You say I am discontented, proud and ambitious; that's true, and I'm glad of it. I am discontented, because I can't help feeling that there is a better sort of life than this dull one made up of everlasting work, with no object but money. I can't starve my soul for the sake of my body, and I mean to get out of the treadmill if I can. I'm proud, as you call it, because I hate dependence where there isn't any love to make it bearable.... I'm willing to work, but I want work that I can put my heart into, and feel that it does me good, no matter how hard it is. I only ask for a chance to be a useful, happy woman, and I don't think that is a bad ambition. Even if I only do what my dear mother did, earn my living honestly and happily, and leave a beautiful example behind me, to help one other woman as hers helps me, I shall be satisfied.
~~~Louisa May Alcott, "Christie," Work: A Story of Experience, 1873
The basic Female body comes with the following accessories:
Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel
Black Lace Stockings
garter belt Merry Widow
chemise virgin zone
spike heels nose ring
black veil kid gloves
lace fichu cape/hood
CREDITS: Deposit Photos, Foxy Squirrel Fantasy Backgrounds, Dover Clip Art
Here at the Academy of Intermediate SteamPunk Art and Science, we are every enthusiastic as we welcome back each student. We begin our first day of school handing out new assignments and preparing each student with the tools they will need to meet the electrifying challenges they will face throughout the school year!
Our Suma Cum Laude of the Eighth Grade Class
Archibald, Frederich, and Geoffry working to complete their first project
for the National Steampunk Science Fair of Distinguished Students.
Lesson One from our Academy Handbook,
Wanting time to go faster will only delay the seconds to a slower count!
Credits: TFS Designs Gothic Children Digital Kit, Hidden Valley Studios
Patti gave us another fun challenge this week that reminded me of so much of the streets of London where there is a shiny, red phone booth on every corner!! So thinking of England, I began gathering my images together to start working on my entry.
I started working and soon the words to a familiar tune began to go through my head! Oh, what was it? I knew it was about outer space and came from the movie, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty but couldn't quite remember who sang the song... was it The Beatles...maybe another rock group? I looked up the soundtrack and of course, it was the song, Ground Control To Major Tom!
Now my question is...how did my mind go from Phone Booth to London to Aviator Hat to David Bowie To Major Tom? Like daydreaming, I guess, looking through kits and images takes me from one memory to another which quickly feeds my wild imagination and takes me to another world waiting to be explored!!!!
This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do
Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still.
Credits: Itkupilli's Digital Kit Celeste, Lisa's Altered Art Digital Girls, Sherwood Digital Kit Passionate, Cajoline Scraps Digital Kit London Elements
to create your own digital art for this fun challenge!
Looking for inspiration?
Check out the entries that the other members created this week!
Credits: Background from Deviant Art Texture Pack 34 by Sirius_sdz_d7go9c2, vintage girl from Land Of Nod Studios, Archway and Stairs from Flickr CC, and the leaves from Emeto Designs Whimsical Pieces of Autumn.