Happy Birthday, Jules Verne! Plus Leviathan Tattoos & The Coolest Wheelchair

Happy Birthday, Jules Verne! One of the Fathers of science fiction, he was born 186 years ago. Seems like a good day to share this wooden mannequin hand I "tattooed" last summer for a steampunk undersea-themed cabinet of curiosities.

"The Monster did exist, and he had sworn to rid the seas of it." - from Mr. Verne's book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

Click Here if you want to see some "before" photos. In that post, images were burned in and the coloring had just started. There are also a few pics of the little warrior mermaid I was playing with for the same art call. 

In 2013 Bruce Rosenbaum ( from Modvic) put out a request for interesting objects to fill a cabinet of curiosities. This cabinet was to anchor a steamy undersea bedroom that some incredibly talented folks were creating. This room was an imaginative young man's request to the Make A Wish Foundation. 

image courtesy of Modvic

Another cool element of this undersea undertaking is The SteamAble Wheelchair. Check it out at Modvic.com. The creators are actively seeking funds to make this wonderful chair a reality for "... the recipient Kryon, the 14 year old boy who Muscular Dystophy who inspired this project." There are many more details and a video on their Indie Go Go page where folks can also make donations.

1 comment:

  1. Stacey - great blog! hopped over here since you left the comment about my wire baskets...would love to see what you come up with! Looking around I see we have a little Seth Apter in common...and I just submitted two entries for the expanded version of Quotes Illustrated and hope I get accepted...BTW I'm your newest follower...