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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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Craftsec

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

Desktop Goodies 6/3

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, cats, comics, dolls, humor, kitsch, makeup, monsters, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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IDEA!
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Everyone should know this.
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Ah, refreshing summer treats.
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Gorgeous!
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This looks like an awesome model kit.
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I love this painting. Such a sense of longing.
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I left the trademark that says “for personal purposes only,” because I imagine all of us have ultra-cute kitten purposes.
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On the other hand, I see no earthly purpose for this:
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So…extra crotch room for Chuck Norris style kicks was a selling point?
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A turtle skeleton, just because.
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Incredible makeup job.
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Doll Chateau: Elizabeth

Posted in dolls with tags on March 25, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Meet Elizabeth, the ball jointed human spider doll from Doll Chateau (this blonde version doesn’t seem to be on the website; this photo comes from a flickr account).

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I find it hauntingly beautiful…
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Here is the current version on the Doll Chateau website:
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Doll Chateau

Mijn Schatje

Posted in art, dolls with tags , on January 26, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Mijn Schatje digitally paints beautiful, porcelain-skinned little girls. Usually just the disembodied heads (but we find the occasional body or neck).

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These little innocents always possess an otherwordly glow.
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Their eyes are sad and deep…
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Years ago there was a fascinating controversy surrounding her work because she was accused of using photographs of dolls as the basis of her vector art. I can see how some people who make a living through art would get incensed (if she didn’t ask permission from the doll creator), but I feel she was unfairly blasted. She may have used doll photographs as a starting point, but her work clearly shows her own imagination and ingenuity. Art isn’t simply the creation of something out of nothing, but the ability to transform.

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Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies #1

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, bats, cats, comics, craft, day of the dead, dolls, ephemera, halloween, horror, macabre, monsters, photography, sculpture, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Don’t know the origin of this, but I love the extra written touch.
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This kid’s face is not exactly what I’d call “joyful.” At least the trees are happy.
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Awesome.
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A very intricately done Day of the Dead hanging bat!
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This seriously looks like she’s wearing her sister’s skin.
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A little macabre for a greeting, no (that pumpkin is crying actual tears while getting murdered). What’s with the gleeful spectators? Is this some kind of Gladiatorial event for squash and…elves?
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The source said this is a real Victorian postmortem, but I have trouble believing it’s not doctored. Still…maybe the photographer was just really, REALLY late.
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Gorgeous custom Monster High doll!
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I wish this item hadn’t been taken down for sale/display. I would’ve done a feature post on the crafter of this fine wooden witch carving.
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At first it looks like a strange pose, but my black cat Dr. Morbius does this gravity defying move all the time.
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So long kiddies…pleasant dreams…
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Desktop Goodies 9/9

Posted in 80's, absurd, Books, candy coated nightmares, dolls, ephemera, humor, monsters, photography, retro, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

McDonald’s Icecapades…how was this not traumatizing for children (or was it)?
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This looks like the Codex Gigas.
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And then we have the Holy Bible, which apparently has a wider readership than I had suspected…
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Seduction for Dummies (*groan*).
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Make sure you order a DIET soda with this to save calories.
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Puts things in perspective, no?
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So true…
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A dinosaur’s preferred travel method.
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I wish I did!
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I couldn’t find an artist for this image anywhere. Any ideas?
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Ah, finally a realistic series.
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Pants on fire!
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