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)
- PAPER MOON GREETINGS 61 photos, 3 members
- Nature library 453 photos, 86 members
- Perú Travel & Living 10,136 photos, 395 members
- abandoned beauties throughout the world 5,477 photos, 755 members
- Abandoned Beauties 45,282 photos, 1,307 members
- Abandoned Hotels 2,719 photos, 422 members
- Decaying Details 25 photos, 5 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 107,991 photos, 7,219 members
- New Flickr Layout Sucks 798 photos, 1,969 members
- My Small Business 730 photos, 56 members
- Treasured Things & Collectibles 9,312 photos, 479 members
- Psychogeography 1,863 photos, 252 members
- Animals in Your Art 68,155 photos, 4,526 members
- Dogs at Christmas 5,771 photos, 1,298 members
- Plastic Fantastic Christmas! Vintage 341 photos, 32 members
- CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT... 1,777 photos, 260 members
- scifri/leafpile 231 photos, 78 members
- Vintage Holiday & Seasonal Decorating 455 photos, 33 members
- A touch of nostalgia! 933 photos, 44 members
- Halloween Crafts 4,648 photos, 745 members
- Bodegones en fotografía / Still lifes fotography 30,277 photos, 2,017 members
- kids love Darwin 479 photos, 71 members
- Tony Tony Chopper 76 photos, 8 members
- Freehand doodle patterns 1,306 photos, 726 members
- Burning Man Art Installations 2,329 photos, 184 members
- Chalkboard Dust 1,153 photos, 404 members
- Stick Figures in Peril 24,527 photos, 16,439 members
- journal junk~ 26,608 photos, 1,763 members
- Autumn Whimsy 7,511 photos, 1,137 members
- All Things ~*Earthy*~ 61,280 photos, 3,066 members
- Archetypes 7,272 photos, 621 members
- Ema : Japanese Votive Boards 445 photos, 19 members
- Objects & Art 492 photos, 27 members
- METAL HORSES 565 photos, 52 members
- Tiny Nature 361 photos, 44 members
- Flotsam and Jetsam 1,294 photos, 144 members
- Collecting Nature 1,573 photos, 359 members
- Priority Mail 3,041 photos, 1,531 members
- Fragments From Found Images..also TV, Movie, & Comic Frames 1,279 photos, 290 members
- Found Images: All Types 16,567 photos, 349 members
- Marketing InSpIrAtIoNs 581 photos, 123 members
- Nature Notes 6,576 photos, 269 members
- Zentangle Supplies and tecniques 75 photos, 198 members
- Smash-ing Journals 531 photos, 210 members
- Small Dogs RULE! 10,665 photos, 554 members
- Storefront Tile 1,149 photos, 138 members
- Textured Texas 409 photos, 26 members
- urban knitting 3,970 photos, 593 members
- Vignetting 196,593 photos, 16,074 members
- Bazaar Style 11,879 photos, 1,077 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