Would you wear and use a vintage pocket watch?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Flower Power ring and Special Delivery Birdy Bows earrings - for sale

Here are two new pieces I posted for sale in my ArtFire shop this week.  There are more coming as I get them assembled to my liking.  =)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Heavy Metal Animals II

  (Sea Creature with Chain seaweed? and the ferocious steel dragon/T-rex)

     Upon my recent trip to the recycling center, I found several more metal creations destined for the scrap heap.   Most were "new", but I was glad to see that the steel dragon/dinosaur (above, right) still stood guard over the PETE plastics number 1 & 2 bins.  "No caps on bottles!  Rawr!!!"   I really like that sculpture; if any of these have the spirit of steampunk in them, it is that one.  (see Heavy Metal Animals I)   Even though I do not know what some of these creatures are this time, either, the use of materials shows creativity and a good bit of tenacity.

Without further ado, I give you Heavy Metal Animals II!

I hope to see more of these each time I take my recycling waaaaay downtown.  They make the trip even more worth it when they put a smile on my face.  May they do the same for you. =)

More info:  In January 2012, I identified several of these sculptures as having been in the Junque Yard Sculpture Contest, and found out some of their names.  The large dragon guy is named “Fenrir” by Jordan Walker, Zach Highnote, Greg Black, Leigh Ann Colley, Phylicia Corey & Robert Grissett from Georgia Southwestern State University, and won first place in the 8th annual contest.  The chain dog may be “Springer Spaniel” by Zoe Alexandra from Georgia Southwestern State University.  Please see my post with Heavy Metal Animals III to learn more, and to see photos of these sculptures when they were NEW and in a gallery.)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Steampunk Computer Wallpapers

gears and flowers background from TopDesignMag

"Steampunk Wallpapers.  I say, is that a gear I see? Jolly good, yo."   
All the steampunk backgrounds you could desire - here are a few sources of backgrounds that I like.
 (Links operational on 3/26/12, please let me know if they cease to function properly.)
Steampunk Wallpapers on Wallpaper Abyss

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Steampunk Tales -- digital short stories about steam-powered worlds.

     Have you ever wished that you had access to some portable digital Steampunk entertainment?  Here is a collection of steampunk short stories that you can take anywhere with you on your own media player.

From the site:
      "Emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s and '30s, Steampunk Tales contains first-run, original fiction written by an A+ list of award-winning authors.   Issue 6 contains 9 stories, most running between 4,300 to 11,000 words.
      From the minds of acclaimed world-famous award-winning authors, these ten fantastic tales can be yours -- all for the cost of a good cup of coffee. Hours and hours of enjoyment, forever and a day, in exchange for a mere $1.99!  Tell me, Dear Reader, who can beat that offer? Who else can transport you to worlds of wonder and imagination for only $1.99?  Now, at the press of a button, you can enjoy ten of the best steampunk tales ever written!"

     Available for iPhone/iPod Touch, MobiPocket eBook for most smart phones, Amazon Kindle and as a DRM free Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) download.  The entire collection of stories, all 6 issues, is $10.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Steam, Brass and Fzz! Inventions Galore by Professor Fzz

Are you...
In the market for a desktop Jacob's Ladder?

How about an Internet Pressure Gauge, that measures packets per second?

  No?  How about a Steam Robot Mask?

All of these creations and much, much more have sprung from the mind of Professor Fzz, maker extraordinaire!

In his own words:

   "By day, I build weapons to defend the great steam pipes of the Aethernet from the ravaging hoards of savages, design new and better ways of connecting the great networks of pipes together, and avoid the dreaded blockages. In short, I’m an Aethernet architect. Sometimes I teach students too; yes I really am a Professor.
    By night, I like the physical world; making things in brass and copper and wood. And steam. Always steam power.
    I guess you might call me Steampunk."

Indeed, Professor, indeed!  

Electric go-karts, the Heat Ray of Death, Steam Rockets, and Hydrogen Reconnaissance Balloons.   All reside here.  There is even a collection of many steam powered wonders and fantastic places that he has visited and seen.  

All can be found in the Professor's aethernet journal. (All photos above come from the professor's site.) Jolly good show!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Want to Sell Handmade Online? Become an ArtFire Pro Seller for 25% Off !

     Are you or someone you know a crafter/artist who would like to sell their items online, but do not know where to begin?  Are you already an online seller who does not like paying a percentage of your hard-earned profits to a web site?  Then here is the answer!

     ArtFire.com provides unlimited item listings, search engine submission, PayPal payment access, and more to their upgraded Verified account sellers.  There are No Listing or Final Fees, ever.  They do not take ANY money from the sale of your items.  Zero!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Butterfly Dreams -- Three New Steampunk Necklaces For Sale on ArtFire

As the title mentions, I have just posted three new necklaces for sale in my ArtFire studio shop.  They involve butterflies, filigree, keys, locks, and beads.  Two of them are brass, one is copper, all three are pretty neat, In my opinion!

I dedicate these three necklaces to a family-in-law member who passed away last night while visiting from up north.  His death was unexpected, and of course, tragic.  May his spirit soar like the butterflies, and may ours soar with his, even now.
    You may view (and purchase!) these pretty necklaces here, or you may click on any of the above pictures to see individual items.  These pictures only show the focal point of the necklaces; some necklaces have details further up the chain that add to the piece.  There is currently a free shipping coupon available on my ArtFire site; please look for the banner to get the number and then enter it during the checkout process to receive the benefit.


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