Friday, August 28, 2009

STUFFED.....Inspirational Pause #3?



I'm not sure I can call the site, Crappy Taxidermy, an inspirational place to visit - and it may not be to everyone's taste, but it definitely is fascinating.







There are currently 65 pages on this site with multiple submissions of various forms of taxidermy. Some are bizarre, some are inventive, some are just plain BAD. This site is great for those that work in the fantasy realm, as even some of the really bad stuffed critters, could possibly spark an idea. For those that like to create anthropomorphic creatures, again, some good reference on this site.




I have some more sites I've found to share with you over the next few days and then I have to hit the studio and start work. Hubby has been off for vacation this week (and next week), and I've been busy with him. I do think all this web surfing has lured my muse back though..... yaaaaayyy!

Update: When I posted this I had only gone through several pages on the site. I just finished going through the whole site and while I did see some things that I found fascinating (most of it was works by other artists), by the last page I was also feeling rather nauseous. I love animals, and this emotion fought with my quest to find some ideas. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post - the site is definitely not for everyone.

14 comments:

Renee said...

Talk about wild.....

And yes, your words have helped.

Love Renee xoxo

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Okay some of those are so far outside the box I think they lost the box altogether...But I'm sure to some group out there that is ART...I have a thing about killing animals and stuffing them..ewwwwwwwwwwww...Glad to hear you muse has returned...

Pattee said...

Wow now that's some far out beings....

I've always been interested in sculls, bones, taxidermy... so this site is interesting ... but bazaar also... I love all the places you can take us!

Glad to think you'll be creating again... those husbands... : )
Pattee

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Wowsers! What a hoot!

Sherry Goodloe said...

What kind of animal is the 4th photo from the top????

mentalmulch said...

I find them interesting and quite weird at the same time,but no need to checkout the rest of the site.
Glad to hear your muse is returning...looking forward to seeing some great art from you!

Georgina said...

So far, like what I see...on my way there now!! Thanks.

Flight Fancy said...

Some are fascinating, but I must admit to being creeped out by some of them. I am so happy to hear you are getting reacquainted with your muse! :)

Pattee said...

Hey Sue~
I left you the Domestic Witch award on my blog... if you'd like to go pick it up ~: )
Pattee

julie mitchell said...

Glad to hear your muse has returned...mine too...I think maybe I'd been working her too hard...without time for play. The 'art' here reminded me of a little shop I visited somewhere along the famed 49er trail in CA...It was a Pagan shop and one of the things for sale was a cat that had obviously been run over by a car...Not my cup of tea at all...and I still wonder if anyone bought it.
Thanks for taking us on this unusual journey.
hug, hug

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Very interesting site! I'm going back to look more!

Angela Recada said...

So glad to hear your muse has returned! It(she?) probably needed to enjoy a little vacation as well.
:0)
I've enjoyed your recent posts, where you've been searching for inspiration. Even something gruesome, like altered dead animals, can spark your creativity. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!

I must say, I'm a bit envious of your trip into Toronto! I absolutely love that city (I lived there as a child, and have visited it again recently - and didn't want to to leave). Your part of the province is so gorgeous, you could drop me anywhere, and I'd be very happy.
:0)
Hugs,
Angela

Pearl said...

These are so strangely attractive. The imagination is wonderful! I would love to have the family in my home? "Hi I would like you to meet the rest of my family" This is Deer this is Atler,this is Horn and Wolfy, and Hoggy. Very cool

Kerin said...

Oh Sue!

That first pic is so creepy . . . and I love it!! It's interesting isn't it how these can be so intriguing and repulsive at the same time?

Thanks for sharing this odd place I'll have to go check it out!!! You know this reminds me of a roadkill cat I bought at a little shop down in the California Mother Lode area. ;)