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“Holy Hecate, she’s SUCH a show-off!” muttered Dianthus, with a roll of her eyes. “Well, you have to admit she’s got talent,” countered Maeva, her greenish hair standing on end. “Will you shut that thing OFF, please, before you suck me up into the next township?” But Amelia couldn’t hear either member of her coven, the motor on her Super Deluxe Electrolux was just too loud. In truth, it wasn’t a matter of showing off at all, but it was also true that no ordinary broom would do for Amelia Alabaster. Fascinated by all things mechanical and preternaturally obsessed with order, she had long ago parked the broom bestowed upon her by her mother in a seldom-used utility closet and had traded in her wand for a curvy little feather duster. With a clattering of gears and a mumbling of spells she had transformed an everyday Electrolux into a first rate aircraft, and had immediately begun buzzing around Glastonbury looking for messes to clean up. She had even fashioned a canister-type conveyance for her surly black companion, Tidy Tim. It occasionally coughed up a bit of kitty litter, but Amelia could dispatch that in a jiffy. Night after night, the full moon yawning behind her, Amelia would don her goggles, grab the handle of her vacuum and hold on tight as it roared into the night sky, yanking her off to the next domestic disaster, midtown mess or parochial pigsty. With a wriggle of her bottom and a flourish of her feather duster, order would be restored and all would be well. If the occasional crucial bit of paperwork or antique heirloom or cherished keepsake happened to get sucked up too, well, people generally didn’t even notice. So the next time you are frantically searching for something and making thinly veiled accusations in the direction of your children, family pet or significant other, give a thought to Amelia Alabaster and the Super Deluxe Electrolux. It probably isn’t their fault.

This 6” x 8” x ¾” original collage depicts Amelia and Tidy Tim hovering in the night sky above Glastonbury with their respective vacuums. It is constructed on a handpainted stretched gallery canvas with vintage images and Thai lace paper clouds. Accented with Dresden trim, brass rivets and black satin ribbon, it is finished on the sides and does not require a frame to hang. A few small paper spiderwebs that Amelia missed are cowering in the lower corners. The piece is backed with beautifully printed cardstock, signed and fitted with hanging hardware. Insurance included in shipping price.

This original artwork and story are copyright Ramona Szczerba 2009. Copyright to this material is in no way transferable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to any reproduction rights – neither image nor story can be reproduced without my express written permission. Thanks!
“Holy Hecate, she’s SUCH a show-off!” muttered Dianthus, with a roll of her eyes. “Well, you have to admit she’s got talent,” countered Maeva, her greenish hair standing on end. “Will you shut that thing OFF, please, before you suck me up into the next township?” But Amelia couldn’t hear either member of her coven, the motor on her Super Deluxe Electrolux was just too loud. In truth, it wasn’t a matter of showing off at all, but it was also true that no ordinary broom would do for Amelia Alabaster. Fascinated by all things mechanical and preternaturally obsessed with order, she had long ago parked the broom bestowed upon her by her mother in a seldom-used utility closet and had traded in her wand for a curvy little feather duster. With a clattering of gears and a mumbling of spells she had transformed an everyday Electrolux into a first rate aircraft, and had immediately begun buzzing around Glastonbury looking for messes to clean up. She had even fashioned a canister-type conveyance for her surly black companion, Tidy Tim. It occasionally coughed up a bit of kitty litter, but Amelia could dispatch that in a jiffy. Night after night, the full moon yawning behind her, Amelia would don her goggles, grab the handle of her vacuum and hold on tight as it roared into the night sky, yanking her off to the next domestic disaster, midtown mess or parochial pigsty. With a wriggle of her bottom and a flourish of her feather duster, order would be restored and all would be well. If the occasional crucial bit of paperwork or antique heirloom or cherished keepsake happened to get sucked up too, well, people generally didn’t even notice. So the next time you are frantically searching for something and making thinly veiled accusations in the direction of your children, family pet or significant other, give a thought to Amelia Alabaster and the Super Deluxe Electrolux. It probably isn’t their fault.

This 6” x 8” x ¾” original collage depicts Amelia and Tidy Tim hovering in the night sky above Glastonbury with their respective vacuums. It is constructed on a handpainted stretched gallery canvas with vintage images and Thai lace paper clouds. Accented with Dresden trim, brass rivets and black satin ribbon, it is finished on the sides and does not require a frame to hang. A few small paper spiderwebs that Amelia missed are cowering in the lower corners. The piece is backed with beautifully printed cardstock, signed and fitted with hanging hardware. Insurance included in shipping price.

This original artwork and story are copyright Ramona Szczerba 2009. Copyright to this material is in no way transferable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to any reproduction rights – neither image nor story can be reproduced without my express written permission. Thanks!
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Reviewed by Yvette Quintanar
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 30, 2017
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Reviewed by hep1013
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 20, 2017
Gorgeous as always...thank you so much!
Lunar Steampunk

Reviewed by svrooman
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 9, 2016
I mean what a way to travel! Beautifully done, creative and FUN. Super quick ship and arrived in perfect condition. So happy!
Undersea Steampunk - Emma the Nautilus-naut PRINT

5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 9, 2015
This exquisite item arrived quickly and so beautifully wrapped, it was almost a shame to open it, but oh so well worth it. This artist clearly takes pride in her work and her business ethic. Thank you so much! I will definitely be back!
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Reviewed by Yvette Quintanar
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 30, 2017
Art Card Special - Vice Pack

Reviewed by hep1013
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 20, 2017
Gorgeous as always...thank you so much!
Lunar Steampunk

Reviewed by svrooman
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 9, 2016
I mean what a way to travel! Beautifully done, creative and FUN. Super quick ship and arrived in perfect condition. So happy!
Undersea Steampunk - Emma the Nautilus-naut PRINT

5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 9, 2015
This exquisite item arrived quickly and so beautifully wrapped, it was almost a shame to open it, but oh so well worth it. This artist clearly takes pride in her work and her business ethic. Thank you so much! I will definitely be back!
Custom Listing for thegirlfromelsford

Reviewed by Stacey Parks
5 out of 5 stars.
Apr 11, 2015
I was looking for absinthe art and didn't want to go with the traditional images you see everywhere. This collage is exactly what I was looking for, and since I also have an affinity for New Orleans, I also love the story that goes along with it.
Absinthe Fairy - Marcellin

Reviewed by Stacey Parks
5 out of 5 stars.
Apr 11, 2015
So precious! There is something so innocent and fresh, yet adventurous, about this sweet little collage. A personal note from the artist with a generous stash of little additions (like a greeting card and post cards) was such a nice touch. :)
Steampunk Fairy Art - Snack Fairy

Reviewed by sunnygirl88
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 25, 2015
Thank you for the very pretty art cards and the extras. My boyfriend will love them. :)
The Golden Compass - Art Card Set

Reviewed by ceddy4
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 11, 2014
These are so great! Love them!
7 Thanksgiving Place Cards Digital Download

Reviewed by Volanta Peng
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 10, 2014
Shipped well within time! A lot smaller than I expected (so a bit expensive but I should have read all the details), but overall really pretty and nice. She did a good job making sure the cards themselves were safe from rain (plastic sleeves) and included some extra goodies in there.
The Golden Compass - Art Card Set

Reviewed by Edwina13
5 out of 5 stars.
Nov 28, 2014
So fun at the Thanksgiving table!
7 Thanksgiving Place Cards Digital Download

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Steampunk Witch

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: canvas, wood, acrylic paint, vintage images, dresden trim, brass rivets, satin ribbon, glue
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 166 reviews
  • Favorited by: 32 people
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