Back in May I posted some owl paintings
that I did as a baby shower gift for my cousin Patrick, his girlfriend Emily and their baby girl Juniper.
Emily sent me this awesome photo of the paintings displayed in Junipers nursery.
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This post is to let everyone know that I am starting to slash prices again in my Etsy Shop to make room for new items. The first item to be slashed is my original dark fairy painting.
This is one of my original paintings I did back in 2001. It is a fairy in a dark forest sitting upon a mushroom. This was painted on a piece of wood paneling. My friend was ripping wood paneling off his walls and throwing it away and it inspired me to make something unique and beautiful out of it.Please note that because this was painted in 2001 it has my maiden name signature on it 🙂
Stay Spooky and Mythical!
All of you know of my love of owls and how I have a huge owl tattoo on my back in memory of my Mom. Well I could not have been more excited when my cousin Patrick told me his girlfriend Emily also loved owls and they decided to do their baby’s nursery in an owl themed motif.
When I got their baby shower invitation in the mail it had these adorable owls on it.
A green daddy owl, a purple mommy owl and a pink baby girl owl. Inspiration kicked in.
And these paintings were the result …
And well you can’t tell me your having a little girl and me not make her barrettes 🙂
So I also made these “inked decay” barrettes for the baby…
I can’t wait until she is born and has hair so I can see these tiny little feathers in it ha ha.
My phone took some lousy pictures at the shower because of the back lighting in the room but here are a few that I uploaded to Instagram..
These two are going to have such a beautiful baby!!
and then a great one of me and my cousin Patrick ..the daddy to be …
I decided to open up the windows and finally do some “spring arranging” so that I could finally hang up the Universal Monster inspired paintings (Monster Faced) that I did.
I had to wait until my neighbors were gone for the day (I live in a town home connected to other town homes and banging on the wall is like banging on their wall ha ha) to hang them and today was my lucky day.
I am very happy on how well they go with our other Universal Monster living room decor (and yes those are Universal Monster throw pillows). All that hard work of painting them and now they can finally be displayed!! YAY!
That Dracula poster was a wedding gift that we never did get a chance to hang up. I wanted to be sure it would still have a spot on our wall while we wait for the poster frame to come in. I temporarily hung it with no frame to make sure it has a spot on the wall as I was rearranging. We have soooo many autographed horror movie posters and things that need to be framed before we can hang them.. we are running out of wall space in our town home for sure ha ha
I decided since the neighbors were not home it was the perfect time to also add our Captain Spaulding photo op photo to our Devil’s Rejects autograph wall…
And then took full advantage to add a few more framed autographed photos to this wall as well…
I also decided since it’s springtime it was time to give my hair some color (yes again ha ha) .Since all of the purple seems to be gone from my hair (it really stuck to my hair since I dyed it various shades of purple through out all of 2011) I added in my signature red to more then just my bangs and sides of my face (I had added red and orange to my bangs and a couple streaks around my face for the last couple of months)… my whole head is not fire engine red like it use to be but I did add a lot of it to the under layers of my dark brown hair. It’s funny because the people I know are all like “I knew the red would make a come back.. it’s only a matter of time before it takes over your whole head again” ha ha
Hooray for spring changes!
When I was in advanced portfolio class my senior year of high school (1999), I started to paint a set of paintings I call “Faced”. It is a set of paintings that are meant to be hung up together to give you an even bigger visual.
I actually painted quite a few of these for family, friends and customers by request. To have something I envisioned in high school be requested by so many people has always made me pretty proud.
Here is a photo of one of the sets I completed…
|“Faced” Paintings by Nicole Garcia – 1999
During the summer of last year I purchased some canvas and posted how I had a new vision in mind
. Well that vision is finally complete. I know a year has gone by but this is a set of paintings for my own personal collection so I was in no rush to get them done in between all my orders and art projects.
I call this version “Monster Faced”
|“Monster Faced” Paintings by Nicole Garcia
Inspired by my love of horror this Frankenstein, Creature, Mummy, Wolfman, Dracula version will match the Universal Monster stuff that rocks my living room decor.
Even though this set of paintings are for my own personal collection I am always up for commission work and would be willing to paint a set of these for anyone that is interested in them. Please use the Contact The Dead Girl link
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So earlier this year my husband surprised me and brought home 4 original Aurora Universal Monster Models from the 60’s (Creature, Frankenstein, Dracula & Wolfman). A friend at work was selling them and he bought them right away on a steal. The problem with them is that the man who was selling them put them together and painted them when he was a little kid. Which meant taking the apart and redoing them completely.
Us being Universal Monster Fans and having them themed out in our living room my husband thought this would be a great project for the 2 of us to work on and then display in our home.
We decided to be generous. Since our friends Kenny and Jordan are HUGE Creature fans and have Creature memorabilia through out their entire home we decided that we would give them that model once we completed it. We decided to make that one our first project.
My husband carefully took the body apart with exacto knives and various tools. He also scrapped all the old dried up glue off of it.
He calls this picture Creature Sushi ha ha
We washed the pieces up and then my husband glued the model back together the way it was suppose to be. He left some of the smaller pieces off like the skeleton hand and tree so that I could paint those and he could glue them on when we were all done.
Well I was nervous as I had never painted with model paint before but I give myself a nice pat on the back for the way it came out. I tried to paint it as close to the pictures I found of the completed model online..
As we complete the other models I plan on posting them as well!
We gave the completed model to Kenny and Jordan on Sunday and they loved it. They invited us over for Walking Dead Premiere Dinner night.. and this is how they served the meat to us…
along with pasta salad and potatoes!
Gotta love a zombie inspired meal with your creative friends!
A few months back I posted that I had picked up some canvas
because I had a vision I have been wanting to bring to life for quite some time. I had put off buying the canvas because it is a vision of something I wanted to make for myself and to hang in our home. Normally I use my art supply money to buy things I can make and sell or buy things I can make and give as gifts. So since this is a vision I want to make for myself.. it had been put on the back burner. That is until I got a gift card for Joann’s as a gift and thought to myself “this gift card is a gift for you.. so do something for yourself for a change.” So I did. And that is when I bought the canvas. The second hardest part is making the time to make something for myself ha ha. So today I told myself to get my butt in gear and get started on it…. So I did!
I came home and spent some time in the art dungeon bringing the canvas back from the dead.
I put the first layer of paint down and they are drying now.
I will post what they are once they are all completed!! Will be some time from now.. but they are finally at least in the works and that makes this living dead girl smile!
Covered in Paint,