speaking of bats…

Hadn’t seen this vintage bag before:

Fresh baked…

Love these covers.

Beautiful bride:

Costume WIN!

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!

Father’s Day

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, film, food, kitsch, monsters, tribute, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

It’s too bad the words in the English language are so limited. I wish there were a thousand different ways I could express my Father’s Day sentiments, but I once again go back to the blurb on my first SheWalksSoftly Father’s Day post:

Today I’d like to like to honor my dad, who is truly one of the most amazing individuals I’ve ever known. This man has been a stellar role model of compassion, responsibility and integrity, who continues to inspire me on a daily basis. I owe so much of who I am, and anything I may achieve in the future, to his love and guidance.

It’s a rare person (and a rare parent) who can seamlessly blend rationality and emotion, regulation and freedom, wish and possibility. He selflessly provided so much, yet taught me to take nothing for granted. From him, I learned to hope for great things…yet never balk at working hard to get them. I learned that love is not only words, but the genuine desire to make someone’s world a better place, honoring their needs with equal (if not more) importance than one’s own.

Dad, not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate the hell out of you! May I go forward in this world with the values you have taught me and make you proud…

Now for a few goodies.

Um…what? Bonus points to whoever has the best guess as to what this supposed to be?

Some nice skeletal father and child hands…

Well you ARE my anchor Dad, but something is lost in the execution here.

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A tool.

The perfect gift.

Always a good idea:

Wow. Nothing says love like beating the hell out of your child, in as ad no less.

Hey dad, remember when you would take me to practice sports as a kid even though I was terrible at them and couldn’t wait until they weren’t mandatory anymore? Somehow you made it fun (which for me is the equivalent of enjoying a root canal). Thank you. (I chose this picture because I was probably just slightly less adept than a cat trying to play soccer…but close)

This is the truth:

Get it? Get it? *Nudge, nudge*

You gave me a love of monsters & macabre old and new! How I miss watching movies with you! (Gee, I love how I just start to rhyme like a Dr Seuss book sometimes)

So, #1 Dad (or, World’s Greatest…the best in the world…which is better than #1)…you are my hero now and always. I LOVE YOU!

Happy Father’s Day to the dads out there!

Uncle Fester’s Mystery Light Bulb

Posted in monsters, toys, TV, vintage with tags , , , on May 24, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Today I give you Uncle Fester’s Mystery Light Bulb, released in 1967.

This plastic light bulb was powered by one AA size battery. The actual flashlight bulb is a 1.5 volt elongated, frosted bulb. The instructions say to replace the lamp with a standard 1.5 volt flashlight bulb once the original burns out. The flashlight bulb is contained within a non-breakable plastic full-sized light bulb. You can tell it’s authentic if the top of the bulb is stamped “ML” and surrounding these letters are the words “Mystery Light Bulb.”

The trick in lighting the bulb was to make an electrical connection between the bottom of the metal lamp base and the side of the lamp base. You could do this by wearing the special ring included in the box, by using aluminum foil concealed in your hand, or in your mouth if you want to practice the conventional Uncle Fester method.

One of the great dangers of this toy is that the bulb base was not reverse threaded. This allowed the 1.5 volt battery operated bulb to be easily screwed into any 110-115 Volt lamp socket! Knowing this toy might cause a possible fire or electrocution would most certainly evoke a sly smile on the faces of the entire Addams clan.

Did anyone have one of these? Or any other old spooky products you might like to share?

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Face Off: Tim Burton

Posted in craft, makeup, monsters, sculpture, TV with tags , , , , on March 10, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Face Off very effectively pits my love of horror makeup design against my aversion to reality TV (WHY can’t this be a regular documentary series? Fewer petty squabbles and more monsters, please!).

Contestants are given various cinematic makeup challenges. Recently they were asked to create something that looks “Tim Burton inspired.” I inadvertently caught about 10 seconds of this episode and figured I’d check out the results.

Here are some of the creations.

This was the challenge winner:

Since most of you reading this have probably seen a Burton film or two (*wink, wink*)…what do you think of these? The winner was pretty well done, but I’m also a fan of the bellhop character.

I think the episode will be on Hulu at some point. See a little recap here.

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