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Online Event This Weekend

I’ve got a store in the Indie Press section of the online vendors market for InCONceivable – THIS WEEKEND! Inconceivable Online Vendors Made by artists and geeks for artists and geeks! #inCONceivable represents resilience and evolution in the face of change. 2020 says we can’t attend events… so let’s go virtual! Support local artists and…

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Steampunk Explorer Costume Diary.

Earlier this year I scored some material on Freecyle (a local group who giveaway unwanted items so they can be recycled or reused), including brown cotton and blue polycotton offcuts. I was inspired to create a new steampunk outfit, loosely based on the character of Lara Croft. As usual, I left it til the last…

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Costume Upcycling

One thing I love about costuming is the challenge of creating something from materials already in my cupboard or, even better, upcycling something to make it useful again. A few years ago I discovered ‘pocket belts’, made from old jeans. A great idea – especially if I could steampunk it up. I prefer carrying things…

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NaNoWriMo Wrap Up: Viola’s Second Journal Unfolds.

A few years ago, when I first decided to tackle a writing career, my dear hubby bought me a t-shirt. Emblazoned across its perfect purpleness was the word: WRITER. It was modeled on the ‘Writer’ flack jacket worn by Nathan Fillion in the television series Castle. Being a Castle (and Nathan FIllion) fan, I was stoked. And,…

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#6: Through the Looking Glass

Steampunk Hands Around the World: Our Workshop – Creating the Steampunk Aesthetic Steampunk is not just a writing genre or a series of philosophies (encompasing the reuse, recycle and repurpose ethic, its promotion of hand-made craft and positive outlook on life – Back to the Future). It is also an aesthetic, encompassing style, clothing, jewelry. It…

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#4: Back to the Future

#4: Steampunk Hands Around the World: Our Classroom What have I learned from the steampunk movement? The aspects and philosophies of steampunk encourage my desire to learn: re-imagining the past as the inspiration to build a better future optimism about human potential, encouraging individuals to explore their creativity the spirit of freedom science with beauty (seen…

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