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Desktop Goodies 7/14

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, Books, kitsch, quotes, sea, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Alpha, much? (Reminds me of Max Power:

This book is just a blank page with a single word: DON’T.
plain talk

Love this little man’s style…
Sepioloidea lineolata. striped pyjama squid

Child “guidance,” toward the ever important world of trans fats.

Holy exploding cloaca! Who would brand their product this way?

“With victim.”

Yes, yes and yes.

Totally agreed.

Is it me, or do you feel a draft?

This story has all of my favorite things!

Answer to the age-old problem.

Put a bird in it.

Excellent grammar lesson.

Hope you are all feeling beautiful today.

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.


Posted in absurd, anatomy, art, death, humor with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

Hsiao Ron Cheng


Felix Vallotton - Le Mauvais Pas - 1893 by Thomas Shahan 3





Posted in art, comics, photography, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…

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

Entertaining the Invalid

Posted in humor, medicine, vintage with tags , , , on November 16, 2012 by shewalkssoftly


Wordless Week: Desktop Goodies (The Ultimate Silent Challenge!)

Posted in absurd, advertising, Books, film, food, humor, kitsch, monsters, photography, print media, street art, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Desktop Goodies 7/8

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, Books, clothing, comics, death, destinations, humor, kitsch, monsters, photography, pinup, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

I want to go here. So badly.

Anyone know the artist for this?

I do not know this woman, but her batty glasses indicate she’s probably pretty great.

This woman, too…

A child destined for greatness.

I really want this game!

Bats and cats…oh my.

Now let’s get serious and talk about death. Great book title:

And another:

I would absolutely read this one.

Another incredible title.

Does anyone have this? I couldn’t find it anywhere, but I’m curious and intrigued.

The first? Great detective work, Dr. Donohue.

I never knew a mortuary could be so exciting.

“Man describes his sensations while slowly roasting to death”

Rather beautiful antique illustration:

Indication of slightly skewed priorities (read the fine print…she’s upset about her hair).

It may feel like slight indigestion at first, but…

Anyone know where this anthropomorphic poison comes from?



Lovely death and (a) maiden.

Come in, kiddies. A meaty, cheesy death surely does not await you in the hungry jaws of Mayor McCheese.



For the ladies…

I don’t think this ended well.

The end.

Desktop Goodies 6/4

Posted in absurd, art, Books, death, decoration, fashion, food, halloween, home, humor, introvert, meat, photography, pinup, puppets, retro, taxidermy, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Does anyone know the artist responsible for this (I bet one of you will!)? I swoon every time I look at this piece.

The lesser known alternative to “shooting lasers from one’s eyes” is shooting pinup models.

My fellow introverts, here is a fabulous KEEP AWAY sign!

Who wants a start a club with this name with me?

From Cake Wrecks comes this awesome reproduction:

Hey, want some fashion? Here goes…

Hairdo hall of fame!

Excellent costume idea:

And while was not intended as a Halloween costume, I think it would work wonderfully as one.

Great alternative to to poodle skirt:

Just make sure you’re not dressed for trouble.

Lovely Crazy Cat Lady:

This has been circulating a lot, but I just have to make sure you’ve all seen it.

Two loves had he…

“Lite Brite, Lite Brite…turn on the magic of colored lights!”

[Imitates Todd Flanders] “Is your source on this reliable?”

This kid is going places in life…

Old Sunday School postcards are always cheese-tastically awesome.

The word of the week: HAMAGINATION.

I love hints of barely detectable darkness amidst standard prim and proper design.

Well done, taxidermist. Well done. Does anyone remember the Ren and Stimpy “Log” commercial that featured “Ultra Log” (which just had a hideous dead squirrel nailed to the top)?

Coincidentally, I also came across what might have been the goal of the project above:

Can this be me, please?

Okay…time to get some reading done…

Desktop Goodies 5/25

Posted in absurd, Books, comics, craft, humor, meat, monsters, retro, sculpture, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

I’d love a copy of this.

This was the ONLY way to play with Weebles back in the day!

“Hey…would you cut me a slice of that potato salad?” I’m not sure why the mid-20th Century as a whole felt that all food was better served molded and congealed.

Maybe Snuggles can cook up something better.

Now THIS is a great piece of food!

My kinda cookbook…

Clearly the world’s most amazing self-help book:

And a book I want very badly!

A book that the occasional SheWalksSoftly reader might have actually had:

Why it pays to be nice…

“Hang on…I have to put my face on.”

An accessory for the man about town:

And quite the dress design…

I’m intrigued…

I never expected a Mighty Dark-Winged Avenging Lord of Chaos to be named “Bryan.”

Pleasant dreams, kiddies…

It seems I had a bunch of images lined up to post, so expect another Desktop Goodies installment soon…

Desktop Goodies 4/1

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, dolls, food, lighting, medicine, photography, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Well, Spring is upon us here in the US. Though if Spring came to my door looking like this, you can bet I wouldn’t let it in.

Here’s a motivational poster for you fine folks:

What are the chances I could still get this T-shirt if I fill out the order form?

I believe I got this from A Wren’s Life’s Pinterest. Why aren’t there more images of people wrestling Death on medical packaging these days?

I’ve never seen a raven-haired man with a stark white beard, but now I know there’s a solution of such a man wishes to coordinate his whiskers.

One thing any man of mine will not have to worry about (if he doesn’t getting me going about art or science):

Quite possibly the best tombstone epitaph I’ve ever seen:

What happens when acorns are laced with cocaine…

No idea what these are (maybe one of you will know), but I think I like them.

The only way to travel…

This gets major points for being two things: 1) zombie nesting dolls 2) A CAKE.

And speaking of food, I shouldn’t have seen these…because now I will undoubtedly surprise unsuspecting guests with them one day (I’d carry them out facing backwards so the faces are extra shocking).

Though I don’t use much glitter in my projects these days, I very much relate to this (from Para Abnormal):

I’ve been quite under the weather lately, and this piece fairly accurately describes how I feel.

My very favorite closet light:

And lastly…we knew someone would jump on the chance to do this.

Desktop Goodies 3/20

Posted in absurd, advertising, antiques, art, decay, fashion, humor, meat, nature, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s start with an amazing real life Batmobile pig shaped food truck! I’ve never seen anything like this. Completely awesome.

And speaking of bats, this was actually a political cartoon of yesteryear:

When was the last time you saw a bat in striped boxer shorts?

Does anyone know the artist for this painting? I love the color scheme and lighting.

Excellent parenting:

“Gee, it’d be mighty swell if you’d be my date for the apocalypse!”

I feel like I’m looking into my future:

Don’t be fooled by brilliant marketing, ladies…I’ve worn apple scented perfume for 15 years and have yet to be bitten.

Who are YOU going to believe?

Where I sneak away at night…

Next time you’re on a boat, remember that this is exactly what’s going on underneath you.

LOVE these gentle specters:

A photo that takes my breath away:

This is an actual Victorian dress, as far as I know. I’d love to meet the woman who wore this color during that era.

And while we’re on the topic of vintage attire, this is what women used to wear before we only had the option of prepackaged “slutty hornet.”

(2012 versions often cover less than a swimsuit and have titles like “Queen Bee-otch”…I’m not kidding)

The “magpie” costume actually looks very much like my prom dress in 1997.

This costume beats them all though (insert choice pun about “hamming it up”).

The end.


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