Monthly Archives: January 2009

A New Way To Play

Here is a set I made on polyvore.  (A site where you can play with fashion and make your own outfits from items you can actually purchase online, if you can afford them.  Each set you make lists the items you used for others to see, and purchase if they want to.  Er, you can purchase *most* of the items in the sets, some of them you cannot.)  I am particularily proud of it.  I made it for the steampunk group.  I’d actually wear some of those outfits, if they would fit me properly and look good, and…I could afford them.  *sigh*  (Some of them would look really nice on me!)  Here is a wikipedia article about steampunk, and below the set you will find the group administrator’s parameters for the steampunk group.  (Did you know that calling cards are coming back into fashion, because of those who prefer to express themselves via Steampunk?  It is true.  Wish a recycling company of either cloth or paper would pounce on this…)
Can take you places...

Can take you places...

A Good Book By Lisariel (me) on polyvore.com.

Steampunk Group Parameters:

“Fashion Inspirations:
-Victorian fashion is the frame-work. Most tribal/ethnic wear is acceptable, as travel is a big feature of steampunk. Sci-fi and fantasy elements intermingle ….

Elements:
-Brass & copper (rust, patina, verdigris), wood, leather, cogs, clockwork, old coins, keys, airships (zeppelins, blimps, pilots), submarines, hydraulics, stripes, tatters, compasses, maps, goggles (monocles, telescopes, binoculars), hats, fingerless gloves …

-Journeys to the far east, pirates, adventuring, inventors, time travel, engineers, …

-Abney Park, Atlantis, The City of Lost Children, Doctor Steel, Final Fantasy, FreakAngels, Girl Genius, The Golden Compass, Hellboy, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lemony Snicket, Lighthouse (computer game), Sleepy Hollow, Tin Man, Wild Wild West, Van Helsing, Vernian Process, …”

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Mysterious Glow

This is a lantern I got for Christmas from the Mr.  I think it is quite beautiful, lit or unlit. D kindly held the lantern up so I could photograph it glowing in the sun.

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift)

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift)

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit 2

Year of the Oak (Part 2)

Here are some more pictures I have taken of the Oak, to bring the series up to date.  Here is my previous entry showing the rest of this series.

View Through Oak (On a December Morn)

View Through Oak (On a December Morn)

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 2

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 2

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 3

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 3

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 4

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 4

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 5

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 5

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 6

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 6

Up the Oak (a long ways)

Up the Oak (a long ways)

View Through Oak In January (2009)

View Through Oak In January (2009)

View Through Oak In January (2009) 2

View Through Oak In January (2009) 2

View Through Oak In January (2009) 3

View Through Oak In January (2009) 3

View Through Oak In January (2009) 4

View Through Oak In January (2009) 4

View Through Oak In January (2009) 5

View Through Oak In January (2009) 5

View Through Oak In January (2009) 6

View Through Oak In January (2009) 6

View Through Oak In January (2009) 7

View Through Oak In January (2009) 7

Up The Oak In January (2009)

Up The Oak In January (2009)

Up The Younger Oak In January (2009)

Up The Younger Oak In January (2009)