I was on Instagram stalking the hash tag #BeetleHouse to try and live vicariously through all the people lucky enough to be on the West Coast enjoying Beetle House LA. I won’t lie the photos made me uber jealous ha ha. But, by doing so, I discovered some (public) photos that you can see my “What Nightmares Are Made Of” original portrait on display. They make my creepy little heart skip a beat so I had to share them with all my Freaky Fanatics and followers.
Photo Credit: @j0hnnysdrivein
Photo Credit: @jeska_flowers
Look at all the other amazing pieces around it. It really makes me so thrilled that Beetle House worked with artists to use their original fan art for the decor of their place vs just buying random commercialized posters for the walls. I really think Tim Burton himself would also admire them for doing this.
Read more about my collaboration with Beetle House in my previous posts and don’t forget if you are in LA to pay them a visit and get a photo with my piece on display! Everyone that submits a photo gets a unique coupon code to be used in my Etsy Shop and will be featured here on my Eulogy Blog as well as in the Freaky Fanatics slideshow on my website!
Could not be more excited or honored. Boxed up my ORIGINAL “What Nightmares Are Made Of” charcoal and pencil drawing to be shipped off to the new Beetle House Bar/Restaurant opening in Los Angeles next month. Their first location opened in New York and was such a success they are opening up a 2nd location. My piece will be displayed on the walls with other Tim Burton inspired art.
I was skeptical to send off my original at first because it’s a very meaningful piece and I worked really hard on it. However the more I thought about it the more I realized it needed to be a part of this amazing project instead of tucked away in my portfolio for no one to appreciate. Yes I was dreaming of one day giving it to Tim Burton himself. But let’s be honest.. the chances of that happening (even though I am a dreamer) are not very likely. The whole point of the piece was to express how much Tim Burton has inspired me as a artist and a person. Which is the exact vision behind Beetle House. I feel it will be at home there and who knows maybe some how Tim himself might finally get to see it.
Speaking of seeing it… if you live in the area or travel there make sure to visit Beetle House and snap a photo of yourself with the piece on display! I would love to collect photos of people enjoying the piece in person there. They are currently already taking reservations online! I myself hope to one day travel there so I can see it on display and also take in how incredible Beetle House is. My only fear is I may never want to leave 😉
Love this piece? Then check out the prints and shirts available in my Etsy shop! want to see more of my portrait work? Then check out the Spitting Image page of my portfolio site.
Don’t be dull! Go celebrate Labor Day by shopping in my Etsy Shop!!
To make things even better I am giving you all 20% off your purchase if you use JACK2015 during check out.
Offer expires 9/8/15.
I have gotten many inquiries in the past asking me if I will sell my original portraits because I only offer prints in my Etsy shop. To be completely honest I have issues with parting with my work. After you put your heart, soul, time and energy into a piece and then you hand it over to someone else, all you can do is hope they appreciate everything that went into creating it.
Well I have decided it’s time to let go. I have decided to put some of my original pieces up for sale in my Etsy shop. Some are older pieces. Some are newer pieces. Some have never even been available as prints in my shop.
My husband Frank and I really want to invest in a house. We have lived in a town home for 13 years now and all the money we had saved to put down on a house has gone to my doctors, hospitals and surgeries. Before that it went to more doctors, testing, procedures, special diet food and medications. A house is something we dream of and after all we have gone through might have to work even harder to get there but it will be worth it when we do. Letting go and allowing others to enjoy my creations is a big part of that. So know that if you purchase my art you are helping us fulfill a dream that has been put on the back burner for us for many years.
So now is your chance to get your hands on an original piece of my art by purchasing them in my Etsy shop! Look for the word ORIGINAL at the beginning of the listing. While supplies last of course as they are all one of kind pieces. Each piece will come with a letter of authenticity that will be typed up and signed by yours cruelly!