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Desktop Goodies 4/10

Posted in absurd, anatomy, art, clothing, fashion, film, humor, japan, photography, retro, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s start with some sea inspired fashion…
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And a gorgeous octopus ice sculpture:
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A stunning still frame.
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I like the way this woman thinks. Pizza will never break your heart.
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A beautiful soul is made of rabbits.
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Oh thank you, Rachel, for this…and your other invaluable contributions to this post.
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I’m sure it’s happening somewhere…
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Traveling in style.
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I approve of this progression.
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Yep, it’s a wig made of countless earbuds on strings…for people who want to have listening parties and don’t care about personal space.
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Who remembers this?
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All of my outfits are based on various diaphonized specimens. Fashion at its finest.
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Desktop Goodies 3/10

Posted in absurd, architecture, Books, candy coated nightmares, cats, humor, illustration, monsters, nature, photography, sci-fi, skulls and skeletons, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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Let’s take a moment to ogle the beauty of nature…
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For some reason, people feel slightly uneasy in this chair.
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A tad crass…but definitely my favorite faux Rand McNally cover:
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Couldn’t they have thought of more appetizing adjectives than “semi-liquids?” I suppose it beats “lumpy, congealed and vomitous.”
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Dana, Don’t make a joke about this car being cheesy…Don’t make a joke about this car being cheesy…Resist!
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Did anyone have this as a kid? It looks awesome.
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How can I get my hands on this book? This woman absolutely has life figured out.
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Incredible building of unknown origin.
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Gorgeous modern interpretation of Danse Macabre!
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The old one was no fun at all…
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A children’s book illustration. I’m sure no one had nightmares or anything.
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Jerry Uelsmann

Posted in photography, surreal with tags , on March 8, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Jerry Uelsmann began creating his surreal, fantastical photographs in the 1960’s using darkroom techniques. So advanced was his vision that the developers of Photoshop actually contacted HIM for help as the program was being created.
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Rather like dreams, symbols and archetypes, each person brings their unique sensibilities and associations to these photographs. They are comprised of crisp elements of reality, yet are timeless and open-ended metaphors.
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In his portfolio we find a lot of nature-focused subject matter. With only a peripheral glance, one may entirely miss the fact that the laws of time and space as we know them do not exist in this work.
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The dynamic tension between real and unreal can unravel some interesting thoughts.
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Jerry Uelsmann

Caitin Stickles

Posted in body decoration, photography with tags , on February 25, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Today, on her birthday, I want to pay tribute to my dear friend, the ethereal muse Caitin Stickles. The kind and talented Jo David introduced us because (having also weathered many challenges) she’s a perfect fit for my upcoming Kintsukuroi book.

(Warning: NSFW artistic nudity below, so please scroll accordingly).

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Caitin is a prolific model, who has turned her own body into an artistic canvas filled with swirling, colorful meaningful designs.

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She often posts poetic musings with her photographs:

“i suppose this is a proposal to pose in my own paradox exposed with unbridled composure.”

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“forever foreign and a little extrinsic, where to exist is hiding in the mists.”

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“im hardly known where i come from, but im running through the cold as im chased by the crows while my fingers are slowly going numb. my years have been spent racing, racing, and racing to catch the sun all the while hunting for a sanctuary to be free of whats next to come.”

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Thank you Caitin, for all you’ve brought to my life from afar.

Nina Y.

Posted in art, photography with tags , on February 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I saw this image and I was hooked on Nina Y.’s work. If I squint…this could be me, floating above the world. Oh, how I wish my bed could do this.

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Her outdoor scenes are enchanting. Beams of glowing lights through autumn trees and darkness…
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One of my favorite things she does is wind blowing through long hair. My hair is down to my hips and I’d love to be caught in a gust of wind captured on film.
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Desktop Goodies 2/2

Posted in absurd, advertising, Books, comics, craft, food, humor, music, photography, sci-fi, thrift horror, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

You realize what happened here: this bird was killed, only to be zoomorphized into a bastardized version of itself in a stupid hat. Talk about adding insult to injury.
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Debatable:
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Terrifying:
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I’m completely entranced by this piece, yet can’t find an artist credit anywhere. Ideas? If no one knows…it’s obviously an alien cell phone.
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Parenthetical note:
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Excellent…I like strong coffee; strong enough to make my head blast clear off my body.
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I almost cropped out the caption because it’s so clear that this thing originated from a very unholy place that it just seems redundant.
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Isn’t this all our monsters ever really want? (No really, think about it.)
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I searched, in gleeful hope, for a vintage TV commercial featuring Drippy the Runny Nose Kid. But alas, no record of one exists. Sorry I couldn’t deliver this thing in action (or maybe I should be saying “you’re welcome”).
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1) Reading books about death becomes considerably more difficult.
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I find this photo incredibly haunting. It actually stirs up a visceral unease.
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Yes, some might consider the following a deal breaker. She seems open minded. The horse (or…man-horse?), not so much.
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Your fist becomes a real face.
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The truth of how brains really work, unveiled. SCIENCE!
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Eduard Gordeev

Posted in photography with tags on January 19, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Sometimes I see images that are so hyper-real, I can’t believe they’re paintings. I believe Eduard Gordeev’s work is one of the only portfolios that ever tricked me into thinking I was looking at utterly brilliant hyperrealistic paintings when it was indeed a collection of photographs.

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I love his rain-drenched urban landscapes…distorted, obscured, until they become glowing abstract textures with only an echo of the unadorned features beneath.
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Eduard Gordeev