More Masks!!!

Hello Lovelies:

New masks in the Etsy store!! Works in progress here:

I have had overwhelming requests for plain masks, unisex masks, or masks for men and people with larger features or to be worn over existing eyewear. Note that these masks have wider set eyes, larger eye holes, and longer tie ribbons.

These masks are made from super soft brown recycled leather, so PLEASE NOTE, there may be slight imperfections in the fabric. All are hand cut and glued, so there may two of one style but they may not be exactly alike. The leather is purposely NOT formed or stiffened.

The back side of the masks are constructed so that they are almost reversible to a very plain brown suede look, but there are patches on those back sides to fully secure and cover the ribbon stitches. Ribbon is black satin.

The pointed corner masks are trimmed with black trim. The rounded masks are trimmed with brown trim.

And above you’ll see I’ve added a new ladies mask.

You can purchase them here:

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

And yes, there are still more things I’m working on for the Etsy store, writing, and upcoming shows.

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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EVENTS

-Feb art show, details coming…Steampunk III

-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 brief reminder-the 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!
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Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour!!

Hello Lovelies!

As promised, pics from the Lafayette Tour!!!

If you’d rather see video, here’s the link to my YouTube:

It’s been a few years since I’ve done the actual tour, so I got gussied up in my holiday best:

Then off to the park!!! I parked on the west side as the park and neighborhood were packed. I was happy to pose with kiddos in the park for pics. I stopped at the fabulous Park House to get my ticket.

Then onto the tour, which I did backwards as I was closer to the last houses first. So the houses on the South side on Lafayette:

The soldier out front-so cute!!

I tried to get the tree or festive decor in each house. This one did not disappoint!

A little blurry but a detail of one of the stunning hinges.

Then onto the West side:

One of the best in the Square, 1525 Missouri!

With the owner:

Details on the restoration of the house. Here’s the double Parlor.The gorgeous tree!

The lovely spiral staircase down from the main foyer.The amazing window and stained glass above the spiral staircase.

Exterior shots-simply stunning work of architecture!

Next pics are of a House not on the tour, but amazing nevertheless, one of my favorites.

Next, an incredible opening, these flowers on the stairway!

Another gorgeous tree!

Cute stockings and another beautiful table!

Yes, another sweet tree and ornate fireplace. I need one of these…

The oldest house in Lafayette Square!

One of the rebuilt homes/apartments in the Square. What a lovely dress!

This is one of the modern decor homes. They raise angora rabbits and use their fur for wonderful wearable creations:

It was time for a pit stop at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Laredo’s!

After a soda, it was over to 1900 Park, Forrest Gallery and the seasonal market for a little shopping, then onto the rest of the tour. Sorry no pics, I bought gifts!!

Onto the east side of the Square!

The scrolled railing!!!

A super tall tree! Love the ribbon.

The next two houses, just WOW!!

Detail in the doorway!!

This house

Then over to the park for a carriage ride with Spike! I’ve always wanted to take one and finally got a chance at sunset:

Caught a few pics of the park at sundown and ended where I started at the Park House and then on the West side of the park where the trolley came by!

Thank you to all the homes that hosted!! It was a true delight!

Last minute coupons for the Etsy store, however NOTE: I can not deliver before Christmas:

Use code 25OFF20 to get 25% off your purchase of $20 or more!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
On Amazon, all of my kindle ebooks and estories are on sale, all under $2.99. Please share, enjoy, and review:

https://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI
And as always, thank you for reading,
Victoria
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Events:
June 2018-Book Releases, watch this space!
Labor Day Weekend 2018-Big River Steampunk Festival
-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 brief reminder-the 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/

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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

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Close Ups From Home, a Blue Moon and the Future

Saturday was my 8th anniversary of my move to downtown St. Louis. I used to say I’d never live or work in the city. Now I do both. So this post’s bit reflective.

Eight years ago I had to make some serious changes. I wanted to work in media, so I left a boring job in finance to work for a tv station. I also sold I house I thought I’d wanted but it was right for me. 

The tv station started going down hill about a year in. It took almost seven years of drama for it to collapse. I say you never lived until you’ve been part of a mass firing (I was let go with about 20 other people). I was only out of work for a few months before I landed with another media conglomerate. 

But I quit. I was meant to do art. My art, which includes two veins: dog art and of course, steampunk, which is the drive behind this blog. 

Deep in thought today:

   
 Friday night was the blue moon, which coincided with Celtic “Reaper” season, or harvest. This is a great time for transformation. And again, I find myself preparing for changes.

The view last night:  
I had a good year so far with shows and writing. I’m readying to take it to the next level. I’ve had a little break for the last week or two. Some of that included a few nasty setbacks. But I don’t want to focus on the past, I am ready to harvest the next stage. 

I’m at last working on wrapping up the sequel to Strax and the Widow, titled Revenge and Machinery. I am psyched, writing and editing after a long time away doing visual art. 

I have such passion for this that I’m starting a Go Fund Me page. It was not an easy decision. I don’t like to ask for help.  Now please, if you’re reading this and think, uh no, please, just hang for a sec. 

My car is old and needs work. I would really like to get a larger and reliable car for trips or have funds to rent. I’m now getting invites to cons and shows across country. I’m getting local and national recognition for my work. My old sedan isn’t equipped for the road ahead. Working for a corrupted company damaged my credit and my happiness; there were many times that I didn’t get paid on time, in many instances, not for days.

To get to the next level will take a little funding. I know a lot of people are hurting financially right now, but I give what I can, mostly in donations of art, especially to animal and dog rescue groups. So I’m not going to ask for more than I need. And if I get over what I need, know that the extra will go into the bellies and hearts of those who really need it. It will also help other small and local businesses succeed as I use them before I go to larger corporate worlds to shop. 

If you don’t want to give, please consider buying my art or my books. The details of my campaign are here:

http://link.email.dynect.net/link.php?H=%2FJ%2F8k2luYXQCu1JpvvbtAJjg%2FZ5exinf5Qk3gYXNecp7iKJG1YHHIbcQvOyVC97%2F2JMEa0rimV%2B60EApMVeMkK1kxYGCIf7J52mXJfYfIvU%3D&G=21&R=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gofundme.com%2Ff76xuubyw&I=20150802174439.0000019d3788%40mail6-13-ewr.dyndns.com&X=MHw3NzY2NjI6VEVNUElEXzQyOzF8Nzc2NjYzOlFVRVVFSURfMjc5ODM3MDQ5OzJ8Nzc2NjY0OkRPTUFJTl95YWhvby5jb207

As always,I want to thank you for reading. I am so glad your are here.

Victoria

-Upcoming/continuing shows:

-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


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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

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

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

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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
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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Simply, Thank You!

I want to give a big thanks to all who came to “A Midsummers Nights Steam”. It truly was the biggest single art project I put together. Thanks to Janel Dahm-Tegtmeier, the owner of 1900 Park, Creative Space, Hot Box Cookies and Madrina’s for supplying food, models Dana Byrd and Apple Davies, and Brittany Testa, Kim Bess-Kittrell and Piper Hutson for supplying, well supplies!

Here’s some pics from the closing:

   
    
 
A video tour is coming soon. I’m taking a few days off, except for one 4th of July parade, but will be back soon with all kinds of steamy goodness and the return of the Etsy store.

 As always, thank you for reading!
-Victoria
-Upcoming/continuing shows:
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 
-July 10th, 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. 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-TheHauteHen/store currently “on vacation” during the next few weeks.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Closing Sweet Steam Party!

Dear Readers,
“A Midsummers Nights Steam” closes tonite!

A sample of what’s to be seen:

   
  

  

  

  It’s FREE to come peruse the gallery. Almost all the items in the “A Midsummer Nights Steam” installation are for sale. We have another guest appearance by Eldin the snake and her beast tamer, goodies from Hot Box Cookies and Madrina’s Coffee (cold!), plus some additional libations for donations. The installation is meant to be interactive, so bring your edevices and dress up (if you want, it’s a casual event) for steampunk selfies! https://www.facebook.com/events/1640214982878765/
There is construction around the gallery, BUT it is accessible and the show is open!

Yep, more goodies just added:

   
     

Please stop by if you can, from 7p-10p, 1900 Park in Lafayette Square! 

 As always, thank you for reading!

-Victoria

-Upcoming/continuing shows:

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 

-July 10th, 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 available for paperback pre-order at “A Midsummer Nights Steam”. 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-TheHauteHen/store currently “on vacation” during the next few weeks.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon