Archive for the easter Category

Easter Desktop Goodies Part 2

Posted in absurd, art, candy coated nightmares, craft, creatures, easter, food, humor, installations, kitsch, plush, sculpture, steampunk, vintage, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Just a small dose of pure evil here.

By Albrecht Dürer:

Another public display:

Now THIS is a rabbit installation (there was no source so I don’t know where it’s located):

Love this girl’s work (link on photo):

Bunny-ish?

By the wonderful Femke Hiemstra:

Yes!

Ghost Girl inspired eggs, done by Lauren Nemchik (thanks to the talented Tonya Hurley for sharing these!):

Steampunk egg:

Wow…this one has a little “stage” too!

Rather pretty…

Not the most elaborate Peeps diorama I’ve seen, but it gets major bonus points for the subject and wordplay:

Kitschy chickadees:

Fabulous vintage Easter hat featuring what seems to be…a colorful Shih Tzu:

Classic Easter parade gear:

This makes me sad. I highly doubt this feline felt “deprived of a proper Easter egg hunt” before being forced into this hideous torture hat.

And for the Alien fans out there:

Happy Easter to those who celebrate. If you feel like some blast from the past posts, check these out:

Sketchy Bunnies
Eggshell Sculptures
Easter Dekstop Goodies of the Past
Portrait Eggs

Geeky Easter Eggs

Posted in craft, easter, geek, sci-fi with tags , , , on April 7, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Here is a little collage of geeky Easter eggs I’ve saved over time.

Bite my shiny metal egg!

The whole Futurama crew:

Absolutely love these LEGO eggs:

Batman and Spidey:

Assorted superheroes:

Nintendo:

Another:

Beep beep…boop boop…

More Star Wars (click to enlarge):

Battlestar Galactica (which I’ve never seen, but I do know many people who love it):

TARDIS egg:

For the Tim Burton fans…

Look at this Cheshire Cat!

Now for some zombie Easter eggs.

If anyone has suggestions for others, send them my way!

Pysanky: Ukrainian Decorated Eggs

Posted in craft, design, easter with tags , , on April 7, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

While I don’t formally celebrate Easter (unless you count my obscene love for Cadbury Creme Eggs as a celebration…which I do), I love nothing more than the combination of great art and symbolism.

Pysanky are a Ukrainian tradition; eggs elaborately decorated using batik (dye resistant designs “written” in wax).

Every time I see these eggs I am awestruck by the thought, care and time dedicated to each one.

From Wiki:
Many superstitions were attached to pysanky. Pysanky were thought to protect households from evil spirits, catastrophe, lightning and fires. Pysanky with spiral motifs were the most powerful, as the demons and other unholy creatures would be trapped within the spirals forever. A blessed pysanky could be used to find demons hidden in the dark corners of your house.

Pysanky held powerful magic, and had to be disposed of properly, lest a witch get a hold of one. She could use the shell to gather dew, and use the gathered dew to dry up a cow’s milk. The witch could also use bits of the eggshell to poke people and sicken them. The eggshell had to be ground up very finely (and fed to chickens to make them good egg layers) or broken into pieces and tossed into a running stream.

The cloth used to dry pysanky was powerful, too, and could be used to cure skin diseases. And it was considered very bad luck to trample on a pysanka–God would punish anyone who did with a variety of illnesses.

There were superstitions regarding the colors and designs on the pysanky. One old Ukrainian myth centered on the wisdom of giving older people gifts of pysanky with darker colors and/or rich designs, for their life has already been filled. Similarly, it is appropriate to give young people pysanky with white as the predominant color because their life is still a blank page.

Girls would often give pysanky to young men they fancied, and include heart motifs. It was said, though, that a girl should never give her boyfriend a pysanky that has no design on the top and bottom of the egg, as this might signify that the boyfriend would soon lose his hair.

And just for the fun of it…the cookie version!

Read about the folklore and meaning of different symbols here. And if you want to try your hand at one of these creations, Learn Pysanky seems to have a wealth of information and tutorials.

Has anyone ever made these?

Easter Desktop Goodies Part 1

Posted in absurd, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, craft, easter, food, humor, jewelry, kitsch, monsters, photography, plush, products, vintage, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Just a few pre=Easter treats sitting on my desktop at the moment…

Ah, some evil bunny soap for the guest bathroom:

By Felipe Bedoya (I’ve never seen bunnies look this…high…but they appear to be enjoying their little party):

Aww…

So deadly…

Just tiptoe away.

Bunny is dressing up his taxidermy human again.

Clock-bellied…but kind of neat:

While we’re on the topic of bellies, why not fashion this bread bowl and let your guests scoop the creamy innards from a poor eviscerated rabbit?

Um…I guess that’s better than human innards adorned with some kind of rabbit bride ensemble.

I’m not sure if I’ve posted this…but it’s amazing.

I would love to see the creature casting this shadow.

Show offs:

As far as kitschy holiday jewelry goes, this may be the finest thing that plastic can offer:

No amount of novelty could make this a good cake idea. One of the best things about cake is that you never have to peel it or bite into bits of shell.

Speaking of cake, here’s one for all of your sheep-rabbit needs:

Now this I could use as a centerpiece:

Perfect felted Easter eggs! Does anyone know the artist?

Adorable black bunny from Violetpie who also does some sweet Halloween creations.

More to come…

Homage to the Rabbits

Posted in absurd, candy coated nightmares, easter, humor, music video, video with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

This video comes from my friend Tom (too bad it’s on the tail end…pun intended…of Easter). Didn’t get to post it in time…

Thanks for the nightmares, Tom!

Portrait Eggs

Posted in absurd, craft, easter with tags , , on April 25, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Oops. I forgot to post this before Easter. Here…have some nightmares.


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You’re welcome.

Sketchy Bunnies Part 2

Posted in absurd, easter, humor, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Another installment of Sketchy Bunnies.

This looks alarmingly…pre-abduction.

Hypnotized…

I can’t pinpoint exactly what this reminds me of, but it’s uncomfortable.

*Gasp* The Great Rabbit Overlord!

This is what happens when you cross the Great Rabbit Overlord.

I don’t recommend touching this guy’s stash of uppers.

Yeah, unfortunately everything sags a little with age.

“It’s my lazy eye, isn’t it? You’re looking at my lazy eye.”

Even the child is incredulous.

Screw the Easter Bunny. BACON is where it’s at!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

Easter Roundup

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares, comics, easter, ephemera, food, humor, photography, plush, postcards, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Easter is high atop the list of holidays I don’t celebrate, but I do love the yearly reemergence of Cadbury Creme Eggs. This image comes from an online game Cadbury launched this season (it needs to me aimed at my mouth).

Amazing:

From Bob Doucette:

Lovely little bunnies from Ron English:

I spotted this rabbit on speed in a grocery store (note the oddly placed block of cheese next to him. Did he steal it in an amphetamine rampage?):

A bunch of bunnies by Frijol Boy:

This one’s a meat eater:

And this one is…like me:

Two by Nicoletta Ceccoli:

Double sweetness:

This is what you will dream after too much Easter candy:

No comments necessary.

Just a happy day in the garden…

Not sure I understand what they were going for with this military theme.

Love the Easter Witch!

And here’s a bit of nostalgia…

I feel awkward looking at this:

HAREdo! Get it? Get it?

Happy Easter…we’re halfway to Halloween!

The Eggshell Sculptor

Posted in easter, sculpture with tags , on April 23, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

To answer the inevitable question: yes, these are all real, regular eggs (from many types of birds, in fact).

Gary LeMaster is an egg carving genius. You must admire his desire to tackle this particular art form.

About the process:

First, I empty and clean each egg. After the egg has dried, I use a lead pencil to sketch the details of my artwork directly on the shell. I then cut away appropriate sections of the design or engrave the surface of the shell (or both), using a variety of diamond and carbide cutting tools.

My tool of choice is a dental handpiece powered by an air compressor which generates over 400,000 rpm’s for the burs to do their job. Once the egg has been fully worked, I use my hands and an abrasive cleanser to remove any remaining pencil marks.

The egg is then submerged in two bleach baths to disintegrate any membrane residue from the inside surface. Finally, the egg is signed and sealed with three or four coats of lacquer. It is then placed on a stand inside a glass dome to preserve and enhance its beauty.

There are even portraits, and he does custom orders.

Le Master started classes, a resource collection and an Eggshell Sculptor Magazine.

More images and info on the artist site.

Sketchy Bunnies

Posted in easter, kitsch, thrift horror with tags , , , on April 22, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Every year it seems a new site (or a few) pop up to honor the profoundly disturbing characteristics of rabbit mascots. This year, I bring you a few favorites from Sketchy Bunnies.

This lovely lady-bunny with the Tammy Faye eyes is destined for a makeup contract. Lashes so lush they turn the WHOLE EYE black!

At least this one avoided SOME of the whites of her eyes in makeup application.

Ideally, one’s makeup look should be balanced…

Oh come on…this just looks alien. Costume designers, please cease all attempts at rabbit eye makeup.

There is safety in numbers…

Right?

I didn’t know bunnies grew five o’clock shadows and could look like a disgruntled creepy uncle.

I’m not sure if this one “counts” since it’s intentionally evil, but I think the evil is well executed.

This one too…