Steam Punk

Have any of you ever heard of Steampunk?

Colleen, our youngest daughter, has quite a few friends who are involved in the genre.  Wikipedia characterizes steampunk as ” a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980′s.”   The dictionary summarizes it as “a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century

After much surfing of the web, I think I came to understand the movement that is rapidly growing in popularity.  Well, let’s just say I think I can now attempt the caddie that Col would like to give as a gift.  This gift is for a new baby, a boy I believe, so I immediately thought of teddy bears.  Now to punk out the teddies………..

steampunkteddy1The ceramic teddies were cut out, fired and ready to paint.  Steven and I had an excuse to go thirft store shopping, yahoo….. and we found a broken wind up clock to take apart and use.  In my craft closet abyss, I found some faux leather also.  It was time, no pun intended, to get to work.

I must admit, I had a hard time punking out poor teddy!  I had to keep reminding myself that “this is what they like”.  The challenge was to keep it looking more like a bear than a cylon.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, and most of Star Trek.  This bear had to retain some of its cuteness right?

Hope you will stop by to see the progress of the Steampunk challenge.  Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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