Broken Hearts Ball Was Quite the Bash!

Wow! What a weekend. I was in recovery mode from the Broken Hearts Ball today, when I got the news that I won a contest on Over 30 Cosplay! More details later.

To the news at hand…

The Ball was amazing, a packed house. The fashion show went off without a hitch. Some of my photos:

Fitz Stuller, Emily Wright, and Toby Holmes in the photo booth.

Me and Fitz Stuller as the Countess

Videos courtesy of Lori Peterson:

https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/permalink/734659603359157/

https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/permalink/734660116692439/

Photo from Mike Troutt of Toby Holmes:


J Shelley:

Cat woman Kyana Guilliam

Maleficent Dana Byrd

Toby Holmes and Fitz Stuller chilling backstage, photo courtesy of the models:


Pro photographer Susan E. Bennet of Ooh St. Lou captured some lovely attendees:

https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/permalink/735030543322063/

And more people are still posting in the discussion on FB here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/?ti=icl

And  what came in the mail? More copies of my new dog book! The book signing is on Feb. 18 at Noon at the AKC Museum of the Dog! More details below in the events portion below.

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria 

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News and events:

Steampunk Masquerade Art Show-continues to run through the month of February (3rd-25th). The Facebook invite link is here and is updated on a regular basis: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/?ti=icl

-Another dream come true! I have a book signing at the AKC Museum of the Dog for my tome, “A Book of Sleepy Dogs”! Feb. 18th at NOON at the Museum.More details coming!!

A formal link coming, but here is the FB post on Dog Museum page:


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-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

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

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

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

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

New Book and MORE NOLA

Look what came in the mail yesterday? I’m beyond excited with the publishing of my new dog book!


Yes, there will be a book signing on Feb. 18 at Noon at the AKC Museum of the Dog! More details below in the events portion.

So back to New Orleans. We arrived during the full moon on a cool evening that seemed to have a magical air to it.


The 2nd night was spend roaming Bourbon Street:

We saw one of the smaller parades and I got bombarded with beads! 

There was a quick stop at the Hard Rock for my usual collectible. And what do you know, Duran Duran was playing when we walked in. Magical.


We then stopped at a small party where look who got the baby in the King Cake! Yep, me. 


The magic and a little spookiness continues on the next blog! 

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria 
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News and events:
So the big events coming in Feb!
-Feb 3rd: TWO events, due to the double booking I will make short appearances at each.
Sherlocked at the St. Louis Science Center First Friday 2/3/17, 6p-9p. I will have an artist’s table there with books and Neo Victorian/Steampunk accessories. FREE to the public.
Steampunk Masquerade Art Show Opening -the art show will be up in the gallery 1900 Park the whole month of February! The opening will be 2/3/17, 6p-9p. Also FREE to the public.
The opening invite is here on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191333874275649/?ti=icl
Broken Hearts Ball at the Steampunk Masquerade Art Show-mentioned above, Feb. 11th, 6p-10p at 1900 Park Creative Space. There will be a fashion show, escape entertainment and art in conjunction with a steampunk art exhibit that will run through the month of February (3rd-25th). The Facebook invite link is here and will be updated on a regular basis: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/?ti=icl
-Another dream come true! I have a book signing at the AKC Museum of the Dog for my tome, “A Book of Sleepy Dogs”! Feb. 18th at NOON at the Museum.More details coming!!
A formal link coming, but here is the FB post on Dog Museum page:

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

The Holiday Round Up Continues/New Years Eve

Dear Readers:

I hope your holiday season has been full of fun and joy. I’ve been up to my usual hijinks:


Yep, that’s me under that deer mask. Otherwise, I’ve been busy trying to finish works, projects, etc. not from just this holiday, but really all year.

I did finish a lovely cake topper and can now reveal these lovely pieces and the process now that these moose have been gifted.

I went to the zoo in Oct to pick up these cuties as the base, and although I was tired that day, I did stay to enjoy a day off, gorgeous fall weather, and inspiration from the animals and architecture at the zoo:

 
And I’m still working on a bunch of things for 2017. Here’s a preview:


As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria 
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A pleasant reminder:

Sale-All holiday items in the Haute Hen Etsy store are $10 and under, until 2/2/2017! #holidaysale #etsy

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

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News and events:
-No events in Jan, but big events coming in Feb, including the Broken Hearts Ball mentioned above, Feb. 11th, 6p-10p at 1900 Park Creative Space. There will be a fashion show, escape entertainment and art in conjunction with a steampunk art exhibit that will run through the month of February (4th-25th). The Facebook invite link is here and will be updated on a regular basis: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/?ti=icl
-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Inspiration for a Broken Heart

I sometimes find inspiration in unexpected places or one project will inspire another. I did a quick set of shots after a long day at the Dungeon. I dressed up that day as a punkish homage to Marie Antoinette. I’d tried a cheap blue hair powder that worked incredibly well, giving my hair shades of deep blue to faded green. Most of these were just test shots, but with some low lighting, I achieved a tousled gothic look I really liked:

But this last one, wow, I liked it so much that it is going to be used for poster/promotional art for a Steampunk Broken Hearts Ball coming up February:


I just liked the overall look of he shot and how it corresponded to the theme of the show. More details to follow!

A pleasant reminder:

The last day for 50% off!!! (Any item over $21.) The first part of the sale will run through December 26th. After that, all holiday items will be marked down until January 2nd, before leaving the store. So you can stock up on last minute gifts and decor for next year. PLEASE NOTE: I can not guarantee shipping or delivery by Christmas or New Years. Use coupon code for the 50% off: 50LAST2016

Also Etsy has a special promotion for qualifying purchases! Spend $50 in one store by 12/27, get $10 toward a future purchase through Jan. 31st, 2017.

Store link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
Thank you for supporting small and local. As always, thank you for reading, peace to you and yours this holiday season!
Victoria
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News and events:
-No events in Jan, but big events coming in Feb, including the Broken Hearts Ball mentioned above, Feb. 11th, 6p-10p at 1900 Park Creative Space. There will be a fashion show, escape entertainment and art in conjunction with a steampunk art exhibit that will run through the month of February. The Facebook invite link is here and will be updated on a regular basis: 
-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon