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Steampunk Paintings

Finished.  You can see these in person,  this Saturday, Nov. 22nd  at the Studio 234 Gallery, in York PA.

My little Steampunk paintings. I don't know that I'll ever do an entire steampunk painting again ~ but I will incorporate this style in my future work.

Steampunk Painting

Getting out of my comfort zone gives me a sense of freedom. This is something  I am not familiar with, so the expectation for perfection is not there. I am free to experiment and just have fun.

These are small paintings, 8 x 8", gallery wrapped. The design is conceptual, thinking in terms of gears and metal is a challenge for me ~


Steampunk ~  a new genre - at least it's new to me - that I am so very attracted to. The artwork just captures your imagination ~ the sculpture is so creative ~ and the jewelry is just to die for. So , not to be left out, I've decided to try my hand at a little bit of Steampunk - a very little compared to what's already out there!!

artwork by Vladimir Gvozdev

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative historyof the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

Don't Live Somebody Else's Dream

Elizabeth Gilbert
Dear Ones - I found this picture today that my husband took of me in 2011, doing research for THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS. This photo captures exactly what I did for three straight years. I sat in a chair, reading books about botany, evolution, abolition, women's history, missionaries, Dutch 18th century commerce, and order to fill my brains (and index cards) with enough information to write that novel.

There is no situation in which I could possibly be happier than this — submerged in the vocation that I love, vanishing for hours a day into my work. Un-showered, greasy hair, eyes tired, totally falling down the rabbit hole of research...this is me, living my dream. I was thinking today about all the other paths that I did not take in life, no matter how shiny and appealing they may have looked. I've had the possibility of living so many different kinds of life that could have been a dream for …