Last of the Masquerade!

Dear Readers:

At last, the remaining pics from the Masquerade at Big River Steampunk Festival!

First, I want to thank all my models, helpers, and photographers. Without your support, patience and talent, it could’ve been a disaster. Instead, we pulled off a really, really good show. I am ever in your debt and incredibly grateful for all of you!

So many thanks:

Diana Dyer (Auntie Di)

Kim Ackerman

John Frey

Debi Van Pelt

Kyana Gilliam

Caitlin Wood

Jen Stuller

Toby Holmes

Teddi Schwartze 

Tai Jamal

Erin Pribyl 

Tarrah Jones

Meg Muhrie

Yassah Moten

Wendy Sadler

Beth Ann

Special thanks to Lisa and Ken Marks for letting me live a small dream! 

The evening began when I walked into the Star Theater and wanted to cry at its beauty! The room filled with people as we got ready backstage:


Much fabric and accessories flew as we waited our turn, and then we brought the house down with Madonna’s “Vogue”:


After the crowd went wild, we posed for pics. Most are from Kim,  John, and Kyana, but some of these are from the models themselves. Enjoy:

 



And a little imbibing wrapped up the night:


It was wonderful, sometimes exhausting, but truly magical. Thank you to all who came out!!

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog

*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

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Thank You and an Extended Summer

Dear Readers: 
Thanks to a special few who came out to Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall!

It was an intimate event, but a nice relaxing evening. Thank you to my replacement vendors and the customers who bought books!


Special thanks to John Frey who took a few pics of me and Yassah Moten:


Finished the weekend with a dip in the pool. It was still 90 degrees just after 7pm! So much for a few days into fall!


Wrapping up a couple projects over the next few days. More Big River Masquerade photos coming!!!

Victoria
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*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
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-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. 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” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” 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
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-Fine Art America-store coming soon
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Prime and A Live Draw

Dear Readers:

Thank you to all who participated in Amazon Prime Day! Please feel free to share your reviews and thoughts on Amazon and social media. 

Again I am grateful for your patronage! My author page link is here if you’d like to see my written works:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

If you are a fan of my dog/animal art, I’ll be drawing live at the Dog Museum Saturday!! I’ll have some cute pet items and copies of “A Book of Sleepy Dogs” for sale.

Details: AKC Museum of the Dog, at 1721 S. Mason Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131, Live Draw, Book Signing,  and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p

Please stop by and bring your dog! The Museum is canine friendly. 

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria

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*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p

*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p

*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!

TBA with more details:

*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog

*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

-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

-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

Amazon Prime Day Today 7/11!

For Amazon Prime Day, all of my ebook/digital format short stories, Steampunk Books (except for “A Long Reign”) and vamp stories are FREE tomorrow for Amazon Prime Day!!
I am grateful for your patronage! My author page link:
https://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI
Please download, share, and definitely critique to your hearts content!!!
As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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*Amazon Prime Day, July 11th! A large majority of my books and short stories are FREE! My author page is here:
https://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI
*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p
*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
TBA with more details:
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-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
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

My Cousin Rachel

Dear Readers:

As part of my decompression, I got to see a free screening of My Cousin Rachel last night. 

Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, it’s a gothic thriller about a young heir that falls in love with his cousin’s widow.

Rachel Weisz, as Rachel, is perfect as the beguiling widow. Sam Claflin plays the frustrated and confused heir well. 

The movie is a little slow in places, but the scenery, architecture, and costuming is fantastic. I would like to read the book (this is one of Du Maurier’s I haven’t read). I don’t normally review movies here, but I think those that like regency/Victorian gothic thrillers will enjoy it. 


The IMDB link is here:

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt4411596/

And just a reminder, Urban Wanderers is tomorrow! Please stop on by and support Stray Rescue.

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria
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*Urban Wanderers, Stray Rescue’s Art Benefit opening is Friday, June 9th from 5p-8p at SLU’s Museum of Art
*The London Tea Room 10th Anniversary and Street Party, at the London Tea Room, Saturday, June 24th from 11am-6pm
*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p
*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
TBA with more details:
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-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 

Thanks Again…

To those who stopped by The Lafayette Square House Tour. Tournout was light and we got soaked at the end:


But it was neat to get see some of the other vendors. I picked up some cool pieces!


Combined with stuff from a recent trip to Hannibal, I’ll have some great new things in the Etsy store soon!

In decompression mode now, trying to get caught up, rest and some exercise in:

Night swim before:


Night swim after:


As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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*Urban Wanderers, Stray Rescue’s Art Benefit opening is Friday, June 9th from 5p-8p at SLU’s Museum of Art

*The London Tea Room 10th Anniversary and Street Party, at the London Tea Room, Saturday, June 24th from 11am-6pm

*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p

*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p

*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!

TBA with more details:

*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog

*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

-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 soo 

Lafayette House Tour This Weekend!

Hi All:

I’ll be at 1900 Park again for this event!!!


Link to the FB event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/143247022756291??ti=ia

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm
*Urban Wanderers, Stray Rescue’s Art Benefit opening is Friday, June 9th from 5p-8p at SLU’s Museum of Art
*The London Tea Room 10th Anniversary and Street Party, at the London Tea Room, Saturday, June 24th from 11am-6pm
*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p
*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
TBA with more details:
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-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