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
Baby Geek Toy Teether by 3PrincessesStore
Level 1 Human Hat by geeklingdesigns
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
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!
The following pieces are filled with many vibrant colors!
League of Legends – Zyra Fanart by alexnegrea
I love anatomy and biology. I never had aspirations for a medical profession, but have always been fascinated with how organic things are created and function.
Not only are body parts interesting, they can also be pretty creepy if they aren’t in their proper place, so I thought they would make a very appropriate topic for the beginning of October.
We all love brains! Literally and figuratively. The rubiks cube below isn’t just a puzzle for your brain, it is a brain. It’s amazingly realistic and I love the concept. Freeny’s gallery also includes sculptural anatomy cross-sections of your favorite video game characters and toys, including Mario and Lego men.
Rubiks Cube Brain Sculpt by freeny
Rapscalliondesign has a shop full of geeky and creepy goodies. This juicy pink brain necklace is also a locket, with room for a photo of your favorite zombie.
Brain Locket Necklace by rapscalliondesign
I’ve always admired beautiful and artistic photography. I never went through a photography phase when I was younger, like many people do, but I had to learn some basic skills (lighting, angle, composition) to create appealing product pictures for the items in my Etsy shop.
There are geeks lurking among the landscape and portrait photographers on DeviantART, and I’ve found them!
Fruit Ninja by Jan Michael Vincent Castillo
That cleaver looks dangerous, but not nearly as dangerous as recreating Angry Birds…
Pencil Vs Camera – 37 by BenHeine
I just love the fluid transition of this chess drawing into the photo. BenHeine has many more Pencil Vs Camera images, as well as gorgeous photography, in his DeviantART gallery.