Days Of The Dead 2016

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Well the anticipation is over. This past weekend was mine and Frank’s belated anniversary celebration. We decided to hold off doing something for our anniversary (Halloween) and splurge for Days of The Dead since it was only a few weeks after! It worked out perfectly. We got a hotel room and had a blast.

The hi light of the trip was giving Alice Cooper my Zombie Alice head prop. I prepared like I did for Chandler Riggs and made a special box to put Zombie Alice in. I decided that “I’ll Bite Your Face Off” was the perfect song title to use on the outside. I then just painted the box in the colors that are used on the shirt her wears on stage/on his album cover.

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Due to the fan chaos of him being there we decided to only stand through one long line for the photo op and not do the autograph line. We were smart to do it on Friday because as expected Saturday was absolutely insane. Another reason it was smart to just get the hotel for the whole weekend and not stress. This was me in our hotel room just moments before going to get in line for the photo op. I was stoked!

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We stood in line for quite a while because it was a bit of a cluster at first. The staff working were a little bombarded on what to do with all of us. Once they got the hang of things and Alice arrived things moved a lot more quickly. When Frank and I walked up to him and I handed him Zombie Alice. His first reaction was “Wow! You made this!” and then he shook my hand. Then I told him I made it for HIM he said “It’s gonna be so fun getting this on the plane when I fly home” ha ha. He was making little jokes with everyone that walked up to meet him and was so laid back and easy going. It really was a “nightmare” come true. We have never been able to afford the meet and greets at his concert so even though we only got a brief moment with him it was an incredible experience.

This is a scanned copy of our professional photo op…. EEK!

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The next thing on our list was to play catch up with my dear friend and favorite “clown” Sid Haig. We waited until his line died down for a little bit on Saturday to stop by and shoot the shit with him. Of course I had to get a picture to add to my millions of Sid moment photos. sid-haig-9
It was so nice to see him once again and catch up. He said he really liked my Halloween costume and I of course thanked him for my hot dog shirt. It went by too quickly as the line started to build again from us chit chatting and we didn’t want to hold up all the people looking forward to meeting him (and some for the first time). A girl who was buying something at a vending table later on in the day went on to me about what a class act Sid was and how some others were not so kind. I didn’t bother to tell her how many wonderful memories I have had with him since 2004 and how I now consider him and Suzie friends. Instead I let her ramble and agreed 110% with her. I remember how it felt to meet him for the first time and I remember feeling the exact same way about him. It’s so great to see people getting that same feeling from him all these years later. There are some celebs you meet at these things that just seem to go through the motions and some who you know really care about their fans. Sid cares and always has. He is a rare gem!

While visiting him we had him sign us a mini bucket of Captain Spaulding chicken. He had them for sale at his table and are replicas of the ones used in the Rob Zombie Pin Ball machine. One of the most meaningful things we got all weekend.

Another meaningful piece was this statue we saw that immediately drew our attention because it made us think of our departed Sabbath (Sabby Girl). See she liked to spill things just for fun. This included always trying to knock over my cup of water/brushes when I would paint. She also had a bad habit of knocking her water bowl across the kitchen or spilling cups we left out over night. She would tip them over, watch it spill and literally walk away. She was crazy but we loved her.

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We bought a lot of other really cool things. I won’t bore you by listing them here but if you really want to know leave a comment and I can fill you in. I know some of my fellow horror fanatics might find them amusing! The vendors there had a great variety. We got life like props, t-shirts, limited edition collectibles etc. Here are just a few pics we posted on Instagram during our con venturing showing off a few.

Overall this past weekend at Days of the Dead was the perfect little getaway to celebrate our belated 7 year wedding anniversary. So memorable!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Spitting Image: Genesis 4:7

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I just finished this portrait piece of Henry Rollins reflecting 2 different sides of him in the movie He Never Died. Jack also being Cain is what inspired the Genesis 4:7 title as well as the piece of scripture I drew below him.

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I have drawn Rollins in the past as a gift to my brother, Mike. This piece however I will actually be giving to Rollins himself, so the pressure was on.

I have been working on this piece in between other projects in hopes to have it finished on time. I was getting behind and frustrated when my brother (my Yoda whenever I need encouragement) texts me “patience young Jedi” and as always he was right. I took my time and focused my energy on it today. I am very happy how it finally turned out.

Now I can sit back and count the days til my birthday when I will be standing there (with my brother and husband) completely lost for words handing it over to Henry Rollins in person. EEEK!

As always prints are available in my Etsy Shop.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Happy Birthday David Bowie!

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Thank you for filling my life with magic, music and goblins!

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Prints available in my Etsy Shop!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Keep those votes coming!

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Northcoast Band Backdrops And Band Scrims posted on their page that Axe Man’s Bridge is one of the top 2 bands with the most votes so far. The contest is a raffle drawing so every time someone votes for them it increases their chance of winning!! They could really use this stage backdrop for their future shows and really appreciate your support.  They love the work of Northcoast  because they do quality work! So this would be so wonderful for them if they won!

Please continue to tell people about the contest by sharing this post or the post on Axe Man’s Bridge’s Facebook page with your FB friends and ask them to vote for Axe Man’s Bridge! And if you have not already done so PLEASE vote for them! It only takes a moment to go to the contest photo and comment Axe Man’s Bridge and like their page! Support local music! These guys deserve this!

Remember you have to follow all three steps for your vote to count.

1.) Go to THIS IMAGE!

2.) Comment ON THE IMAGE with Axe Man’s Bridge as your vote. You have to use their name Axe Man’s Bridge for the vote to count for them!

3.) Like the Northcoast Band Backdrops and Band Scrims Facebook page

4.) Share the image but remember to include a note asking your Facebook friends to vote for Axe Man’s Bridge so they know who to vote for!

Vote for Axe Man’s Bridge to win a Northcoast Band Backdrop or Scrims!

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OK everyone PLEASE go vote for my husband’s band Axe Man’s Bridge over here at  Northcoast Band Backdrops And Band Scrims!

Remember you have to follow all three steps for your vote to count.

1.) Go to THIS IMAGE!

2.) Comment on the image with Axe Man’s Bridge as your vote. You have to use their full name Axe Man’s Bridge for the vote to count for them!

3.) Like the Northcoast Band Backdrops and Band Scrims Facebook page

4.) Share the image asking all your Facebook fans to also do the same and vote for Axe Man’s Bridge!

My husband’s band could really use one of these backdrops for when they play shows to get more exposure and look professional on stage! We would really appreciate your time to vote for them! Support local music!!!!!

And another Amen!

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