Thursday, July 28, 2016

Deathly Beauties: The Art of Chris Haas

Skulls! Skulls! Skulls! Who new that they could look even more beautiful? I have been following Chris Haas on Facebook for a while and I love to see all of the WIP shots he posts. To watch these pieces come to life is a joy. If you happen to wander over to his website, you can take a gander at some paintings along with your skull sculptures. I think one of the most touching works I have seen (again, from his Facebook) is the work he is doing for one of his friends on the skull of their deceased dog. What a touching and unique tribute to a life of love and companionship!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Perfection in Miniature: kivaford

If you follow my blog, you know I have a soft spot for anything anatomical. Who wouldn't love a miniature skull in a jar? Well, I don't want to know that person! kivaford creates beautiful body parts in miniature jars and they are just lovely. The miniature scientific glassware warms my inner science nerd heart, as well. OMG, adorable doesn't even begin to describe it!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/191209300/miniature-condenser-tube-hand-blown?ref=shop_home_active_17
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166727693/anatomical-kidney-in-a-jar-hand-blown?ref=shop_home_active_24
https://www.etsy.com/listing/232939601/miniature-pitcher-in-ruby-red-hand-blown?ref=shop_home_active_45
https://www.etsy.com/listing/130888891/miniature-skull-in-a-jar-human-skull-in?ref=shop_home_active_58

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Beautiful Sculpture of John Morris

I wish I could remember where I first caught a glimpse of one of John Morris' wooden wonders. They struck me as delicate yet incredibly powerful. Working pop culture references into fine works of art, he lifts comic book iconography to a whole different level. Check out the Lethbridge Gallery if you want to see more of the comic book inspired pieces... and maybe pick up some of his delectable sculptures for yourself!

https://www.facebook.com/John-Morris-Sculptor-441084682642693/photos
https://www.facebook.com/John-Morris-Sculptor-441084682642693/photos
https://www.facebook.com/John-Morris-Sculptor-441084682642693/photos
https://www.facebook.com/John-Morris-Sculptor-441084682642693/photos

Friday, July 15, 2016

Geek Out with Watty's Wall Stuff and Cross Stitchery

That is quite the title! It feels so good to be back in the saddle once again. I thought I would step back into OddTown with a cooling dip into the geek-pool. I bring to you Watty's Wall Stuff and Cross Stitchery, whose shop is brimming with both microbial and scifi treats for your decor needs. There are some very affordable pieces along with some nice collector types as well. Nothing says love like a phaser set to LOVE!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/104948422/set-phasers-cross-stitch-actor-levar?ref=shop_home_active_13


and tartigrades. Gotta love me some tartigrades!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/238560191/water-bear-tardigrade-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/111305506/toxoplasma-microbe-germ-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_36

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112115602/patrick-stewart-cross-stitch-set-phasers?ref=shop_home_feat_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122333189/very-strange-time-cross-stitch-inspired?ref=shop_home_active_3