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Microscope by paul-rosenkavalier Microscope :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 11 4 'Birth of Venus' Jacket by paul-rosenkavalier 'Birth of Venus' Jacket :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 2 2 Baroque Mask by paul-rosenkavalier Baroque Mask :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 3 2 Death of Rats by paul-rosenkavalier Death of Rats :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 13 6 Deer from The Endless Forest by paul-rosenkavalier Deer from The Endless Forest :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 93 27 Punch and Judy by paul-rosenkavalier Punch and Judy :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 0 0 Merry Christmas! by paul-rosenkavalier Merry Christmas! :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 7 1 Black and Green Frock Coat by paul-rosenkavalier Black and Green Frock Coat :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 6 2 Green Velvet Frock Coat and Waistcoat by paul-rosenkavalier Green Velvet Frock Coat and Waistcoat :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 8 4 Eighteenth Century Banyan by paul-rosenkavalier Eighteenth Century Banyan :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 6 0 Medieval Linen Coat with Patchwork Lining by paul-rosenkavalier Medieval Linen Coat with Patchwork Lining :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 6 5 Peacock Mask by paul-rosenkavalier Peacock Mask :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 9 6 The Painter by paul-rosenkavalier The Painter :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 3 0 Ivory Silk Coat and Waistcoat - A Reprise by paul-rosenkavalier Ivory Silk Coat and Waistcoat - A Reprise :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 6 2 Black Wool Coat by paul-rosenkavalier Black Wool Coat :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 2 0 Moss Green Velvet Coat by paul-rosenkavalier Moss Green Velvet Coat :iconpaul-rosenkavalier:paul-rosenkavalier 8 0


Pale Lady by Mircalla-Tepez Pale Lady :iconmircalla-tepez:Mircalla-Tepez 4 0 Nameless procession by tetramera Nameless procession :icontetramera:tetramera 1,180 14 Untitled by Niconoff Untitled :iconniconoff:Niconoff 290 7 Les Fleurs du Mal by Yoann-Lossel Les Fleurs du Mal :iconyoann-lossel:Yoann-Lossel 653 17 Lady with candles by Black-Bl00d Lady with candles :iconblack-bl00d:Black-Bl00d 63 2 The curse by Black-Bl00d The curse :iconblack-bl00d:Black-Bl00d 57 1 The curse by Black-Bl00d The curse :iconblack-bl00d:Black-Bl00d 38 0 Water Deer by madnessdemon Water Deer :iconmadnessdemon:madnessdemon 382 37 Dancing by Mircalla-Tepez Dancing :iconmircalla-tepez:Mircalla-Tepez 65 14 Czechlander - holly warrior by Skvor Czechlander - holly warrior :iconskvor:Skvor 30 10 In Yellow Light by yanadhyana In Yellow Light :iconyanadhyana:yanadhyana 305 39 Lady Alucard II by Mircalla-Tepez Lady Alucard II :iconmircalla-tepez:Mircalla-Tepez 43 6 Dark Unicorn by AbigailLarson Dark Unicorn :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 763 18 Bow by wlop Bow :iconwlop:wlop 17,273 473 Spirit of Life and Death - Artdoll (SOLD) by Escaron Spirit of Life and Death - Artdoll (SOLD) :iconescaron:Escaron 142 13 Red Wings, White Snow by alberti Red Wings, White Snow :iconalberti:alberti 40 15



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Paul Garside
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
I make a variety of clothing (plus a few other bits and pieces), most of which are historically inspired - I've a particular interest in the fashions of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.


View through the microscope
A view through the microscope, looking at a tiny (2-3mm) flowerhead; although the photo didn’t come out particularly well, the microscope itself seems to work rather well and gives a good clear view of the subject.

This is based on a late 17th or early 18th century original. I salvaged the lens from a broken modern microscope; it has a magnification of about ×5 or ×6.  The main structure is built from odds and ends of turned wood that I’ve collected over the  years, a doll’s house banister and brass pins; the threaded rod (which allows the microscope to be focused) came from a children’s wooden construction set (the remainder of which then got donated to a friend’s children).

The decorations are inspired by designs from the 17th century painted ceiling beams in the ‘Hotel at the Three Ostriches’ (‘Hotel U Tri Pstrosu’) in Prague; I used printable transfer paper to get the general design right, then painted in the details.

A view through the microscope can be seen here.

The whole thing is about 4” (10cm) high.

Having also made a van Leeuwenhoek microscope, the next one on the list is a Cuff microscope I think.

'Birth of Venus' Jacket

I made this jacket for Simon Satori from a curtain printed with Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus'; it's trimmed with vintage metal thread braid, and has domed brass buttons and a cream linen lining.

Baroque Mask
A hand-held masquerade mask. I started off with a pasteboard blank, which I coated with a mixture of plaster-of-Paris and PVA adhesive, then added the baroque relief designs (cast from icing moulds), horns (made from Sculpey) and the stick (shaped dowel, a turned ferule and a metal thread tassel). The whole thing is pained in shades of bronze and old gold.
I'm tempted to put together an outfit based on Gil-Martin, a character from one of my favourite novels, 'The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner' by James Hogg, first published in 1824.  The story is set in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and describes the downfall of Robert Wringhim, a fanatical Calvinist who believes he is one of the Elect, predestined to salvation, and can thus sin without fear of consequence.  Gil-Martin subtly guides Robert to his ultimate ruin - and may or may not be the Devil, if he even exists outside Robert's imagination...

The descriptions of Gil-Martin's appearance mostly come from the section of the book narrated by Robert himself, and he is typically described as wearing a green frock coat and a turban:

'I put on [Gil-Martin's] green frock coat, buff belt, and a sort of turban that he always wore on his head, somewhat resembling a bishop's mitre.'
'...the frock and turban, which had furnished my disguise...'
'...a gentlemanly personage - green hunting coat and turban...'

I have several green frock coats, so that part's easy.  The turban isn't described in any more detail, so could either be one of the loose, bag-like hats which were common in Britain at the time as casual wear, or something more elaborate, drawing inspiration from the contemporary turbans of Turkey, the Caucasus, Persia and India.  As Gil-Martin's appearance is regarded as unconventional and noteworthy, I think I'll go for the latter.

Gil-Martin possesses (and persuades Robert to use) a variety of weapons over the course of the novel, and they are invariably described as being gilded or golden:

'[Gil-Martin] then produc[ed] two pistols of pure beaten gold'
'...when [Gil-Martin] joined me, and proffered me the choice of two gilded rapiers...'
'...the gilded haft of a poniard, the same weapon I had seen and handled before, and which I knew my illustrious companion [Gil-Martin] carried about with him.'
'...I was seized by the collar of my coat behind, by my dreaded and devoted friend [Gil-Martin], who pushed me on and, with his gilded rapier waving and brandishing around me, defended me against all their united attacks.'

I'm sure I can sort out something along those lines too.

Now I've just got to find time to sort it all out...


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Stormbrain888 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for adding to your favourites ^^

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DelusionalAsylum Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the watch :hug: 
tanjaESK Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for watching and commenting, I really appreciate it! :3
ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!!!!!PartyHave your cake and eat it too
paul-rosenkavalier Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
beidak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Student General Artist
happy birthday, pretty boi! :heart:
paul-rosenkavalier Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  :)
Salmicka Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
Have much love and lots of friends,
may your delight never ends.
May you enjoy your life far...
That, Paul, wish you Salazar.

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paul-rosenkavalier Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
jeprlo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for the watch :) :D
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