tiistai 30. elokuuta 2016

Dark shadows and vanity table DIY

Feeling all victorian witchy today. Cleaning and decorating is so calming while watching Criminal minds, Hannibal movies and Dark Shadows, which I started to watch again. Only soap opera I am willing to watch! I love the mood in it and how every motion is so over the top and they need to watch in the great distance where nobody else doesn´t see.. Music is amazing and even though I already know the family secrets (because the movie and all) I still love to wait and see how Victoria reveals them. 

60´s Dark Shadows tv- series cast

Tim Burton version of Dark Shadows (2012)

I didn´t tell you guys that I got a chance to go botanical garden in Turku early in this year, I wish I would have took more pictures but what can you do.. It was so beautiful! This little pong even had koi fishes in it! I had never seen them before and they were huge, I wish I had pictures of them too..

And look what goodies I am getting this week! New little babies for my cabinet of curiosity (add zillion hearts here). The little batties are the ones I am waiting for the most, 2 skeletons and 1 dried one, so cute! All of these will look amazing in our bat cave. Little clocks will have transformation to new covers for few skeletons. Few years ago I had 1 globe clock but I think I throw it away accidentally..

My current painting project is my vanity table which I keep in the bedroom. I don´t use it that much and mostly it´s just covered well.. stuff. I decided to make it more me, so maybe it will be in more use. Mu husband found it for me and it is second hand, it was free. So only thing that cost in this DIY for me, is the paints, which I already bought for my other projects and didn´t use that much so this was perfect. Paint was dry after 2 hours and the big black one was so good one for this one. I even have still to paint something else! I still need to fix the drawers.. or maybe I want them to be ombre.. really can´t decide. I got the idea to paint insides red from GIY´s blog (which is amazing, go check it out). I have seen many others to do this too, but I think I first see it on there. Absolutely gorgeous dresser by the way. I think I want the ornaments or something beautifully detailed things in my vanity table too. And later on I am going to get new nobs, maybe crystal or victorian detailed, which I love oh so much.

sunnuntai 28. elokuuta 2016

Wish list - Alnilam

Alnilam table at Medieval festival 2012

Because all the Harry Potter reading (I am on the 6th book, it´s my 14 time reading it, first ones I have read 18 times) and watching movies (AGAIN!), having this huge obsession about witchy stuff, old steampunkish things and getting my cabinet of curiosity bigger, I wanted make new wish list about.. well all of this awesome things!

I already have 1 minute hour glass and beautiful compass from Alnilam, so my wish list for my birthday or Yule is this.. very big list ha!

nocturnal is an instrument used to determine the local time based on the relative positions of two or more stars in the night sky. Sometimes called a "horologium nocturnum" (time instrument for night) or nocturlabe (in French and occasionally used by English writers), it is related to the astrolabeand sun dial. Knowing the time is important in piloting for calculating tides and some nocturnals incorporate tide charts for important ports.
Even if the nightly course of the stars has been known since antiquity, the mentions of a dedicated instrument for its measurement are not found before the Middle Ages. The earlier image presenting the use of a nocturnal is in a manuscript dated from the 12th century.Raymond Lullrepeatedly described the use of a sphaera horarum noctis ou astrolabium nocturnum. Wikipedia

sextant is a doubly reflecting navigation instrument used to measure the angle between any two visible objects. The principle of the instrument was first implemented around 1730 by John Hadley (1682–1744) and Thomas Godfrey (1704–1749) but it was also found later in the unpublished writings of Isaac Newton (1643–1727). The history of these and related instruments, and their forerunners, may be found in the article on reflecting instruments.
The primary use of a sextant is to determine the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation. The determination of this angle, the altitude, is known as sighting (or shooting) the object, or taking a sight. The angle, and the time when it was measured, can be used to calculate a position line on a nautical or aeronautical chart. Common uses of the sextant include sighting the sun at solar noon or Polaris at night (in the Northern Hemisphere) to determine latitude. Sighting the height of a landmark can give a measure of distance off and, held horizontally, a sextant can measure angles between objects for a position on a chart.A sextant can also be used to measure the lunar distancebetween the moon and another celestial object (such as a star or planet) in order to determine Greenwich Mean Time and hence longitude. Wikipedia

storm glass is a type of weather forecasting device, composed of a sealed glass container filled with liquid. The appearance of the liquid purportedly predicts the weather, but most modern experiments have failed to confirm this. The liquid within the glass is a mixture of several ingredients, most commonly distilled waterethanolpotassium nitrateammonium chloride, and camphor. This specific mixture was developed by Admiral Robert FitzRoy and used on HMS Beagle. Wikipedia

An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabearmilla, or armil) is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations.
With the Earth as center, an armillary sphere is known as Ptolemaic. With the sun as center, it is known as Copernican.
The flag of Portugal features an armillary sphere. Wikipedia
The sunstone (Icelandicsólarsteinn) is a type of mineral attested in several 13th–14th century written sources in Iceland, one of which describes its use to locate the sun in a completely overcast sky. Sunstones are also mentioned in the inventories of several churches and one monastery in 14th–15th century Iceland. A theory exists that the sunstone had polarizing attributes and was used as a navigationinstrument by seafarers in the Viking Age.
A stone found in 2013 off Alderney, in the wreck of a 16th-century warship, may lend evidence of the existence of sunstones as navigational devices. Wikipedia
barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. Pressure tendency can forecast short term changes in the weather. Numerous measurements of air pressure are used within surface weather analysis to help find surface troughs, high pressure systems and frontal boundaries.
Barometers and pressure altimeters (the most basic and common type of altimeter) are essentially the same instrument, but used for different purposes. An altimeter is intended to be transported from place to place matching the atmospheric pressure to the corresponding altitude, while a barometer is kept stationary and measures subtle pressure changes caused by weather. The main exception to this is ships at sea, which can use a barometer because their elevation does not change. Due to the presence of weather systems, aircraft altimeters may need to be adjusted as they fly between regions of varying normalized atmospheric pressure. Wikipedia

tiistai 23. elokuuta 2016

Best things in last month (from my phone)

Date nights with my husband which include bars, restaurants, movies and talking for hours.

New job at the cemetery. I am so glad I can be there and end it just before Samhain, how goth and cool is that! I take care of the graves and such, such soothing thing to do. 

New tattoo.. or continuing the last one, wolfie is getting bigger!

Relaxing at home, watching movies, tv-series and playing games. Having good cuddling time with my kitties and eating good food.

The Sandman and specially Delirium, I have new love, I just love her.

Painting, a lot. Drawing, a lot.

I found a kitty at our yard. I hope he has a home. Or finds one. I took him to find his home. Gosh I miss him.

There is also a hedgehog in a push. Such a lovely little noises he/she made!

Decoration time. I have a thing to make a little nest. Gothic bat nest. I am growing to be even more introvert I have ever been so, at least my home could be little prettier.

Enjoying photographing and photoshop again, after.. I don´t even know how long time. (In the picture I am doing shoot for Rogue´s new clothing line)

New Suicide squad movie!

Aaaand I am doing videos again! Every Wednesday or Thorsday! Check the last haul video.