Who doesn’t love a good book?

I know that everyone around here can’t refuse a good book, we’re always getting ourselves lost in one – if not two or three. But we do love a good book. And like I said last time, we’ve been busy. So when we got contacted by an author, Nate Payne, to do the cover for his book, we couldn’t help but accept.

Living in a floating city among the clouds wasn’t the strangest part of Lucius Quinn’s life. Neither was being recruited by a band of rebels to thwart a groundbreaking but dangerous new invention. For a mercenary posing as a private investigator, such mediocre thrills paled in comparison to the adventure that awaited him now.

So why not check out this thrilling tale and take a look, or head on over to the shop and see some of our other designs?

New Tesla Prints

As always, we’ve been busy around these parts. Always something new we’re working on and creating. And lately has been no different. We were contacted awhile back by the owner of the fantastic blog Hyphen Interiors, Kristy Swain. She asked us about some digital downloads of Tesla Blueprints that we had in the shop, and we worked with her on them. The end result, six lovely blueprints for her husband’s office. So why not go take a look at her website and see what all she has posted.

If you are interested, we’ve got all of the new 8″ x 10″ blueprints listed in the shop, as both digital and physical prints.

So why not take a look here and get in touch with your inner nerd?

Exciting Pulps Tales all your own!

As far as art goes, some of the greatest and most evocative that there was comes from the magazine-rack of the golden age. These were actually where a lot of legends got their start, within the bizarre pages of these graphic serials. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and H.P. Lovecraft just to name a few. It was where tales were spun and legends took shape, it was where we learned about new worlds and let our imaginations lead us down a rabbit hole, to where we did not know till we got there – and even then, you knew only if you were lucky. Places like the savage world of Barsoom and Hyboria as well as the wild Jungles of Tarzan. Even if you were in a more mundane location, the story was sure to be anything but.

But as strange and wondrous as these tales were, the cover art was just as equally evocative and fabulous, lulling us in like a siren’s call and serving only a taste of the magic that was to come.

We’re happy to say that we’ve just added a bunch of magnificent covers to our shop, all sorts ranging from bizarre tales, strange stories, even those from mechanical and machine magazines! So share a little vintage fun and take a pulp adventure of your own!

Picking Your Muse

By Definition, a “Muse” is one of the Nine Sister Goddesses, each residing over a specific domain of theater or art. They were once said to inspire their chose craft and those craftsmen so devoted.

Its also a band, but we really won’t delve to much into that right now.

But even if Calliope, Thalia, Urania and their sisters aren’t your thing or you come up bare when thinking of them, that doesn’t mean that you won’t find inspiration else where. In fact, we’ll help you get over that!

Everybody has their share of ideas – both good and bad. Some more good than others… some more bad than others, but that is entirely to be expected. And when it comes to art, ideas are fuel. They drive our passions forward and our passions drive our ideas.

We all have our Muses. All of us. Each one is different though, for each and everyone of us. What one person sees as absolultly inspiring, another will just look at with half-hearted interest. It can’t be helped – and in fact, its actually a good thing.
And who is to say that I Muse has to be something tangeble, something coporeal? Why not think a little broader – the options really could open up to so much more.

One person may find inspiration in that of a beautiful woman, as what one would typically think of as a Muse. Another may find their creativity unfrul at the sight of her lips. Another may find interest in nature, the leaves or a flowers around them, right out their vary window. Another might even see the window as inspiration itself, opening up new thoughts. Another person may find music inspiring, compelling them to create what they hear, driving them forward with a few lines of music.
Other things, invisible things are even vast wellsprings for inspiration – time, something you can’t visibly see can be inspiring, capturing thoughts of mortality, of adventure and the unknown. Seasons, while not quite time, are very inspiring for some. They conjure up well known and ingraned thoughts of the times, of the weather, of holidays and festivals. I myself find Autumn to be very invigorating.
A simple Fall afternoon with a cool breeze during sundown, just when the light hits the bare trees right. I can’t really think of a more inspiring time for myself. But others may have other seasons, other thoughts and other things that drive them.

And believe it or not, lack of inspiration has actually been inspiration before. Some works of art come about solely from the sheer lack of ideas for something else, an act of desperation in some fashion. A head on the piano isn’t all that uncommon when a muscian can’t think of anything, a blank stare on a photographers face, a brush just resting in cleaner, or even a sheet of stark white paper. People have made their lack of ideas work for them – in esscense, an idea from the lack of ideas. How it works, I’m not entirely sure and I wouldn’t entirely rule out the whole Quantum Mechanics thing – but I never specialized in Theoretical Physics…

If you don’t feel inspired, then maybe you just haven’t found your muse yet. You’ll know it when you see it.

You can’t always find Sunshine…

Its true… sometimes you can’t always find sunshine in your day. Sadly that can be the case many a cold, dreary wintry day. The sun is hiding behind the clouds. The rain is coming down softly, forming into frozen puddles. And maybe even a little snow is wafting and drifting its way down, collecting into frozen drifts.

But don’t worry, we understand. Because even if you can’t have a little sunshine in your day – you can always have a little Moonshine! So why not check out our latest print, available in both 8×10″ and 13×19″ posters to enjoy on those long winter days – or whenever you feel a little down.

You can find this print – as well as all of our other fun, retro and geeky inspired prints in our Etsy Shop.

Framed Prints Now Available!

The holiday Sale is going on – and we’ve just added another great product, Framed Prints! Perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to mess with getting a frame or maybe you just don’t have a good framing selection at your local craft store – it doesn’t matter, we’ve got you covered!

You can now order any of our 13×19″ posters and get it framed in a beautiful 18×24″ frame, white matting included, and shipped right to your door, ready to hang out of the box! A perfect Christmas Gift idea for any of those into Geekery or Retro Enthusiasts – make sure to stop by the shop and get yours today!

 

Merry Christmas 30% Off Sale!

We here at Indelible Ink Workshop would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! To show a little appreciation to our customers, we’re having a 30% off sale on all prints and sticker collections in the shop! All you have to do is use the Coupon Code – HOLIDAY30 during checkout and you’ll automatically save! Gearing up for the Holidays, we realize that things are busy and everyone is out rushing to get presents, out in a frenzy of a holiday rush! And while some enjoy that, getting out and and taking part in the mad dash, we’d like to help out a little and also show a thanks for a wonderful year.

Retro Sci-fi Travel Stickers

Retro Sci-fi Travel Stickers

And speaking of sticker collections – we’ve just released our latest set, a series of Retro Sci-fi Stickers so that you can proudly display your travels! Whether you’re planning on giving them to a loved one this year – or if you’ll get some to decorate your luggage before visiting family this Holiday, they’re sure to be a hit no matter what and perfect for your little Astronaut!

Retro Sci-Fi Travel Poster Pluto FINAL

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From all of us here at Indelible Ink Workshop, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy and Safe Holidays, and a Wonderful New Year!