Calsidyrose's photostream Pro User
I am always ready to share my images, but ask that you do not redistribute my images as your own for sale as collage image CDs or as stock images. If you want an image for a specific reason, just send me a Flickrmail. I have decided to set Creative Commons licenses on many more of my photographs so that you can use them on your blogs or websites. The license change applies primarily to photos as opposed to ephemera scans. I love seeing how you used my photographs, so leave me a link! Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
That said, I am a Cultural Tourist with eclectic Flickr interests.
I like stuff found in thrift stores, dogs, vintage illustrations, maps, ephemera of almost any kind, found objects, weird gardens, toy horses, mixed-media art, books (lots and lots of books!), geeky things, bad puns, old advertising, saints and shrines, Texas, Southeast Louisiana, cowboys, longhorns, backroads, roadside oddities, old signs, the desert, bayous and piney woods.
My interests include: reading, writing, making collages and assemblage art, thrift shopping, animal rescue, cultural investigations, thrift shopping, drawing, volunteering, and did I mention thrift shopping?
I was raised as oil brat, and married a guy in the oil business (how predictable). As a child, I lived in Venezuela, Libya (1971-73) and in Bahrain (1973-76). I spent my 20's through mid-30s in California (Huntington Beach, Hawthorne). My husband's job has taken us from California to Hawai'i, then Southeast Louisiana, and now to Texas. I like most climates, but prefer my snow on distant mountaintops or on postcards.
I'm an over-educated liberal arts major: I am a Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Classical Civilization, Greek emphasis, and Comparative Literature, emphasis on critical theory. I know more useless facts than anyone really needs to know.
I'm more liberal than most of my neighbors. I live northeast of Houston in The Great State of Texas. I have two rescue dogs, countless books, too many boxes of ephemera and some of the best computer hardware around--if I don't own it, my Geek Boy son does! :)
I turned 50 in 2009, so I'm a "Baby Buster" or a "Generation Jones," with kids in high school and college My minivan mom days are nearing their end.
I love looking at other members' photos and scans of ephemera. Flickr has shown me that I'm not the only one who has clung to pretty illustrations, odd bits of advertising, labels from plastic toys and found photos and post cards!
I volunteer at my local Shelter and I blog about my experiences. Check out the link below, "We Don't Rent Puppies."
I'm thrilled to play a small part in the Flickr community--I'm impressed by the skills of the photographers, intrigued and inspired by the artists, and am amazed by the obsessiveness of some of the collectors!
Although my entries are sporadic, I have 2 blogs:
For Art & Collections:
For Animal Rescue:
Thanks for looking at my profile and enjoy my photostream!
Please leave a comment so I can look at your things, too. That's the best part of Flickr!
Photos of Calsidyrose (2)
- My Small Business 441 photos, 42 members
- Treasured Things & Collectibles 7,961 photos, 441 members
- Psychogeography 1,662 photos, 240 members
- Animals in Your Art 65,102 photos, 4,469 members
- Dogs at Christmas 5,657 photos, 1,284 members
- Plastic Fantastic Christmas! Vintage 297 photos, 29 members
- CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT... 1,601 photos, 252 members
- scifri/leafpile 239 photos, 75 members
- Vintage Holiday & Seasonal Decorating 394 photos, 32 members
- A touch of nostalgia! 763 photos, 40 members
- Halloween Crafts 4,336 photos, 720 members
- Bodegones en fotografía / Still lifes fotography 27,830 photos, 1,967 members
- kids love Darwin 448 photos, 72 members
- Tony Tony Chopper 77 photos, 8 members
- Freehand doodle patterns 1,217 photos, 635 members
- Burning Man Art Installations 2,276 photos, 181 members
- Chalkboard Dust 1,104 photos, 387 members
- Stick Figures in Peril 24,141 photos, 14,504 members
- journal junk~ 24,996 photos, 1,720 members
- Autumn Whimsy 4,654 photos, 626 members
- All Things ~*Earthy*~ 42,368 photos, 2,230 members
- Archetypes 7,056 photos, 621 members
- Ema : Japanese Votive Boards 442 photos, 17 members
- Objects & Art 298 photos, 23 members
- METAL HORSES 551 photos, 49 members
- Tiny Nature 337 photos, 45 members
- Flotsam and Jetsam 1,233 photos, 140 members
- Collecting Nature 1,453 photos, 354 members
- Priority Mail 2,968 photos, 1,538 members
- Fragments From Found Images..also TV, Movie, & Comic Frames 1,334 photos, 286 members
- Found Images: All Types 14,159 photos, 336 members
- Marketing InSpIrAtIoNs 544 photos, 112 members
- Nature Notes 4,960 photos, 192 members
- Zentangle Supplies and tecniques 75 photos, 168 members
- Smash-ing Journals 368 photos, 179 members
- Small Dogs RULE! 10,617 photos, 560 members
- Storefront Tile 1,059 photos, 123 members
- Textured Texas 299 photos, 24 members
- urban knitting 3,323 photos, 594 members
- Vignetting 174,637 photos, 13,246 members
- Bazaar Style 11,790 photos, 1,075 members
- Photos Without A Rabbit 19,865 photos, 832 members
- fascination of plants day 2013 1,373 photos, 56 members
- Zentangle 25,613 photos, 2,525 members
- Oahu's Past in the Present 181 photos, 77 members
- Systematic Botany (not for "pretty flower images") 775 photos, 154 members
- Book Nerds 779 photos, 198 members
- Colossal Flickr Pool 9,783 photos, 1,277 members
- organized collection 7,426 photos, 1,845 members
- the nature table 2,452 photos, 343 members
the wreath witch says:
"Calsidyrose has a wonderful eye
for fun and beauty and art
I am so glad she shares it us
I feel like I have always known her
Thank You. for being here Calsidyrose"
27th February, 2010
"Um.. I don't even know you but your collection of images has me SWOOONING. Keep 'em coming! Your taste level is unsurpassed."
12th January, 2010
- November 2007
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- mixed media artist and junk collector
- We Don't Rent Puppies