NiGHT-LiGHT: A Steampunk Inspired Assemblage


When I was a girl, I loved browsing the bookshelf at my Grandma's house.  She was an avid reader of Victorian Gothic Mysteries and I was fascinated by the book covers.  Not only were the titles enticing, but the cover art was a suspenseful mix of dark fog-shrouded cliffs and a beautiful woman (usually a young governess) running recklessly along the treacherous edge in a long, white nightgown.  Clearly some dastardly deed (or the 'brooding, but darkly handsome master of the house') caused this pretty damsel to dash out of the castle without a coat or a lantern!

So here I am, years later, creating a light source for those in need of escaping the manor, racing down hundreds of stone steps or plunging into the shadowy moors!  Please, take your NiGHT LiGHT with you!

Once again, I began my creation with a trip to the Thrift Shop, the Hardware Store and my own beautiful stash of cast-off treasures.  I love the inspiration I get from the Steampunk genre and tried to incorporate that style into this piece. I have created NiGHT LiGHT for the blog at Mixed Up Magazine.  I hope you have a moment to run over and check it out...but please stay away form the edge of the cliffs - venturing too close can be hazardous, especially if you trip on your long, flowing nightgown!