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Life Sized Octopus Backpack

Posted in accessories, craft, sea with tags , , , , on September 21, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Although it’s certainly not the most practical accessory, I must admit I still checked to see if this life sized octopus backpack by Olga Kotova was for sale (it’s not…but I swear I would’ve had restraint!).

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I’ve seen cutesy octopus bags before, but I admire her choice to throw caution to the wind and go for realism here.

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Would you use this backpack just for the fun of it?

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Olga Kotova

Lisa Wood Curiosities

Posted in anthropomorphic, craft, nature, taxidermy with tags , , , , on September 11, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Lisa Wood creates adorable dioramas of anthropomorphized insects engaged in various recreational pursuits.

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She also has a collection of egg dioramas, reliquaries, shadow boxes and jewelry.

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Lisa Wood

New Lover’s Eye Pendants on Etsy!

Posted in craft, jewelry, shewalkssoftlyetsy with tags , , , , , on August 15, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

For those who may want something a bit more low key than the bejeweled Lover’s Eye pieces in the store, I’ve added a series of them without any beading. Find them on Etsy here!

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All items can be fully customized.

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Martin Tomsky

Posted in craft with tags , , , on August 8, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Martin Tomsky has been showing up a lot in my Pinterest suggestions…for good reason.

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From the artist bio:
I am a London based artist who creates illustrative, relief pieces built up from layers of laser cut, stained plywood. These range in size and shape from very small items of jewellery to much larger, bespoke artworks. Each piece is hand assembled to create a unique, organic object that bridges the gap between craft, illustration and sculpture.

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The effect he creates is awesome…
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While I’m incredibly impressed by the level of detail in the larger, wild compositions, this may be my absolute favorite. The tea really makes the piece.
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Martin Tomsky

Masayoshi Matsumoto: Balloon Animals

Posted in craft, creatures with tags , , , on August 3, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Where was Masayoshi Matsumoto when I was a kid having birthday parties? I’d absolutely love his balloon sculptures at my future parties for adults, too.

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Check out his site for many more badass, beautiful balloon beasts.

Masayoshi Matsumoto
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Kate Walsh Embroidery

Posted in craft, embroidery with tags , , on July 29, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Kate Walsh creates “tiny macabre embroideries.”

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I love her style. These are like little portraits…just missing the flesh.

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Kate Walsh

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