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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).


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!).




Fabulous Cat Papers


Meredith Woolnough Embroidery

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

Yes, this is embroidery!


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.


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



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.”)



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





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.




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


Travis Bedel

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).


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.


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?

Rgardless, both the creative and traditional dolls are great, and you can’t beat the price.


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.


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.
Mr Purr

There are many other animals in her portfolio as well. You can read about how she makes them here.


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.

The other ones are cool too.


I’d definitely wear this little feminine skull.

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.



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?

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.”

I tried to find this album on YouTube so we could take a listen. Art definitely looks the part(y) here.

Dapper Vegetable Man. Wait for it…nobody BEETS him! (See what I did there?)

I have no idea who makes these, but they’re rather amazing.

Take this, Darwin…

Awkward Christ and puppet induced ecstasy:

So chilling…

Control your giant blob, dude.

Not the most practical default posture…but terrifying nonetheless.

“And then the Mammoth took the two of them in the circle of his trunk, and threw them into space.”
weird tales (1)

Anyone have these as a kid?
weird tales (2)

The look on the little kid’s face really drive home “poor life choices.”
weird wayne1