Exciting news – a home has been found for the yarnbomb. In between travelling and being worked on it will be on display upstairs in the pub Widow Cullens Well (home to the Lincoln Steampunk society). It won’t be up for a couple of weeks but once it is then if you happen to be in Lincoln just pop in and have a look.
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:
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.
Here are a few things I made for this year. Baby octopus for in a jar, goggles, spats, gun and holster
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:
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.
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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Here is a sneak peek of the current art piece I’m working on
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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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I started installing my exhibition piece the other day, just need to finish a few more things off on Thursday ready for the opening night this Friday.
My artwork for this exhibition is called ‘At One’. When I was thinking about my idea of Utopia I chose a few main key features to base my artwork around. The main one being the idea of achieving a ‘United World’ a whole where everyone is at peace with each other as well as with the Earth itself. Part of the proposal for the Utopia exhibition was to also consider what could be achievable within society. If everyone was respectful of each other and the planet it would create a much more peaceful, happy world. I think one key phrase I would like to give to people is that it doesn’t cost anything to be nice to someone else.
Here’s a sneak peek at my new work: