Thursday, June 16, 2011

Steampunk Bird Collaborative- Published

Well I'm happy to finally announce our Steampunk birds were
published in the latest issue Of Somerset Studios Gallery.
Theres a Little story behind this so bare with me.
Almost two years ago several of my GFs got together for a day of crafting,
We had decided to make Steampunk birds.
This was way before most knew what Steampunk was.
I had carved the bird bases from wood. Here are our results.

Front page, from L to R. mine, Debbie's, another one of mine and Mindi's

Foreground Inkas Bird- Time Flies

top Close up of Inkas, Center Barbs Maltese Cardinal, bottom
Debbie's Pretty Purdy Peacock

Top my Wings of Wonder, bottom Mindi's Songbird

My Chanson de Parisenne.

I normally wouldn't have shown all five pages but wanted to give credit where credit was due,
 These gals did such an amazing job on the Steampunk birds.

62 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow Lynn- you never cease to amaze me! I love seeing all of your fabulous ideas! Congrats on being published and thank you for sharing the collection of birds.

peggy gatto said...

This is wonderful and what a great and fun idea!!!
Congratulations!!!
If you do something like this again, I'd love to play!

Kathy Eddy said...

These are juat fabulous Lynn! What fun you must have making these together!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Congrats on the publication....do you mean Stampington has had your birds for TWO YEARS till now with the publishing??? I have heard of some people submitting a card and FIVE years later it shows up in a magazine...nothing like up to date creations:)

Anonymous said...

Lynn..once again you have rocked my world. I have 4 styles of birds that really need help and you have given my wheels and gears a spinning. Thanks for the boost and congrats for yet another publishing. IF our cash flow ever picks up I am going to get subscriptions to the various SOMERSET magazines so I won't miss any of your work. TFS.
Love, Liz
Prescott, AZ

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Oh my goodness, Lynn!! These are FABULOUS! Congrats on the feature :)

ImagiMeri said...

Man, even down with a bad back you're one prolific artist! Congratulations........again!!!! I so adore your work, and I hope, I hope I can get that one piece from you, as it will become the big showpiece in my studio.

Love and Hugs,
Meri

Joyce said...

My art friend and I absolutely LOVE your birds. These are FABULOUS! Now here is the question: What would it take for you to carve up a few and sell them to me? you can e-mail me at jlaux@verizon.net if this is at all something you would consider. OR is there somewhere we could go buy them? Thank you for your consideration and once again, beautiful work and I'll bet you all had fun playing together when you made these.

craftattack said...

Great stuff! Valerie

Eve said...

Amazing project!! Congratulations! :-)

Carla said...

wow Congrats on the publication and I have to say that all the birds are just darling!

Netty said...

All wonderful and love your carving of the birds. Congratulations to all. Annette x

Toni said...

I saw these in Somerset and just adored the article... Congrats once again Lynn... You are so inspirational !!!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely fabulous steampunk birds, love every detail and you made them yourself from wood, how creative. Tracy x

BEAR's Mom said...

congrats Lynn
you are so talented,
as are your friends
those birds are amazing :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

MrsETaylor said...

These birds are absolutely STUNNING Lynn. I so adore your work. Thank you for always inspiring!!!

Toodles
Erika

Diane said...

Congratulations to all of you. The birds are all really cute and I'm sure you had so much fun. Diane

flutterbycrafter said...

Congratulations. well deserved, even though it did take a 'little' time, they are beautiful xx

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

Lynn-
Saw these wonderful birds in the magazine. Didn't realize that you belonged to our Yahoo ATT group too when I mentioned this great issue in a recent post or I would've mentioned you. They are so creative and colorful. Thanks for sharing.
Chris/Scrappylassie

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh Lynn, I am so pleased for you, and your collaborators! What a wonderful and original project. Just my kind of thing, although I wouldn't have been clever enough to pull it off,

Lucy x

Lululiz said...

You girls must have sparked off each other in a big way, those birds are just fabulous, each and every one of them.

paddy said...

the birds look fabulous - I had just bought that magazine this past weekend - read thru the mag but did not know the steampunk birds were yours and your friends-you all must of have a ball

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

This is something you don't see every day. Seems like your group of friends is just as artsy as you are! Congrats to all of you on being published!

misteejay said...

What a lovely collection of birds. You and your friends obviously had a lot of fun making these - congrats on the publication.

Toni xx

Carol said...

WOW fantastic collection of birds! Each one is beautiful. Congratulations on the publication.

Healing Woman said...

How creative! So glad to see they were published and congratulations to all!

Paper Squirrel said...

Wow, these are so cool. Congratulations! Well deserved.

Linda Cain said...

what great fun!!! love them all!!!

~Linda

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Congratulations!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations on getting published again Lynn!! I love all of the birds, you did a great job of carving them also.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Jo said...

OMG!!! you never cease to amaze and your talents are just so many ... carving all of these birds ... i am totally impressed at you level of creativity as wells as the creativity of your friends!!!
I can't believe that it took them 2 years to publish these amazing little creations but i am sure glad that they did!

sonya said...

How fun and having published memories to boot! That is great, Lynn.
I hope your weekend is wonderful.
Hugs,
Sonya

Createology said...

Brilliant Steampunk Birds. You girls must have had such a great day of creating. Your studio walls would have quite the stories I am certain. Congratulations on the publication. You are uber talented my dear...

Deb (dcorder) said...

First. Congrats on the publication of these sweet birds. Second. I'm speechless. These are just amazing!!!

ncurryartiste said...

These are terrific! Congrats on your publication.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lynn,
congrats on being published!!!
The birds are absolutely fabulous!!
Love them all.Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Sharon said...

Oh these are fantastic!!!!!

bockel24 said...

love them all, Lynn, thanks for sharing!

Kelly_Deal said...

Congratulations Lynn! Your birds are awesome!
Kelly

Shar said...

Always awesome! Incredible! You are going to run out of space on your sidebar for covers :)

Artfully Musing said...

Congrats Lynn, wonderful work! Laura

Lynne Moncrieff said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A brilliant idea. The fact it is a group of friends who created the art makes it all the more special.
Just love those birds.
Wishes
Lynne

Wax Beach Artist said...

Wow those are so cool! All great artists are ahead of their times, awesome.

June Campbell said...

Truly amazing. I am in awe of your creativity. I love steampunk!

Nan said...

Great article Lynn! Your birds are absolutely fabulous. I just picked up the magazine this week and saw them. Isn't it funny how long it actually takes them to use something sometimes. I always used to think the art was made a month or so ago! :0 Nan

Carolyn said...

Having seen the birds in person and watching them come to fruition, I can tell you they were all stunning. I was thrilled to see them featured in more than one picture.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

What a wonderful day... a special gift from a wonderful friend :) I will always treasure both the day and the friend.

Dawn said...

Oh so wonderful all of them. They took their sweet time publishing them didn't they?

love Dawn xx

Chris Arlington - Canada said...

So glad this was published it is stunning. Now I will have a hard copy.

Sandy Michelle said...

CONGRATS girl! The steampunk birds are such a cool idea!

Sandy xox

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lynn, It was so sweet of you to carve the birds for your friends to play with. I love your and the other girls creations. Congratulations on being published again! That's wonderful!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

Evelyn S. said...

You and your crafty friends are amazing! And just think....ahead of the steampunk craze! ;-)

Kristin said...

Hi Lynn! I saw these - they are just superb! Really, really amazing work. Congratulations! And btw, your sidebar and all the work you have had published is such an inspiration to me. I am so impressed, Kristin xo

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Congratulations on the article. All the birds are gorgeous with an amazing level of detail. What makes this even more charming is the fact that you gathered with friends to play. :)

Michele said...

how super amazing are these? what fun! congrats on being published. xo

Zoechaos said...

Sensational birds the is magic in everyone thank you for sharing XOXO Zoe

Creative Grammie said...

OMG, I had to push my jaw back up where it belonged! I absolutely love these birds!You and your friends are fantastic artists.
TFS

Ragamuffin Gal said...

How wonderful ~ I cannot wait to pick up a copy! Congrats!!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

O M G These are just stunning I can't believe you even carved the birds !!!! Can't get my head around these they are so funky . Congratulations on being published again.

Marie

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, I just picked up at issue, can't wait to go check you out, Congrats again! What fun, and you carved them, you are so amazing.

penny4thoughts said...

I LOVE all the birds, Lynn!! So great to see them in the magazine - a well deserved congratulations - they are simply fantastic!

Sandy Davis said...

I got this magazine finally, and love these birds even more seeing them in the mag. They do an awesome job of photography and really did your birds justice! Your crafting group souns like it is really fun to.

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