Cyber Monday Continues

Dear Friends:
Again I’ve added a whole slew of new items to the store. Here’s a taste:

   
    
   
I’ve extended the coupon code BLACKFRI25 for 25% off all items in the Etsy store over $10 through 12/2. 

Also, please don’t forget, if you’re on Amazon today, my short stories and Strax and the Widow are on Kindle!!! Use your Prime and Unlimited accounts to download some “steamy” and fantasy reads!

Coming soon in books: Revenge and Machinery, the second book in the Society Series. Don’t forget to check out the first book Strax and the Widow to catch up on the adventures of Kate Church.
I will be at three local shows in the St. Louis area:
The Holiday Mart at Edward Jones, 12555 Manchester Rd., Saturday December 5th, 9am-2pm
The Lafayette Square Parlor Tour, 1900 Park, Creative Space, Sunday December 13th, 10am-5pm
Holiday Craft/Art Fair, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois, Tuesday December 15th, 6pm-10pm
Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:
http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow

Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.

As always, thank you for reading.

-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:
-12/6 Edward Jones Holiday Mart
-12/13 1900 Park, Creative Space, Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-12/15 Heavy Anchor Craft Show

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It was auctioned last week. I’m not certain who the buyer is just yet!

-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

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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


-Instagram-Steampunkcountess


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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
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-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
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-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

A Last Sprint!!!

Dear Readers,

I’m in a mad dash to finish items for the closing of “A Midsummers Nights Steam”. And tonite is the show at the Heavy Anchor. A reminder for the steampunk installation:

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 will be open tomorrow nite.

Another taste of what’s to come:

   
  

  

  

  

  As always, thank you for reading!
-Victoria
-Upcoming/continuing shows:
-Continuing-Corvid’s Cafe, Cakeway To the West Artists Show
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 
-Thursday June 25th The Heavy Anchor Art/Craft Fair
-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