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Desktop Goodies 9/17

Posted in 80's, absurd, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, comics, creatures, death, ephemera, food, humor, illustration, macabre, meat, postcards, religion, retro, skulls and skeletons, vintage, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Be warned:
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Sometimes I write fictional surrealist resumes in my head just for fun. I’m definitely adding “Can appear as a disembodied head and hypnotize crocodiles” to my skill set.
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The daintiest amphibious juggler.
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There is something very wrong with this cat’s hind quarters (or maybe very right as far as he’s concerned).
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An unlikely friendship, indeed.
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There are not nearly enough meat puns in the sentimental postcard industry.
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So delightfully subtle…until you step in the wrong spot, that is.
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Thank you, Rachel, for these next two. I’ll quote her here: “No means NO, Jesus!”
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…but this is a sweater that many can afford. (I’m sure this man’s parrot has become clinically depressed from living with him).
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Genuinely creepy. Not sure where this comes from. Hell, presumably.
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I was going to write an individual comment for each of these, but they kind of work as a dyad.
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I spent a while trying to figure out this “twelfth finger” thing. Does anyone get it?
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Now, a giant chicken absconding with a child, anyone can understand.
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Ellen Jewett Revisited

Posted in creatures, nature, sculpture with tags , , , on August 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve posted about Ellen Jewett previously, but over the last three years, her work has continued to grow by leaps and bounds.

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If you haven’t been to her site in a while or kept up on her Instagram (or are seeing her for the first time here), definitely check out her current work!

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Desktop Goodies 8/24

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, Books, cats, comics, humor, illustration, nature, puppets, robots, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been looking at a lot of historical nautical maps lately. What maps lacked in accuracy 500 years ago, they sure made up for with extravagant design. I’d be pretty thrilled if this guy showed up on my GPS.
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Sadly, it’s pretty clear that “solitudes” has a double meaning here.
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I don’t think this is what she meant by “Calgon, take me away!”
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Actually, he said you guys were more like acquaintances. Just sayin’.
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Breathtaking…
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DY-NO-MITE! Actual mites, I mean.
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You mean cats can saw wood and build things while mine have been eating and sleeping all day? Freaking freeloaders.
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Speaking of cats…
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That new fertilizer did wonders for the harvest.
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Ugh. One of those evenings.
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This requires careful planning.
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I stared at this for like five minutes in a futile attempt to decide which one is creepier.
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Ghost Light Gallery

Posted in art, automata, nature, sculpture with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I saw a light up sculpture from Ghost Light Gallery on Instagram and was immediately sold. Her beautiful creatures are often softly illuminated, articulated with moving parts, or they share secret worlds within them.

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Her two dimensional work is also quite lovely.

In reference to her pieces, artist Jamie Winn says:
As an artist I have constantly struggled with the burden of creating “relevant” art. I’ve done my best over the years to allow myself to become vulnerable in the public’s eye while at the same time attempting to seem somehow mysterious, as I’m sure most women do. Many of the things I have created are deeply rooted in my childhood and have mostly been visible through my automata work.

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I strive to create things that force the viewer to use both sides of the brain- appreciating the obvious artwork and then through the moving mechanisms, attempting to discover how it is working. I’m trying to push the boundaries of self discovery both for my art appreciators and myself. That is my goal.

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Her Instagram contains work I didn’t see in her online portfolio, so don’t miss it!

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.

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Anastassia Elias: String Installations

Posted in anatomy, creatures, installations with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Anastassia Elias is most famous for her mini dioramas in toiler paper rolls and other visual art, but I’m partial to these two installations she did for a group project.

Just your average transparent string elephant on a tightrope. NBD.

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The goal was to decorate the streets with whimsical, unexpected designs. Mission accomplished, I’d say.

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Oso Polar Creations

Posted in creatures, sculpture, you can't handle the cute with tags , , on July 5, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Be careful if you like cute things (that lean a little left of center). Oso Polar’s creations are addictive, and you may find yourself clicking through all 80 pages of her handmade creature sculptures on deviantART. Not that I can tell you from experience or anything (*shift eyes*).

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