Videos! 

As I am still, yes still catching up on various projects, I just wanted to share a pleasant reminder, that yes, I have a YouTube channel. 

Please take a gander. The link for my interview for my first Steampunk novel “Strax and the Widow” is here. I made all the accessories I’m wearing, enjoy! 

There are MORE upcoming shows and events (a few listed below), and live reads on Facebook, Periscope, and Instagram to be announced soon!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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News and events:
*Author Shout Out! Meet me and book signing at Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, April 22, 2-5pm
*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
-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

New Video Interview!

Dear Readers:

It’s been an eventful February and I’m just now, mid-March, catching up on some projects for later this year. In the meantime, please enjoy this interview I did for Strax and the Widow at the London Team Room with author/filmmaker Peter James.

Please watch this space! Later this spring I’ll be announcing MORE upcoming shows and events (a few listed below), and live reads on Facebook, Periscope, and Instagram!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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News and events:

*Author Shout Out! Meet me and book signing at Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, April 22, 2-5pm

*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm

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

-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

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 Big Easy Food Tour

I have been swamped. I had intended to just start the New Year with planning and catching up. But whoa! In Nov-Dec I got approached to do six, yes SIX shows/events. 

Of course there was no way I could do all of them, but I’m managing four, somehow. Events are listed below. Prepare for an onslaught of art. 

And in the middle of January was a business trip to New Orleans and the Halloween Show for my day job. There was so much to see in and outside of the tour. 

So I’m going to break it down in a few blogs, starting with this brief food tour.

First night, just a block from the Hampton Inn by the Convention Center in NOLA, a club sandwich and waffle fries at Dino’s. Huge portion, delicious!

2nd Night, Bourbon Street, Felix’s. The line for Acme was around the block so this huge portion happened in front of me instead:

Then we discovered Butcher, only a couple blocks from the hotel. So good we ate there twice! Scrumptious spicy roasted turkey with mac n cheese. Outstanding both times!

We took a little side step from Cajun and went Mexican at El Gato Negra NOLA. Again fabulous:

Then dessert before dinner. Beignets at the world famous Cafe DuMonde. I had hot cocoa too. Tasty as the legend promised:


I then got alligator, shrimp, ribs, and double stuffed baked potato at Cochon, which I later found out was Butcher’s sister restaurant. Both places were just yummy!


And on the last night, NOLA’s on Bourbon:


Another surprise, didn’t know it was owned by the famous Emeril! Magnificent.

Much more to come in the coming weeks!

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

On Losing Heroes

2016 has been the Reaper’s bitch. And I say that with some bitterness, as today, one of my childhood heroes, Carrie Fisher, passed away.

I was completely mesmerized by Princess Leia’s fierce determination and bravery against such incredible odds. I remember wanting to pee in my pants when Vader first overtook her ship. She was strong, yet caring. Unflinching, yet compassionate. She even got the bad boy to come around to be a gentleman. 

In real life, Carrie was just as much a hero. Outspoken and speaking for others fighting mental illness and addiction. I’ve always believed real heroes have flaws. And those imperfections are what truly make us unique and beautiful. Ms. Fisher was flawed, and she was beautiful.

I had hoped she would recover, especially after we have lost so many others this year; not just entertainers, but authors, artists, scientists, and scholars. 
Although I feel wounded and aghast at the loss of such talent this year, I try to comfort myself with creating, with helping. Sadness and negativity win when we stop living with purpose, when we live without love. 

Time is short, use it wisely, because you may be someone else’s hero. And today, we need heroes more than ever.

Peace, and as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria 

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A pleasant reminder:
Sale-All holiday items will be marked down until January 2nd, before leaving the store. PLEASE NOTE: I can not guarantee shipping or delivery by Christmas or New Years. And…

Last day: 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 (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