If you’re missing the thrill of going shopping due to quarantine and want to help artists and small businesses during these hard times, then I have treat for you!
I will have 6 of my creations up for bid in the Artist Auction taking place this week on Instagram from Weds. March 25th at 7pm CST – Sat. March 28th 7pm CST at @keepithandmade
1 of my 6 items is a very special item and I have personally decided to donate all of my proceeds from this item to a dear friend of ours in need. I will post more details once the auction items are announced. At that time I will need everyone’s help with sharing the details to help raise as much money as I can.
Stay tuned this week and follow the @keepithandmade page for vendor and auction item announcements from all participating artists! Feel free to share this post as well to help get the word out about the auction.
A few weeks ago I finished up judging for the annual AxWound Film Festival and now I am mailing out up my donation package that will be used for the raffle prizes.
I decided my “Twisted” portrait of the Soska Sisters would be the ideal prize for anyone who supports us women in horror (with some added goodies of corpse). As an artist who loves supporting other artists, I am honored each year that I am asked to donate my time and work for this amazing cause.
Hannah Neurotica started this event to help support female horror filmmakers. She is also the creator of Women In Horror Month that I and many others actively support and celebrate every February. In other words, Hannah is doing amazing things for women in the horror industry and I love backing her up and being a part of her visions. To see more of the projects I have supported with my art, visit the Back Bone section of my portfolio page.
I have joined up with The Wishmasters Project for this week’s upcoming auction. They do auction-style fundraising on Instagram to help raise money for those in need. As someone who has had their own fair share of medical financial hardships, I know how hard it can be. That is why I am always trying to find ways I can use my art to give back the way others had helped me.
The current auction is to help Jessica Gimareli of GrimmArtworksDesigns who was in a terrible car accident with multiple life-threatening injuries. She is now wheelchair bound with permanent nerve damage and suffers from chronic pain. She is in need of a vehicle with a special accessible foot pedal device to assist her with driving. The goal of this auction is to help Jessica become mobile again.
The item I have donated is a 2 piece Chucky & Tiff Portrait Print Set. Winner of the auction will receive both a Friends Til The End print and a Barbie Eat Your Heart Out Print. Both will be 8.5″ x 11″ in size.
ITEM: 2 Piece Chucky & Tiff Art Print Set
STARTING BID: $15
BUY IT NOW: $35
TURN AROUND: Ready To Ship
ITEM INFO: Set will include (2) 8.5″ x 11″ Portrait Prints from artist Living Dead Girl Nicole’s Spitting Image collection. (1) “Friends Til The End” inspired by Chucky and @braddourif and (1) “Barbie Eat Your Heart Out” inspired by @TiffnyMovieStarand @JenniferTilly
In order to bid on my item or any of the other items up for auction please go follow @thewishmastersproject on Instagram for updates, previews of auction items (as they become available), and auction notifications. All bids for items will be placed directly through this Instagram page. Bidding starts tomorrow Friday, July 2th and will end Sunday, July 29th. In order to bid you have to comment your bid on the listing page of the item you want. As of now commenting is closed on their page until the auctions begin.
Stay Spooky & Supportive!
Yesterday my husband Frank and I had the day off work and decided to go on a day date adventure. I had heard that the Morton Arboretum was having a troll exhibit featuring 15-30ft trolls designed/created by artist Thomas Dambo. Needless to say, this Jim Henson, Brian Froud fantasy loving geek was in her glory. If it has to do with monsters, goblins, trolls, mermaids, fairies, gnomes, unicorns or anything else mythical from fairytale land…sign me up!
This is how their website describes the exhibit:
Journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls crafted from reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. Marvel at these 15- to 30-foot-tall (and one 60-foot long) sculptures that have been created to serve as protectors of our environment. These mysterious creatures—resembling the trolls of European folklore—were first spotted at the Arboretum in the spring of 2018. As sightings increased, an official investigation was launched to learn about these fascinating new residents. The trolls share the Arboretum’s desire to care for trees; however, they seem suspicious of humans. We need you to join the investigation and help trolls and humans come to understand each other. What will you discover when you join the hunt?
Seriously! Sign me up.
Well due to me still trying to heal from my sprained ankle, the heat and sporadic rain (which interesting enough made the whole adventure feel even more authentic) we decided to do the driving route. Doing the drive and park is the way to go even without a sprained ankle. You still have to walk and go find the trolls but you don’t have to walk miles upon miles to get to their general area. Not to mention you don’t get as tired and can really enjoy and take it all in. The arboretum is HUGE (17,00 acres) and the trolls are spread throughout all of it. Driving through the woods was magical in itself and the map they give you is both helpful and fun to follow!
Here are some photos we took during our adventure. Click on any of them to enlarge and read the captions. These wood sculptures are massive but still incredibly detailed! We were blown away by them.
Frank checking out Rocky Bardur Troll
Sneaky Socks Alexa trying to capture me!
Sneaky Socks Alexa up close!
Joe The Guardian from a distance (I was unable to climb the hill with my sprained ankle)
Furry Ema was guarded by swarms upon swarms of mosquitoes. So this is the best picture I got while being eaten alive and trying to escape ha ha.
Rocking my Jim Henson shirt and Kermit socks proudly next to Niels Bragger
Frank standing with Niels Bragger
Frank wanted to take a photo inside Little Arturs mouth but just like Furry Ema he was also being guarded by a swarm of mosquitoes.
Such a magical day! I am literally honored we were able to experience these magnificent pieces of art and so thrilled that Morton Arboretum and Thomas Dambo brought this to Illinois for dreamers like us to enjoy!