It is she who calls herself mad, even if slightly, this creator of fine artifacts of fantasy. While I'm not one to argue about how one feels about one's true state of mind, and in the end a bit of madness does each one of us a world of good, I am one to recognize talent of considerable magnitude.
Do I exaggerate?
I invite you all to visit
's gallery to judge for yourselves.
Each intricately wrought piece is presented with its own story. While !Heterodyning
is quick to acknowledge that many of the items were inspired by Studio Foglio's online comic, Girl Genius
, the tales she works into each piece make them inhabit a world entirely their own.
Take the Archaic Chronometer
, a silver pendant made of, as far as I could tell, small clock gears and crystals set amongst other curious shapes and elements. Its maker wrote then that "...this Chonometer was once used to navigate the Seas of Time." With that one line accompanying the image, I was transported immediately to the land of her far-reaching vision.
I'd like to think that somewhere in the stream of time, careless beings of great power collide. It is in their sundered sparks that !Heterodyning
finds the material with which she creates -- raw energy shaped by a relentless, unfettered imagination.
This should have been a proper feature for my dear friend, but I've just discovered I cannot add images to my journal as I am not a subscriber.
Well phoo on them, I say
was one of my earliest DA friends
Must share these lovely pieces she made for me! My very own Starlit Chronometer
with matching earrings
I am every bit the giddy fan-girl, I am