Archive for the easter Category

Easter Cake Disasters

Posted in absurd, easter, food on April 1, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

For those of you who may be reading with jelly bean tummy aches, peep overload or chocolate bunny ear syndrome, be thankful you did not have any easter cake! Have a wonderful April Fools Day, from She Walks Softly.

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Peeper Easter

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, easter, humor, tribute on March 31, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Does it get any more secular than Peeps representing a holiday? Happy Easter, Everyone. Now I’m going out to get me some Peeps! Look at these great entries in a recent Peeps diorama contest.

This is just brilliant, from Despicable Me.

The Shining!

Where do those pink slime burgers come from?

“A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Peep”

“Peeps Mourn Their Peeps: Twinkie, Rest in Peeps”

Source

~Dana has been noticeably touched by the outpouring of support and prayers from everyone. Family and friends are so touched by the love this community has shown. Thank you all for joining in her plight and helping ease along the healing. It means the world to us.

Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, art, candy coated nightmares, craft, decay, easter, fashion, halloween, humor, illustration, jewelry, monsters, nature, robots, satire, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s start with a little faux vintage science, shall we?

Yes. Please.

I think this cat-erpillar is on my craft to-do list now. You can make it move in many kinds of ways.

Just your average post-Easter bunny mass suicide (nice work decorating the seasonal isle, guys):

Best weather forecast ever:

You know it’s spring when the Chevys start blooming again.

Grandfather of the Michelin Man

If the Sears portrait studio offered this, I would totally get in front of a camera.

A quizzical little Max Ernst piece:

Excellent ad:

Love this…

Truly amazing top hat idea:

I’d be reluctant to buy these for the sheer amount of lacing required, but this custom painted pair is quite a work of art.

Cute crafty robot:

Perfect for Halloween season (or anytime, really):

Clock for the guest room, to make folks feel welcome:

Does anyone know the origin story of this ice cream truck?

If you haven’t heard, divorce rings are becoming…a thing, proving once again that no human milestone…however brutal…can’t be commodified.

Nice…

This has come up on a few favorite blogs now…

Exquisite.

Ghostly beautiful…

An amazing collaboration between Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiaparelli, circa 1938:

And Jesus rides in on a unicorn to save the day…

Marie Antoinette’s royal beauty regimen was far less time consuming after her loss…

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…