Friday, March 27, 2009

Steampunk!!! ...don't ya just love that word!!!




Lately there has been lots of talk about Steampunk Art... I was made aware of it last year by a good friend who keeps me up on all the latest 'fun stuff' out there...Thank You Scott! ... Anywho... I looked for all types of this art form on the Internet... just basically drooling over the imagination and skill of artists out there in the world. And I think there is something almost primal and so basic about this art form...yet complicated and thought provoking that we are each drawn into this wonderful Art Form...It is Old..it is New...it is the Modern 'Now' yet it is the beginning when it all started... It is complicated yet extremely basic... so hard to pin point other than it pleases our eyes, makes us smile and fascinates us all at the same time...ahhhh Steampunk, you intriguing Art Form You!!!





I have so been enjoying several 'bloggers' Artistic approaches to SP..."WOW"!!! she says as she wipes that tiny bit of spittle from her chin!!....FANTASTIC!!!
A few have mentioned to us in private emails that Richard and I should try our hand at Steampunk Art (frankly I think everyone should) ...to see what we would come up with...



I mentioned it to Richard....and he seemed very interested...but then he reminded me that we actually did create a piece that could be considered Steampunk ...back in 2004. "OH" I said... trying to act as though I realized this fact but had just placed the memory gently away in my brain for the time being until needed again... not letting on that it had completely fallen Out of my gray matter ages ago and I was oblivious to what he was talking about!!! HUH!!! should have been in the place of "OH"!!





We did a piece for EBAY in mid 2004 called 'Henri and the Perfumerator' ...a little elf who's task it is to make fine French Perfumes ..using his little 'device' called the Perfumerator . Henri's invention captures not only the flower nectar, but also the very essence....through a series of copper pipes, tubes and thing-a-ma-bobs!!
Because of his Perfumerator he is the only little Elf that can get the Perfume to the Oo-La La stage...




So this was our 'Steampunk' Art from 2004.... seeing it again makes me want to try something in miniature or at least 'elf' size again....

By the by this was all carved in wood with some metal fittings and tubes...also a brass and glass gauge .





Happy Weekend Everyone...




Jodi







16 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh Jodi love the whole thing. Love the little pansies on the glass dial as well.

Judy C said...

Being from Tennessee I am afraid I see a slightly more definite item. You have build the best part of a working still. Now a mountaineer would finish the piece just fine thanks.

Jodi said...

LOL Judy... well, I never said what little 'Henri' did with his Perfumerator on 'Off Hours' hee hee!



Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Debbie...

Thanks so much.... I too like the little Pansies... proud to say...of the whole item...those were my idea....
I adore pansies....

Jodi

Designs By CK said...

WOW ~ FABULOUS Jodi & Richard!!!

I love this steam punk genre too, and my next Halloween art piece will be inspired by it as well. '-)

Again, great minds think alike!

PS: Patty's recent clock-work piece was fun too.

TGIF!!!

Me (-'

Jodi said...

Hey Chris...

Thanks a bunch! Can't wait to see your SP inspired piece...COOL!
Yes Patty's piece was fantastic...she is one of the ones that mention SP to me...I love this direction for her....

Yes Indeedy...TGIF!!!

Jodi

Patty Benedict said...

Really cute! I wish you would create a really cool miniature "steampunk " piece!!!!

The steampunk Collectors would go crazy over it!!!!

Have a fun creative weekend!
Bugs & Hisses
Patty

Jodi said...

Hey Patty....

Thanks so much.... I will put on my thinking cap to see what kind of doll we could do in the style of SteamPunk...

Have a Great Weekend

Jodi

Tallulah~Belle said...

Ooh la la... HG Wells would be proud.

Funny how things come back into fashion eventually.

Henri is awesome..but I have to say I love the perfumerator....such a clever idea :-)

Jayne

Jodi said...

Hi Jayne...

OooOoo HG...my favorite dude! It is true...what goes around comes around in style and art...

Glad you like the Perfumerator...can't ya just smell it!!

Have a Great Weekend

Jodi

Joanna Thomas said...

Happy you are back and to see your wonderful creations again!

I have an award for you! The Proximidade Award! Please visit my blog to pick it up and to read what it's about~

xoxoxo
Joanna

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

OMG Jodi!!! I am so happy my BAD dog got me up early this morning!! LOL Otherwise I maynot of stumbled arcoss you incredable blog:) I have seen your's and Richards works over the last few years here and there and now I can follow it:) Yes, I am one of your stockers now...hehe
I am new to this "doll world" and let me tell you......your work is inspiration galore!!! Thank you so much for making helping to make this doll world such a colorfull and magical place:)

Huge Hugz
Jacqui

Jodi said...

Good Saturday Morning Joanna..

And what a Good Morning it is....THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for the Award...a lovely award that will look so smashing on my mantel...
Thank You for thinking of me...it means a lot...truly!

Hugs,
Jodi

Jodi said...

Good Morning Jacqui...

So nice to meet you... give that BAD Dog a big hug for me!!! Welcome to the wonderful wacky world of Doll Making... it is indeed a magical & colorful place to reside...

Talk with you again

Jodi

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

LOL I give him Hugz often but this time I will say it is from YOU:)
Thank you for the warm welcome and for sure talk with you again!!

Have a wonderful creative day

HUGZ
Jacqui

Jodi said...

Thanks so much Jacqui...

Talk with you soon

Jodi