Amazon Prime Day Is Here!

TODAY-July 15th is amazon PRIME day. Strax and the Widow is $4.99. The whole Vampire’s Little Black Book series is $.99. Please visit my author page for links to all my written works. My link: amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Some book cover images that are also available in the Etsy store:

   
   
-THE HAUTE HEN ETSY STORE IS BACK UP WITH A SALE!!! 50% OFF purchases of $10 or more with code SUMMER50 through September 7th. New steam items coming online soon. Get them now before fall con season starts and they’ll be removed for live shows. Store link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

  
As always, thank you for reading!

-Victoria
Upcoming/continuing shows:
-July 25-26th The AKC Museum of the Dog, solo weekend dog art show.
-July 24th, Urban Hour, Meet the Artists of Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers dog art show, Urban Wanderers continues through Sunday, August 2nd, 11am-4pm.
-August 29th, the Raise the Roof playhouses will be available for view in Forest Park’s World’s Fair Pavillion. More details to come! 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. Again, sorry for the delay, it is on the back burner due to other works in progress right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle AND is available on amazon PRIME day, July 15th. All of the Vampire’s Little Black Book Series is on sale for $.99. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link: amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-TheHauteHen store is reopened with a sale! 50% you purchase of $10 or more with coupon code SUMMER50 through September 7th, 2015

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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Into the Dog Museum, Charity and a Summer Sale

What a crazy summer it’s been! And there’s more to come…

-In just under two weeks, I’ll be entering the holy grail of dog art, the AKC Museum of the Dog for a weekend show. Please stop by to enjoy the canine vein of my art, Saturday, July 25th, from 10am-4pm and Sunday, July 26th, from 1pm-4pm at 1721 S. Mason Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131. The donation admission for the whole museum is $5 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and $1 for children ages 4-14. I’ll have a bunch of great pieces and gifts available for view and purchase. I’d love it if you’d stop by.

-In more dog news, last Friday was the opening to Urban Wanders, Stray Rescue’s Benefit Art Show. My piece “Macadamia Nut” is now available for auction. Meet the Artists “Urban Hour” is Friday, July 24th from 5:30p-8p at Gallery 400, 400 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102. You can bid on my piece with this link: https://www.blacktie-missouri.com/auctions/index.cfm?fuseaction=Auctions.Search&aid=20055&searchCrit=Szulc 

   

SALES for your dose of steam and fantasy!!!

-July 15th is amazon PRIME day. Strax and the Widow is $4.99. The whole Vampire’s Little Black Book series is $.99. Please visit my author page for links to all my written works. My link: amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Lastly, I’ll have some wrap up blogs coming on some projects that were finished earlier this year. Thank you for you patronage. There’s nothing more exciting than meeting and seeing others enjoy your art.

As always, thank you for reading!
-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows:

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

-July 24th, Urban Hour, Meet the Artists of Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers dog art show, Urban Wanderers continues through Sunday, August 2nd, 11am-4pm.

-August 29th, the Raise the Roof playhouses will be available for view in Forest Park’s World’s Fair Pavillion. More details to come! 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. Again, sorry for the delay, it is on the back burner due to other works in progress right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle AND is available on amazon PRIME day, July 15th. All of the Vampire’s Little Black Book Series is on sale for $.99. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link: amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-TheHauteHen store is reopened with a sale! 50% you purchase of $10 or more with coupon code SUMMER50 through September 7th, 2015
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

The Starfish Chair

This is one of the last posts featuring the creation of my playhouse “Under the Sea”. I’m hard at work on “A Midsummer’s Nights Steam” but I wanted to share the creation process of the starfish chair.

It started with drawings, an ottoman and some wood provided by another crafter and friend Jon Sanfilippo:

   
          

Then I braced and “stuffed” it: 

  

  

  

  

  

  


Then added the cover (hand stitched mostly) and legs: 

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

I like to take a moment to thank my All of my readers yet AGAIN! I hope you are enjoying all my works. The sale ends soon!

As always, thank you for reading!
-Victoria

-Upcoming shows:
-THIS Saturday May 30th Corvid’s Cafe, 6-9pm, 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
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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

 

Coming Home Soon

This week I wrapped up painting “Under the Sea”, my playhouse for Raise the Roof. I have final pics coming soon. I also finished a corset rehab (to be featured in an upcoming blog) and selected three works for an upcoming show at a cafe (details below). 

This weekend I’ll be at Wizard World Comic Con with the Gateway City Ghostbusters. 

Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for progress on all the houses.

I like to take a moment to thank my British readers. Some of you are enjoying (I hope) Strax and the Widow and The Vampire’s Little Black Book series!! I hope to 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
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

 

In the Home Stretch

Closing in on finishing the painting. Photo updates:

  

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

Note, I’ve expanded the book sale on amazon, and I’ve added another show in the listing below, 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

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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

 

Random Thoughts on the Playhouse 

I didn’t want to spend Mother’s Day any other way. Today I painted for 8 hours. My mom, who passed in 2015 was my biggest supporter of my art. So mom, this set of random thoughts and pic updates are for you:

E-6000 is amazing but stinks. I could still smell it with the windows open, the AC and a fan on. But oh how it holds together. The starfish chair is coming along nicely.   

          Well duct tape and screws are awesome too.

It took way too long to mix paint. But I saved time in the end.

Painted the water inside today. It rained outside. One lightning crash scared me, but I’d already grabbed a flashlight. It was so close there was only a split second between the flash and thunder. No paint spilled, LOL.

   
             

I got blue paint every where. Turned into a smurf.

 Even in my hair. I might keep it, LOL.
Despite not having any music on, I heard songs in my head all day. And I sung a little bit of Evita.

All in all, I got pretty far.  

  

             Food tastes so good when you’ve worked all day. It’s awesome to find that you have more graham cracker fudge cookies that you remember.

Somewhere my mom is smiling.

Victoria