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Uncommon Objects

10 Apr

There are plenty of traditional forms of art out there that can be used to make awesome and geeky creations. But the artists featured this week have thought outside the box and transformed common, everyday objects and tools into items to help you geek out your living space in an unexpected way.

I never thought of looking for Cthulhu on a spoon, but here he is!

Cthulhu Spoon Set by GreenwoodCreations13

Cthulhu Spoon Set by GreenwoodCreations13

I’m a huge Fallout fan, and although I wouldn’t want my house to look like a Vault (talk about claustrophobic!), this light switch cover is too awesome for words.

Vault Tech Light Switch Plate Cover by CratersideSupplyinc

Vault Tech Light Switch Plate Cover by CratersideSupplyinc

There are some unique lamps out there, but this industrial/found object lamp is certainly at the top. It’s made from iron pipes and a vintage skull vodka bottle. And the rotating faucet is the on/off switch!

Crystal Head Vodka Lamp by newwineoldbottles

Crystal Head Vodka Lamp by newwineoldbottles

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DIY

3 Apr

Working on my own brand of art keeps me busy, but sometime I like to try creating something out of my norm. Tutorials, kits, and patterns are a great way to explore new crafting mediums. Click on the photos below to access the projects and get busy with your own DIY activity.

I love instructables.com – the site is filled with tutorials, printables, and recipes for everything you can imagine. And they’re free!

I’m currently collecting the materials to make this gorgeous tree branch lamp. My mom made a table similar to the stacked branch lamp years ago. I love the rustic look and like the variety of styles shown. It also looks fairly simple to construct.

Rustic Tree Branch Lamp Shades by Muhaiminah Faiz

I know I’m behind in the internet culture because I only recently learned what “Gangnam Style” is. However, my husband plays the song so much now that I’ve become quite familiar with it. I would love to create the PSY paper machine shown below for my husband. It looks like it would take some time to create, but the fact that the little PSY dances would totally make it worth the time and effort.

Gangnam Style Paper Machine by kamibox.de

Gangnam Style Paper Machine by kamibox.de

The project below only takes a couple of items and little time, but is sure to organize any booknerd’s living space. I know I need these for the stacks of books on my floor.

How To Make An Invisible Bookshelf (Without Ruining a Book!) by CaitlynLAG

How To Make An Invisible Bookshelf (Without Ruining a Book!) by CaitlynLAG

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Go Bold

30 Jan

You can tell by my hair that I don’t like to be subtle in my appearance. This sometimes applies to the jewelry I wear as well. I like all kinds of jewelry, but occasionally, I want something that makes a statement. Fortunately, if you feel the same way, there are many artists out there that create such pieces. Prepare to be noticed!

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven  Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

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Anthropomorphism

2 Jan
Figure Drawing Class by Bobbie-the-Jean

Figure Drawing Class by Bobbie-the-Jean

Interest in anthropomorphism has become quite a movement. Specifically, animals with human characteristics. Anthro has its own category on DeviantART and a host of groups dedicated to it, including #AnthroCommunity, which boasts over 4,000 members.

SYNC: Fox and the Butterfly by  TysonTan

SYNC: Fox and the Butterfly by TysonTan

Anthropomorphism is defined as anything displaying human characteristics that is not human. Like animals, plants, food, inanimate objects, weather, etc, etc. The first known example is a 32,000 year old German sculpture of a figure with a lion’s head. Anthro embodies many popular geek concepts, such as Furry, kawaii, and cartoon. I’ve found many different amazing examples and compiled them for your viewing pleasure.

Adventure Time! by Suihara

Adventure Time! by Suihara

Animal Crossing Cat Crochet Pattern by Liebe9

Animal Crossing Cat Crochet Pattern by Liebe9

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Art Cards

12 Dec

Midna ACEO by TheThirdRLM

I love to collect art, but it’s not always practical to buy large prints or spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on original pieces. Fortunately, that’s where art cards come in. Artist Trading Cards or ATCs, started around 1996 when artists began trading original works with each other, each the size of a standard baseball card (2.5″x3.5″). They can come in any medium, from the standard painting or drawing, to yarn, metal, clay, or object collage.

ACEO PSC Original Green Lantern by ComicBookBoo

ACEO PSC Original Green Lantern by ComicBookBoo

ATCs spawned ACEOs (Art Card Editions and Originals), which are sold to the public instead of traded, and include prints of originals works and photos, also in the required trading card size. I have amassed quite a number of ACEOs over the years, as well as sold quite a few, and I’ve found collecting them to be highly addictive. They look beautiful framed, inserted in cards as gifts, or collected in a scrapbook. I’ve featured some beautiful art cards here from Etsy and DeviantART artists, as well as from some of my favorite Ebay artists.

ACEO Rainbow Fairy by schin

ACEO Rainbow Fairy by schin

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Fantastic Sculpture

26 Sep

Sculpture has been around since prehistoric times and can be made from practically any material. I love paintings, but there is something about viewing (and creating) art in three dimensions that I truly love.

I’m used to sculpting tiny figures and jewelry charms, but have recently moved into creating larger scale sculptures. I’ve explored DeviantART and Etsy to see what my peers have made and I’m blown away by their work.

CreaturesFromEl creates fantastical creatures with so much beautiful filigree and detail that it astounds me. I had a very hard time choosing a sculpture from her DeviantART gallery because I love them all. She has amazingly delicate dragons, wolves, birds, and even a Cheshire cat. She also has an Etsy shop where you can make one of these works of art your own.

Night Jackal by Ellen June, CreaturesFromEl

I would like to have the skill to sculpt human figures someday, like the gorgeous fairy below. Not only do the form and features look realistic, but so do the wings and hair. And the little bits of dirt on her side and shoulder are a nice touch, as if she really were hunting. What do fairies hunt anyway?

Avril Hunter Fairy by Eneida Rosa, Fairiesndreams

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