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Steampunk Art and the Asylum

So the Asylum Steampunk weekend is sadly over and all the Steampunks have had to go home back to their normal everyday lives. It was so much fun though (like always) and yet again I have been blown away by just how splendid everyone looked and the creativity and imagination that people put in to their outfits. I can now share with you not only pictures of the few accessories I made but also of the yarnbomb and the top secret exhibition piece that I had been working on.

 Asylum festival website:  http://steampunk.synthasite.com/

The Fantabulous Travelling Steampunk Yarnbomb:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/479171038819890/

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I eventually have a photo of the yarnbomb to share with you – this is how it looks currently but new pieces will continue to be added to it so hopefully it will grow in to something massive. If you are interested in contributing to it then check out the facebook page, you can be based anywhere as you just post the piece off to be added on.

Accessories:

Here are a few things I made for this year. Baby octopus for in a jar, goggles, spats, gun and holster

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Exhibition:

Each year the Asylum holds an exhibition of Steampunk art work that is created by Asylum attendees. Anyone can submit a piece you just need to take it with you and follow the few guidelines. The exhibition can include a whole range of things like guns, gadgets, paintings, modern steampunked items, inventions etc. It also includes a Steambear category (Steampunk Bear) which is the category I entered. The pieces are submitted anonymously for judging or if you just wish to display work then you write a note to say exhibition only This is the reason I couldn’t post anything about it beforehand online as then it may have been seen by people so would not be anonymous.

Here is my bear and a close up of the gun I made him:

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The artwork had to be accompanied by a short write up of 100 words of less so this was mine:

Name: Captain Ru M. Belli 

Ship: The Golden Octopus.

Preferring to use sharp wit, charm and intellect he manages to get what he wants without much blood ever needing to be spilled. He has a fierce reputation for being very scheming and doing whatever is necessary to get what he wants. In a striking crimson red coat he ensures he never goes un-noticed and his display of weaponry mixed with his reputation puts off most other bears from picking a fight.

Gadgets:
Monogoggle that functions as a telescope and sextant.
Self designed T-Bear Beralock pistol

My bear didn’t win the Steambear category but I did get a Highly Commended rosette which was nice, the Captain seems happy enough with it.

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Steampunk Stamford

The next showing of The Fantabulous Travelling Steampunk Yarnbomb (which my patch is part of) will be at this event in Stamford on Friday August 9:

https://www.facebook.com/events/413230812105912/?ref=3

The Splendopus

Hello,

I just wanted to share my newest creation with you all – The Splendopus (he’s a splendid octopus). He has a top hat, pipe and well groomed moustache. He’s a patch work piece that I created for on a community art piece called The Fantabulous Travelling Steampunk Yarnbomb. When I have full details of its touring I shall post them on here. A whole load of artists and Steampunks have been involved in the piece, we all submit a patch or object and then Hazel combines it all together to make one huge yarnbomb. I used felt to make my creation. I hope if the yarnbomb travels somewhere near to you that you manage to see it!

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New Work

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a nice Monday, the sun is out here and its fairly warm which is nice. Here are a few photos of the stuff I’ve been creating as part of my new installation, I don’t want to give too much away yet 🙂

Also here is a photo of my 10kg bag of polyester teddy stuffing that arrived a couple of weeks ago – its as tall as the door! It also blocked out all the light making the photo very dark, sorry about that.

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Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the current art piece I’m working on
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Double the Fun

Hello Everyone,

I do apologise for the lack of posts on this blog. The good news is that I’m currently working away on some art so you can expect posts to be more frequent for a while. The 20-21 Open Art & Sculpture Exhibition that I usually enter around September time is taking place much earlier this year in mid July. I only found out about this maybe 2 weeks ago at the most so I’m in panic mode at the moment to get it finished in time to submit. I’m intending doing a mini installation for this years entry, whether it will get picked or not who knows but it’s worth a try. If not then I can always try entering it other places or seeing if I can show it at a local gallery or something. Anyway, do you remember the blue monster I posted before? Well now he has a friend! In fact he actually has 2 but I haven’t uploaded those photos yet, also they aren’t quite finished – I ran out of stuffing. Hope you like them!

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Long Time No Post

Hello Everyone,

Firstly I would like to apologise for the lack of updates and work on here lately. Unfortunately this year isn’t going very well so far in regards to art. I have been making things but they are all more craft based and have been for various events that I’ve been going to. I will not be taking part in the insight open studios event this year either sadly as I just don’t have the time to produce lots of new artworks for it. I will hopefully be doing the Christmas market again at the Ropewalk in Barton and will be applying to the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre open exhibition.

As I don’t have any actual new art to show you I will instead share some of my latest craft projects just so I can at least show you something as purely text based posts are a bit boring especially on an art blog. Hope you are all doing well and hopefully I will soon be able to post actual art images again as I will be kicking in to action on a few projects soon.

Stay tuned for more!