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Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The term Long Night Moon is especially appropriate because not only are the midwinter nights especially long, but also because the moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full moon takes a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low sun.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Both offer a bounty of beautiful 300 dpi images from the Victorian Edwardian eras through the 1930s, including a wide variety images from postcards, die-cuts and scraps, and stunning fine art paintings! A must for anyone who loves vintage.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Just something cool for those of you who create jewelry: 2,000-year-old gold earring found in Jerusalem (from AP)
The discovery dates to the time of Christ, during the Roman period, said Doron Ben-Ami, director of excavation at the site. The piece was found in a Byzantine structure built several centuries after the jeweled earring was made, showing it was likely passed down through generations, he said.
The find is luxurious: A large pearl inlaid in gold with two drop pieces, each with an emerald and pearl set in gold.
"It must have belonged to someone of the elite in Jerusalem," Ben-Ami said. "Such a precious item, it couldn't be one of just ordinary people."... Finds from the Roman period are rare in Jerusalem, Ben-Ami said, because the city was destroyed by the Roman Empire in the first century A.D.
Shimon Gibson, an American archaeologist who was not involved in the dig, said the find was truly amazing, less because of its Roman origins than for its precious nature.
"Jewelry is hardly preserved in archaeological context in Jerusalem," he said, because precious metals were often sold or melted down during the many historic takeovers of the city.
"It adds to the visual history of Jerusalem," Gibson added, saying it brings attention to the life of women in antiquity. ...
Earrings similar to this one have been found at archaeological sites throughout Europe, Ben-Ami said, where the Roman Empire also flourished. The authority said the earring appeared to be crafted using a technique similar to that depicted in portraits from Roman-era Egypt.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Steampunk: Building a fabulous steam-powered bat-winged flying machine in your study. Airships. Steam engine trains. The Nautilus submarine from Jules Verne. Those giant antique brass diving helmets. Goggles and telescopes and pocket watches. Gears and cogs and gadgets, and elaborate machines with lots of brass and copper and moving parts and engraved instructions. Having these things in your book-lined wood-paneled study (or laboratory). A gadget-enhanced wood-sided leather-upholstered flying car with retractable webbed wings. Mad scientists and eccentric inventors. Aeronauts and aviatrixes. Curious and daring young ladies who have read all the books in their fathers’ scientific libraries. Antique typewriters and calibrating devices. Contraptions and chronometers. Thaumatropes and stereoscopes and difference engines. Building a modern device out of salvaged antique parts. Neo-Victorian dress with a little mad scientist Victorian techie flair. A corset or leather vest accessorized with lace gloves, goggles and a brass laser gun.
But steampunk is instead inspired by an earlier vision of the future imagined by the Victorians ~ a “future” of amazing technology and progress based on steam power and brass fittings and the aesthetic of their time.
Steampunk subculture has been around for quite a while and is now filtering into the mainstream as a “style,” as such things do.
Visit www.brassgoggles.com or http://steampunkpics.blogspot.com/ for more. If you do a search on “steampunk” on http://www.etsy.com/ you’ll find some interesting items (although we’re of the opinion that steampunk means more than just “made of watch parts”!)
Here is a search for STEAMPUNK IMAGERY on my site Lunagirl.com.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
and we hope to see more angelic Christmas cards soon! Wouldn't you love receiving one of these?
Friday, October 17, 2008
There were about twenty of these little guys at the feeder outside my window this afternoon ~ along with several of their little friends the titmice (or is it titmouses?)
They're flocking up to start their journey south again, as the seasons turn.
If chickadees visit your yard, too, then you're familiar with the sound of their call ~ as in the title of this post!
Anyway, thought I would share a picture.
This photo is courtesy of the US gov, and you're welcome to use it however you like.
I wish I had a picture of a squawky bluejay for you, too ~ the quintessential sound of autumn around here!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We recently discovered a beautiful website belonging to a customer. Lynne of Moonlight Journey creates all kinds of wonderful altered art ~ ACEOs, paper bag books, matchbook albums, very cool tags and tag books. I couldn't resist sharing some of her creations. Some are in the spirit of upcoming All Hallow's Eve, others are just pretty and fun!
Visit Lynne's site MOONLIGHTJOURNEY.COM to see lots more of her altered art, and to find links to her ebay store and etsy shop where you can purchase her work.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Enjoy this image for your personal, non-commercial projects. Please credit Lunagirl Images if your work is displayed online or published. If you want to use this image for commercial use, just email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll find a great variety of images of women on our Lunagirl Victorian Vintage People CD! It's soon to be discontinued in favor of a revised edition, so get this version while you can.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
The autumn comes, a maiden fair
In slenderness and grace,
With nodding rice-stems in her hair
And lilies in her face.
In flowers of grasses she is clad;
And as she moves along,
Birds greet her with their cooing glad
Like bracelets' tinkling song.
A diadem adorns the night
Of multitudinous stars;
Her silken robe is white moonlight,
Set free from cloudy bars;
And on her face (the radiant moon)
Bewitching smiles are shown:
She seems a slender maid, who soon
Will be a woman grown.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects by Jane Ann Wynn
"Featuring techniques for assemblage and surface alterations never before seen in a mixed-media art book (kit-bashing, wiring, egg-shell texture, casting and more) ... A fresh variety of projects (such as hair barrettes, jewelry, a drawer pull and a bird feeder) ... Readers will learn a new storytelling approach to their mixed-media art. Altered Curiosities goes beyond construction techniques to help readers discover how to create a personal narrative with objects and visually tell a story, not just infuse a piece with meaning or symbolism." on Amazon.com
Friday, August 22, 2008
We haven't been posting as much here because we are so busy creating new collections and new editions! Just published, a revised edition of our beautiful Victorian Flowers image CD, with more newly acquired, newly restored and embellished flower images. I've been collecting floral postcards for awhile and am glad to offer over 100 beautiful new images on our Flowers CD. Over 900 flowers.
I am a
Apparently Lunagirl is a Sunflower. To find out "What Kind of Flower Are You" click the link and answer the silly questions!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
CLICK HERE to see all the details and beautiful sample images!