Monday, September 21, 2009

Down the Rabbit Hole...

Hello Lovelies!

I hope this post finds you all doing well. I have so much to share! Whew. So, first, my Hortensia the Bearded Lady piece has been featured over at the Totus Mel blog, center for all cool things steampunk. I was happy to get one of my gals up there! Thank you.


I am also wrapping up my three scratchboard pieces that I mentioned in my last post, part of my Night Revery series. These three gems are perfect for Halloween or anytime and they come framed in letter pressed frames from The Curiosity Shoppe that I just got in the mail today! These pieces truly are great and so is the Curiosity Shoppe, check it out. I will be listing these this week.


I am also working on an exciting series of paintings for the Down the Rabbit Hole curatorial at my gallery. That's right, for October, all the artists of SKG are doing Alice in Wonderland related works! Now, I already have an art photo series based on Alice (because I'm obsessed), so I decided to do some paintings this time. "But on what?" I asked myself. Then I found 5 old shoe forms in a junk shop and they were perfect. Here is a taste of the series, the Queen of Hearts. I will age these so they look like they're years and years old and I will post them all for you next time!


I have also found some fascinating new things I wanted share. You all know I'm a sucker for macro photography so it should come as no surprise that Slinkachu's pieces fascinate me. Go to the site and see the little world that's been created. It's cute and wonderful.

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the Morbid Anatomy blog, I regularly mention various wonderful posts that bring to light things I've never even heard of. Well, here we go again with a recent post on the Anatomical Machines of the Prince of Sansevero created between 1763 and 1764. These amazing pieces were meant to be detailed portrayals of the male and female anatomy that at the time was of course a mystery for the most part. Go to the blog to read the tale of scandal and mystery and scientific discovery that surrounds these two amazing pieces.


Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

6 comments:

RockinMamaBG said...

WOW! I'm speechless! Except to say great post! :-)

nomadcraftsetc said...

Awesome!

Chrisy said...

Those shoe forms are just wonderful...go you good thing!

Christie Cottage said...

The "Queen of Hearts" is cool!


Thanks for posting on my Blog Blast thread :-)

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cabin + cub said...

I love your new piece on the shoe forms... adds a nice sculptural dimension to it.... what a clever idea! And love that the theme is Alice in Wonderland!

The Stapelia Company said...

Thanks all! These paintings were fun. I'll show off the other 4 in my next blog post!