Well being sick last week didn’t turn out to be a complete bust! Feeling much better this weekend meant we were able to go to Nightmare On Chicago Street and they added Butch Patrick as a Meet and Greet guest this week!
This was our first time going to Nightmare on Chicago Street. We first heard about it when I was networking at Walker Stalker Con. A woman working their booth display was interested in having me be a vendor when she saw me walking around with my Carl Grimes zombie. I decided not to vend it and scope it out first this year. We had an absolute blast. They had 3 stages of live entertainment, tons of food and drink vendors. The zombie apocalypse themed streets were literally one giant Halloween Party. We decided not to wear costumes because I wanted to be comfortable with being sick this past week. I decided to rock my Team Edward shirt along with my Lily Munster bat necklace. Festive in it’s own way. However now we are already talking about what to dress up as next year ha ha.
The hi-light of the evening though was meeting Butch. Not just because of giving him my art or the fact he is THE Eddie Munster. But because he was genuinely a really cool guy. Him and his wife are such laid back and friendly people. It was really an honor to get a chance to talk and meet them both. He loved my shirt and pointed it out right when we walked up and shook his hand. He introduced himself and asked us what our names were. It was like meeting a new friend.
When I showed him my Vroom! Vroom! Eddie portrait he got a kick out of it right away. Her read it and then started to do the lines from the Hot Rod Herman episode and showed it to his wife. He was very appreciative when I told him that it was drawn for him and that he could keep it.
After we took a photo with it they put it on display right next to his table. I am always honored when the celebs I meet do that.
Then we went to buy an autograph and he told us that since I brought him a gift he wanted to give us a thank you gift. He gave us a 2nd personalized autograph photo as well as a stand up Eddie display which he also signed for us.
I had an old vintage ornate frame that was perfect for the Munsters group photo so I framed that today and put it and the stand up Eddie display on our shelf of Munsters memorabilia. I specifically picked out the black and white Eddie in the drawer photo to match the black and white Wednesday Addams cemetery photo Lisa Loring autographed for us years ago. Going to get a frame and hang them next to each other.
A complete turnaround from last weekend. Still sad we missed the big hearse show (which we told Butch what happened and he asked us about our Frankenhearse and told us about another hearse show he has coming up) but could not be happier that things turned out the way that they did. Last night was a perfect evening.
When I vended the Hardcore Hearse Club show in June I decided to display and sell my portrait prints framed. However I wanted to be more creative about it. I didn’t want to just put them in frames. I wanted to add my artistic flare to them. I also wanted to make them limited edition so that they were one of a kind to whomever bought them.
So what I did is I purchased unique frames from thrift stores and completely up cycled them by doing what I do best….. I painted, decorated, etc each one of them to coincide with the theme of the artwork.
Since they were such a hit I have decided to continue doing them. I have also decided that when I am not vending they will now be available in my Etsy Shop.
If you go to the Spitting Image page of my portfolio site you can see the ones that I have made so far.
If you go to the Spitting Image section of my Etsy Shop you will see which pieces are currently available for purchase!
Please note that the Exorcist/Regan piece is currently listed under the Back Bone section because I always donate to the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation whenever I sell a piece of my work that is inspired by her.
Also the Lily Munster piece is still currently available. Please contact me directly if you are interested in this piece.
Etsy rules advise against posting Munsters related items on their site. Despite the fact that my piece is one of a kind and not a direct replica I still do not risk it out of respect of their wishes. So if you are interested in this specific piece (or just a print of it) I can work with you via PayPal. Please note I have gotten a lot of inquiries both in person and online for the framed version. So if you want it I would definitely act fast and contact me!
Remember all of these pieces are limited edition because the frames are up cycled and no 2 will ever be the same! If you are interested in a print that does not currently have a custom up cycled frame option contact me and we can work together to make one custom for you!
Sheri Moon Zombie was looking for artwork to feature so I sent her all my pieces via Tumblr. Well she picked one of mine and featured it on her site and all of her social media pages. From my past posts I am sure you all know how much I adore her and how much it means for me to have her feature my work. She actually owns my “The Zombies” portrait that I gave to her backstage at Rob’s show back in 2007. It was during a Total Skull Meet and Greet that both Frank and I got to participate in because we were such big supporters and fans. It was my 2nd time meeting her and she was just as amazing to talk to as the first time. Always remembering who I was and calling me out by my name. Such a dream.
So enough reminiscing… here is a screen shot of “Tasty” a portrait I drew 11 years ago featured on Sheri’s Official Website! It is of her as Baby Firefly in House of 1000 Corpses.
So if you can go give it a like on her pages. Support my work but also give her a like for featuring me! She has it up on her site that is through Tumblr.
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Here at Twitter….
Go to the Creature Features page of my Official Website to see more places my work has been featured!