Lafayette and an Announcement 

I love Lafayette Park. It’s one of the Society’s secret meeting places from my book Strax and the Widow. I shot this series of pics on a gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day a couple weeks ago.    
    
    
    

   
    
    
   

   
    
    
  

Which leads me to the first of several exciting announcements. It’s a “steamy” summer again for me! I am again participating in the Lafayette Square Summer House Tour, the first weekend in June. I will have a table of my fine steampunk items and plenty of copies of Strax and the Widow to sign at 1900 Park, Create Space. It’s a fantastic, multi-use gallery that I used last year for my steampunk installation. 

Over the next couple weeks, I have several more exciting bits to share. If you would like to receive my 4-6 times a year newsletter that covers all my art, please email me through this blog with your email address.

The paperback to Strax and the Widow is here!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530050367

If you’ve read it, please take a moment to offer you honest critique and comments on Amazon. I would really appreciate it. 

As I said before, the only dark side to the paperback, is that the price of the ebook version will soon go up after it’s re-edited/formatted. Right now it’s ONLY $1.99 on Amazon/kindle for the ebook format. It won’t be this low again, ever. The Society series is in full swing. So get to know Kate Church before everyone else….Several art shows and book signing are coming!

Revenge and Machinery, the second book in the Society Series, is on its way. Watch this space.

The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation and re-edit completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends!

As always, thank you for reading.

-Victoria

Links and events:

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” will eventually come to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, this piece has been tabled indefinitely.

-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! 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

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Steampunks at Wizard World Comic Con 2015

Yesterday I enjoyed working a booth with the Gateway City Ghostbusters. They offered me a free pass and I was very grateful for their generosity. However, I’d worked so hard on the playhouse, I didn’t have time for to create the cosplay I wanted. But I had a decent Batgirl and a lot of fun!!

I was really looking forward to seeing all the great steampunk and NeoVictorian outfits and my hometown/region did not disappoint. Here are some of the steampunk sightings from St.Louis. Note that I asked each person for use of their image for my blog. Enjoy!

Darling in pink:   
    The lady in red hand made her coat. The pic doesn’t do it justice. 

        This young man had such a great pack!!! How creative.

  

  You’ll know who this is if you look in his left hand. Clever!

  

   These ladies were here last year and out did themselves. Incredible detail and gorgeous lighting.

   
     

 House of Genevieve had some really lovely pieces. Some respect from one milliner to another.

  Wares from Dolls Gone Wrong. 

   
 

Characters from the steam web series Antediluvian looked fantastic:

   
 

  A friend and local steampunk who won last year as Tink has some interesting headgear and awesome weaponry.

 And I finally got to meet Marcibel MusicalAutomation who is part of Airship Vindus and Antediluvian.

Lastly, me and a few other favs from the show:

Who you gonna call? 

 With Gateway City Ghostbusters

Giving Slimer a kiss: 

  

  Above, when the floodgates opened!
Some of my favorite interesting characters:   
  

  

 

Me and Captain Jack: 

 
And one really fine dancing Iron Man: 

 Updates on the finished playhouse and A Midsummer’s Night Steam coming 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
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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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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

 

Coming Along

My playhouse for Raise the Roof is coming along! Just a few updates via photos:

   

      Got the windows in and almost done painting. Getting ready for touch ups and sealing!

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

Note, I’ve expanded the book sale on amazon.

Listed below are MORE updates and 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

-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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-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

Under the Sea Progresses

My playhouse for Raise the Roof has come so far. Finished the treasure chest and almost finished with the starfish chair for the inside:

          
The outside is almost finished and the inside painting has started:

It’s so exciting to have people in the store checking it out!! You can follow other artists at #RaisetheRoof.

A lotta news coming and I’ve expanded the book sale on amazon.

Listed below are some updates and as always, thank you for reading!

-Victoria

-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

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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

 

Derby Time, Works In Progress

Another from my series of WIPs, Works In Progess. These are going in the Etsy store, where I just got another 5 Star review! The Derby hats below are here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/186882497/kentucky-derby-baseball-cap-with-horse?ref=shop_home_feat_3

Ready for the Derby? It’s just a few weeks away. Just refreshed these in the Etsy store, had to remake one of these beauties after one sold. Please take a gander:

  

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

Upcoming events/sales:

-“A  Midsummer’s Nights Steam”, a steampunk art installation opens Friday June 5th, 6pm, 1900 Park Creative Space, St. Louis, MO

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle AND IS ON SALE FOR $.99 THROUGH MAY 1st. 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)

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-Fine Art America-store coming soon