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Nikolay Valchev

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 7, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I came across this incredible piece by Nikolay Valchev on Pinterest, and it transported me to a world of ancient illuminated manuscripts and alchemical texts.

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The online portfolio is on the small side, but contains remarkable work like this:

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Such a lost art…

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Nikolay Valchev

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Bill Higgins 

Posted in art, space, Uncategorized with tags , , on July 18, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I used to have dreams about the apocalypse, in which the planets realigned and moved close to the earth in strange but gorgeous arrangements and colors. Bill Higgins’s series of exploratory paintings reminds me of these dreams.

It’s interesting to think about just how much we take the alignment of the incomprehensibly majestic cosmos for granted. We often don’t notice the sun, moon or stars at all…but I always make a point to look up and marvel just a bit.

Bill Higgins 


Planetary Glass Set

Posted in Uncategorized on February 3, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I really love this gorgeous Planetary Glass Set. My only reservation is that most of them only hold 8 oz. of liquid (I never noticed how small one cup actually is until I realized that a serving of ice cream is listed as half a cup, and curiously measured it out one day. They think I’m going to eat that little? Hilarious.).

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The planets are (kinda, sorta, a-little-bit-but-not-really) in proportion. However it’s a very nice looking set for the astronomy enthusiast who is not preoccupied with scale model inaccuracy, isn’t it?
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Planetary Glass Set

Dave Correia

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Dave Correia’s gorgeous oil paintings feature a variety of fantastical hybrid creatures. I love the way he uses color, employing traditionally “pretty” color palettes to depict bizarre (and at times uncomfortable) subject matter.

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From the artist bio:
Fascinated by comic books, horror films, and video games as a child, the subjects of Dave’s earliest artistic endeavors were often strange, demonic creatures.

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Disturbing, yet grotesquely appealing, these characters and their fictional worlds fueled his imagination and had a strong, significant influence on Dave’s creative style today.

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Dave Correia

Google’s Neural Network Art

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Google has created artificial neural networks designed to behave like human grey matter. Originally invented for image recognition, the networks were also able to produce imagery. The results are directly out of a dream…

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Or a surrealist painting…
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Or a psychedelic journey…
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Read more about the project here, and view a photo gallery here.

Strange Remains Week: Records and Reefs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Music lovers, did you know you can have your ashes pressed into a vinyl record? And Vinyly gives customers the opportunity to live on through the power of song.

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Is there a song you’d like on the soundtrack to your death?

If you enjoy marine life, you can become part of a living coral system via The Eternal Reef. Ashes are memorialized as part of “reef balls” that serve to assist dying reefs in restoring new life.

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What’s a reef ball? Glad you asked.

Reef Balls are the only designed reef materials that from the beginning were designed to replicate the natural substrata that Mother Nature uses for her reef development. The material needed to be friendly to the marine environment. It would have to be made of natural materials that would attract and encourage micro-organisms to settle and propagate on the reefs.

Read more about the process here.

Bizarre Vintage New Years Cards

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Here is a small collection of vintage greetings to start your year off right.

Well, this is one way to face your demons.
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The intoxicated moon has somehow procured a giant cigarette and is rather adept at blowing smoke rings.
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There’s probably a story here. Broken glass and an angel making a move…
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I completely agree with the look on the bird in short pants.
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The source of this card had the perfect caption: “Hallmark, please start making these for a walk of shame card collection, thanks in advance.”
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Oddly anthropomorphized bottles making out. One can almost hear the clinking of glass.
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Be warned, if you pass out drunk a horse may eat your head while you sleep.
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I don’t understand this moon, anatomically.
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Ah, a beetle stares into space. Nothing says New Years like that!
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