Updates!

Hello Lovelies:

Was going to post this yesterday, got a little busy. The 29th is anniversary of the famous 1896 tornado. And as I recorded a YouTube update at the window, the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto rolled into St. Louis. Enjoy it here:

So the updates?

Just shot some more pics for Steampunk Journal and I’m working on articles to go with them. Please support the Journal, go to SteampunkJournal.org to see my latest.

I’m continuing to create and prepare pieces for Big River. I’m hoping to wrap up a lot of nifty pieces. Watch this space amazing things are coming!

Again thank you for all of your support in all my endeavors! The turnouts at Looking Glass Designs and the Crack Fox were amazing!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

  • Live draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog 6/23. This will be my last live draw at the Museum before it closes later this fall. Please stop by and enjoy the Museum!
  • “Urban Wanderers” returns for Stray Rescue on 6/23, more details coming! Their page: https://www.strayrescue.org/
  • I’ll have dog art up at Boardwalk Waffles from 7/10-24, with a special opening on 7/13 for “Let Them Eat Art!” Their page is here: https://www.boardwalkwaffles.com/
  • Big River Steampunk Festival is the now the biggest event on my calendar, come and stop by my booth! Page link here: http://www.bigriversteampunkfestival.com/

More Information:

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Here’s the latest: https://mailchi.mp/706d9e483a8f/spring-events-2018

BOOKS:

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Will returns soon, again sorry for delays, but I’m making a few tweaks and edits.

Steampunk!!!

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.

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
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-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

–Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

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The Phantom and World Goth Day…

Hello Lovelies:

My own little celebration of World Goth Day includes some popular culture references:

I finally saw Phantom of the Opera at the lovely historic Fox Theatre this past weekend. This wonderfully dark Victorian musical satisfied with an amazingly tall talented Phantom, stunning costumes, and brilliant stage effects.

The Fox Theatre was its usual gothic and mixed architecture beautiful self:

My latest piece for Steampunk Journal is about the show Houdini and Doyle which had its own gothic/steampunk bent with plenty of fog, shadows, and mystery! Read about it here:

https://www.steampunkjournal.org/2018/05/21/to-the-home-cinema-a-review-of-the-television-show-houdini-doyle/

Need something else to watch? How about Crimson Peak with all its Horror Gothic glory?

And it’s not too late to celebrate the dark side of you, if you’re in St. Louis, stop on by the Gothic Garage Sale at the Crack Fox this Thursday, 5p-midnite! I’ll have plenty of clean out my closet items for your enjoyment.

FB invite here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/437841279982003??ti=ia

Thanks for all of your support in all my endeavors!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

***Goth Garage Sale (see details above)

More Information:

-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.

Here’s the latest: https://mailchi.mp/706d9e483a8f/spring-events-2018

BOOKS:

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Will returns soon, again sorry for delays, but I’m making a few tweaks and edits.

Steampunk!!!

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.

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

–Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

Happy Earth Day!

Hello Lovelies:

Happy Earth Day to all!

One of my favorite things about Steampunk folk is that we are great recyclers. Most of my hats are made from recycled/upcycled materials.

“A Truly Mad Hat” for example was made from an old lampshade, old curtains, part of a cowgirl outfit, clearanced trim, a used toy train, and an ice cream bucket.

I hope these pics inspire you to stay steamy and crafty while helping Mother Earth!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

Events

More Information:

-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.

Here’s the latest: https://mailchi.mp/706d9e483a8f/spring-events-2018

BOOKS:

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Will returns on 5/5!

Steampunk!!!

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.

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

–Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

Steampunk Shoot Sample

Hello Lovelies:

Last week was crazy busy. After the unexpected drama of Easter, I prepped and put together items for a shoot outside of Shutterfest, a huge photographer convention here in St. Louis.

I don’t have the finished items/pic yet, but will feature them and the creation of the pieces for the shoot, in a later blog.

Here’s a few sample shots:

Model’s: Luna, Abby, and Ryan.

Photographers at work: Kim Ackerman and Ken Schmidt

New pieces:

Floral Bunny Mask

Steampunk Phantom Mask

The bunny mask is in the Etsy store, the Phantom mask coming soon!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

MoreInformation:

-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.

Here’s the latest: https://mailchi.mp/706d9e483a8f/spring-events-2018

BOOKS:

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Steampunk!!!

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.

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

–Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

Steampunk Hands Around the World, Lafayette Square

Hello Lovelies,

This is the last piece I completed for Steampunk Hands Around the World,

Lafayette Park, St. Louis, MO

Any Steampunk wanting to enjoy life’s natural pleasures would certainly enjoy a stroll through Lafayette Park in St. Louis, MO.  Once a common area for grazing cattle in the early 1800’s, Lafayette Park was dedicated in 1851, as one of the first public parks in the nation. At almost thirty acres, it was also one of the largest parks of the time and was certainly the biggest Victorian Park west of the Mississippi River. It was named after the Marquis de Lafayette, a French statesman who had volunteered under George Washington during the American Revolution.

Sturdy black iron fences surround the park adding to its regal splendor. Four stone gateways mark each corner of the park with additional gates at each midpoint.

A large lake hosts a variety of water fowl including ducks and swans.

Walking paths treat the visitor to delightful expanses of fields, forestry, and fauna. The St. Louis Perfectos play Vintage Baseball on one of these fields. They follow the rules of America’s greatest pastime from 1860.

The recently refurbished iron bridge that crosses the Rockery is one of the most favorite places in the park for photos. Not far from the bridge is the Elizabeth Cook pavilion where many a celebration has been hosted.  Just East of this scenic area is the Park House which was once a Police Station for the Lafayette Square area.

There are two historic statues in the park:  George Washington and Thomas Hart Benton. Benton was Missouri’s first great senator. His tribute was created by sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who rose to fame and prominence in the late 1800’s art world despite being female.

Remembrances of war are also in the park, with two immense cannons that were salvaged from the 28 gun British frigate Actaeon that was scuttled in Charleston, South Carolina during the Revolutionary War in 1776 during the Battle of Sullivan’s Island. A group of veterans purchased the pair of cannons for the Park in 1897, a year after the Great Cyclone of 1896.

The Great Cyclone decimated the park and many of the colorful homes, known as the “painted ladies”,that surrounded it. After 5 p.m. on May 27, 1896, this massive tornado leveled almost every tree in the park along with the bandstand, pavilion, and boat house. 255 people in the greater St. Louis area were killed and hundreds injured. By the turn of the century, the neighborhood fell into disrepair and was actually given a slum number for city tracking purposes.

But the Park and the city rose from the despair of the storm and poverty. Today, Lafayette Park continues to host family and public events, including the ever popular twice annual house tour. Several committees and volunteers maintain its magnificence. It is a perfect place for a steampunk day or evening in the park.

The YouTube vlog for this post is here:

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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EVENTS

-Feb/March Art Show at Soulard Art Market, Steampunk III-https://www.facebook.com/events/117030105776686??ti=ia

-Spring-AKC Museum of the Dog group show

-March-Will the Vampire returns

-June 2018-Book Releases, watch this space!

-Labor Day Weekend 2018-Big River Steampunk Festival

LINKS:

-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!

BOOKS:

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Steampunk!!!-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.
-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is now available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

In the Works

Hello Lovelies:

Today I’ve been sleeping off and on with a nasty head cold that snuck up on me like a ghost.

Which reminds me that Will the Vampire returns soon.

And I have so many other things in process. After an exhausting few weeks, I dropped off my pieces for the Steampunk III Show. A sneak peek here:

I’ve got a bunch of blogs I’m working on for Steampunk Journal including the opening of Steampunk III. Most recent pieces are listed below.

I’ve extended the mask sale to next Sunday-ALL masks are marked 50% off in the Etsy store through Sunday 2/18/18. No coupons necessary. My link here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

Latest blogs and vlogs here:

My first Steampunk:

http://www.steampunkcavaliers.com/uncategorized/my-first-steampunk-experience-by-victoria-l-szulc/

Eads Bridge for Steampunk Hands Around the World:

Follow all the Steampunk Hands Around the World Adventures during the month of February here on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/361976560880906??ti=ia

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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EVENTS

-Feb Art Show at Soulard Art Market, Steampunk III-https://www.facebook.com/events/117030105776686??ti=ia

-Spring-AKC Museum of the Dog group show

-June 2018-Book Releases, watch this space!

-Labor Day Weekend 2018-Big River Steampunk Festival

LINKS:

-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!

BOOKS:

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Steampunk!!!-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.
-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is now available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

Etsy Mask Sale!

Hello Lovelies:

Happy Mardi Gras! And a special thank you for all who’ve supported my Etsy store. So to celebrate ALL masks are marked 50% off in the Etsy store through Sunday 2/18/18. No coupons necessary. My link here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

A sample of masks in the store:

Now furiously working on visual art for Steampunk III, the info here!:

https://www.facebook.com/events/117030105776686??ti=ia

But feel free to check out my latest blogs and vlogs here:

My first Steampunk:

http://www.steampunkcavaliers.com/uncategorized/my-first-steampunk-experience-by-victoria-l-szulc/

Eads Bridge for Steampunk Hands Around the World:

Follow all the Steampunk Hands Around the World Adventures during the month of February here on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/361976560880906??ti=ia

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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EVENTS

-Feb Art Show at Soulard Art Market, Steampunk III-https://www.facebook.com/events/117030105776686??ti=ia

-Spring-AKC Museum of the Dog group show

-June 2018-Book Releases, watch this space!

-Labor Day Weekend 2018-Big River Steampunk Festival

LINKS:

-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!

BOOKS:

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Steampunk!!!-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.
-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is now available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc