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Annemarieke Kloosterhof

Posted in anatomy, bugs, craft, paper with tags , , , on September 30, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Annemarieke Kloosterhof makes gorgeous two and three dimensional paper cutting projects.


Yes, this is paper…


Of particular interest to me is her “Vital” series, in which she “[tries] to capture the essence of the different diseases people struggle with, and the feeling it gives them, hiding amongst the delicate veins are animals and insects to be found, portraying the delicacy of the human body and its vital organs.”

The “invaders” in each organ are not quite visible at first glance, but upon closer inspection they become apparent.


Annemarieke Kloosterhof


Beadedmischka: Beaded Death’s Head Moth

Posted in bugs, craft, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on September 20, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Make: posted this incredible beaded Death’s Head Moth by Beadedmischka.


This piece seems to be one of a kind (I was actually hoping the link would provide a tutorial). Excellent work.

Quantum Creative Glass

Posted in bugs, craft, creatures, sea with tags , , , on July 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Okay, immediate bonus points for the name. Quantum Creative Glass has some amazing glass blown creatures.

The cephalopods are fabulous…


And you’ll find some intriguing land-roaming species, too.

Quantum Creative Glass

Lyme Lags

Posted in announcement, bugs, horror, sci-fi with tags , , , , on July 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been skipping a bunch of days on SWS recently due to spending every moment of my days in such crushing full body pain that it’s difficult to move…even breathe. It’s utterly indescribable (this is post is punctuated with centipede monsters because a search for “spirochete monsters” turns up nothing).



This is nothing new. I’ve had pain of this kind without one second of relief for eight years straight. I do my best to push through it, despite being housebound since 2011.


But it has reached unprecedented heights, and there have been massive delays beyond my control and allergies to all of my Lyme Disease treatment options thus far. That’s the worst part…feeling these bugs squeeze the life out of me in the most slow, agonizing way without any major recourse in the immediate future.


I’ll be attempting to orchestrate treatment through my diagnosing physician on Monday via phone, although he is across the country (it takes months to years to get in with a Lyme literate doctor so I still have months to go despite making an appointment immediately upon diagnosis).


In the meantime, forgive me if I miss a day here and there!

Wild Ones: Insectopia

Posted in bugs, creatures, nature, photography with tags , , , on June 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’d like to share one of my favorite boards, containing nature photography that will leave you utterly awestruck. You will see outrageous acts of mimicry…


Posing and theatrics…

Unusual coloring…

Creatures that look like they were painstakingly designed and painted by a brilliant artist.




If you click, prepare to spend a little time at the Insectopia.