Tag Archives: Steampunk

Be the (Folk) Artist: Mexican Tin Art

Be the (Folk) Artist: Mexican Tin Art

Combine the tin art designs of Mexico with a steampunk look for an easy summer project using aluminum foil. Read More

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My Not-So-Secret Life as an Amateur Cosplayer

My Not-So-Secret Life as an Amateur Cosplayer

I was recently showing off some of my cosplaying photos, and someone made a comment of “not really expecting me to be into that.” I wasn’t offended; I understood what he meant. My normal everyday clothes are not particularly flashy. I’m not really into makeup. But for some reason, give me an excuse to dress up in a costume, and I am all over it. Read More

Check Out This Amazing Steampunk Quilt

Check Out This Amazing Steampunk Quilt

I can’t get over how amazing this quilt is. A while back, I started a steampunk Block of the Month quilt project. I ended the project after only six months (I still hope to finish it) but that didn’t stop Becky Prior from using the February block as part of an elaborate steampunk quilt. Read More

Steampunk! ‘The Invention of E.J. Whitaker’

Steampunk! ‘The Invention of E.J. Whitaker’

This month is Women’s History Month and what better time to talk about this really cool Kickstarter, ‘The Invention of E.J. Whitaker’ by Shawnee´ and Shawnelle Gibbs, a sister team. This story caught my eye because it melds some of my favorite things: women inventors, diversity, comics, and women creators together in to one exciting project. Read More

Explore Your Inner Victorian With The Steampunk User’s Manual

Explore Your Inner Victorian With The Steampunk User’s Manual

Back in 2011, The Steampunk Bible provided an “illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature.” It was one of the more comprehensive books that tried to tackle the larger definition of the steampunk movement. Jump forward three years, and Jeff VanderMeer has returned along with Desirina Boskovich (a fellow Atlanta resident!) to offer up a sequel of sorts — The Steampunk User’s Manual. As with its predecessor, this full-color hardback reference provides dozens and dozens of essays, photos, interviews, and more… but this time around with a slightly different intention. Read More

My Summer 2014 Eclectic Reading List – Part 2

My Summer 2014 Eclectic Reading List – Part 2

Summer is over and school is well under way, and my book stack is slowly dwindling again. But it’s not quite back to a reasonable 3-4 titles that I can typically handle in a week. And new books continue to come in! I had considered declaring Book Bankruptcy and starting from zero again, but I just can’t do that… there are just too many good books to share.
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