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Kari-Lise Alexander

Posted in art with tags , , on August 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I adore this new painting by Kari-Lise Alexander.

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I first saw this detail on Instagram and it completely took my breath away. THOSE HANDS; so delicate and feminine, tinged with an undeniable darkness.
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Her work makes the viewer feel as if he or she has glimpsed a private moment in the lives of her subjects, who are often beautiful, graceful women of great depth.
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Kari-Lise Alexander

The Medieval Scapini Tarot

Posted in antiques, art, illustration, tarot with tags , , , , on August 6, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve just started looking through the decks at Tarot Tator and the Medieval Scapini Tarot caught my eye. Some of these cards are truly awesome.

Death:
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That may be my favorite card. Death is so elegantly poised (seemingly in the midst of dance) on a sea of the drowning and/or dead.

The Hermit:
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I love that the Hermit is also walking on water…and is an actual giant. I relate very much to the Hermit, so it makes me happy to see him so empowered (as opposed to the sullen version in the Rider Waite deck). The symbolism in this card is among the richest I’ve seen in various depictions of the Hermit.

Ace of Wands:
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There is a lot going on here. Fiery, chaotic, generative magic! Rock on.

Ten of Swords (come on…swords, containing figures holding swords. How meta. The blood is a nice touch, too).
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See the whole deck: Medieval Scapini Tarot

Giulio’s Dreamworlds

Posted in art with tags on August 1, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Dreamworlds, indeed!

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I can be pretty picky about Manga inspired fantasy art, but I found myself pouring over every detail in these (and loving the other illustration styles as well).

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Giulio’s Dreamworlds

Joe Vaux

Posted in art, lowbrow, surreal with tags , , , , on July 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Today we have one of my old lowbrow style pop surrealism favorites, Joe Vaux.

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Joe Vaux

Mercer Mayer

Posted in art, illustration with tags , , on July 22, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Most of you will recognize Mercer Mayer from his prolific critter books (a childhood staple), but he has many gorgeously lavish, touching illustrations in his portfolio.

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Who remembers these books?
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Mercer Mayer

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 


Lisha’s Body Art

Posted in art, body decoration, makeup, sea, skulls and skeletons, undead with tags , , , , , , on July 17, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Lisha’s Body Art is the work of Lisha Simpson. She paints some fantastic cut-out illusions on her own hand!

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Lisha’s Body Art

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