A little bit dark, a little bit spooky...

A little bit dark, a little bit spooky...

Friday, May 3, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Thank you ...

My dear friend Robert, posing with my art doll sculpture, 'Drusilla.'

All proceeds from this sale are going to help with my beloved friend Sheree's final burial/resting place. Sheree passed away on January 30 of this year, after a long and very painful struggle with thyroid cancer. She was only 50 years old.
(Her death came on the same day as my father's death anniversary, too.)

If you knew Sheree, you'd agree with me when I say, there were none other like her! A true Goddess, beautiful, kind, loving, funny, and totally bad-ass! We loved to cackle like demented witches together, dress to the nines, and go out on the town to have a blast. She loved makeup and fashion as much as I do - well, she took it to a whole new level I must say. 

And she was as big a Halloween freak like me! Every day was Halloween!
Scaree Sheree and me, getting spooky
at Dr. Gangrene's Horror Hootenanny - October 2011
There are no words for me to describe the feeling I have over her loss. Just no words. Any time I see photos of her or hear a story about her from one of her multitudes of friends, I get choked up inside ... much like I am feeling now, as I write this small remembrance of a big, fabulous woman who was larger than life. I feel this great sucking void where Sheree once was, and I hate that.

I know that she'd be happy to know that Drusilla, a combination of Vampira and Sheree herself (her nickname, after all, was "Scaree") is now residing in her fancy new Hollywood digs with a guy who totally loves her (thank you again, Robert!)

Hug your loved ones often.... and always tell them you love them. Tomorrow is never guaranteed.

I love you, Robert - we've been friends for about 30 years now, which means, you ain't getting rid of me any time soon. BOK!

And I will forever love you, sweet Sheree. You are my Boo, my heart. 
Rest in POWER, my dear Friend!

Rocking it as a blonde! 

Just us girls, hanging out in NashVegas - 2010

This is the last photo we have together, taken May, 2018.
It was during our surprise visit to Las Vegas to see her. CJ, her wonderful boyfriend, was my cohort in setting up this visit. I really thought she was going to beat cancer! I am angry that cancer took my wonderful friend from this earth. But I do feel her presence every so often - including as I was writing this paragraph: David Bowie's "Let's Dance"  just came on the radio! We were both total Bowie fans. 
Thank you, Boo, those goosebumps tell me everything.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Good cheer and best wishes to all!

Happy Ostara/Easter to all!

(Did you expect anything less from me? Lol!)

And, I just wanted to say thank you to all who voted! 
I am humbled and remain eternally grateful to you.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

2019 Rondo Awards ...

Life is always full of surprises. I do the things that I do only because I enjoy doing them - creating art being the center of my activies. One of my biggest and most fulfilling joys of recent years has been putting together MONSTERS & MERRIMENT, simply because it was my way of sharing the joy of Halloween and horror art/movies/music with as many others as possible.

So can you then imagine my shocked surprise when I learned that my show was nominated for a prestigous Rondo Award for Best Event of 2018?! (damn near made me faint!)

The Rondo Awards are like the Oscars (Academy Awards) of Hollywood, honoring the very best in horror, sci-fi, creativity, and film preservation. 

MONSTERS & MERRIMENT was nominated for category #23: Top Event of 2018, sharing the honors with such horror heavyweights as Rick Baker, Tobe Hooper and - gasp! - Ray Harryhausen (again, I want to faint!).

I'm a realist. I know I'm up against the Mount Olympus gods of Halloween horror, and probably don't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning... though my fingers (and toes and eyeballs!) are crossed, hoping to win this very prestigious award, it is merely the fact that I was even nominated, which is what I'm incredibly grateful for. I don't know which fans were responsible for putting me on the roster this year, and that's ok, they can remain anonymous. My simple hope is for those particular individuals, and everybody who has been involved in the process of both the Rondos and MONSTERS & MERRIMENT, to be made aware of my deepest and most sincere thanks to them. 

That being said, please click on the above link to take you to the site where you can read up about how to vote (simple to do, and no, you do not have to vote in every category). And if you do vote for MONSTERS & MERRIMENT, thank you from the very bottom of my heart! 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Love never dies ...

Happy Valentine's Day, 
to all my favorite Monster Kids!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

On a cold January day...

I am refreshed with thoughts and memories of blessed Autumn!

'October Eve' was definitely one of my favorite sculptures from 2018. 

I enjoyed creating him so much, from his smiling Jack O'Lantern head to his snazzy tux & tails, to his dangling spider friend, to his spider-webbed gated surroundings.  

To me, the entire piece said "Welcome to Autumn! Won't you step inside and enjoy some Halloween fun?" He stands inside, atop a brightly colored vortex, welcoming all who enter to a world of magic and fun. 

As I've said many times before, most of us artists form a sort of emotional attachment to our works. We tend to put so much of our own selves into them, infusing each piece with a very real essence of our hearts and souls ... making it hard to part with them! But I am very happy to report that this jaunty sweet fellow is residing in a home with a very nice lady who fell head over heels in love with him at last year's MONSTERS & MERRIMENT.

I am indoors mostly, as the weather is whipping up into a wintry frenzy outside my window. I watch as the barren trees sway to and fro in the wind, as Jack Frost announces his imminent arrival. No worries, I love the winter and am busily creating more Halloween happiness here at MacabreWebs Studios.

What are you doing right now?