Friday, September 3, 2010
Art - a wonderful way to start a long weekend. I'll be producing steampunk art and writing more chapters on my steampunk novel, The Foxglove Broadsides, based in Victorian London and Paris this weekend. I would have loved to have attended DragonCon. Alas, it was not meant to be. But m,y second shipment of Graphic 45 marvelous Botanica and Steampunk Debutante papers arrived and I have been so excited I woke up at 5:30 AM to start working on my visual art journal - The Steampunk Journal of Cecile Bainbridge, Steampunk Printer, owner of the Equinox Bookstore, Hot Air Balloon Pilot of the Midnight Sun, and Botanist of the Royal Academy of Botany, Research Botanist in the Deadly Plant Greenhouse at Kew Gardens. Yes, she is the heroine of The Foxglove Broadsides, an all in one Victorian woman, independent, impulsive, and unstoppable by her long suffering friend, Nathanial Copper, Tesla type engineer, often finds himself rescuing Cecile, as she is drawn reluctantly into strange and extraordinary events on both sides of the channel.
To the upper right is the page of Cecile Bainbridge, when she is perhaps her most ladylike, as the botanist fascinated with poisonous plants. Yes - there are those lovers of plants who have a fascination with the more macabre species of the botanical kingdom. And Cecile holds no restraint when it comes to the exploration of such flora.