Kate Walsh Embroidery

Posted in craft, embroidery with tags , , on July 29, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Kate Walsh creates “tiny macabre embroideries.”

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I love her style. These are like little portraits…just missing the flesh.

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Robert Hodgin: Dodecahedral Variations

Posted in math, sculpture with tags , , , on July 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I found this while looking for Ernst Haeckel pieces to feature in various craft projects…and I love this sculpture so much I can barely stand it.

Robert Hodgin created a series of magnetic solids inspired by magnetism (of course) and mathematical concepts in a two person show at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA).

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In his own words:
The largest structure required a temporary scaffold of sorts. Without the scaffold, I would be unable to complete the form without it succumbing to gravity. This structure took me a few hours to create and on the day of the show, it collapsed on the way to the gallery. I ended up rebuilding it the day of the show.

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These forms are created with cylinder magnets, spherical magnets, and ball bearings. Magnetism is the only thing holding the forms together. They are fairly fragile and picking them up will likely crush them. All of the forms I created were variations of the 12 sided dodecahedron. This particular platonic solid seems to be the form the magnets are happiest with.

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Robert Hodgin

Desktop Goodies 7/27

Posted in 70's, absurd, Books, death, fashion, horror, humor, illustration, retro, retrofuturism, sci-fi, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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I think this pairs nicely with the book above.
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Gotta have standards.
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I love how engaged Death is with his book.
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Strangest strike banner ever. Unless you’ve seen a stranger one, in which case I really hope you share it with me.
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Thank you Rachel, for showing me that Saran wrap and Bubble wrap are the fashion of the (retro) future. (Seriously ladies, would you be into a guy who confidently sauntered over to you in bubble wrap thigh highs?)

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I sense a seemingly incorrigible child and a maudlin, happy ending.
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I can forgive the obvious impracticality of having a giant tube directly in the driver’s field of vision, because it’s clearly inspired by atomic structure.
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A wonder what qualifies as a “good” or “mediocre” decapitation.
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“Did anyone notice Grandma looked a little unwell today?
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This could be a poster to promote neutering (PSA: countless healthy animals are put down in shelters due to overpopulation. Have your pet spayed/neutered!)
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World’s First Tattoo Machine Prosthetic Arm

Posted in design, tattoos with tags , , , , on July 25, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

JC Sheitan Tenet has the world’s first prosthetic arm that is actually a functional tattoo gun.

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Tenet lost his arm 22 years ago, and feared he would never realize his dream of becoming a tattoo artist. French engineer/artist JL Gonzal constructed the prosthetic, and now Tenet has his artistic medium as a literal extension of his body!

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Gonzal has since been working on improvements to the design to give tattooing a more natural feel. Amazing, no?

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Joe Vaux

Posted in art, lowbrow, surreal with tags , , , , on July 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Today we have one of my old lowbrow style pop surrealism favorites, Joe Vaux.

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Mercer Mayer

Posted in art, illustration with tags , , on July 22, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Most of you will recognize Mercer Mayer from his prolific critter books (a childhood staple), but he has many gorgeously lavish, touching illustrations in his portfolio.

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Who remembers these books?
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Dan Mountford: Double Exposure

Posted in photography with tags , on July 21, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Check out Dan Mountford’s double exposure photography.

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His juxtapositions in these photographs are surreal and beautifully designed.
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Dan Mountford

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