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Title: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Tappanga on July 07, 2005 09:12:36 AM
http://www.customcreaturetaxidermy.com/intro/intro.html



ETA: okay I've tried editing this a thousand times to make the link correct, but it's not working.  :-[


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: SassetteOPants on July 07, 2005 10:46:19 AM
Oh!  Ooh!  I love it!
But then, I would.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Vanessa Cyanide on July 07, 2005 10:50:47 AM
Oh my, the 2 headed delux frank squirell is awsome! Too bad my son would FREAK OUT if I had any of these around the house.  :D


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: meg4568 on July 08, 2005 05:28:24 PM
wow. shudder.
i still cant see a dead animal on the side of the road without crying.....


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: tenika on July 12, 2005 05:24:33 PM
http://www.customcreaturetaxidermy.com/


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Tappanga on July 13, 2005 09:33:07 AM
http://www.customcreaturetaxidermy.com/

Yea see? Your's didn't work either. I feel better that it wasn't just me.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: meg4568 on July 13, 2005 10:16:46 AM
www.customcreaturetaxidermy.com


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: meg4568 on July 13, 2005 10:17:41 AM
wow. why does it do that?

anyway i guess you just have to copy and paste the www part


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Flareon on July 13, 2005 11:25:41 AM
I like this kind of stuff.  It's facinating.  I would love to have me set of those crow's wings. 


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Buglady on July 13, 2005 11:35:16 AM
EW!!! Oh lord, that is disturbing.

I must now send the link to everyone I know, of course.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Musey on July 13, 2005 01:13:36 PM
That site's kinda nifty and some of the taxidermy pojects are kinda cute. I can't believe she sells a tiny jackalope, that's so awesome.  ;D


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: biafrabitches236 on July 16, 2005 09:59:49 AM
that pickled fetal pig looks so sad...  :'(

wow.. I hope she uses dead carcasses instead of killing the animals just to make that stuff

this bitch named nathalia edenmont actually kills the animals to make "art"
just google her name and you'll see what I mean
 >:(


oh yeah, and also:
http://www.phhfineart.com/Publications/FussCris.asp (http://www.phhfineart.com/Publications/FussCris.asp)


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: SassetteOPants on July 16, 2005 10:08:57 AM
The Custom Creature chick uses roadkill and euthanized animals (killed for 'humane', not artistic purposes).


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: meg4568 on July 16, 2005 02:31:44 PM


this bitch named nathalia edenmont actually kills the animals to make "art"
 >:(


oh yeah, and also:
http://www.phhfineart.com/Publications/FussCris.asp (http://www.phhfineart.com/Publications/FussCris.asp)

Yeah and the funniest thing about that is that she was only mentioned, maybe once, on the news. But all these REAL artists that are actually making valid points about religion and society get bashed left and right by people who dont understand art!


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: biafrabitches236 on July 16, 2005 05:16:54 PM
yeah I totally agree with you about that

society is fucked


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: dustpan dan on July 20, 2005 01:52:20 PM
hahah those things are syk naztay!


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: tagurity on August 03, 2005 12:33:33 PM
That's neat!


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: may on August 03, 2005 02:34:13 PM
Even though she didn't kill them (or have anyone else kill them, for that matter), I still find it kind of disturbing.
I can't stand to see a dead animal, I get so sad.. I could never have a dead frankenstein squirrel in my house, even though I did think that one was kind of.. unique.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: AnarchyForSale on August 11, 2005 01:38:49 PM
Ew. Thats..disturbing.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: jets_to_july on August 11, 2005 02:37:35 PM
Interesting, but creepy at the same time...o_o


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: iciclegirl on August 11, 2005 08:53:00 PM
I want a capricorn thingy!  I can just imagine her gathering her "specimens" off the side of the road.  When she's in her 50's she'll be doing it in her bathrobe with her trusty shovel and garbage bag.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: fruithead on August 12, 2005 01:53:23 PM
those pickled pets made me want to cry, especially he kitten. as weird as some of us are, does anyone really want a hairless, dead kitten floating in a jar.

i enjoy creepy crafts but more along the lines of sassetteopant's battered lady tins.

but, to each his own, right?


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: grannystylee on August 12, 2005 02:07:38 PM
The Custom Creature chick uses roadkill and euthanized animals (killed for 'humane', not artistic purposes).
Except for "Destroyed Nussiance Animals"  that must be the ratties, sigh.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: michaelasmom on August 16, 2005 11:09:20 AM
My husband's college roomate dabbled in taxidermy, and to pass the time one winter he gathered squirrel carcasses and designed an entire scene of squirrels in a bar -- playing pool, sitting around drinking beer, shooting foosball -- he made the little pool table with balls, cues, everything.  It was hysterical in a 'I can't believe you did that with dead squirrels' kind of way.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Tappanga on August 16, 2005 12:18:11 PM
My husband's college roomate dabbled in taxidermy, and to pass the time one winter he gathered squirrel carcasses and designed an entire scene of squirrels in a bar -- playing pool, sitting around drinking beer, shooting foosball -- he made the little pool table with balls, cues, everything.  It was hysterical in a 'I can't believe you did that with dead squirrels' kind of way.


Okay that's pretty damn funny.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Jaci on August 16, 2005 12:36:43 PM
Very creative, yet very disturbing at the same time.

Some of the fantasy stuff is pretty funny, though...I admit.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: McJulie-O on August 16, 2005 12:36:54 PM
Quote
Quote from: michaelasmom on Today at 02:09:20 PM
My husband's college roomate dabbled in taxidermy, and to pass the time one winter he gathered squirrel carcasses and designed an entire scene of squirrels in a bar -- playing pool, sitting around drinking beer, shooting foosball -- he made the little pool table with balls, cues, everything.  It was hysterical in a 'I can't believe you did that with dead squirrels' kind of way.


Okay that's pretty damn funny.

I agree........maniacally laughing.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Zanti MissKnit on August 16, 2005 12:44:50 PM
I'm undecided as to how I feel about this.  I agree with the waste not/want not point of view of it, and using carcasses from road kill and animal shelters and stuff, but the cat head made me almost start crying. 

I knew someone who had a jar of dead mice once, but they weren't "preserved".  They were caught in a traditional mousetrap and he put them into a jar and screwed on the lid.  It became really disgusting.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: meg4568 on August 16, 2005 12:47:57 PM

I knew someone who had a jar of dead mice once, but they weren't "preserved".  They were caught in a traditional mousetrap and he put them into a jar and screwed on the lid.  It became really disgusting.

thats just tasteless. i would have broke it over his head.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Tappanga on August 16, 2005 12:50:51 PM
I'm undecided as to how I feel about this.  I agree with the waste not/want not point of view of it, and using carcasses from road kill and animal shelters and stuff, but the cat head made me almost start crying. 

I knew someone who had a jar of dead mice once, but they weren't "preserved".  They were caught in a traditional mousetrap and he put them into a jar and screwed on the lid.  It became really disgusting.


Yea that's pretty gross.

I know what you feel about the waste not/want not, but there has to be SOME POINT when we stop recycling. Seriously.

By the way, a friend sent me this link thinking I'd love the squirrel decanter. I do, but I don't want squirrel fur to accidentally get in my booze.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Zanti MissKnit on August 16, 2005 01:22:54 PM
I know what you feel about the waste not/want not, but there has to be SOME POINT when we stop recycling. Seriously.

By the way, a friend sent me this link thinking I'd love the squirrel decanter. I do, but I don't want squirrel fur to accidentally get in my booze.

I don't think what the artist is doing is morally wrong, because she is not killing anything but just recycling what is already dead.  I wouldn't want it though.  I don't think I will show this link to my husband because he is really sensitive about this sort of thing.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: meg4568 on August 16, 2005 01:44:23 PM
not to get off topic, but-

AndreaLH... whats that in you avatar?


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Zanti MissKnit on August 16, 2005 04:21:12 PM
Speaking of creepy, eh?

It's an image I manipulated on Clairol.com.  You can upload any face-forward picture and "try" different hairstyles on yourself.  The picture I uploaded is one of our (now-deceased) bearded dragon, Velcro, with a nifty little flippy hairdo added on!

My husband and I laughed so hard at it you would have thought we were stoned.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Tappanga on August 16, 2005 04:26:22 PM
I know what you feel about the waste not/want not, but there has to be SOME POINT when we stop recycling. Seriously.

By the way, a friend sent me this link thinking I'd love the squirrel decanter. I do, but I don't want squirrel fur to accidentally get in my booze.

I don't think what the artist is doing is morally wrong, because she is not killing anything but just recycling what is already dead.  I wouldn't want it though.  I don't think I will show this link to my husband because he is really sensitive about this sort of thing.


I agree. I don't think what she's doing is wrong by any means. My point is the waste not/want not idea has to end somewhere, or there'll be a website showing lovely crafted items made entirely out of poo (actually I wouldn't be surprised if there was already a site like that).


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Zanti MissKnit on August 16, 2005 04:43:23 PM
I agree. I don't think what she's doing is wrong by any means. My point is the waste not/want not idea has to end somewhere, or there'll be a website showing lovely crafted items made entirely out of poo (actually I wouldn't be surprised if there was already a site like that).

I agree with you there, however, if the artist wanted to use her art to make a point about how the wastefulness of our society extends to our companion animals, she could.  For example, the following wording came from the Humane Society of the United States website: 

"Every year, between six and eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters; some three to four million of these animals are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them. "

BTW, Tappanga, I am not trying to flame you or start a fight.  I am in 100% agreement with you on the points you made (and yeah, I wouldn't want squirrel fur in my booze either!   ;) ).  That website + the thought that she probably got some of her subjects from a local shelter is what made me think about this for the past couple of hours.

Andrea


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: meg4568 on August 16, 2005 05:04:49 PM
i dunno about other places, but here in good old savannah, GA they will euthinize an unclaimed dog or cat only 11 days after it is picked up.

And that, my friends, is why i have lost faith in humanity.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Zanti MissKnit on August 16, 2005 07:12:50 PM
i dunno about other places, but here in good old savannah, GA they will euthinize an unclaimed dog or cat only 11 days after it is picked up.

And that, my friends, is why i have lost faith in humanity.

Working in a shelter made me lose faith in humanity. 


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: michaelasmom on August 17, 2005 04:41:09 AM
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Quote from: michaelasmom on Today at 02:09:20 PM
My husband's college roomate dabbled in taxidermy, and to pass the time one winter he gathered squirrel carcasses and designed an entire scene of squirrels in a bar -- playing pool, sitting around drinking beer, shooting foosball -- he made the little pool table with balls, cues, everything.  It was hysterical in a 'I can't believe you did that with dead squirrels' kind of way.


Okay that's pretty damn funny.

I agree........maniacally laughing.

The best part?  he actually sold it to one of those generic chain steakhouse places that you see everywhere (Logans, Texas Roadhouse, Laredo) for a couple thousand dollars.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: iciclegirl on August 18, 2005 06:12:10 PM
Oooh, the squirrel thing reminds me of an episode of scrubs. The girl commented that she had'nt seen any squirrels since she moved there and the janitor screams "I had nothing to do with it!" and it cuts to a flashback of him having a secret squirrel meeting in his basement with thousands of taxidermied squirrels all around him.  I love that show.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Umberella on August 28, 2005 05:54:42 PM
EEK!


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: poto_fan on August 31, 2005 06:57:17 PM
I think that's totally disgusting...what would someone do with a rat/mouse head??? eat it??? wear it???gross people out??? eww....now I am thinking of being a vegetarian.....


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: mooniemanx on September 02, 2005 03:00:38 PM
well, this is the post that inspired me to join up on this site. You guys are weird enough for me!
The pics were fascinating. I hope his macabre humor stops there. It could get scary if it didint.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: biafrabitches236 on September 02, 2005 03:20:38 PM
now I am thinking of being a vegetarian.....

yay :)

go for it

[veggie for over 2.5 years, I believe]


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Lostlipgloss on September 04, 2005 08:17:33 PM
I wouldn't buy any of that, but someone else might. And plus, I'm glad shes not killing the animals like that other biaaaattttccchhhh nathalia edenmont.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: dalilah on November 07, 2005 01:56:01 PM
I think I actually dated "skinned weasel head". :P


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: jaffne on November 08, 2005 03:24:11 PM
Yeek: first think I looked at is 'Jitterbug' and I'm so freaked I ain't looking at anything else...I just know I'm gonna have nightmares tonight over skinned rats (I think) with empty rib cages dancing with flailing tails...

Arghhhhhhhh!


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: littleblue on November 13, 2005 10:46:14 AM
i would only classify tht as art because it an expression of the maker . otherwise that hat i must say i find that positively revolting. this reminds me of a sad stroy in which a woman goes around teh world looking for aborted babies. she washes them, clothes them in brand new baby clothes, sings them a lullaby names them and burry;s them regardless of the state of decomposure theyre in. it takes ALOT of heart to be able to pull something so unonditionaly giving as that. she bought a plot and turned it into a cemetery in which she gives the named children a proper burial. that is why i have a millimetre of faith in man kind's humanity.

anout teh shelter thing. i wanted to volunter at a local shelter when i was of age just because i love animals .some of the comments are a bit dissuading. should i still go for it?. hrmm i prolly will because if i stop caring who will then take my place.?


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: SassetteOPants on November 13, 2005 11:13:16 AM
i would only classify tht as art because it an expression of the maker . otherwise that hat i must say i find that positively revolting. this reminds me of a sad stroy in which a woman goes around teh world looking for aborted babies. she washes them, clothes them in brand new baby clothes, sings them a lullaby names them and burry;s them regardless of the state of decomposure theyre in. it takes ALOT of heart to be able to pull something so unonditionaly giving as that. she bought a plot and turned it into a cemetery in which she gives the named children a proper burial. that is why i have a millimetre of faith in man kind's humanity.

anout teh shelter thing. i wanted to volunter at a local shelter when i was of age just because i love animals .some of the comments are a bit dissuading. should i still go for it?. hrmm i prolly will because if i stop caring who will then take my place.?

Can you point me in the direction of a link about that woman?  Or do you know her name? I'd like to read about her...


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: meg4568 on November 14, 2005 01:08:35 PM
personnaly, i find what that woman does offensive. I will not go into why, because my debates dont tend to go well on craftste, but if you want to argue about it, PM me. but i have also herd stories about people who do that and break very strick biohazard laws, which is just not smart.

Just be considerate of what type of shelter you work in. i work in an animal hospital and i have seen MANY horrific things. I saw one dog this saturday that made me have to leave work early and i cried for hours afterwards.
any shelter is going to be hard to work in once in a while. You could work in a place like the humane society that usually only deals with adoptable dogs. (but still put down an amazing amount on a daily basis.)
If thats a problem, there are no kill shelters. but you may see a lot of sad cases where the animal SHOULD be euthenised, but isn't.
   



Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: batgirl on November 16, 2005 12:48:58 PM
Quote
Quote from: michaelasmom on Today at 02:09:20 PM
My husband's college roomate dabbled in taxidermy, and to pass the time one winter he gathered squirrel carcasses and designed an entire scene of squirrels in a bar -- playing pool, sitting around drinking beer, shooting foosball -- he made the little pool table with balls, cues, everything.  It was hysterical in a 'I can't believe you did that with dead squirrels' kind of way.


Okay that's pretty damn funny.

I agree........maniacally laughing.

The best part?  he actually sold it to one of those generic chain steakhouse places that you see everywhere (Logans, Texas Roadhouse, Laredo) for a couple thousand dollars.

Is this guy your husband?????  :D  http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/WIMADdead.html

I also once saw a woman on hgtv or something who made victorian dolls out of dead kittens (natural causes...but still...ick...)

I have  a VERY low threshold for dead animals, artistic or not. Yet they are weirdly fascinating, I must admit. As kids we had an elderly relative who was an avid hunter. My cousins and I would double-dog-dare each other to PEEK into his taxidermy room. They had lots of weird stuff like lamps made out of deer legs. It was kinda disturbing.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: pepelutivursky on January 06, 2006 06:46:14 PM
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this reminds me of a sad stroy in which a woman goes around teh world looking for aborted babies. she washes them, clothes them in brand new baby clothes, sings them a lullaby names them and burry;s them regardless of the state of decomposure theyre in.

I remember hearing about that.  Well, at least they had a woman like that on that one reality show about the family that owns the funeral home.  But they only do it for babies that were born & abandoned.  Gave them a name, an outfit, a blanket and a toy for their casket.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: michaelasmom on January 09, 2006 11:14:40 AM
Quote
Quote from: michaelasmom on Today at 02:09:20 PM
My husband's college roomate dabbled in taxidermy, and to pass the time one winter he gathered squirrel carcasses and designed an entire scene of squirrels in a bar -- playing pool, sitting around drinking beer, shooting foosball -- he made the little pool table with balls, cues, everything.  It was hysterical in a 'I can't believe you did that with dead squirrels' kind of way.


Okay that's pretty damn funny.

I agree........maniacally laughing.

The best part?  he actually sold it to one of those generic chain steakhouse places that you see everywhere (Logans, Texas Roadhouse, Laredo) for a couple thousand dollars.

Is this guy your husband?????  :D  http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/WIMADdead.html

I also once saw a woman on hgtv or something who made victorian dolls out of dead kittens (natural causes...but still...ick...)

I have  a VERY low threshold for dead animals, artistic or not. Yet they are weirdly fascinating, I must admit. As kids we had an elderly relative who was an avid hunter. My cousins and I would double-dog-dare each other to PEEK into his taxidermy room. They had lots of weird stuff like lamps made out of deer legs. It was kinda disturbing.

ok, those were pretty bad.  And the amateur ones that my husband's friend did were better made..... ewwwwww


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: nonuts on January 10, 2006 03:01:53 PM
those pickled pets made me want to cry, especially he kitten. as weird as some of us are, does anyone really want a hairless, dead kitten floating in a jar.

i enjoy creepy crafts but more along the lines of sassetteopant's battered lady tins.

but, to each his own, right?



Actualy I found that one quite neat.  and I have 4 cats.  I thought it would make me sad, but I think its beauitful.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: choke_n_die on January 13, 2006 06:27:14 PM
i'd love a  Pickled Pinkie Pendant....i use to play with the pinkie feeders at the pet store i worked at. they were so cute. okay, so maybe it's a little morbid that i want one.


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: PerpetualHysteria on August 09, 2006 12:37:11 AM
This needs a bump, 'cause I love it. I've been vegetarian my ENTIRE life, vegan for a year and I still adore this kinda stuff. Check out http://www.elizabethmcgrath.com too, I REALLY hope she works humanely but I'm not sure. :(


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: batgirl on August 09, 2006 06:48:17 AM
This needs a bump, 'cause I love it. I've been vegetarian my ENTIRE life, vegan for a year and I still adore this kinda stuff. Check out http://www.elizabethmcgrath.com too, I REALLY hope she works humanely but I'm not sure. :(

One of the other craftsters made Liz McGrath's wedding dress! I believe it's Hemi*Housewife. There's a thread on here somewhere with a link to her wedding pictures, it's absolutely stunning!


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: QueenMab on August 11, 2006 07:27:55 AM
as horrified as i am, i must admit that the griffin is pretty cool...


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: domUNIQUE on August 13, 2006 06:50:52 PM
i wanted to stop looking but i just couldn't look away.

am i the only one who checked out the jewelry?

::shudders::


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: BigDumbNerd on August 19, 2006 08:52:16 PM
Disturbing? Yes.

Interesting? Very! :o


Title: Re: Waaaaaaaaaaaaay creepy crafts
Post by: Jahaira on August 19, 2006 08:57:59 PM
if me precious pet died....I would lover her to preserve him uniquely....it would be a real treasure