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Outdoor Art

27 Mar
Copper Dragon Handmade Garden Art Sculpture by CedarMoon

Copper Dragon Handmade Garden Art Sculpture by CedarMoon

In case you’ve been sitting the basement for too long and haven’t noticed – it’s almost spring! I hate winter and can’t wait to start planting flowers and enjoying the outdoors. Not all of us have the luxury of large yards or gardens, but you can still perk up the outside of your house or apartment after a dreary winter with some beautiful art. I’m not a big fan of pink flamingos, masses of windchimes, and lawn gnomes littering one’s yard, but a few choice pieces of geeky outdoor art will let the neighbors know how awesome you are.

Piranha Plant Super Mario 3 Garden Art by pixelparty

Piranha Plant Super Mario 3 Garden Art by pixelparty

Garden Stakes by HarleyQuinne

Garden Stakes by HarleyQuinne

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For the Kids

13 Mar

My son loves video games and geeky things and for Christmas he asked Santa for a gyroid from Animal Crossing. That’s not something you can pick up at WalMart. I ended up crocheting him one and he loves it. But not everyone can create obscure (and awesome) geeky toys for their kids. That’s why I love places like Etsy and Deviantart. They connect you directly with artists that are offering unique things you’re looking for or can custom make it for you.

If your kid is a geek-in-training, this gallery is sure to provide you with awesome creations they approve of. Many of these you’ll be tempted to buy for yourselves!

Jedi Baby Rattle Lightsaber by HandmadeMonster

Jedi Baby Rattle Lightsaber by HandmadeMonster

Baby Geek Toy Teether by 3PrincessesStore

Baby Geek Toy Teether by 3PrincessesStore

Level 1 Human Hat  by geeklingdesigns

Level 1 Human Hat by geeklingdesigns

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Happy MAR10 Day!

10 Mar
Mario World by Orioto

Mario World by Orioto

Break out your fake moustaches and warm up the Wii, because today is Mario Day! Because it’s Mar 10. Get it? I’m not sure when this holiday came about, but the Mario Bros are certainly worthy of celebrating!

Mario has appeared in over 200 video games, first appearing in Donkey Kong in 1981, where he was known as Jumpman.  His name was later changed to Mario in Donkey Kong Jr., named after Nintendo of America’s warehouse landlord. His twin brother, Luigi (named after a Seattle pizza joint called “Mario & Luigi’s”), was introduced in the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. 

The Mario brothers have had many professions including: carpenter, plumber, doctor, tennis player, ghost buster, and race car driver, and have had their images portrayed on everything from cereal boxes to the big screen. I think everyone has a soft spot for the Mario Bros. whether their first introduction to them was Donkey Kong or Super Mario Galaxy. They are universally recognized by gamers and non-gamers alike and the love of these icons shows no sign of slowing down.

I’ve rounded up some amazing Mario-related Etsy crafts for your enjoyment. Have a great Mario Day!


Mario Pendant 8-bit Silver

$33

NES Nintendo Game Brooch Pin

$15.74

Mustache Mario T Shirt Ninte…

$21

Sterling Silver Super Mario …

$48

Mario Two Levels Full Skirt

$45.99

Super Mario “King Koopa…

$22

Mario and Yoshi Print – Nint…

$16

Wall Art, Video game, Mario …

$16

Sunglasses – Custom Wayfarer…

$37

Novelty Plush Mustache, Funn…

$15

Mario Brothers Art – The Roa…

$35

Super Mario Goomba Wooden Pi…

$60

Set of 4 Super Mario Bros. 2…

$50

Colorful Mario Question Mark…

$89.95

Super Mario Pixel Necklace 8…

$15

Super Mario Brothers Two Key…

$15

The Color of Things

6 Feb
Allure by black-dicefish

Allure by black-dicefish

A couple of years ago I discovered that I have Synesthesia – a neurological condition that causes different senses to be combined, rather than separate. A common trait of people with Synesthesia (synesthetes) is always perceiving letters, numbers, and words with certain colors attached to them. For example, ‘A’ will always be red to me, ‘B’ is brown, ‘C’ is yellow, ‘D’ is navy blue, etc. I also see colored shapes when I hear certain sounds, and perceive textures when I smell certain things. My sister also has Synesthesia and she is the reason I discovered my own. Up until that point, I thought seeing each letter as a color was normal. There are over 60 known kinds of Synesthesia and my sister has traits that I do not, such as tasting voices and perceiving numbers with personalities.

Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams

Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams

Most people with Synesthesia are creative and artistic by nature. And since this condition involves a lot of color, I thought I’d gather a collection of pieces with beautiful color palettes, and also include art by syesthetes as well. And even if you don’t have this condition, everyone loves color!

Rainbow

The following pieces are filled with many vibrant colors!

League of Legends - Zyra Fanart by  alexnegrea

League of Legends – Zyra Fanart by alexnegrea

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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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Birthdays ‘n’ Weddings

16 Jan
Owl's Birthday by ethe

Owl’s Birthday by ethe

Tomorrow is my birthday, so I thought it would be fitting to find the coolest geek party favors for your own get-together, birthday, or wedding. My birthdays are usually pretty low-key, and were even when I was a kid (we saved the big party for Halloween), but if you plan on surprising someone with a geeky party, you might want some of these awesome items:

Geeky Retro Space Invaders PacMan Fabric Bunting by booandthebeast

Geeky Retro Space Invaders PacMan Fabric Bunting by booandthebeast

10 Sheets of Universal Word Search Wrapping Paper by InsomniacsCloset

10 Sheets of Universal Word Search Wrapping Paper by InsomniacsCloset

Minecraft Cupcake Toppers by StudioSweets

Minecraft Cupcake Toppers by StudioSweets

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