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spooky shopping, halloween fun (round up)

I have seen a ton of awesome Halloweeny things in my travels in the computer ranging from funny and clever to slightly off-putting to downright creepy. I think you’re going to like some of them too.

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Bone Chillers ice cube tray from Fred and Friends

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chocolate bats and peanut butter cats from Dancing Deer Bakery

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designy horror over at the Supermarket:

  1. sohan the scaredy ghost necklace from Corky Saint Clair
  2. Hood Swamp Owl at Night print by ahpeele
  3. cleaver pendant from Species by the Thousands

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Skullions, Deviled Eggs and Scarrots dishtowels from the Spoon Sisters

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limited edition flavors of Jones Soda

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porcelain skull by Franz Ignaz Günther for the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg

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freaky art from the boundless talent at Thumbtack Press:

  1. The Light in the Abandoned Gas Station by Jeremy Enecio
  2. Spooky Creeps by Jason Limon
  3. Edgar Allen Poe by Tony Bailey
  4. 3 Horrids by Gus Fink

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sassy greetings from someecards

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glittery skull votive holders from the Pottery Barn

and finally, some handmade scariness from our friends at Etsy:

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  1. Spooky Boo Lantern from from MariposaAvenue
  2. Happy Jack-O-Lantern soupcan nightlight, also from MariposaAvenue
  3. Alone by DistressingDelilah
  4. Frankenbot the Mega Scary Robot from Jordan Alexander
  5. Knitted Ghost Plush Toy and Grave playset from sayraphim

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Must…Stop…Eating… by Shutterbug Cel

Geez, that was more spooktacular than I thought… muhahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great weekend everybody!


new advice to sink in slowly posters

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I think I have made it clear how I feel about the fantastic ongoing poster project advice to sink in slowly, which recent graduates of University College Falmouth create and pass onto first year students, since I have mentioned them before. If you enjoy them too, then you should pop over to Meighan’s blog (which is a great read btw) and sign up for her giveaway! Five lucky winners will receive a set of the five newest posters from the collection. This set includes works from Kareena Zerefos, Nigel Peake, Sian Williams, Barnaby Richards,and Oliver Sutherland. You can see for yourself why it’s hard to pick a favorite.

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After looking at these designs I am already jealous of whoever the lucky people are who will win. 🙂

Check out lots of other poster designs at the advice to sink in slowly flickr stream or shop. Their website is coming soon too, so be sure to bookmark it. Enter the giveaway at my love for you starting tomorrow (October 10th) through October 13th, 2008. Good luck to all!


tabitha bianca brown: miniview

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Are you in a groovy, cool vintage-feeling mood right now? I am. I feel like curling my feet up under me in a Barcelona chair, grabbing a cold one and putting some old Chaka Khan tunes on my headphones right now, because I’ve been looking at the stylish artwork of Tabitha Bianca Brown. I like Tabitha’s style. It’s loose but orderly. Soft, with a little bit of urban edge. It has dimension due to its layers of assorted materials – chalk, acrylic, graphite – and the earthy color palettes appeal to my organic side. I wanted to know some more, so…

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Q: Where do you live and where do you create your artwork?
A: I live in a suburb north of Chicago, Illinois. Most of my art is created while I sitting in front of a window. I like using natural lighting.

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Q: In your collection, I see you have mixed media pieces, paintings and illustrations too. Do you have a favorite technique or medium?
A: I enjoy enjoy mixing and matching different techniques. So, I don’t have a favorite. But, I will say that the staple of my pieces is my 2H pencil. The little guy creates the framework of all of my pieces, no matter what the final medium will be.

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Q: What is it about the 60’s and 70’s eras that appeals to you the most? If you could pick one element of that period to incorporate into the age we are in today, what would it be?
A: I grew up surrounded by records from the 70s. While visiting my Grandma (that’s where the huge record collection lived), my aunt would play these records for us. It’s mainly the nostalgia that appeals to me. I think the music was wonderful, particularly the soul, funk, and jazz. Those genres had so many layers; smooth, gritty, airy, heavy. These opposing layers were perfectly blended into harmony. I would like to carry those layers into the modern day. The complexity and simpleness of everyday life.

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You can see much more of Tabitha’s work at her Etsy shop and website, and say hello on her blog.

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Thank you Tabitha!


the art of veronika nagy

i don’t think i have mentioned this before, but i have been diligently building a fabulous etsy bunny collection. now that you know, looky here what just came in the mail from talented california artist veronika nagy:

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isn’t it clever? veronika’s work is not exclusively limited to rabbits either. she enjoys experimenting with different traditional and digital techniques, which is reflected in her eclectic collection filled with paintings, etchings and mixed media drawings. strong childhood narratives and a certain positive, dreamy energy run through her pieces too, which serves to link all the different mediums used very cohesively.

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purchase these pieces and see more in veronika’s etsy shop, and see what she’s up to on her blog right here.


andrea joseph drawings

beautiful pen, pencil and ink work from uk artist andrea joseph.

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see what’s on her mind right now at her blog.


pascal campion illustrations

i like the colors and themes in this fun line work from san francisco artist pascal campion.

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there is terrific use of color here, as it makes me hot or cold depending on which piece i am staring at. and i also know what season it is. what a success!

find these pieces at thumbtack press, say hi to pascal on his blog, and see his full portfolio here.


hide and seek illustrations

kelly spotted these lovely illustrations on etsy and i love the childhood fairy tale motifs and this spooky/enchanting feeling they give off. they created by uk artist hidden eloise, aka hidenseek. these pieces start out as hand drawn images and then are digitally colored.

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see more compelling visual storytelling at eloise’s etsy shop and be sure to check out her website too.


one dollar sketches (yes, one dollar)

you know, i am a big advocate of affordable art, and i’ve been saying lately that if i were to open a gallery or shop it would be filled with a majority of things from $2 on up, if anyone actually made anything pretty, unique or cool that was $2. i am pleased to report that my prices might actually start at a dollar instead, now that i have seen these wee little illustrations from etsy seller onedollarsketch. the mysterious forces behind these creations prefers to remain anonymous, but has revealed that the pieces start out as a traditional drawing and are digitally colored. did i mention that all of them are one dollar each?

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i like the simple style and collection of familiar objects here, and how exciting that many, many more of us are able to beautify our surroundings with a little art. let’s give the artist a big hand!

see what else is for sale and say hello right here.


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