Links: 3 July 2015

Polyclay ratties (and other critters) by nEVEr-mor

Polyclay ratties (and other critters) by nEVEr-mor

 

Yeah yeah, another drone video. But it’s coooool!

A nice slideshow of modern Australian Aboriginal art by I Require Art

A nice slideshow of modern Australian Aboriginal art by I Require Art

The delicious design of Klaus Haapaniemi. I'm getting that bat card in the Prints section. Oh yes.

The delicious design of Klaus Haapaniemi. I’m getting that bat card in the Prints section. Oh yes.

Jane LaFazio. I'm getting into fiber arts, so expect some art quilters.

Jane LaFazio. I’m getting into fiber arts, so expect some art quilters.

Long-exposure photos of glow worms by Joseph Michael. Via Colossal, because there always has to be one Colossal link.

Long-exposure photos of glow worms by Joseph Michael. Via Colossal, because there always has to be one Colossal link.

Ashes2Beauty

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I am doll parts

Ashes2Beauty is a bronze charm shop, and they carry some of the more unusual pieces I’ve seen, including doll parts.

Feets

Feets

Eyes

Eyes

They have an especially large selection of eyes.

Other neat doo-dads abound. Most of it has a nice, primitive feel. I’m dying to grab some of this stuff for my art.

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Society Silk

I learned a new phrase yesterday: Society Silk. Popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, this was a realistic style of embroidering botanicals, using single-strand silk thread. It reminds me very much of Chinese silk painting, which was popular at the time.

I’ve been looking more into needle arts–not because I want to quilt–but because I want to use quilting skills in some of my artwork. One of the blogs I’ve started following linked the astonishing work of Kelly Cline, who takes Society Silk pieces and quilts them into masterworks.

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Most often done on doilies and hankies, Society Silk pieces are small and lovely. I think I’ll be keeping an eye out for them from now on.

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Ellie Davies

Ellie Davies creates magical forest images. I expect the Fairy Queen is watching from the shadows.

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Engraved Windows at St. Nicholas’ Church

Rather than stained glass, the windows of this Moreton church are engraved.

Rather than stained glass, the windows of this Moreton church are engraved.

Links: 26 June 2015

Coconut shell lamps by Vainius Kubilius

Coconut shell lamps by Vainius Kubilius

Post-war Brutalist playgrounds in foam

Post-war Brutalist playgrounds in foam

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Crystal Morey

Crystal Morey

 

 

Animatronic flipbook by Juan Fontanive

The beadwork of Jan Huling

The beadwork of Jan Huling

Fiori Couture

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I’ve categorized this under “shopping,” but let’s face it, I don’t know anyone who can afford this stuff. But it sure is pretty.

Steel corsets, crowns, and gorgeous, ethereal clothing.  Careful scratching at your screen.

Bella Nancy. They also make the hat.

Bella Nancy. They also make the hat.

Queen Elizabeth steel rose crown. It's sold out, but does it matter?

Queen Elizabeth steel rose crown. It’s sold out, but does it matter?

Demise of the Queen steel corset. You'll be the life of the party and a lethal weapon.

Demise of the Queen steel corset. You’ll be the life of the party and a lethal weapon.

Shayna Lieb

Just a quick-and-dirty art post today, but a wonderful one. I love glass work, and Shayna Lieb‘s delicate explorations blow me away.

Two Seas (detail)

Two Seas (detail)

Charybdis

Charybdis

Malvinas (detail)

Malvinas (detail)

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Fire Garden by Walk the Plank

 

Walk the Plank does some cool performance and installation work. This is beautiful, though I’d probably put my hair in a swim cap.

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Abandoned Fishing Village in China

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