Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Upcycling Steampunkery !
I have combined it with my May's personal challenge book challenge that I set myself which was to work through 'Steampunkery' by Christi Friesen
I really like this book, its written in a very humorous, readable and it's easy to follow. It has some great projects in it. The Heart on the front of the box is the first project in the book and I more or less - but not quite - followed it closely. The only gripe I have with the book is with the box itself, not the content as it has started to fall apart, pages falling out, and it hasn't had a huge amount of handling.
I believe that Steampunk is more than just brass and watch-parts. It's finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetic pleasing yet still punkish way. It's living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet speaks to the future. It's taking the detritus of our modern technological society and remaking it into useful things
Steampunk takes you back to a past that never was, and flies you in a dirigible to a future that will never be.
see..... even these two explanations don't really tally! so what hope have I got? So with that in mind, this is not Steampunk, just steampunk inspired - NicksPunk!