Sam Stormborn Ormandy is a writer of short stories and Fairy Tales, (Unpublished) An Artist and World Builder of Eartheeria. I also create artwork & designs for Print on demand products.
My artwork is mostly inspired by Fairy Tales and my design draws inspiration from Victorian London. Some of my creations can be found on products in my Zazzle stores; please follow the links to have a look! Alternative Enchantments was started in September 2012 so there isn't a great amount of my artwork online just yet, however, I do have a huge quantity of artwork to be recreated for my online store which is part of my plan for 2013. By the end of this year you'll get a much better idea of my creations.
My fairy tale artwork is about a wonderful world called Eartheeria. This is a magical world that I also write short stories about to go with the artwork which I plan to publish together in a book at some point in the future.
My design work is very much inspired by the Victorian era. I love the look and feel of that time although I'm very glad to be living here and now. I often have photography trips to inspiring places in historical parts of London and enjoy snapping away at intriguing details including lanterns, wrought iron gates - even trees!
Now you may be wondering how these two very different types of work combine? Well, this is where you have to use a little imagination. The people who live in this fairy tale world would have clothing and home decorations with many of my designs incorporated into them. The items I create are very much a close up and personal view of what these characters find appealing! If it helps, imagine me sitting at my desk with a sketchpad and pencil drawing away. To my right is a beverage coaster with a picture of a butterfly on it and on that coaster is a coffee mug with the very same butterfly. Now this is where fantasy meets reality: through typing this description, I've had the idea to put my butterfly onto a matching coffee mug and coaster set. Perfect for an afternoon tea!
♥ My Fiancée
♥ My Cats
♥ Audio Books
About My Posts
Most of what I post comes through doing Google image searches for whatever is inspiring me each day, I usually limit myself to my favourite three discoveries but sometimes I will post more. In cases of copyrighted photos, I always do my utmost to credit the owner and add a link back to the original website where it was discovered or a link to the creators website. I only do this if the information is available. If you see your work or the work of someone you know on my profile and I have not credited you, Please let me know and I will update the post with your info.
The rest of my posts are things that I myself have created, you can usually tell if I've created the image because it will have my name on it somewhere and I generally make the largest size of image possible! I tend to create Quote posts quite often and occasionally I'll post one of my latest designs or a piece of artwork which I've created.
Hashtags Which I Use Often
#Fairytale #Steampunk #OnceUponATime #Eartheeria #AlternativeEnchantments #Victorian #Gothic #NeoVictorian #Victoriana #Baroque #Rococo #Gothic #SteamGoth #Fantasy
Which Circles To Put Me Into
- Artists ~ My artwork goes directly onto products at Eartheeria and Alternative Enchantments and Also The Original Alternative Enchantments Store
- Bloggers ~ My Blogsite is www.samstormbornormandy.com
- Bookworms or Bookish types, I love reading audio books whilst I create artwork.
- Caffeine Lovers ~ I love both Tea and Coffee ~ I'm strange like that!
- Curative ~ About half of my posts are curated content.
- Designers ~ Alternative Enchantments has my designs on there.
- Fantasy Fans, Game of Thrones, The Realm of the Elderlings, Lord of the Rings, My artwork is based upon my own Magical world named Eartheeria.
- Photography ~ I photograph old architectural details, places and things of Historical interest and I love small details.
- Sci-Fi Fans I love most science fiction, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Yes I'm a bit of a nerd! ;)
- Steampunk Fans, who doesn't Love Steampunk! Cogs, gears and a whole new form of Fantasy to fall in love with! I post a fair amount of Steampunkery!
- Social Media Strategists
- Writer/Authors, I'm not an author yet but I'm writing a book set in a Fantasy world. The goal is to illustrate my book with my artwork as it's my artwork that inspires my writing.
Art, creating new pieces of artwork mostly! Reading, I love reading audio books as I work!
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Studio Ghibli, Quirky, Novelties, European and I'll even admit to some romance. Shhhh! ;-)
Hobbies Cycling or as I like to put it, riding my broomstick! (if you think about it, it's the closest thing we can do to truly riding one)Photography, not taking beautiful pictures as most people do but I mostly take photos of things that inspire me for my artwork.
My Brand new Blogsite (which is where I spend most of my time online and currently a work in progress)
Part Website, part Blog, all me! New and exciting things will be happening here, be sure to subscribe for updates! The link leads to the About sections which is not just about me but also about the site. It tells you not only what I will be blogging about but also what themes I tend to post here on G+!
My complete online presence
A handy little link for remembering all the sites I'm on.