You may have gotten the hint from Friday’s post that I was preparing for a big day on Saturday!
I felt like a giddy fang banger in line at Wizard World Fan Fest yesterday. I had my hot pink and white zebra print gift bag all ready (thanks to my sister in law for the killer bag she wrapped my birthday present in last month). Inside was my original “Bite Me” portrait of Pam ready to hand over to the amazingly talented Kristin Bauer. As many of you know she is one of my favorite actresses and her portrayal of one of my favorite book characters has impressed me over and over again. First Pam and now my favorite fairy tale villain Maleficent. I just can’t get enough of her.
Everyone knows how beautiful Kristin Bauer is on the big screen but in person WOW! Seriously WOW! Then to top it off she was just incredibly sweet and grateful for the drawing I gave her. She thanked me and asked if I would like it in the photo op we were about to take. She then thanked me again before I walked away and gave me a hug. First Rose McGowan in November and now another girl crush hug from Kristin Bauer! All unexpected and as a thank yous for my art gifts. WIN!
Living Dead Girl Nicole and her husband Frank with Kristin Bauer and the “Bite Me” portrait she gave to her. Living Dead Girl Nicole designed her “Pam” shirt on Customized Girl to wear to this event.
“Bite Me” – Kristin Bauer/Pam portrait by Living Dead Girl Nicole
Since I knew I wouldn’t get a lot of time to talk to her during the photo op and couldn’t afford another ticket for the autograph line I decided to put a card in the bag telling her that the drawing was a token of my admiration and a thank you for inspiring me to use my talent to help others.
As you may already know from my past posts that I reached out to Kristin’s team a while back and a portion of the proceeds received from selling any of my Pam inspired creations in my Etsy shop (including prints of this portrait I just gifted to her) will go to The Amanda Foundation. One of Kristin’s favorite foundations to help. You can read more about it in my past post here.
My amazing weekend summed up in photos….
Meeting one of my all time favorite actresses Rose McGowan and giving her the portrait that I drew of her as Cherry Darling. Yep this happened….
We all know Rose is gorgeous but her beauty really shines through even more due to her genuine personality and appreciation of her fans. You can also tell she is an artistic soul. Which a girl like myself can relate to. She was an absolute doll in person. Just how I had imagined her to be. She was so excited when I told her she got to keep the piece of art that I drew of her. She even gave me a big hug and told me how her father and husband are also artists and that many fans just want her to sign their art and she never actually gets to keep it. I was so shocked to hear that. I told her for me it’s my way of giving back to the people who I admire and are inspired by. Call me a fan geek if you want, but I am still in awe and so honored that this moment happened.
On top of all that awesomeness, I also I got to see Sid again. It’s seems like forever since I have gotten to play catch up with him in person at a con. I got lucky and cross paths with him in the hall so I didn’t have to wait in line and actually got to talk for a little bit. He told me how happy he was to see me out amongst everyone again (he follows my gofundme). He gave me a big hug and told me to stay well. Seeing him again totally made the con that much more wonderful.
I have not been able to go to a con for the last 2 years due to all of my surgeries so this weekend was very memorable for me. I got asked to enter the tattoo contest they were having but due to us waiting on the photo op pics I missed it. Maybe next year. It was pretty cool that they pulled me a side to tell me I should enter when they saw my work.
Oh and to make the con complete this obnoxious and amazing cardigan sweater is all mine thanks to the greatest husband in the world 😉 He got the last one! SCORE!
Check out some of my other memorable con moments on the bio page of my official website!
As you all know I adore Rose McGowan. I have been wanting to do a portrait of her for quite some time now. I got some added motivation when I found out I might have an opportunity to finally meet her! I knew that if I finally had that chance that I could not show up empty handed and wanted to give her a gift of my work. I like to give back to the people I admire, who inspire me and I find to be unique and amazingly talented! So I have been working hard on a Cherry Darling inspired portrait and I finally finished it all last night.
I present to you… It’s Go Go Not Cry Cry!
Now to make my dream come true and hand this bad boy over to her in person this weekend! I am STOKED!!!!!!!
Check out some of my other celebrity themed portraits on the Spitting Image section of my official website!
Also posted on Tumblr HERE