Category Archives: Art, Music, Crafts, etc.

A Swimming Swan, A Defecating Duck, and Other Amazing Avian Automatons

Guest Post By Phoebe Darqueling of the Steampunk Journal You can’t deny that the showstoppers in the Collaborative Writing Challenge’s newest release are the giant automatons. The struggle over who controls the titular “Army of Brass” and fear of their … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.141: The Making of Mechanical Birds

I rarely have a theme running throughout my posts, but this week is special. I agreed to participate in the blog tour for a recently released steampunk novel called Army of Brass because how it was written as a collaborative … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 04-20-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Rural Access (Technology) There have been many promises of expanding Internet access in the United States, but remote areas in rural America are still under-served. This article talks of an … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.140: Unusual “Life”

Back in 2012, before I started doing the smiles, I included a fun video of a self-locomoting art project with the below comment. Someone posted a different video in one of the steampunk groups I belong to, and I remembered … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.138: Creativity with Metal

I’m taking a little break from the book posts so I thought I’d share a short film I ran across. It is about Alan William, a metal artist, and his creative process. Enjoy.

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