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Wacky Wednesday: Enchanted Doll, Dolls by Marina Bychkova

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Enchanted Doll, doll’s by Marina Bychkova, a Russian-Canadian figurative artist and founder of Enchanted Doll™- a luxury toy label of exquisite, porcelain dolls. are nothing short of what she calls her site. Enchanting, yet another great find from my travels in the Pinterest realm.

Most people know I love dolls, but more in particular dolls produced in the style of what I call, the “Barbie” look. Dolls for the most part considered outrageous and not good role models for little girls. Well folks, these dolls I would say are NOT for little girls or boys, but for the adult minded that take great care and pride in displaying these gems of exquisite artistry. These dolls are enchanting fairy tales brought to life for the serious connoisseur of things beautiful.

These dolls are made with great care from ceramics, bendable, movable dolls crafted with great detail paying strict attention to the colour of the skin and make-up, the accessories used to adorn them, fabrics for the costumes, realistic hair, and facial expressions. Even the genitalia is expertly painted and detailed! Yes she creates dolls that are beautifully nude, and on the opposite side of the spectrum, dressed beyond compare. Fantasy is not something she shies away from.

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These creations are sensual and sexy, innocently powerful creations that evoke feelings of an era long since gone by.

In her words;

“I love making dolls because it allows me to work with several mediums at once. Making dolls is a creative process that combines the disciplines of industrial design, sculpting, ceramics, painting, engineering, drawing, engraving, jewelry making and textiles. It generates a whole that is greater and richer than the sum of each comprising medium put together.

I make dolls because I long for wholeness. I want it all or nothing.”

She even has a statement devoted to the care and play of these creatures, “Doll Preservation“.

If your interested in knowing more about the artist herself and how she does this, her blog is chock full of videos, photos, and play by plays of some of her works in progress. She even offers up auctions on E-Bay from time to time.

However, don’t expect to get these for a song and a dance her last auction sold at $80,100.00, so you better be a serious collector for get in on this action.

Wacky Wednesday: Matt Crump’s Rich Pastel Photographic Manipulations

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Most folks shy away from the use of pastels, especially men, however Matt Crump’s rich pastels photographic manipulations prove otherwise,  proof he has embraced the use of pastels and is producing some incredible works of art that are downright delicious.

Wikipedia describes; 

“Pastels or pastel colours are the family of colours which, when described in the HSV colour space, have high value and low to intermediate saturation. The name comes from pastels, art media characteristic of this colour family. The colours of this family are usually described as “soothing”,”soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, and lacking strong chromatic content.

Pink, mauve, and baby blue are typical pastel colours.”

Everyone knows I’m big on pink and pastels, and if you don’t, well now you do! I feel and believe there is so much strength in these types of colours that paired with black or other colours, shades, and tones of opposite value or slight variation on the colour wheel, they are downright sexy and awe inspiring.matt_crump_wacky_wednesday_2

I discovered this guy through Adobe’s Create online magazine of which I subscribe to, and I’m very glad I do. Not only do I get to learn little tips and tricks, but I get exposed to some very talented folks out there in the “cyberverse”. 

It looks as though Matt has truly found out how to utilize Instagram and all it’s features to not only showcase his work, but get contracts through the platform as well. Companies come to him, and PAY him to do real work. A sharp contrast to the barrage of selfies we see plastered about.

As an art director in advertising, his work is fresh and alive, grabbing your attention for a well worth it look. Adobe’s Terri Stone writes of him having “no formal training in photography, he brings key skills from his previous career. He composes his still-life shots as carefully as a designer composes a page. “As an art director, you spend all day coming up with ideas for commercials and advertisements,” he explains, “so I was in the habit of thinking of ideas before I produced something. Now I imagine what the scene will be before I make it.” 

matt_crump_wacky_wednesday_3Thankfully he’s into sharing his work with the masses, and with an Instagram account not to far from 200 000 followers, I think those followers would tend to agree. He’s in control of his brand, from all aspects, and the consistency shows in all of his work.

I suggest you have a look at his work for some beautifully bright takes on still life’s that are pretty amazing.

Wacky Wednesday: Erotic African Art, A Feast For The Senses, and Sensibilities

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In this instalment of Wacky Wednesday, we flip and bring you Wondrous Wednesday and present South African artist,  Lady Skollie. Based out of Johannesburg she creates erotic art that’s a visual feast for the eyes, and well, other parts of the body. Her work is bold, and brash, full of colour and life, a feast for all senses!

Born in 1987 in Cape Town with the birth name, Laura Windvogel, her pseudonym tells the real story of a woman in control of her own. For those that know Afrikaans, Skollie describes a person of colour as a suspicious character, used by the police of the area, so it seems fitting that at she would use it in her own name.

In a recent article for The Huffington Post by Priscilla Frank , she tells of the history of her people, the “Khoisan Tribe, a group that 22,000 years ago was the largest on the planet but now numbers approximately 100,000”. Its a humbling short read that gives great descriptive on her work and choice mediums in which to produce her elaborate work. Work that is without a doubt thought provoking.

Her work is currently on display at the Tyburn Gallery London.

A feast, well worth it.

Sexy This Week; Focus

STW 50) Focus

A central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity, to concentrate: to focus one’s thoughts; verb (used without object), focused, focusing or focussed, focussing. To be or become focused.

We need it, we try to do it, we work hard at maintaining it, and struggle very hard to keep it, for the long or short term. With a goal, you need it, it’s not a want, and with it, a certain amount of strength is required to keep it. With your eyes on the prize, you need it, focus, and that’s what sexy this week.

Distraction is easy, and like a bad, if I may be so blunt, FART, it is ever creeping and lingers all the time and everywhere. You hear it, you smell, and sometimes you see it.STW_50_horse_blinders

I’ll switch gears and use another descriptive, but I think you got the point with the previous 🙂

To keep focus on a race to run the best, fastest and most focused, blinders were and are put on a horse for maximum performance, even human beings used them and they were thought to do a world of good. On a horse yes, on humans, not so much. Of course the fetishists caught on and use them for an entirely different purpose. I get this purpose, the stw_50_woman_blindersbullshit ad? Not so much.

It takes strength and determination to maintain focus to get to that goal. I’m not here to poo-pooh all you folks who sneak a treat, have a drink, indulge in whatever it is, no. I’ve done just that, snuck a treat, had a drink, ok the bottle, and indulged profusely.

We all make decisions necessary to get to that goal while maintaining focus, and if we deviate from that path, remember, YOU made that decision, no one else did.

So step back, be true to you and the choice you made to develop that focus. Realize it’s you that has the power, and the control over it. Keep it, maintain it, focus, it’s strength in itself you may not be physically able to see.

Deep down however, within your thoughts, its strength you feel, and it’s good!

Sexy this Week: Goals

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We all want a positive outcome to everything we do in our lives, no matter what that is. For me and those in my life, be they acquaintances or my close personal friends, those results are of the happy, life affirming kind. The challenges we set for ourselves as human beings in getting from point A to B putting us through it. Without the fear, excitement, and the need, or want to make a change, most will never get there. Making a plan and committing to it, to get to that end point, GOALS, that’s what sexy this week.

In younger years we set them without actually knowing what they are. We go to school, take up sports, get involved in the arts, or take up hobbies, things or actions done because they are for the most part fun. We weren’t actually thinking about what that meant to take on interests and work to a purpose. (more…)

Wacky Wednesday: The Kissenger

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Well here you have it, two companies competing for your sales of providing you with the ability of long distance kisses for your loved ones in far off places.

I’m not sure who came up with the idea first, and I don’t care, it’s the idea I love. First is Lovotics  with an interesting little selection of devices you can hook up to your computer and send kisses from afar to afar. In their words;

Kissenger is an application of Lovotics. Kissenger system consists of a pair of robots to transfer kiss over distance.

Kissenger provides a novel way of transferring a kiss through interactive digital media. It provides a physical interface enabling kiss communication for several applications facilitating intimate human tele-presence with the real and virtual worlds.
Kissing is a very important mode of human communication that involves joining lips in order to express many deep felt positive emotions such as affection, respect, greeting, farewell, good luck, romantic affection or sexual desire. Apart from the surface level enjoyment humans have by kissing, it also plays a crucial biologically motivated role in allowing prospective mates to smell and taste each other’s pheromones for detecting compatibility.
With the aid of digital communication media and advanced robotic technology, the system takes the form of an artificial mouth that provides the convincing properties of the real kiss.(more…)

Wacky Wednesday: Sexy French Farmers Calendar

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Here’s another one for Wacky Wild and Wonderful Wednesdays although day late, well a few months late, so spank me! I don’t care, it’s my website and I’ll do what I want to!

SEXY FRENCH FARMERS!

I love objectifying men! Hell why not? We are always getting it crammed down down our throats how women and all those on the gender spectrum are being objectified, but why not MORE of the men?

To make a point I’m objectified, but I’ve commodified myself and I’m happy with that and do not need someone else telling me how misguided I am for doing so! We hear it all over the place, the fashion world, beauty competitions, body building, athletics, and the list goes You know what I say to that and sorry for being so blunt? FUCK YOU and the cart you rode in on, and take your attacking passive aggressive insecurities else where, they have NO place here.

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Tidbits: Internet Predators

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Internet Predators, they are everywhere you turn on the super high way of information we all use now, the world wide web.

They are manipulative, coercive, and down right dangerous. They start off as appearing to be nice, getting to know you, asking all the right questions, leading you on to the point of you thinking they are genuinely interested in what you have to say and offer in the professional world, even in your private world of just being a friend. That doesn’t last long once they have gained your trust and begin to reveal who they really are.

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Wacky Wednesday: Inappropriate, Or Not So Inapropriate School Supplies

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Well here we have it, some more form the world of the weird, in my case, the down right hilarious. It’s not like I sit around looking for this stuff, but there is some truth to that.

From pencil sharpeners, to rulers, to USB drives, some very crazy fun stuff to make any adult with a penchant for bizarre humour in you. I suggest you have a look at the videos, they tell it all, but just so you understand the context of these videos be sure to watch the first one, it surely sets the tone! LOL

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Sexy This Week: Difference

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Stupid, idiot, asshole, phobic, moronic, obtuse, shallow, unintellectual, witless, all other words used to describe the word ignorant. A word I much rather prefer to use because it so blatantly, and quite simply says it in one word, IGNORANT! Unfortunately there are a lot of people on the planet that are just that, nothing more, nothing less, just ignorant. Ignorant of those in society that are different from themselves, different, a quality that should be celebrated, coveted, cherished and adored, difference, and that’s what’s sexy this week.

Life isn’t easy for those that are different, trust me I know, I’m faced with adversity each and every day of my life. For the most part I am fairly resilient and can shrug it off, but when someone is in your face with words that cut deeper than a knife, that then leads to actions of a negative kind, it’s hard to turn and walk away.group-hug

For me as a woman who just so happens to be transsexual, I love that I am different, and I never thought I would. I was always trying to blend in with the crowd and fade away. However, it didn’t take me long to understand that being out, loud, and proud, was, and is where it’s at!

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