Sunday, November 25, 2012

Classic Monsters Show: Part 2

Header I pieced together for my Fan Page.
Only a little less than a week to go before the Halloween Town Tribute to Classic Monsters Show and I'm already nervous.  I know I shouldn't be, but I just am.

Frankenbread Men (Large)
In other news, the Frankenbread Men are back for their third year in the Crypt of DOOM!!  I'm not going to be producing the Charm Bracelet this year, but if you're interested in getting the whole set on on something, why not check out my new Spoonflower Shop?  If you've never been to Spoonflower, its a fun site where you can upload your own (copyright protected) patterns and have them printed on fabric, wallpaper or even wall decals (and just for the holidays, my personal favorite, wrapping paper).  It's been pretty entertaining and I'm trying to put together a cut and sew of a Frida Sugar Skull pillow.

Now back to the Tribute Show.  I'll have prints available at Halloween Town on opening night.  Specifically I'll have 20 prints of the new painting available and for the month of December (ONLY) prints of the new painting (entitled "He's So Dreamy") will can only be purchased at Halloween Town.  Prints of the new piece will be available for purchase in ths Crypt of DOOM starting on New Years Day.

If you live in Southern Cali and you're interested in attending the opening night for the Classic Monsters Tribute Show (or stopping by to check it out thru the month of December) click the flyer for more details:

Rick Baker and Rob Zombie. . . my head will surely explode.

EEEK!!!  So excited.  Check out that line up!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Portrait of an Invisible Boy - WIP

Poster from Universal's 1933 adaption of the Invisible Man directed by James Whale.
Well, the deadline for the "Classic Monsters Tribute Show" over at Halloween Town has come and gone.  I dropped off my piece yesterday with only minutes to spare.  I still can't show anyone for two weeks what it is, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Invisible Boy concept sketches.
Thumbnail for Final painting composition.
 What I can show you is this piece.  I'm saying it's a work in progress because I'd still like to complete it one day.  We were allowed to do two pieces for the Classic Monsters Show and the "Portrait of an Invisible Boy" would have been my second piece.  I love how chubby he is!  I'm looking forward to painting all the little bugs on the wall, the microscope and the bubbles in his bubble pipe.

I've shown a few friends, and family members, the sketch of the Invisible Boy you see above and every time I do they laugh and ask why he's dressed like Hugh Heffner.  I always forget that I watch more old monster films than they do so in order to explain it to them, I show them the following two things/images.

My super awesome Sideshow Produced Figure. (Stock Photo)
and a screen cap of the movie:
Claude Rains and Gloria Stuart in Universal's "Invisible Man" (1933).
I'm hoping to complete this portrait before year's end.  Sadly my personal project time has been scarce since going back to work. I'm hoping that since I've already invested money in the fancy mat paper (flocked burgundy velvet), replacement glass and an awesome antique frame I might be more inclined to finish it.  Stay tuned for updates on it's progress.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Just Buried: A Boogervampire Wedding

Our Halloween/Voodoo themed Save the Date card.
I had a much longer, rambley post composed but I decided to save you all the pain of my long windedness and just get to the good stuff.

Front and Back of our Voodoo/Halloween Themed Invites. Painted by me of course.
Front and Back of our Voodoo/Halloween Themed RSVP Cards, also painted by me.
I got married to my long-time boyfriend on Halloween this year.  That was the extremely vague thing I was hinting at over the last few months.  It became an all consuming beast of a thing as I was doing most of the planning by myself.  I do want to say thank you to my friends Lori, Natasha and Valerie for their input and help, just having you three made my life so much easier.

Photo collage by our friend Kristin.  I put the original paintings for the invites on display with the guest book.

My ADORABLE flower girl Sabine.

I don't want to say my wedding was completely handmade, because it wasn't, but a very good part of it was and a lot of wonderful sellers over on Etsy helped make my special day have a unique flair that I couldn't have accomplished entirely on my own.

Closer shot of the bunting.  Letters cut by The Sticker Chick, my friend Nicole.
The totally awesome tree we got married in front of with the homemade bunting.

First up my bunting.  Don't have the best pics yet, but I couldn't have pulled it off with out the help of my dear friend Nicole over at the Sticker Chick.  Although Nicole primarily does vinyl decals, I coaxed her into cutting me 22 letters an blank glitter pages so I could glue them to colored piece of balsa wood so I could make a custom bunting that spelled out "I put a spell on you".

I make color comps of everything now.  This was the third color comp of the bunting.
Next up was my gorgeous bouquet and Carlos' boutonniere.  Both were made by Candace at Flowers from the Garden.  I have horrendous allergies so I thought that if I got a paper bouquet not only could I avoid and allergy attack on my big day, but I could also keep my bouquet for a very long time.

Tissue Paper flowers from Flowers From The Garden.
Also acquired thru an awesome Etsy Seller was my mini top hat veil.  Stephanie over at La Coco Rouge made the most gorgeous mini top hat.  Although I was apprehensive to go the mini top hat route (mainly because they are so popular and I wanted to avoid jumping on a band wagon) I'm so glad that I did.  It was PERFECT.

Top hat courtesy of  LaCocoRouge and photo by Ambitious Misfit.

And finally, my amazingly wonderful photographer Collette over at Ambitious Misfit Photography knocked the ball out of the park. . . well at least from what we can see from the one picture she's posted online as a teaser.

The ultimate thank you goes out to my Mom.  I'd like to think I satisfied a dream of her's by letting her make my wedding dress.  If I didn't then at least she satisfied one of mine by letting me design my own wedding dress.  Thanks Mom.  All three trips to Joann's, in two days, after traveling 1100 miles to make sure it turned out right were, totally worth it.