There is a lasting impression on the psyche after viewing art like that presented in Smacshop. I really like the spooky vibe, strange milieu, and the sense that I am viewing something lost forever, but still very real.
Ugly Gerbil's Monsters and Stuff makes me laugh out loud. The banner to the shop really cracks me up! I love all of the items and they look so well made. All of the little critters are very cute, have tons of personality, and originality. Darla, Mistress of the Stern Neener makes me happy and she is perfect for reminding us all to lighten up!
Cloud Eleven offers a mix of glass pendants, bottle stoppers, and bobblers. All are unique and interesting. Some go beyond the interesting and step into the rubbernecking, gotta see what that lady is wearing, category. I laugh every time I see the glass vessels in this shop, and marvel at how creative and skilled this artist must be. They are all so vibrant and polished. This kid's DNA is a mystery, and his bad attitude is adorable.
Finally, we end today with a hint at what is coming tomorrow. A few of my wacky DNA finds have been the work of fabric artists who seem to be happily throwing DNA sequences into a blender. The results are cooky, funny, and amazing. I find myself visiting these shops for a dose of the giggles.
FlakyFriends offers a variety of plushies with huge personalities. The finely tuned artistry and skill used to make these original creations is a wonder, and a must see. I love their screwy expressions and their openness. Everyone needs at least one flaky friend.
Here are 3 Etsy shops that exemplify meanness. They run the gamut from sweetly mean to wonderfully incorrigible!
Bittersweeets is an emporium of brooches, stickers, magnets and other small items with big impact. All depict deliciously mean, and quite possibly criminal (the jury is still out), inanimate objects from the food world. This listing really sums it up quite well. After all, if you were a cupcake wouldn't you be a tad bit angry?
Pocomeio is an awesome little shop of mostly mean little plushies! All of the characters have a wonderful handmade feel to them and they all have great facial features that give them personality. The shops "Bad Girls and Boys" section speaks to my mean little heart! Ewww, someone needs a spankin'.
Here come the dirty words. Rounding out this list of mean little shops with scrumptiously displayed angry and bitter behavior is Spidercamp. Spidercamp is a shop run by someone with an elegant way of summing up the delicious world of curse words and swears. Emblazoned across the chests of the wonderful assortment of Spidercamp bunnies are words that get your mouth washed out with soap coupled with faces that say it all.
Now that I am done with my review, I am off to kick some trashcans and pick some fights.
Read tomorrow when I review a few shops who devote their talents to making fantastically bizarre faces out of an array of materials!
I like shopping and finding odd little collections. I like finding things off the beaten path and that tickle my imagination.I found a shop on Etsy that feeds my need for odd.
It is such an inspiration to see good craftsmanship paired with awesome design. Original, fresh, and flashy are the adjectives I would use to describe the designs found at flamestich.etsy.com
I believe they are designers of must have fashion.