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Dashing, Talented & Such

Tonight I must write a post of love and appreciation for Stache and Skyeboy, who have been working tirelessly to complete the Hennepin Crawler in time to take it to the Playa. You can follow the progress of their kinetic sculpture at the Krank-Boom-Clank blog. It's been nights upon nights of welding and bike grease ~ and all the while my boys remain ever cheery and dapper.

Last night they succeeded in getting it out for a test pedal, and though some modifications are still needed, they're in the home stretch.

I can't wait to see it in its full glory, blazing across the desert.

On a related note, we were delighted to see there is to be a Steampunk theme camp at the Burn this year ~ the Bomb Bay Tea Company. Tea and bikkies to be served every afternoon by the crew of the stranded airship Victoriana's Revenge... A visit from the intrepid Hennepin Crawler crew has already been promised.

Should be a bang-up year with plenty of dusty and be-goggled adventures before we return home to roost for the Handcar Regatta.


Glorious Garlingtons

Forgive your poor Choklit for being so absent... I've been even more busy than usual, what with the Burning Man preparations, sewing my little fingers tender on piles of adornments for the Handcar Regatta and the Steampowered Convention (both of which I have somewhat foolhardily agreed to vend at in person), and oh yes, that pesky day job.

As a peace offering, I give you the spectacular results of our photo shoot with magician Michael Garlington. Hanging by the Airstream...

And perhaps my new most favorite picture of myself EVER, wherein I am sporting leather skirt~lifters and goggles by BoilerGoth, my oxidized brass Dragonfly necklace by Honeyspy, and a fabulous medal by Molly Porkshanks. I could be the steampunk Etsy poster girl.

A few more can be seen on my Flickr photostream, including an intriguing portrait of the ever-dashing Lord Hopton, and the set-up which inspired the whole shoot - of Baby Seal Club as Victorian Explorers in a natural history museum-esque diorama.

I'm ever so pleased. Viva Garlington!