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Repost: Etsomnia™ Volume XXXVI: Picture This

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Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

4/9/15: When I was researching my Etsomnia art post in November 2014, I came across a fair number of nutty and bewildering photos. Those photos stayed in my head, and I think it’s time to share them. (Lucky you!) As with the art post, I’m going to include one example from each of Etsy’s categories. The categories are: Animals, Black & White, Color, Fashion, Figure, Food, Landscape & Architecture, Monochromatic, Nature, Portrait, Still Life, Vintage, and the intriguingly-titled More.

DISCLAIMER: Though I do enjoy a good joke, and Etsomnia is one of my favorite things, my intention is never to discourage artists of any kind. All wisecracks and criticism are meant for humorous effect only.  Please take them as seriously as they are meant, which is not at all.

As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. And don’t forget to click the other links for visual aids. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.

Category: Animals. Sold by AnimalFolk. Not really sure why this Photoshop job was in photographs, but it is at least entertaining.

Category: Animals. Fancy pants sloth is freaking me out. What do you think this seller’s nightmares look like?

Category: Disgusting Figural. Sold by LeftCoastEditions. Open mouth . . . Maybe this video will make it better. Nope, still gross.

Category: Disgusting Figural. Open mouth . . . Maybe this video will make it better. Nope, still gross.

Category: Food. Sold by SusannahTucker. Now here's something I am willing to put in my mouth!

Category: Food. Now here’s something I am willing to put in my mouth!

Category: Black & White. Sold by JensLindstrom. Mother said if I have nothing nice to say, I should say nothing at all. Therefore, no comment.

Category: Black & White. Mom always said if I have nothing nice to say, I should say nothing at all. Therefore, I will not comment on what I suspect inspired this photo.

Category: Color. Photo by EpicureCulture. That does not look like a comfortable bunny.

Category: Color. That’s one way to put a bunny on a fence. The photographer must have really hated that bunny.

Category: Still Life. Sold by MarcLoretPhotography. I always love artful decrepitude (see my header image for a prime example), and this is really exceptional!

Category: Still Life. I always love artful decrepitude (see my header image for a prime example), and this is really exceptional!

Category: Fashion. Sold by CarynDrexl. Calling it fashion is stretching it a bit, but it's certainly interesting.

Category: Fashion. Honey, you’ve got a little something on your face. If this is a new trend, I’m moving to the International Space Station until it’s over. Actually, the fashion category had a number of weird photos, but I’m going to save those for another day.

Category: Landscape & Architecture. Sold by ObservationFullNFelt. It's hard to imagine that anyone would pay $15 plus shipping for an out-of-focus photo of New York. I would think half the world has those already.

Category: Landscape & Architecture. Why would anyone pay $15 plus shipping for an out-of-focus photo of New York? Judging by the hordes of tourists skillfully wielding cameras, I would think half the world has their own blurry NYC pics already.

Category: Monochromatic. Sold by PhotosByArtofEntropy. Who wants pictures of this chick's dirty feet? And does her landlord know she's standing on the sink?

Category: Monochromatic. Who wants to hang a picture of this chick’s dirty feet on their wall? And does her mother know she’s standing on the sink? Young lady, get down from there this instant!

Category: Nature (!?). Sold by EclecticForest. This seems highly unsanitary. For the cat.

Category: Nature (!?). This seems highly unsanitary. Mostly for the cat.

Category: Portrait. Store: DaoPhotography. I don't usually include two items from the same seller, but this was so fascinating, I couldn't resist.

Category: Portrait. I love this picture, but it took me a while to realize who it was reminding me of.

Category: Vintage. It kind of freaks me out to think that someday, someone may be pawing through old, crappy, out-of-focus photos featuring my finger and selling them on Etsy.

Category: More. Photographer: 3LPhotography. At least now we know what

Category: More. At least now we know what “More” means.

I couldn't sign off without including one more item from the More category. The title is

I couldn’t sign off without including one more item from the More category. The title is “IDK About This Hot Dog #30.” Thats right. Theres a whole series of them, though this hot dog with a pearl earring is far and away my favorite.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Repost: Etsomnia™ Volume XXXVI: Picture This

  1. Strange. Hope I can forget some of them fast. Hal

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  2. No words….which is probably a good thing.

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  3. The portrait reminded me of a certain recently-ex-president whose name I will not speak (or write).

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