|This was my second double-tiered necklace, made possible by the extra hole in the two large green onyx beads. It was not easy threading this, believe you me. Turquoise is the other stone, of course.|
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Steampunk Sessions: Form and Function in FashionThere is often a great deal of debate about the roles of form and function in fashion. Some styles and fads sacrifice mobility or comfort for a message or a look, while others prefer something more practical. Steampunk fashion is no less subject to this debate, and perhaps even more so on some levels.Steampunk Sessions: Form and Function in Fashion by Windthin
With its strong use of elements such as mechanical devices and symbols and articles such as goggles, vests, and hats, the question that often arises is, 'but does it work?' A lot of steampunk fashion is designed for show, and often not intended for everyday wear and tear. Items that only need to be worn every so often, perhaps even only on a few occasions period, one could argue do not need to hold up as well so long as they can make it through the event. Items that are intended for everyday usage, though, most certainly must be able to withstand the rigors of regular strain, and must be washable, maintainable, and repairable, on top of performing any functions required, whether simple or
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I am a dabbler. I am a creator. I am a teacher. Among my hobbies are lapidary, carving, sewing, cooking, poetry, short stories, world design, game design, roleplay, photography, graphic manipulation and creation, DJing, bump making, parody writing, remixing, recording parodies, altering and decorating hats and clothes, making walking sticks, staffs, and canes, and generally anything else that comes into my head. I cannot draw to save my life, but I love to read, I love to create, I love to reach out and touch the lives of others, and be touched in turn. I am a husband. I am a father. I am a bird owner. I am student. I am too many things for a brief paragraph to possibly communicate. So come know me, and let me know you. On KoL I am known as the DJ Prima Vera Angelhair.|
Over the last couple of years my personal style has really... evolved. I've changed, and I've pushed a lot of my skills to new limits. I keep pushing them farther, learning more, and seeing just what I can do in myriad fields. I enjoy sharing what I learn with others, and hope to both take and give inspiration in the process.
Current Residence: Sillinoise
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Extra Large Tall
Favourite genre of music: There simply isn't enough room; check my DJ page.
Operating System: XP
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Abalone. What? They're pretty.
Skin of choice: My own. I am quite comfortable in it.
Favourite cartoon character: I need to think about this one hard
Personal Quote: Think. Intelligence is perhaps the least valued and most valuable trait in America.
Index of Galleries:
Shell and Bone
Hair and Head
Cthulhu War Medals
CLOTHES: Alternative Accessorizing
PHOTOS: Steampunk Photoshoots - Collaborations with others
Self Portraits - Includes most of my personal Steampunk work
Rachel (my wife)
Family and Friends
Our Flock of Birds
Geese on Parade
Wildlife Rescue Center - pictures taken during my time as a volunteer
Crawl Skitter Buzz
Baby Ground Squirrel Rescue!
EVENTS: For My Parents - In Loving Memory of Nancy Sue Bythewood and Gilbert Roger Bythewood, Jr.
Wake of Patrick Spillane
GRAPHICS: Graphic Design
Avatars and Icons
Textures and Backgrounds
Stock and Clip Art
Chalices and Pentacles
OUTSIDE SITES: PVA on Radio KoL
Radio KoL Profile
KoL Character Achievements
KoL Forum Recipe Thread
Windthin on Model Mayhem
WindPhoto on Modem Mayhem