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)
- Literature Hoedown 2,813 photos, 749 members
- ANCIENT RELICS 23,033 photos, 2,051 members
- ★ Globes, Maps and Flags ★ 719 photos, 575 members
- PAPER MOON GREETINGS 61 photos, 4 members
- Nature library 536 photos, 89 members
- Perú Travel & Living 10,931 photos, 420 members
- abandoned beauties throughout the world 5,420 photos, 782 members
- Abandoned Beauties 52,512 photos, 1,484 members
- Abandoned Hotels 3,028 photos, 472 members
- Decaying Details 83 photos, 10 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 113,240 photos, 7,377 members
- New Flickr Layout Sucks 880 photos, 1,983 members
- My Small Business 790 photos, 58 members
- Treasured Things & Collectibles 10,066 photos, 490 members
- Psychogeography 2,008 photos, 256 members
- Animals in Your Art 70,195 photos, 4,562 members
- Dogs at Christmas 5,875 photos, 1,311 members
- Plastic Fantastic Christmas! Vintage 362 photos, 35 members
- CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT... 1,953 photos, 265 members
- scifri/leafpile 248 photos, 79 members
- Vintage Holiday & Seasonal Decorating 464 photos, 37 members
- A touch of nostalgia! 980 photos, 46 members
- Halloween Crafts 4,616 photos, 744 members
- Bodegones en fotografía / Still lifes fotography 31,735 photos, 2,062 members
- kids love Darwin 478 photos, 73 members
- Tony Tony Chopper 77 photos, 8 members
- Freehand doodle patterns 1,362 photos, 808 members
- Burning Man Art Installations 2,300 photos, 184 members
- Chalkboard Dust 1,178 photos, 404 members
- Stick Figures in Peril 24,856 photos, 17,569 members
- journal junk~ 27,313 photos, 1,796 members
- Autumn Whimsy 7,956 photos, 1,194 members
- All Things ~*Earthy*~ 74,339 photos, 3,850 members
- Archetypes 7,348 photos, 624 members
- Ema : Japanese Votive Boards 447 photos, 19 members
- Objects & Art 587 photos, 27 members
- METAL HORSES 578 photos, 55 members
- Tiny Nature 371 photos, 44 members
- Flotsam and Jetsam 1,321 photos, 144 members
- Collecting Nature 1,619 photos, 360 members
- Priority Mail 3,041 photos, 1,525 members
- Fragments From Found Images..also TV, Movie, & Comic Frames 1,258 photos, 290 members
- Found Images: All Types 19,463 photos, 355 members
- Marketing InSpIrAtIoNs 608 photos, 133 members
- Nature Notes 7,919 photos, 323 members
- Zentangle Supplies and tecniques 75 photos, 221 members
- Smash-ing Journals 656 photos, 229 members
- Small Dogs RULE! 10,732 photos, 560 members
- Storefront Tile 1,161 photos, 139 members
- Textured Texas 505 photos, 26 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