Servus, hi and welcome back to our last post on this particular blog, my dear and true steampunk and industrial style mixed media friends!
Several circumstances and developments in the last one and a half years - some concerning Maura's and my health, others affecting our generous prize sponsors' production processes and shipping (and therefore forcing us to stop the give-aways) and also the latest trend that sees most of the creative social media activity having moved from blogs to other faster paced platforms like Instagram for example - well, all of these together have led to our decision to end the challenges, but we will still keep our public SASPC Open Studio group on facebook. We will also provide a platform for sharing/searching your and our makes on Instagram via the hashtag #steampunkspiration.
So these both will stay up and open! This way we can all keep sharing steampunk and industrial style makes to inspire each other and get shared on a platform. What I really love about this is that this way we are all equal - no more design team members here and players there, but all of us contributing equally to one pool of incredible inspiration!
The challenge blog will also stay up (only without new challenges being added) to act as a library of inspiring projects of all thinkable kinds of steampunk and industrial style art (as the Top5 in the Top5 posts and the design team makes are always linked to the projects' post sources, you can simply browse the blog whenever you are in search of some mixed media inspiration, a technique tutorial or a quick boost for your steampunk crafts).
This way SASPC will not be totally gone, your future makes will still be seen and inspire and the good-bye for now is not too hard as it isn't a total one. ;)
Maura also wants to let you know that...
...It has been such an honor to work on the design team to inspire all of you. I am in awe of the wonderful and amazing talent you share with us each challenge. You are truly an inspiration to me, and keep my love of steampunk going. I'm looking forward to continuing our creative journey together on new paths. Our airship is rising on a new adventure and I am looking forward to the journey! Maura
Couldn't have said it any better... XXX
Really hard in fact though was picking our final Top 5! As we had several picks with equal votes, I have decided to do a
this time. Well worthy of a final Top post, don't you think?
So without further ado here they come (as always in no particular order):
wowed us with her amazing steampunk watch!