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Seven Deadly Sin Snowdomes By Ligorano And Reese

Seven Deadly Sin Snowdomes

Only a select few know that I’ve got a ridiculously enormous collection of snowdomes ( also called snowglobes, shakies or waterglobes). Most of the over 300 that I own are packed away in boxes with the exception of a few of the more artsy and unusual ones. By that I mean limited editions, signed and numbered and sold either in museums, galleries or directly from the artist. (more…)

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What Do Heidi Klum, Louboutin, Debbie Harry, Joan Jett & Cyndi Lauper Have In Common?

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They’re all new Mattel Barbie dolls. That’s what. (more…)

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Barbie Gone Bad. Works From The 7th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibit


Goulish Barbies, Barfin’ Barbies, Boozin’ Barbies, Bloody Barbies, Tranny Barbies and Bondage Barbies were a few of the more common themes at this years’ San Francisco 7th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibit. (more…)

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A Brush With Talent: The Charity Artist Brush Auction


above: many of the brushes have illustrated images by the artists who used them

The Rotofugi gallery, a designer toy store and gallery located in Chicago, Illinois, had this wonderful idea of auctioning off the actual used (and signed) art brushes of some of today’s hippest lowbrow surrealist, and underground artists and illustrators on ebay to benefit Gigi’s Playhouse. (more…)

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Ordinary Objects Become Art When Slip Cast and Painted by Shalene Valenzuela

Shalene Valenzuela Slip-Cast Ceramics

There are numerous talented artists who hand paint ceramics. Even their own slip cast ceramics. (For those who don’t know, slip-casting is one of the simplest methods of reproducing a replica of an original model). But what makes Shalene Valenzuela’s work different is the items on which she is painting. Her ceramics are not tableware or dinnerware. Not pretty vases or wedding platters meant to be used in a functional way, but sculpture meant to make you think. Or laugh. Or both. (more…)

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The Top 30 Coolest Coloring Books For Grown-Ups

Coolest Coloring Books For Grown-Upsabove: a few of the adult coloring books now available on the market

*please note, this post contains sexually explicit imagery and language and should not be viewed by those under the age of 18

Sure you can buy coloring books of all the Presidents, of geography and just about every licensed character out there. Fill in the lines of famous fashion illustrations and insects of all types. But why do that when you can be shading in a handgun or adding crosshatching to a cock? (more…)

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