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 Napkins 180 photos, 6 members
- MUSEUM OF MEMORIES 6,225 photos, 353 members
- Texas Forest Trail Region: Culture and Heritage You'll Pine For 1,194 photos, 47 members
- American Railroad Post Cards 1,173 photos, 80 members
- Roadtrip Pioneers: Travel Before 1950 1,317 photos, 165 members
- Machinery Ephemera 4,497 photos, 64 members
- 'Tis The $eason: Christmas Ads 1,474 photos, 315 members
- Not Real Horses 749 photos, 157 members
- WORLD OF ISLANDS 14,985 photos, 777 members
- Halloween Magic 3,063 photos, 197 members
- Halloween Town 2,232 photos, 321 members
- Dog Paper Collage Art 397 photos, 48 members
- Jiggery Pokery 252 photos, 19 members
- Just one more quarter, pleeeeeze ! 2,447 photos, 151 members
- Bahrain Experience 5,321 photos, 489 members
- Middle Eastern Postcards 910 photos, 80 members
- Horses, mules and donkeys on postcards 11,817 photos, 103 members
- Libya Flickr ♥ فلكر ليبيا 10,889 photos, 800 members
- Pepsi 259 photos, 37 members
- Literature Hoedown 3,529 photos, 773 members
- ANCIENT RELICS 141,697 photos, 4,504 members
- ★ Globes, Maps and Flags ★ 2,214 photos, 725 members
- PAPER MOON GREETINGS 63 photos, 8 members
- Nature Bookclub 664 photos, 117 members
- Perú Travel & Living 25,525 photos, 856 members
- abandoned beauties throughout the world 5,012 photos, 875 members
- Decaying Details 1,582 photos, 87 members
- Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful 113,514 photos, 8,250 members
- My Small Business 2,550 photos, 145 members
- Treasured Things & Collectibles 18,086 photos, 551 members
- Animals in Your Art 85,243 photos, 4,786 members
- Dogs at Christmas 6,105 photos, 1,373 members
- Plastic Fantastic Christmas! Vintage 441 photos, 46 members
- CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT... 3,713 photos, 349 members
- scifri/leafpile 486 photos, 75 members
- Vintage Holiday & Seasonal Decorating 619 photos, 48 members
- A touch of nostalgia! 1,512 photos, 57 members
- Halloween Crafts 5,383 photos, 815 members
- Bodegones en fotografía / Still lifes fotography 44,292 photos, 2,577 members
- kids love Darwin 485 photos, 78 members
- Tony Tony Chopper 80 photos, 9 members
- Freehand doodle patterns 1,741 photos, 1,031 members
- Burning Man Art Installations 2,468 photos, 221 members
- Chalkboard Dust 1,469 photos, 420 members
- journal junk~ 32,326 photos, 1,956 members
- Autumn Whimsy 13,471 photos, 2,005 members
- All Things ~*Earthy*~ 156,924 photos, 6,879 members
- Archetypes 7,699 photos, 661 members
- Ema : Japanese Votive Boards 515 photos, 26 members
- Objects & Art 1,628 photos, 45 members
- Confetti Time 4 photos
- One Trick Ponies 12 photos
- The Grocery Bag Project: H-E-B 11 photos
- North Africa 14 photos
- Spotty 5 photos
- Art Horses III 14 photos
- Art Horses II 16 photos
- Textures to Try 12 photos
- Christmas: It's a Wrap 16 photos
- Art Horses 15 photos
- Horse Stamps 14 photos
- Vintage Candy Canes 14 photos
- 1984 14 photos
- Custom Model Horses 14 photos
- Scenes from the Navajo Nation 18 photos
- Charting Your Course 13 photos
- Noble Horses 15 photos
- Band Geeks 10 photos
- Roy Rogers & Trigger 16 photos
- Puppy Loves 9 photos
- Cartographically Speaking 16 photos
- Excursions into Anatomy 11 photos
- The Ephemeral Horse 15 photos
- Tactile Textures 16 photos
- Broncos 17 photos
- Best of Vintage Animals Group 12 photos
- Christmas on Black 12 photos
- Black Beauty Books 14 photos
- Textural Curiosities 17 photos
"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"
February 27th, 2010
"Um.. I don't even know you but your collection of images has me SWOOONING. Keep 'em coming! Your taste level is unsurpassed."
January 12th, 2010
- November 2007
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- mixed media artist and junk collector
- We Don't Rent Puppies