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Tuesday’s Treasury: Bizarre and Awesome

4 Jun

I was looking through my favorites list on Etsy recently and thought, “Wow, I’ve favorited a lot of weird things.” I’ve always been a lover of strange things, and I think it’s great that places like Etsy exist so sellers can share their strange creations with like-minded people.

I’ve created a treasury of some awesome oddities from my favorites list, perfect for the discerning weirdo…


Eddy

$700

Favourite & Follow this shop…

$65

Mechanical Spider Sculpture …

$240

Gothic Snake Cleaver Hand Fo…

$90

A Walk in the Park

$22

PowderBeast – Post Apocalyp…

$200

Rough Sailing, OOAK steampun…

$285

Pair of Tentacle candlestick…

$140

Butter Dish : Black and Char…

$50

Half a Flagon – ACEO LE

$5.5

Dirt Ball – Our Big Balls – …

$6

Waffle and Syrup Sheets w/ o…

$100

Medium, Day Of The Tentacle …

$30

Earrings-Thumbtack pin stud …

$10

Pee wee herman as a caterpil…

$30

Eyeballs in a bottle necklac…

$40

Tuesday’s Treasury: It came from outer space…

28 May

Both my husband and father love astronomy and astrophysics. I enjoy space-related things too, but I’ve sat through many an episode of The Universe where I thought my head would explode trying to understand String Theory and quantum mechanics. If you also have a space-lover in your life, or happen to be one, check out the treasury below for out of this world handmade awesomeness.


Retro Atari Asteroids (Star …

$14.99

Planets Necklace Solar Syste…

$32

White Stars Garland – Outer …

$20

ROpot ambOT — toy RAYGUN th…

$40

Pastel Planets – Matted 8×10…

$18

2013 Moon Calendar in OBSIDI…

$15

Adult Cosmic Galaxy Shirt – …

$25

Dad, Out of this World, Met…

$48

Tiny Astronaut Space Explore…

$17

Retro Rockets to the Moon – …

$130

Asteroids Hand Cut black sil…

$10

Alien skeleton pendant – ste…

$695

Spacey Bow Tie

$25

They’re Here/ Sterling…

$42

Mars planet solar system vin…

$17

4 oz. STAR JAR // upcycled c…

$30

Tuesday’s Treasury: Dig it!

14 May

Mining games seem to be all the rage right now. Everyone knows and loves Minecraft, but there are other equally awesome but lesser known mining/crafting games out there too, such as Terraria, Miner Dig Deep!, Total Miner, and probably others that I haven’t played. These games are absurdly addictive, whether your obsession is building a bigger and better castle, slaughtering zombies or searching for those elusive diamonds.

In today’s treasury, get ready to leave your colorful, pixellated overworld, craft yourself some awesome tools, and dig deep! But watch out, zombies and other enemies are lurking below the surface. If you survive, you may just find the treasure you’re looking for…


Cubeland

$40

Perler Bunny – Terraria

$3

Handmade Creeper Queen Size …

$280

8-Bit Fireplace Art

$80

Minecraft Crafting Table

$25

Hair Axe Durin Mint Swirl an…

$41

Miniature pickaxe (pick axe)…

$29

GRAVE DIGGER-silver shovel n…

$62

Dig it – Terraria Pin/Magne…

$7

Steampunk Goth Victorian Lea…

$300

Sedona Red Dirt Necklace – E…

$38

Bloody Zombie With Ripped Ja…

$48

Handcrafted “Warface&qu…

$625

Art Glass Gold Nugget Glass …

$20

Exotic- ocean green and blue…

$690

Minecraft Diamond-Paper Tile…

$95

Tuesday’s Treasury: Guys and Ghouls

7 May

The first time I heard a psychobilly song was on a Geico commercial of all places. After that, I sent away for a Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers cd and have been in love with that type of music since. I’ve always been a fan of horror movies, Halloween, and creepiness in general, so it was easy to love other aspects of psychobilly subculture as well.

If you’re a fan of zombies, tattoos, and retro fashion, you might fall in love with it as well. Check out what these amazing Etsy sellers have made!


LORETTA Blue Gingham High Wa…

$62

Monster Handbag with Your Ch…

$125

Zombie Hand Cake Topper

$160

Pick size Green Rose Skull …

$15

Rockabilly Psychobilly Pompa…

$45

Rockabilly Psychobilly Pinup…

$5

Two Custom color True Blood …

$354

Sailor Jerry Cufflinks – Men…

$12.5

Zombie Poppet – A poppet, wh…

$25

Frankenstein coffin shaped a…

$35.9

Men’s work shirt rockabi…

$70

ROCKABILLY Deadite Set – The…

$60

Made To Measure Petal Bust P…

$110

Octopus Woman, Neo-Tradition…

$35

Pick color skull lightning b…

$6.5

Gold Wings pick holder penda…

$539

My Favorite Haunts

17 Apr

I’ve been a member of Etsy and DeviantART for a few years now, and have amassed quite a collection of favorite artists and shops. There are some that I like to visit periodically to see what’s new, because I simply love everything they create and can’t wait to see what they’ll have next. This week I thought I would share some of the artists and crafters I stalk (in a good way!) and maybe they’ll become a favorite of yours as well.

DirtyandDistressed is one of my favorite shops that I have yet to buy something from (eep!). They’re your outpost for the perfect clothing and accessories to complete any post-apocalyptic cosplay.

Men's One of a Kind Radioactive Yellow Dirty and Distressed Wasteland Tank Top by DirtyandDistressed

Men’s One of a Kind Radioactive Yellow Dirty and Distressed Wasteland Tank Top by DirtyandDistressed

Kenneth Fairclough has a gallery of gorgeous environment and character concept art. I would want to play anything that these scenes were used in.

Frost Kingdom by KennethFairclough

Frost Kingdom by KennethFairclough

Discomedusa sells gorgeous and unique gauges for your lobes, as well as regular earrings and rings.

Small Gear Blade Hoop Earrings by discomedusa

Small Gear Blade Hoop Earrings by discomedusa

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Book Art

20 Mar

Before  I made a living creating art, writing was my life. I went to college for a writing degree and worked on a novel in my free time. Life has a funny way of changing directions on you, though, and I now find myself sans a degree and selling my jewelry and art as my day job instead of novels like I thought I would. I love my life the way it is, but the one thing I regret is never finishing my novel. I’m rather embarrassed that I’ve been working on it for 15 years and it’s not at the point I want it to be. I’ve finished many drafts of it, but never found it perfect enough. I’ve had these characters in my head for so long, and I feel like I need to tell their story, so I’ve been trying to set aside some time every night to write a few pages.

If I ever do get my novel published (and it’s so easy to do self-publishing and promotion these days), I’d love some artwork to go with it. I’m considering starting some portraits of the characters or paintings of the landscapes. This got me thinking about art in books. There are times when it is needed – giving the reader a better picture of what is being described. And there are times that the subject is simply so interesting or beautiful that it deserves to be seen.

I browsed my usual sources of awesome art and found some amazing pieces from original books and stories, as well as unique depictions of classic literature.

The New World - Book Cover by Victor-Lam-art

The New World – Book Cover by Victor-Lam-art

Alice by tomape

Alice by tomape

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