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A Very Steampunk Holiday 2006 
28th-Dec-2006 01:50 am
It's probably safe to post about my cards this year, since most of the recipients have reported back in some way or another. (With the exceptions of pbprincess & esoterix, who have things to be sent out with said card; my apologies, life hasn't been cooperating. Look away now to preserve the surprise.)


The whole process, from start to finish, has been very difficult to keep quiet about. I don't think I revealed much at all when I asked for your input on steampunk gizmodgery. Did I? And I whined a bit there at the end, I know that. Ah. Well. All of the enthusiastic responses I've gotten have more than made up for the finicky tedium that I went through, writing and addressing sixty cards in that finicky and tedious way of mine.

No, no. Thank you. Your delight has been delightful.
(I'm just sorry I couldn't find a way of putting glitter on them.)

For everyone who didn't get one, I hope that all of your festivities were beautiful and unique. If you did get one, you should know that the snowflake drawn on the inside was, in fact, unique if not beautiful.
fountain pen
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29th-Dec-2006 01:06 am (UTC)
spiralsheep has described the snow machine as an 'anti-steam engine.'
It is a v. v. squeeful thing indeed, and I wants one precious.
28th-Dec-2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh they are so pretty and shiny and unique snowflakes is a beautiful idea and you are YAYFUL. Yes. ::dances you::
29th-Dec-2006 01:07 am (UTC)
::twirls you uniquely::
28th-Dec-2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
They are wonderful. I think I'm going to frame mine!

29th-Dec-2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Ah, but which side to display? That's the question.
29th-Dec-2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
One can always reverse it from time to time...
28th-Dec-2006 05:36 pm (UTC)


29th-Dec-2006 01:11 am (UTC)
I have been deemed Quite Awfully Clever by my extended family (who are a tough sell, believe me).

You, on the other hand, are relatively easy to know how to delight (I mean this in a good way). And I don't have to explain to you what a steampunk is.
29th-Dec-2006 05:59 am (UTC)
Ooooh, process!

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I have been at art school too long.

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Seriously, though, it's so cool to see them all being assembled. I'm quite impressed that you managed to keep it a secret for so long.
29th-Dec-2006 06:24 am (UTC)
Yes, the cry of "Ooooh! Process!" is the sure sign of someone with an unhealthy exposure to art school.

Once it got past the initial shiny-concept-and-illustration portion, into the draw-out-trite-greeting-card-phrase-sixty-times phase it was not so difficult to keep a secret, honest.
5th-Dec-2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Oh those are just lovely! May I post about them on SPWS? If yes should I link here or Strangehours.com?
5th-Dec-2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
I don't mind at all; it'd be great. Thanks!

You could link to either, but I haven't yet gotten the 2007 cards up on strangehours.com (among other things, whoops). I leave it to you.
4th-Jan-2009 10:54 am (UTC)
Any chance you might sell these at a cafepress shop or similar?
5th-Jan-2009 07:12 am (UTC)
If I have leftovers from the print run, I usually will make them available in my Etsy shop. You might want to keep an eye on the paper goods section; I'm hoping to have this year's extra cards for sale by the end of the week.
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