Category Archives: Imagination

Steampunk Hands Around the World, 2019: This is Me.

I had planned to do two or three posts for this year’s Steampunk Hands Around the World. One was a photo montage of various steampunk outfits and events I’ve attended. The other was about my writing and steampunk books. But that isn’t my whole story. I have a confession to make. I’m not the person…

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Firing the Imagination: Steampunk Hands Around the World #3

Certain groups seem to have a higher percentage of creative types. And steampunk is no exception. It’s a creative culture. It nurtures the imagination – through a good book, a stunning costume or breathtaking images. But this is no cookie-cutter culture. Steampunk fosters individuality. Give a group of steampunks a box of similar items, and they…

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Photo Friday: Hidden Local History

I’m on a local history research kick at the moment. It started with my tour along Pine Park and Linear Park for A Trail of Tales – which inspired my short story, Hunted.  A few weeks back another opportunity popped up – the Tea Tree Gully Historical Society and Tea Tree Gully Library organised a…

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Hunting The Trail For My Tale

It’s Mad March here in Adelaide. We have the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Writers’ Week, beginning of Adelaide Racing Carnival (if you are into horse racing), Adelaide Fringe and Clipsal 500 (car racing). And this year I got my chance to be part of it – part of The Fringe. A few months ago, local writers and…

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This is how I Roll (play)

Good afternoon everyone. <Pulls curtains closed and grabs the crumbling remains of birthday cake.> Apologies for a late post today. Last night we celebrated my Dearheart’s birthday. We played board games, with fabulous friends, until one in the morning. Today my body is reminding me it’s not keen on truncated sleep. <Pours another cup of…

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Ditching the Black Dog

It’s a cliche, but a new year can give a fresh outlook on life – always a good thing when the black dog is growling, nipping at those anxiety triggers. So far, 2016 has been relaxing, thoughtful and inspiring. So I’m sharing my tweets for the week, hoping some of the vibe will head your way. Day 1:…

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The State of Affairs.

Why is it that the last few months of the year seem to be the busiest? And that’s not contemplating Christmas shopping. Not only have I been soul-searching and kicking myself up the butt this week, but I have also found a new burst of enthusiasm. The daily task of producing a new piece of…

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The Chances of Anything Coming From Mars…

The week has been exciting. NASA has announced there is liquid water to be found on Mars – in certain circumstances. If any of the Mars colony projects are to succeed, they need water. Water means life. We can’t survive without it. The water is locked in Mars’ soil and atmosphere. It’s soil is hydrated. There…

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#7 Steampunk Hands: Welcome to Our Workshops

A Showcase local creators and their workshops – and things they create We are fortunate to have some very talented people in Adelaide who are part of our steampunk community. These include artists, costume-makers, writers and gadget makers. Let me introduce you to just a few of them. These generous people let me into their workshop…

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#5 Steampunk Hands: Weapon Workshop

How is this for timing? I searched for a recent workshop to write about – as an example of something I learned or made because of steampunk. I had already written about my articulated aviator wings in On Making My Steampunk Wings. I contemplated posting about a recent corset workshop, but that was not exclusively steampunk…

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