Under the Sea Revealed

This weekend was the opening of the playhouses for the Raise the Roof Project which benefits the Wings Pallative and Hospice care for children at Barnes Jewish Hospital. I was fortunate to have been the first artist picked to decorate a house for the project.

My sponsor was Team Alii. Alii was a beneficiary of the Wings program services. She was 17 when she passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was an artist with vibrant red hair and personality. If you view her Facebook page, Team Alii, you can see her fantastic personality and art as well.

I was so flattered that her mother was the first sponsor to sign up to sponsor a house and then pick my design. 

Friday night I was honored to meet her and her family. The mermaid in my house has vibrant red hair and it reminded her of her daughter. We cried several times over the couple of hours of the private viewing on Friday night. Here are some of the womderful pics from the event: 

    
    
    
    
   

On Saturday the houses were open to the public and so much fun was had! Ashley with Party Princesses volunteered to be my Ariel, and read stories to the kids at the pancake breakfast. I came as a pirate to share my house with a great crowd. Pics from Saturday:

   
    
    
    
    
    
 I left so inspired, that I did a whole separate pirate photo shoot afterwards. 

I’ll have pics of the other houses and the photo shoot soon. Get ready for blog mania this week!

As always, thank you for reading,

-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:


-please check out my gofundme/passionate artist !


-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse.

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.


-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:


http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1


-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc


-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP


-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)


-Etsy-the Haute Hen. Sale with code SUMMER50


-Instagram-Steampunkcountess


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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

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10,000

A big thank you to all my readers and fans of my art. Today my Etsy store hit 10,000 views!! The 50% off sale is still on with code SUMMER50. Please take a gander and share:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

It’s one of the places where my dog and steampunk art meet. Just a few of the items available in the store right now:

  

 
  
  
Check out my links below for the latest updates. As always, thank you for reading!

-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-please check out my gofundme/passionate artist !

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse.
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen. Sale with code SUMMER50

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Steampunk Featured in the MAC

I am positively over the moon to tell you that I’ve been featured with other steampunk artists in the Missouri Arts Council August newsletter!

Enjoy!! The link is below, as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria 

http://custapp.marketvolt.com/link/o6scyqGMqD?CM=657610284&X=73240643

  

-Upcoming/continuing shows:

-please check out my gofundme/passionate artist !

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen. Sale with code SUMMER50

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Close Ups From Home, a Blue Moon and the Future

Saturday was my 8th anniversary of my move to downtown St. Louis. I used to say I’d never live or work in the city. Now I do both. So this post’s bit reflective.

Eight years ago I had to make some serious changes. I wanted to work in media, so I left a boring job in finance to work for a tv station. I also sold I house I thought I’d wanted but it was right for me. 

The tv station started going down hill about a year in. It took almost seven years of drama for it to collapse. I say you never lived until you’ve been part of a mass firing (I was let go with about 20 other people). I was only out of work for a few months before I landed with another media conglomerate. 

But I quit. I was meant to do art. My art, which includes two veins: dog art and of course, steampunk, which is the drive behind this blog. 

Deep in thought today:

   
 Friday night was the blue moon, which coincided with Celtic “Reaper” season, or harvest. This is a great time for transformation. And again, I find myself preparing for changes.

The view last night:  
I had a good year so far with shows and writing. I’m readying to take it to the next level. I’ve had a little break for the last week or two. Some of that included a few nasty setbacks. But I don’t want to focus on the past, I am ready to harvest the next stage. 

I’m at last working on wrapping up the sequel to Strax and the Widow, titled Revenge and Machinery. I am psyched, writing and editing after a long time away doing visual art. 

I have such passion for this that I’m starting a Go Fund Me page. It was not an easy decision. I don’t like to ask for help.  Now please, if you’re reading this and think, uh no, please, just hang for a sec. 

My car is old and needs work. I would really like to get a larger and reliable car for trips or have funds to rent. I’m now getting invites to cons and shows across country. I’m getting local and national recognition for my work. My old sedan isn’t equipped for the road ahead. Working for a corrupted company damaged my credit and my happiness; there were many times that I didn’t get paid on time, in many instances, not for days.

To get to the next level will take a little funding. I know a lot of people are hurting financially right now, but I give what I can, mostly in donations of art, especially to animal and dog rescue groups. So I’m not going to ask for more than I need. And if I get over what I need, know that the extra will go into the bellies and hearts of those who really need it. It will also help other small and local businesses succeed as I use them before I go to larger corporate worlds to shop. 

If you don’t want to give, please consider buying my art or my books. The details of my campaign are here:

http://link.email.dynect.net/link.php?H=%2FJ%2F8k2luYXQCu1JpvvbtAJjg%2FZ5exinf5Qk3gYXNecp7iKJG1YHHIbcQvOyVC97%2F2JMEa0rimV%2B60EApMVeMkK1kxYGCIf7J52mXJfYfIvU%3D&G=21&R=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gofundme.com%2Ff76xuubyw&I=20150802174439.0000019d3788%40mail6-13-ewr.dyndns.com&X=MHw3NzY2NjI6VEVNUElEXzQyOzF8Nzc2NjYzOlFVRVVFSURfMjc5ODM3MDQ5OzJ8Nzc2NjY0OkRPTUFJTl95YWhvby5jb207

As always,I want to thank you for reading. I am so glad your are here.

Victoria

-Upcoming/continuing shows:

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.


-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:


http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1


-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc


-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP


-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)


-Etsy-the Haute Hen. Sale with code SUMMER50


-Instagram-Steampunkcountess


-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess


-Fine Art America-store coming soon