Archive for craft

Mr. Riu

Posted in craft, paper with tags , , , on July 20, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I was absolutely certain Mr. Riu’s detailed cut paper projects must be laser cut, but he does all of them meticulously by hand.

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I think sometimes there is immense satisfaction in doing something the hard (er, traditional) way in an age where so much digital shortcuts are available. The act of creation is intrinsically meditative and meaningful.
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The shadows are incredible!
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Mr. Riu

Robin Van Valkenburgh

Posted in absurd, craft, humor, sculpture with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Robin Van Valkenburgh makes what she calls “pop surreal ceramics.”

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Many of these inspire a sense of nostalgia in me, while catering to my love of the absurd (beloved childhood characters mix with traditional ceramic creatures and shapes).

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Robin Van Valkenburgh
Etsy Shop

Fabulous Cat Papers

Posted in anatomy, craft, science with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Fabulous Cat Papers carries gorgeous handmade embroidered notebooks with all kinds of perfectly geeky themes (heavily focused on anatomy and science).

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I’d having trouble choosing just one of these (and I have an odd habit of “saving” really nice notebooks and leaving them blank because they are are art pieces!).

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Fabulous Cat Papers

Meredith Woolnough Embroidery

Posted in craft, nature, sea with tags , , , on July 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Yes, this is embroidery!

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Meredith Woolnough sews intricate leaves, coral and other forms found in nature on her sewing machine with a special fabric that dissolves in water, leaving only the gorgeously fragile skeleton of the design.

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I love the way she mounts them on a crisp white background to show the subtle shadows.

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Meredith Woolnough

Seiji Kawasaki: Wooden Food

Posted in craft, food, sculpture with tags , , , on June 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t find an artist homepage for Japanese wood sculptor Seji Kawasaki, but I did find a great Instagram (which I was almost reluctant to follow because I feared while scanning my feed I’d think “Oh great, more pictures of peoples’ boring food.”)

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The textures and hyper-real presentation he achieves are pretty incredible, no?

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Seiji Kawasaki

Travis Bedel

Posted in anatomy, art, collage, craft, nature, paper with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Travis Bedel makes some of the most breathtaking nature and anatomical mashup collages I’ve ever seen.

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These decadent, colorful explosions of life actually lift my mood when I look at them!
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Travis Bedel
@bedelgeuse

Brand New SheWalksSoftly Etsy Shop!

Posted in craft, jewelry, shewalkssoftlyetsy with tags , , on June 14, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been meaning to do this for AGES. I finally opened an Etsy shop! The first collection of items is a series of Lover’s Eye jewelry (both very traditional and slightly modernized versions).

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Pieces are fully customizable and come with a beautiful card about the Lover’s Eye origin.

For one month, readers of this blog get 15% off! Enter code BLOG15 at checkout.

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