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Insta-Goodies

Posted in art, cats, creatures, death, instagoodies, macabre, sea with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Just an Insta-Goodies post today, as I recover from an endoscopy…

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Insta-Goodies

Posted in art, cats, craft, sculpture, sea, surreal with tags on March 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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Octopus Night Light

Posted in home, products, sea with tags , , on March 22, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This “tentacular” night light by Ibis and Orchid is cast in bonded marble, and is approximately 3″ x 6″. The product warning says it is not a toy and should be kept out of the reach of children (I don’t have kids, but they’d have to fight me for this thing).

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I’ve never had a night light, but this makes me reconsider the idea of using one for decorative purposes.

You can buy it here if you don’t want to become a member just to browse the Ibis and Orchid catalogue.

Courtney Mattison: Our Changing Seas

Posted in craft, installations, sculpture, sea with tags , , , on February 19, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This is Colossal posted an incredible new installation by artist-activist Courtney Mattison. It’s part of her Our Changing Seas series, on display at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art through April 17, 2016.
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Each sculpture is inspired by sites identified by her hero, marine biologist Sylvia Earl (isn’t it wonderful to see someone list a marine biologist as a hero? There are so many unsung scientists and healers out there!).
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Her pieces are designed to bring awareness to what will happen to marine life as tropical sea temperatures rise and creatures are forced to migrate.
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Mattison loves coral reefs because they are “exotic, diverse and often venomous” (sounds like a perfect femme fatale). Who wouldn’t love and want to preserve our world’s beautiful ocean friends?
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Loved to Death: Comparative Hearts in Lucite

Posted in anatomy, creatures, nature, sea, valentine's day, wish list with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

If you couldn’t tell, I’m not really a Hallmark card and Whitman’s chocolate sampler kind of girl on Valentine’s Day. A specimen sampler on the other hand…now that’s romantic!

This is a set of 5 genuine hearts, injected with red and blue resin. It includes 1. Fish, 2. Frog, 3. Snake, 4. Pigeon, 5. Rabbit and comes with a numbered key chart. Measures 6 1/2″ x 3″.

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I maintain my extreme discomfort with specimens for which the creature was killed merely for the sake of display, and I haven’t asked the company how these hearts are sourced. But they are rather incredible to look at.

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I haven’t seen too many new items that catch my fancy to post (hence the lack of “Valentine countdowns”). If you find anything amazing, please share!

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PS. For a limited time, I’ll be including the link to the page about my medical situation at the bottom of each post. We’re getting there!

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Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans

Posted in art, sea, street art with tags , , on January 8, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Pangea Seed and 1xRun teamed up to create Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans.

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The goal of the project is to gather the world’s greatest street artists to help raise money and further awareness of environmental issues through art.
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The talent in this series is staggering. There are some truly captivating murals.
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See many more at the Source

Holiday Link Dump

Posted in absurd, art, christmas, craft, decoration, ephemera, film, food, sci-fi, sea, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t choose which link to post…so have a bunch!

What those dead bird holiday cards I posted the other day actually mean.
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“Seasonally Confused” Victorian Cards
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Giant Paper Snowflakes
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Gorgeous Digital Snowflakes
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Gingerbread Iron Throne
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Gingerbread Darth Vader
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Sea Creature That Look Like Whovian Christmas Trees
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