Friday, July 06, 2007


1. strange2, 2. strange
made with Mosaic Maker, then photoshopped
(thanks to Kathryn at
Daring Young Mom)

I saw these photos over at DYM and thought they were so creepily quirky, yet engagingly innocent, that I asked Kathryn if I could borrow them ~ though I had no idea what I'd use them for. When I saw today's Illustration Friday theme I thought they just might fit the bill if I tinkered with them a bit.


Anonymous majane said...

nice! and very crazy! :P

6/7/07 10:54 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

These are very weird. They actually make me want to come up with some naughty caption about ways to recharge one's sex life, although these are probably just illustrations from a how- to- torture- your -dolls manual. I dunno, Andrea... you sure pick some fascinating material to share :>

6/7/07 4:57 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Hee hee -- Carla: apparently people don't quite know what to say so aren't leaving comments. Pretty funny.

6/7/07 5:18 p.m.  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Interesting that her feet are in the grounding receptacle....

The only image I could think of for this topic was the original definition of geek: "A performer at a carnival who swallows various live animals and bugs." It seemed too gruesome...but then you've got dolls being electrocuted (or grounded?), so who knows....

6/7/07 9:23 p.m.  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Carla says they are "weird." I'd have said "wired."

7/7/07 3:02 a.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Some Freudian meaning here? Hheheh! :))))

7/7/07 8:53 a.m.  
Blogger Ces said...

It looks so painful. I actually felt my legs tingling. It is so geeky.

7/7/07 4:57 p.m.  
Blogger The Daring One said...

Very creepy and cool. How strange it was to come downstairs that morning and find them all like that.

7/7/07 8:06 p.m.  
Blogger kj said...

andrea, not my favorites. electrical issues make me squirm.

7/7/07 10:12 p.m.  
Blogger HMBT said...

Funny! I love them...but I used to give barbies punk rock hairdo's and tat's when I was a kid...then I took them all and hung them by their necks on the wall in my room in a big circle and added a bunch of other stuff, it was quiet the art project...I was young and didn't get why my parents were so upset...I thought I had done a good job "playing" with those awful barbies they said I HAD to have. The years of therapy started then. Thanks for the memories! LOL :)

8/7/07 4:31 a.m.  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I am not sure what to think. Tho the question "Why?" comes to mind alot.

8/7/07 1:23 p.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Those are very cool. Somehow my mind went to the same place as Carla's. But, damn, that's the way my mind works.

8/7/07 4:36 p.m.  
Anonymous jamie @ insidesign said...

freaky but fun! love illustration fridays andrea!!

8/7/07 4:55 p.m.  
Blogger daisies said...

eep!! i love these, super cool and kinda scary ~ i love what you did with them : )

8/7/07 9:04 p.m.  
Blogger Rachel said...


Interesting concept. Using a fearful situation to create emotional tension, thereby making a statement about childhood and play and the larger society.
Even the compositional format is effective.

I like your choice of filters. Adds to the danger element.

Very creepy images.
I have to say I'm not too fond of them, not because there's anything wrong with them, but because its not to my taste. :)

Good job, though.

9/7/07 10:46 a.m.  
Blogger Camplin said...

Talk about the Shock of the New. I like to see art that is shocking.

9/7/07 12:38 p.m.  
Blogger Alda said...

Wonderful! I love them. It's like they're walking through deep snow.

9/7/07 3:38 p.m.  
Blogger Aaron Paquette said...

I like it!

10/7/07 12:25 p.m.  
Blogger CS said...

I just can't decide if those are creepy or just interesting. Maybe both.

11/7/07 1:15 p.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

By the way, tag, you're it. Cheers, Ian

11/7/07 4:46 p.m.  

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