Health Hiatus

Posted in announcement, art, surreal with tags , , on November 4, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

It is with great sadness that I put this blog on hold for health reasons. Hopefully I’ll be back soon. In the meantime, I will keep sharing art regularly through my Instagram, so please follow! I’ll miss it here very much. ❤

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The Prisma Visions Tarot

Posted in art, illustration, tarot with tags , , , , on November 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

The latest tarot deck I’ve been drooling over is the Prisma Visions Tarot, illustrated by the amazing James R. Eads.

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Adjacent cards in each suit line up side by side to form a panoramic picture and story. What a fabulous concept, and seemingly quite well executed here. The deck comes with a 100 page guide book.

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You can view each card and read more about the deck on the About Page.

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Prisma Visions Tarot

Halloween Countdown: Vintage Ghost Illustrations

Posted in art, halloween, illustration, vintage with tags , , , , on October 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Here are just a few of the rare ghost illustrations I’ve collected over the years.

We’ll start with a favorite specter!
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I love seeing the way different illustrators represent the dearly (and not-so-dearly) departed.

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Hat tip to Frank Zumbach for posting a number of these!

Halloween Countdown: Los Meurtos Animal Mug Set

Posted in day of the dead, halloween, skulls and skeletons, wish list with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Oooh…I love this Los Meurtos Animal Mug Set!

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Definitely adding that one to the wish list!

Halloween Countdown: Harrison Greeting Cards

Posted in cats, ephemera, halloween, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I won’t be typing much in the near future, due to a bad nerve pain flare in my hands, but will still try to post if possible.

Harrison Greeting Cards has released re-prints of vintage Halloween cards, most of which range from the 1920’s-1960’s (at reasonable prices)!

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Harrison Greeting Cards

Halloween Countdown: Clay Disarray

Posted in art, craft, film, halloween, horror with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Check out these polymer clay renditions of classic horror movie posters by Clay Disarray.

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What movie poster would you like to see get the clay disarray makeover?

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There are even more on the official Instagram account than the website!

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Halloween Countdown: The Victorian Book of the Dead

Posted in Books, death, halloween, undead with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I just added this perfect piece of October reading to my wish list. It looks fantastic!

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Chris Woodyard, author of the The Ghosts of the Past series, digs through long-buried newspapers and journals, for this fascinating look at the 19th-century obsession with the culture of death. The Victorian Book of the Dead unearths extraordinary tales of Victorian funeral fads and fancies, ghost stories, bizarre deaths, mourning novelties, gallows humor, premature burial, post-mortem photographs, death omens, and funeral disasters. Resurrected from original sources, these accounts reveal the oddities and eccentricities of Victorian mourning. Packed with macabre anecdotes, this diverting, yet gruesome collection presents tales ranging from the paranormal and shocking to the heartbreaking.

I took the liberty of grabbing screen shots of the table of contents.
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Is this something you could see yourself reading?

The Victorian Book of the Dead