This picture has been catching my eye since I saw it on DeviantART when it was featured a month ago. ‘Arrival in Utopia’ by ~Lipatov.
They declared it as ‘dieselpunk’, but I can see the idea of the train station and such fitting in so well with the worldbuilding of When the Clock Broke. Of course, I also enjoy the 1930s feel of the piece, though I couldn’t imagine Aidelle stepping off a train. For one thing, she has no need to; for the other, it would not be culturally fortuitous for Aidelle to be caught in a skirt of that length; like the 1900s, the women are more expected to wear floor-length elegance (and, yes, trousers are allowed, but not popular).
Also: my word of the week is EMBELLISH, meaning to add to, verbally, or physically beautify. It comes from the Latin adjective ‘bellus -a -um’ (pretty) and ’em’ as a prefix signalling increase, though it went through French on the way to English (thanks, Dictionary.com!).
Other random things:
Jae was kind enough to interview me for her April Featured Blogs segment. I talk about everything from Recurring Characters to Lewis Carroll.
I’m working with Deborah R for a post on her blog about reaching my goals in finishing Triangle, so I’ll link to that when it’s done.
9 thoughts on “Art Feature, Floor-Length Elegance, and Random Things”
Oooh, that is a cool pic! I like the dress too. Very classy. I should Pinterest my current WIP with images. I bet it would help. Hmmm…. might do that now.
Mmm, I’m a big fan of those sorts of dresses, actually. I like the velvet of the fabric and the shape and colour, a better one of some frilled ones…though I know they were corseted – so: not a fan of that! I just keep all my ideas on a file on my computer 😉
Ooh, that’s really cool! And I want to read chapter three of your novel! *bounces*
Pinterest…I’ve heard a lot of people do that. I should do that.
Were you still going through chapter two? I can’t remember. Have you emailed me recently? Email me 🙂
I should, too… I don’t quite get the concept, though…and I oughtn’t spend more time on the internet. Meh. * shrugs*
I emailed you back about chapter two, but my email is funny, so I’ll send it again. 😀
I am slightly confused by Pininterest…I shall try it sometime…maybe after I get some stuff done that the internet distracts me from. xP
Ah, I see. I has l email now, but I don’t know if I’m going to be able to reply today. Stay poised… 😀
Ah, yeah – I myself will put Pinterest on the backburner for now.
Okay, sounds good! 🙂
Great picture – just looking at it you can tell there’s this whole story building behind it. Thanks for sharing!
It’s awesome, isn’t it? I guess the artist had a story in mind, but it would be interesting to write a short inspired from the picture…