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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: Feb 23


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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Discussion Forum

Steampunk Short Story Competition

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Tinker Kickstarter: Cool art & Gear

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I'm so delighted with this new watler globe / snow globe, I had to share. I really tried to imagine how an airship would look after it banged around the atmosphere a while, with a few dings, and…Continue

Steampunk Kickstarter!

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Comment by Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess on July 14, 2013 at 7:33am

The people who run Waterfire Providence have allowed us to use the magnificent Old Stone Bank Building in downtown Providence to bring steampunk to the masses in the form of art, characters, Tea and our own blend of brilliance. The Emperor am currently planning the space. This event will also mark the 40th year Miss Kitty and of the Emperor in this dimension.
Volunteers are needed and if you would like to contribute art or help out in any way please let me know. The due date for art will be August first, but I need to have information and know what you are submitting by July 13th. Last date for entries is July 27th.

The dates for the show are as follows:
Aug 17th Pre-Opening -
Aug 24-25 Grand Opening-
Sept 7th Closing-

Comment by Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess on July 14, 2013 at 7:30am
To give you a little perspective on how unique of an opportunity the Red Fork Empire Steampunk Embassy to WaterFire is, consider the following statistics about WaterFire:

30-50,000 visitors per night
100,000 visitors on a major night
57% of visitors are from out of state on average.

This event will provide a very unique opportunity...A steampunk event run by and for the steampunk community open to the public allowing maximum exposure and performers to tap into the general populace while enjoying the camaraderie of their peers.

Yes, you want to be a part. You don't want to miss this.
Comment by Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess on July 14, 2013 at 7:29am
Musical Guests include: Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings, Painless Parker, Frenchy and the Punk, The Wandering Cellist, and a few more! Plus performances by the World of Wyck, Piscis Volans, Karnevil, and many Steampunk beings to entertain you. All given to you wrapped up with a gallery seen like none other in this plane of existance. This extravaganza of Brilliance will happen on the 24th, 25th of August. Do not miss the magnificence!
Comment by JF Alfaya on May 28, 2013 at 10:19am

Many thanks for your suggestion Camryn Forrest Danjoux, no doubt we should invigorate that thread too... :)

Comment by Camryn Forrest on May 27, 2013 at 8:26pm

Melieth and JF Alfaya ... don't forget you can also add to this thread here so we can see your pics.

Comment by Melieth on May 25, 2013 at 2:43pm 10% off with code SUNNYDAY1. To celebrate the yellow ball in the sky turning up and hopefully sticking around for a while.

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Comment by JF Alfaya on May 2, 2013 at 3:06am

I would like to share with one of our latest creations... the Vigilat Planchette. 19 grams of sterling silver to give shape to this delicate jewelry piece with Steampunk (or may I say Steamgoth?) inspiration :)

Comment by Melieth on April 20, 2013 at 4:03pm

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