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Keep It Weird: What a Trip

Dec 2, 2011

by Michelle Traub

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As the tree bark shimmies towards the heavens and the veins on the back of your hand swim into the next dimension, you can’t help but face the subjectivity of reality with a wide grin. Those fractals are always right below the surface, today you’ve merely peeled back your eyelids to see them. Keep It Weird invites you into its psychedelic trance.

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95 comments

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    having just left a house full of people who used the word psychedelic on the hour, i can really appreciate this one :)

  • vinskord

    vinskord said 5 years ago

    Super cool treasury!! LOVE the revolving sculpture!

  • volkerwandering

    volkerwandering said 5 years ago

    Psychetastical! Thanks Machelle!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    The Revolving Sculpture reminds me of a beehive.

  • NotYourGrandmasAttic

    NotYourGrandmasAttic said 5 years ago

    I love the teapot!! Great stuff!!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 5 years ago

    that sculpture rocks!

  • doudoudesign

    doudoudesign said 5 years ago

    very nice to see some art featured!

  • Grafxquest

    Grafxquest said 5 years ago

    Love to see some art flair for once love it! The Revolving sculpture is incredibly clever! We see so many things on Etsy featured, that Its' nice to see some art focus.

  • xZOUix

    xZOUix said 5 years ago

    my cup of tea!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Great stuff - love the teapot. Agree, it's nice to see some art featured even if it's considered "weird".

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 5 years ago

    What a trip indeed! Great article.

  • SmilesAreFree

    SmilesAreFree said 5 years ago

    LOVE so called weird art! More more more!

  • MathMarlMalPhil

    MathMarlMalPhil said 5 years ago

    Gotta keep it weird (and wired).

  • auntjanecan

    auntjanecan said 5 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo said 5 years ago

    I want the first cat with DOH eyes! :D

  • Mistresswolff

    Mistresswolff said 5 years ago

    Cinderella's Magic Teapot? More like the Mad Hatter's Magic Teapot! I do like that revolving thing, though; very cool.

  • floodplainstudio
  • AlphaSoupPhotography

    AlphaSoupPhotography said 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • CameronGarcia22

    CameronGarcia22 said 5 years ago

    Very nice!

  • SarahGiannobile

    SarahGiannobile said 5 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • greeneyezdesignz

    greeneyezdesignz said 5 years ago

    This stuff would have blended right in with my bedroom when I was a teenager. Long live psychedelic art! A feast for the mind's eye!

  • knitfitt

    knitfitt said 5 years ago

    Groovy.

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 5 years ago

    I love the cat pins! So fun!

  • TheRosesThorn

    TheRosesThorn said 5 years ago

    The revolving sculpture totally speaks of our DNA.

  • bestemorsimportscom1

    bestemorsimportscom1 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Bananamoo

    Bananamoo said 5 years ago

    love! very nice!

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 5 years ago

    Oh I love this! I recently found Amarnath's amazing work, and I was so happy to see it featured on the blog. Peace and Light to all! ~Jess

  • KONTAKT

    KONTAKT said 5 years ago

    Cool!

  • belleiso

    belleiso said 5 years ago

    Awesome! There's some very cool work on here that I should definitely check out. Thanks!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 5 years ago

    Wow.

  • BroccoliHouse

    BroccoliHouse said 5 years ago

    Fun! love it

  • aCalliopeWoman

    aCalliopeWoman said 5 years ago

    Wow Amarnath wow. Found some great new creators through this! And that first line about "the subjectivity of reality with a wide grin". That is it in perfect words. How refreshing,opening a true psychedelic experience is for one soul and unto our blueprint of humanity and culture. Nice works~

  • BirdDanceJewelry

    BirdDanceJewelry said 5 years ago

    Feeling it!!!

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 5 years ago

    Haha, this is so weeeeird!!! Luv it, luv it~ Heidi

  • modflo

    modflo said 5 years ago

    love this collection...so many creative minds here! thanks for sharing.

  • HoneyThistle

    HoneyThistle said 5 years ago

    yay kitties! but also, good theme.

  • EarthSeaWarrior

    EarthSeaWarrior said 5 years ago

    O.MY.AMAZING! that broccoli sculpture is incredible.

  • KawaiiBits

    KawaiiBits said 5 years ago

    I really like a lot of the work here! I will have to come back and take a better look when i'm feeling better. It's off to bed for me (again). Blah!

  • peshka

    peshka said 5 years ago

    Love it !

  • SheEarth

    SheEarth said 5 years ago

    Bugga a christmas tree! I want a revolving broccoli sculpture. Wonder if my sister will go for it - maybe if I add purple tinsel......hmmm ideas

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    The white tree looks awesome!

  • Powerofflower

    Powerofflower said 5 years ago

    Wonderful items! :) Love the white abstract design!

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 5 years ago

    *those darn fractals! ;D love this!

  • OKIFOLKI

    OKIFOLKI said 5 years ago

    That sculpture is amazing! I love it!

  • mystic2awesome

    mystic2awesome said 5 years ago

    OMG...the dreaded "keep your eyes peeled" phrase....I'll have images of peeled eyeballs all day now, must go into recalculating mode...delete image....delete image...delete image

  • linneaheide

    linneaheide said 5 years ago

    Love this feature! We need more psychedelia in our lives ; )

  • BeadSoupJewelry

    BeadSoupJewelry said 5 years ago

    Great items!

  • mynameiskorrine

    mynameiskorrine said 5 years ago

    The Keep It Weird posts have to be my favorite kind! Awesome Collection.

  • joyceweaver

    joyceweaver said 5 years ago

    You kids are lucky - we didn't have Photoshop or computers in the '60s so we had to see pretty colors and things in other ways! This is a great article but I think I'm having a flashback!

  • hagat

    hagat said 5 years ago

    Nice!

  • stitchburghese

    stitchburghese said 5 years ago

    fun post!

  • bigbluedyes

    bigbluedyes said 5 years ago

    Joyceweaver, don't you mean the kids now are UNlucky?? I wish Etsy featured art like this way more frequently. A little color never hurt anybody. Neither did a little liquid, either, actually. Big Blue Dyes- Psychedelic Tie Dye Art

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 5 years ago

    Love the art! Nice article!:)

  • JasmineFlower67

    JasmineFlower67 said 5 years ago

    My favorite! Love psychedelic stuff.

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern said 5 years ago

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE THOSE ADORABLE KITTIES!!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ART WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lenamiller

    lenamiller said 5 years ago

    Cinderella's Magic Teapot does not belong to this category at all! It is charming and funky but it is not WEIRD!

  • KatoAndLali

    KatoAndLali said 5 years ago

    Our favorite collection so far! We are honored to be included among the weird and psychedelic!

  • CEDesign

    CEDesign said 5 years ago

    Wow, eyes spinning, optical illusions. I like!

  • HomeStudio

    HomeStudio said 5 years ago

    I'm seeing colors...even with my eyes closed. Very cool!

  • kateshirley

    kateshirley said 5 years ago

    Great stuff. Love it all.

  • TreasuryShop

    TreasuryShop said 5 years ago

    Love the teapot, great ideas here!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Wonderful !

  • TwentyTwelveNataraja

    TwentyTwelveNataraja said 5 years ago

    Namaskar mtraub~ The absolute reality residing within my Being bows, as if in a mirror,  to the absolute reality residing within your Being. Thank you for featuring my my painting "Mother and Son; Passing the Torch of Vision" as the thumbnail and first image of the blog! May divinity enter your heart in an unbroken stream and overflow to the world around you, transforming woe to wonder in weary eyes.     Aum Namah Shivaya~                                               ~Amarnath Earl

  • emwi

    emwi said 5 years ago

    Oh I love the fibonacci sculpture! Very cool.

  • VsDesignStore

    VsDesignStore said 5 years ago

    very cool stuff!

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 5 years ago

    LOVE!!! thank you.

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 5 years ago

    Love the Cinderella's Magic Teapot!

  • GoddessFindings

    GoddessFindings said 5 years ago

    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!

  • mamwell24

    mamwell24 said 5 years ago

    love love love this kind of trippy art XD

  • LeafLee

    LeafLee said 5 years ago

    Wowzers! Cool finds!

  • ethniquetrendy

    ethniquetrendy said 5 years ago

    love it all

  • MoonSunWorld

    MoonSunWorld said 5 years ago

    Very nice!

  • FunkydevazVintage

    FunkydevazVintage said 5 years ago

    super psychedelic finds but I can't believe you missed the godfather of 60s psychedelic art John Thompson at the JohnandJudyShow

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    Wonderfully weird!

  • medicmag

    medicmag said 5 years ago

    love this, very creative.

  • NaturesJewelsByVina

    NaturesJewelsByVina said 5 years ago

    Wow! Great stuff

  • CrazieHappy

    CrazieHappy said 5 years ago

    I'm honored to be part of this mind-blowing collection with Cinderella's magic teapot. Thanks, Chantal, for sending me a convo, otherwise I might have never known. And thanks, Michelle, for finding and choosing me in the vast cyberworld of etsy. Psychedelia is alive and well and here to stay!

  • UnderMilkWood

    UnderMilkWood said 5 years ago

    psychedelics inspire us to create Art

  • ChantallCreations

    ChantallCreations said 5 years ago

    finally got around to reading this blog!! Super cool!!!

  • RoughGems

    RoughGems said 5 years ago

    This looks awesome! That Fibonacci sculpture looks amazing!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    wow crazy stuff, it is lovely to see such bright neon colours when its so drab and grey outside!

  • RedFernVintage

    RedFernVintage said 5 years ago

    Eye candy!

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 5 years ago

    That teapot is adorable!

  • giorgiejewelry

    giorgiejewelry said 5 years ago

    very cool!

  • spontaneousreality

    spontaneousreality said 5 years ago

    happy tripping!

  • powertricia

    powertricia said 5 years ago

    Adore it. makes me happy.

  • luminescentlotus

    luminescentlotus said 5 years ago

    That white sculpture cast from romanesco broccoli is so cool! What a neat idea! Love the Muffy Brandt leggings too-trippy stuff!!!

  • tinitomi

    tinitomi said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful teapot! It is so much fun and lots of whimsy.

  • gtamaska

    gtamaska said 5 years ago

    I love that you mentioned fractals, they always capture my imagination and offer some really interesting artistic possibilities. The double helix pine-cone sculpture also reminded me a bit of the work done by Andy Goldsworthy. Thanks!

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum said 5 years ago

    Oh Gawd! I'm having a flashback... Great stuff. Keep the weird stuff comin.

  • DelilahsAttic

    DelilahsAttic said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful painting! Very trancey :)

  • eela082

    eela082 said 5 years ago

    Keeping it weird that's how I roll. Love the sculpture by the way and the kitties!!

  • tiemee

    tiemee said 5 years ago

    I like it!

  • LizardSkins

    LizardSkins said 5 years ago

    we all could use a little mind altering once in awhile. Thanks for that

  • afterburner4580

    afterburner4580 said 5 years ago

    lsd lsd, brought out the weird in me. labels labels labels. but whos counting, like the art though, thats the type of stuff i can relate to , everything else seems weird to me . to infinity and beyond!!! that art piece is definatley benew Etsy.Mini(6692035,'gallery',4,3,0,'http://www.etsy.com');yond weird, i love it!!!!

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