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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.

If you like the store, please share with your networks. Thanks!

Craftsec Matryoshka Dolls

Posted in art, craft, dolls with tags , , on June 7, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Craftsec puzzles me. I first came upon these fantastic owl nesting dolls and was astonished that they were only $23 and appear to be entirely hand painted.

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Further perusing of the site revealed the most reasonable prices for seemingly endless hours of work (the ones below are $24). What had I run into here? Someone who tries to sell mass produced items on Etsy under the guise of being handmade…or the most prolific, independently wealthy artist who happens to have a singular passion for Matryoshka doll creation?
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Rgardless, both the creative and traditional dolls are great, and you can’t beat the price.
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Kerri Pajutee Miniatures

Posted in cats, craft, you can't handle the cute with tags , , on June 5, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Keri Pajutee’s hand crafted miniatures could very well be the answer to my irrational wish to always be covered in cats.

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These little cuties are constructed in mixed media at standard dollhouse 1:12 ratio. If I had one I’d keep it in my pocket or purse for emergency doses of feline energy.
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There are many other animals in her portfolio as well. You can read about how she makes them here.

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Keri Pajutee’s

Weird Kid Club

Posted in craft, dolls, fashion, kitsch, skulls and skeletons, wish list with tags , , , , , on June 4, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Weird Kid Club has a small collection of laser cut, hand finished lapel pins that are pretty great.

A Kewpie doll! I love the Kewpie doll.
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The other ones are cool too.
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I’d definitely wear this little feminine skull.
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Weird Kid Club

London Kaye

Posted in craft, street art with tags , on May 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

London Kaye is a classically trained dancer with a passion for crochet (which she discovered at only thirteen years old). After receiving a dance scholarship to NYU, she got acquainted with the local street art scene and began doing public work. Here are two of my favorites.

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London Kaye

Desktop Goodies 5/10

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, cats, comics, craft, humor, illustration, puppets, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

How do I get my hands on this?
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This came up in my Amazon suggestions. Best mouse pad I’ve ever seen. I may buy it for my such clicks and many scrolls. And I like its enthusiasm: “Wow.”
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I tried to find this album on YouTube so we could take a listen. Art definitely looks the part(y) here.
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Dapper Vegetable Man. Wait for it…nobody BEETS him! (See what I did there?)
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I have no idea who makes these, but they’re rather amazing.
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Take this, Darwin…
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Awkward Christ and puppet induced ecstasy:
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So chilling…
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Control your giant blob, dude.
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Not the most practical default posture…but terrifying nonetheless.
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“And then the Mammoth took the two of them in the circle of his trunk, and threw them into space.”
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Anyone have these as a kid?
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The look on the little kid’s face really drive home “poor life choices.”
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