Friday, April 18, 2014

Skullduggery Textile

Tees D'Lacey from Edinburgh, Scotland, created this "hand pulled screen printed textile skullduggery". I've been in love with printing, since the 1st time I carved a linoleum block. I've been wanting to try screen printing for a while. No two prints are exactly the same, but that's the beauty of it, the hand made quality.



[CONTEST REMINDER] Win a Set of Skull LEGO Heads from Crazy Bricks

Don't forget you have until 11:59pm Eastern USA Time, TODAY, Friday, April 18, 2014, to enter the the current giveaway. Crazy Bricks is giving away a set of mini Skull LEGO Heads lucky Skull-A-Day fan. You can find the original contest post by clicking the side bar ad, or this link.


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nonpareils Skulls

Hank created this pair of skulls using nonpareils candies. Though these are sculptures, I think they would be great tiny skull cakes. Cover them in icing and nonpareils for little edible skulls. The cake version of sugar skulls.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Laser Etched Skull

This wonderful woodwork skull is a collaboration piece between Joan Tarrago & BIG SECRET. It consists of 5 laser-etched and laser-cut layers at 14.75" circular.  I've been a fan of wood cut etchings for a long time, but the 3D effect of the layering has me really loving this.   Thanks for sharing this piece of awesomeness with us, Jason!  



[CONTEST REMINDER] Win a Set of Skull LEGO Heads from Crazy Bricks

Don't forget you have until 11:59pm Eastern USA Time, Friday, April 18, 2014, to enter the the current giveaway. Crazy Bricks is giving away a set of mini Skull LEGO Heads lucky Skull-A-Day fan. You can find the original contest post by clicking the side bar ad, or this link.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Geometric Skull

This bit of mathematical art work is courtesy of Sergio Gómez.  He's taking common shapes and transforming them into much more.  Of course we love his skull the best, but there's a lot more to his work than that(including some noticeable movie characters).  Thanks for sharing, Sergio!


Monday, April 14, 2014

[CONTEST] Win a Set of Skull LEGO Heads from Crazy Bricks

CrazyBricks makes custom and unique plastic-injected parts compatible with everyone's favorite miniature figures and LEGO® bricks. They make everything from specialty arms to zombie Gingerbread Men! They have recently released Skull Heads for LEGO figures. They want to give away a set of head to one lucky Skull-A-Day fan!



Here are some ideas of how you can use the skull LEGO heads.


PRIZE INFO: A complete set of 9 Skull LEGO heads in a choice of color. The set can be either White, Tan, Red, Clear, or Glow in the Dark.

HOW TO ENTER: LEGO figures are meant to go on adventures in the large LEGO universe. To enter this contest, leave a comment answering this question. If you were to win these Skull heads, what adventures would they have? For example, I'd make them into pirates and man a ghost ship. Also tempted to have them in castle, for some haunted fun.

CONTACT INFO: The winner, chosen at random, will be contacted via email by one of the Skull-A-Day editors within 7 days of the end of the contest. If that winner doesn't respond, another winner will be chosen. With your comment, please INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!! Entries are only valid with this information.

WHERE TO ENTER: All entries must be made on this blog post, on Skull-A-Day.com. You CANNOT enter this contest by commenting on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

CONTEST CLOSES: 11:59:59 PM Eastern USA Time Friday, April, 18, 2014.

NUMBER OF WINNERS: One

PRIZE SHIPS: This contest is open to all skull lovers around the world.

IF YOU DON'T WIN: Don't fret. Crazy Bricks is offering 10% on all orders, if you use "skulladay" at check out. You can see what else Crazy Bricks is up to on their Facebook page and Flickr.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Simulacra - Version 7.46

Today's simulacrum are happy to see that two people set a great example by getting outdoors and noticing the amazing world around them. The first was found by avid rock & fossil hunter/skull enthusiast, Jen Craniac of Peru, IL who noticed this stone gazing up at her near her favorite creek.  The second was discovered lying in the sand in Duck, NC by Stacie Alvarado of Richmond, VA. Thanks to both of you, Jen and Stacie, for keeping your eyes wide open while enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer. Remember, if you find your own sneaky skull simulacra then submit it so we can share your find and keep the hunt alive.



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Skull Tags & Lamps

Down around Lexington, South Carolina there's a guy named Alexander Hibbs who is creating a new way to identify your living corpse with these hand carved and wood burned "skull tags".  As the artist behind Beaulieu Designs, Alexander is making all sorts of excellent skullery.  I had to include these skull lamps that he has made from various other parts, thus making them truly one of a kind.  Great work, Alexander!  Thanks for sharing! 



*Happy Birthday, Bobo!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Flora and Skulls

Emily Nolan is a painter from Toronto, ON. "Biology and the inner workings of living bodies fascinate Emily Nolan and provide recurring themes in her work. Juxtaposing elements of decaying human life with organic flora and fauna filled with vibrancy, colour, and potential, Emily delves into the cycle of life from birth to death, deterioration to regeneration. Her epoxy-coated images offer luscious, candy-coated memento mori that draw from both traditional and contemporary culture." I'm always drawn to artwork that blends nature and anatomy. Emily's work has vibrant flora that follows the shape of the skull. I'm sure these are something you'd have to see in person to fully enjoy the depth of colors.



[CONTEST REMINDER] Win a Wooden Skull Mask from Robertas

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. Thanks for participating.

Don't forget you have until 11:59pm Eastern USA Time TODAY, Friday, April 11, 2014, to enter the the current giveaway. Robertas, of Wooden Skulls is giving away a wooden skull mask to a lucky Skull-A-Day fan. You can find the original contest post by clicking the side bar ad, or this link.



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dia de la Abby: #87 Scalin Family Portrait

Noah's daughter had a birthday recently. I was trying to think of a present to make or buy her. While flipping through my sketchbook one day, I came across the Skeleton Family Portrait I'd done for my own family. It dawned on me that this concept would be perfect for the little Scalin family. I included their three cats, since pets are furry family members. I drew this with pencil, inked it, and painted it with watercolors.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

[CONTEST REMINDER] Win a Wooden Skull Mask from Robertas

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. Thanks for participating.

Don't forget you have until 11:59pm Eastern USA Time TODAY, Friday, April 11, 2014, to enter the the current giveaway. Robertas, of Wooden Skulls is giving away a wooden skull mask to a lucky Skull-A-Day fan. You can find the original contest post by clicking the side bar ad, or this link.



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"Speaking In Tongues" Skull

This digital painting is courtesy of the "Art of Z"(Daniel Zollinger).  The skull is spewing forth an ancient artistic dialect and "Speaking In Tongues".  Communicating in a way that we all understand.  One voice coming from the dead........ Thanks, Z!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gnarled Branch Skulls

In Toronto, Canada there's a twisted tree with The Gnarled Branch stemming from the creative mind of David Irvine.  His works are full of vintage style and are classics in their own category.  I especially enjoy his Re-Directed Thrift Store Paintings series. Thanks for sharing these, David!


Monday, April 7, 2014

[CONTEST] Win a Wooden Skull Mask from Robertas

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. Thanks for participating.

Robertas, of Wooden Skulls, is a wood carver from Lithuania. Skull carving has been his hobby for over 10 years. He makes hand-carved wooden skulls, life-size skulls made of wood, skulls/Halloween masks, spoons with carved skulls, key-chains/skulls and other crazy items of this kind. He would like to share his love of skulls with our Skull-A-Day fans. He is giving away one of his birch wood skull masks to one lucky fan!




PRIZE INFO: One mask made of birch wood, which can be used both as a mask and as an interior decoration. The size: 6.7 x 5.3 x 1.6 in (17 x 13.5 x 4 cm)

HOW TO ENTER: To enter this contest, comment below with your answer to this question. Where would you wear this skull mask? For example, I'd go to a local park, climb a tree, and have a friend take photos of me wearing the skull mask.

CONTACT INFO: The winner, chosen at random, will be contacted via email by one of the Skull-A-Day editors within 7 days of the end of the contest. If that winner doesn't respond, another winner will be chosen. With your comment, please INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!! Entries are only valid with this information.

WHERE TO ENTER: All entries must be made on this blog post, on Skull-A-Day.com. You CANNOT enter this contest by commenting on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

CONTEST CLOSES: 11:59:59 PM Eastern USA Time Friday, April, 11, 2014.

NUMBER OF WINNERS: One

PRIZE SHIPS: This contest is open to all skull lovers around the world.

IF YOU DON'T WIN: Robertas is offering a discount of 20% for Skull-A-Day fans, in his store Wooden Skulls. Enter discount code "Skulladay" at checkout.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Simulacara - Version 7.45

As we FINALLY bid adieu to winter here in Michigan(some of you are a bit luckier) I want to send it off with it's own death and memorial and these snow skull simulacrum.  I'm sure some kids had some fun on the snow days away from school, but it's officially over and these images are gladly only memories for now...

The first is a great find from Shayna(Lynn Nelson) on her daughter's coat in Floyd, VA.  The second is the inner skull coming out of Tony Loughlin's deck furniture.  Nice work by both of you to capture these icy figures, who are now happily gone.  If you happen to snap a pic of you own simulacra then be sure to share it with us.  Try for something warm though....


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Upcycled Skull Jewelry

You can go back in time on our site and find more of Bon Barde's other excellent works here and here, but first take a moment today to marvel at some of his new stellar skulls made from upcycled materials. The debonair ring is made from a foot of acajou from Congo.  The crab skull pin is fashioned from a fractured spoon and designed for a biker named "Crab".  I truly enjoy seeing the manufacturing process images.  We get a little more insight into the mind of a very creative spirit.  Merçi encore for sharing the results of your visions with us, Bon!