Archive for skulls and skeletons

Halloween Countdown: Los Meurtos Animal Mug Set

Posted in day of the dead, halloween, skulls and skeletons, wish list with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Oooh…I love this Los Meurtos Animal Mug Set!

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Definitely adding that one to the wish list!

Halloween Countdown: Harrison Greeting Cards

Posted in cats, ephemera, halloween, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I won’t be typing much in the near future, due to a bad nerve pain flare in my hands, but will still try to post if possible.

Harrison Greeting Cards has released re-prints of vintage Halloween cards, most of which range from the 1920’s-1960’s (at reasonable prices)!

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Harrison Greeting Cards

Halloween Countdown: Oriental Trading Co.

Posted in day of the dead, decoration, halloween, macabre, skulls and skeletons, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I always like to do an Oriental Trading Co. roundup this time of year. Here are my favorite offerings from the 2016 catalogue.

Zombie Garden Gnome Set
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Big Top Terror Cardboard Stand-Up
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I love all their Day of the Dead offerings. This is the basic design.
Day of the Dead Skull Wall Decoration
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I handmade a version of these years ago. Not your grandma’s die-cuts.
Bloody Weapon Cutouts
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Halloween Roses with Eyeballs
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And if you’re looking for something kid friendly, there are adorable Halloween Owl Favor Boxes
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Halloween Countdown: Appendage Accessories

Posted in craft, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , on October 18, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

While not an exclusively spooky shop, these sleep masks by Appendage Accessories are perfect for the Halloween season.

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I can’t really use sleep masks because I get uncomfortable with anything pressing against my face when I try to sleep (other than a pillow). But if I could, these would definitely be my choice!

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Appendage Accessories

Halloween Countdown: Creepy Co. Pins N’ Patches

Posted in accessories, cats, halloween, skulls and skeletons, undead with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Creepy Co. has released a series of enamel Beistle pins for Halloween this year, and they are awesome!

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Bonus pin: cemetery winged skull!

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Creepy Co.

Halloween Countdown: Spooky SheWalksSoftly Jewelry

Posted in cats, etsy, horror, jewelry, kitsch, monsters, shewalkssoftlyetsy, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

My Etsy shop now has plenty of goodies that would be perfect accessories for Halloween season attire. They range from silly and spooky to sophisticated yet haunting.

Silent horror, spookshows, vintage illustration!
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Skull cameos, Beistle classics, kitsch!
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Lover’s Eyes (of man and beast)!
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…and much more.

There is also a giveaway running this week, so be sure to check that out.

SheWalksSoftly Etsy Shop

Ben Lewis Giles

Posted in anatomy, art, collage, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , on September 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Check out the gorgeous collage work of Ben Lewis Giles.

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His sources range from vintage pulp art to fine art, and everything in between. Biology textbooks, nature picture books, the art of folklore and Americana…

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He states:
Nature, metamorphosis, light, colour, collage,collaboration, juxtaposition, repetition, excitement, evolution, manipulation,music, television, improvisation, participation and seduction are all components in my practice.

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Ben Lewis Giles