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Society of Steampunk Artists

A gathering place for all of the "artistes" in our midst, be they visual artists, writers, musicians and the like.

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Latest Activity: Aug 15


The Creature

In the winter of the night
In solitary stands
a creature of earth and sky
Whose reach exceeds its grasp
In fires light that pierce the night
Heralds a day of atonement
When all is clay once more
The sea sinks deep in rock
The end will near
The Creature bows its head in silence



One wing of paper
The other of feathers
Flap one and you shall rise
Flap the other and you shall burn

Poet Meshugeh

Hear the noise
The children playing
The honk the screeching
Birds chirping, laughter
Poet sits in wasted room
With sea of paper looming tall
Ink splats soaking
The sunlight moving on
Poet sulks moodily
Draining his thoughts with pen
Wind thru open window sweeps
The sea becomes a fury Circling the poet viciously
Cunning quick cutting deep
Poet sits In ruin waste


Clockwork Angels Narrative

Clockwork angels
Heads of glass
Wings of brass
Hang flightless in the air
Hourglass is turned
They shift in measured stride
Blinking slumber from their workings
Their bodies stuffed with gears
That would fill their bodies with life
And now they dance

Up one comes with wings out stretched
The light alights on brassy wings
Glittering in the murkiness whirling slow to steady pace
Slanting down they glide flapping softly with a clink
Brassy murmur

Quickly one ascends
flaunting its gleaming wings
against the night
darting here and there they play
flittering, quiver, flutter shimmer
in delicate dance

The last sand falls
sluggishly they slow
the flapping wings sedated their heads hang low
Their dance has ceased
Clockwork angels
Heads of glass
Wings of brass
Hang flightless in the air


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Comment by Michelle Murray on June 19, 2014 at 7:07am

Here is my latest jewellery piece - Saturn's Key...

Comment by Danni Lynn McDonald on June 19, 2014 at 7:07am

She says thank you and same here!

Comment by Michelle Murray on June 19, 2014 at 7:03am

Love the fish - and I generally prefered them fried not steamed...

Comment by Danni Lynn McDonald on June 19, 2014 at 6:52am

Good morning everyone. Here are two art pieces that my friends recently made and I think they are quite worth the look: 

Comment by Michelle Murray on June 2, 2014 at 12:15pm

Welcome Pandelirious

Comment by Pandelirious Malifecto on June 2, 2014 at 11:04am

Hello. I am Pandelirious Malifecto. I joined the group yesterday. I am a leather artisan and aspiring writer.


Comment by Nicole Taylor on May 31, 2014 at 4:09pm


Just joined and I'm saying hello, I'm a sculptor of things that strike my fancy. I work in polymer clay and mixed media and what ever I can get my hands on. My most recent work :)

Comment by Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess on May 2, 2014 at 11:38am

CT Steampunk Meet-Up!

Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Join us at the Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent St., Norwich, CT.
Museum admission is $3, Seniors & Students are $2.

There is parking available

And then you can retire with us after 4 to the Harp & Dragon Irish Pub, only a mile down the street.

Also check our FaceBook event page

Time: May 11, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Slater Memorial Museum
Street: 108 Crescent St.
City/Town: Norwich
Website or Map:…
Phone: (860) 887-2506
Organized By: Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess

Comment by Dr Brassy Steamington ™ on January 10, 2014 at 11:29am

I just saw a panel announcement to get us all thinking about it. I am throwing my Brassy Hat in the ring for 2014.

Comment by Prince of the North on January 10, 2014 at 11:22am

Well, its still 10 months away...


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