The Pirate Returns

At the second day of the playhouse opening I dressed like a pirate to entertain and match my playhouse “Under the Sea”. I liked the outfit so much that I ended up doing a whole shoot with fun results. Enjoy!

   
    
    
    
    
   

In the next few days my steampunk posts return. 

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

More Playhouses

I’m still basking in the glow of the Raise the Roof opening. Again, I ended up doing a whole photo set with just my costume afterwards, that I’ll feature on my next blog. For now here’s just a taste:

  
So back to the opening. There were many more playhouses at Raise the Roof including a really well produced steampunk one by Allison Larkins:   

    
   
A great variety of styles and ideas were represented, enjoy the pics!

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

My good friend Genevieve Esson’s house.

    
 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

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


-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess


-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Corset Rehab

First of all, thank you to the fallen on this Memorial Day. Below is a print from an antique post card I’d bought at the Gypsy Caravan a few years ago:

  
Last week was crazy busy. Today’s feature, corset rehab. I finished a corset panel for a client. The corset she’d bought had some tears which I’d fixed. Then I created the panel, cutting the leather from good pieces I already had. 

 
The trim came from a year old purse I’d loved but was falling apart.  

Trim cut and measured:

 
I hand stitched the edges of the panel. This is not for the faint of heart. It took a strong needle and almost three hours to complete.  

Added the grommets and trim to the existing corset and panel, done! 

  
 Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for progress on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It will be picked up soon!

I like to take a moment to thank my British readers yet AGAIN! I hope you are enjoying Strax and the Widow and The Vampire’s Little Black Book series!! I hope to return to your lovely country soon.

As always, thank you for reading!

-Victoria
-Upcoming shows:

-Saturday May 30th Corvid’s Cafe, Cakeway To the West Artists Show

-Friday June 5th 1900 Park Creative Space, A Midsummer’s Night Steam, a steampunk installation, open the month of June.

-Thursday June 25th The Heavy Anchor Art/Craft Fair

-TBA July Stray Rescue’s Urban Wanderers dog art show

-July 25-26th The AKC Museum of the Dog, solo weekend dog art show

-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 AND IS ON SALE FOR $.99, extended THROUGH MAY! Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! All of The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series stories are on sale for only $.99 as well. 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-TheHauteHen/store currently “on vacation” during the next few weeks.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon
 

Coming Along

My playhouse for Raise the Roof is coming along! Just a few updates via photos:

   

      Got the windows in and almost done painting. Getting ready for touch ups and sealing!

Please follow  at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW.

Note, I’ve expanded the book sale on amazon.

Listed below are MORE updates and as always, thank you for reading!

-Victoria

Upcoming shows:

-Saturday May 30th Corvid’s Cafe, Cakeway To the West Artists Show

-Friday June 5th 1900 Park Creative Space, A Midsummer’s Night Steam, a steampunk installation, open the month of June.

-Thursday June 25th The Heavy Anchor Art/Craft Fair

-July 25-26th The AKC Museum of the Dog, solo weekend dog art show

-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 AND IS ON SALE FOR $.99, extended THROUGH MAY!. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! All of The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series stories are on sale for only $.99 as well. 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

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

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-TheHauteHen

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon