Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gotta love George Lopez...

Yeah, I know. I said that I was going to blog once a day, blah blah blah. You should know me better than that! I have good intentions to keep everyone entertained here in the blogosphere but life kinda gets in the way sometimes. Not that it is a bad thing though. Just wait to see what juicy junk I have for you today!

The past few months have been uber hectic as I have been trying to prepare for "awards season". Unlike football season, hunting season, or the holiday season, awards season lasts all that kinda makes me wonder why I bother calling it award season to begin with. Award season starts with the Golden Globe Awards Gift Lounge in January and ends with the American Music Awards Gift Lounge in the late fall.

As most of my readers know, I started up a celebrity gifting lounge group back in the Spring of 2010 called The indiExhibit. Needless to say, with a group that started off with only 50 people and has now grown into over 200, it takes up a ton of my time. (Yup, that is my excuse for my lack of blogging. Are you buying it yet?!)

As much time as running the group has taken up, it really has been a blast. I have met some awesome new people and reconnected with old friends. The indiExhibit is hardly a stuffy business place so that makes it fun :) Anyhoo, the juicy junk.

I was lucky enough to get the one and only George Lopez to pose with my Ghoulie Scouts skateboard at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards Gift Lounge. It is an honor when ANY celebrity takes time to pose with your work, but it is especially exciting when it happens to be someone that you watch religiously! (bonus points if they strike a crazy pose like the George man did below :)

My kids friends think that I have the coolest job ever and I have to agree. I live for this kind of exposure! :)

The Sundance Film Festival was the very next weekend after the Golden Globes so I barely had time to rest in between shows. I honestly didn't think that I would get a photo to top my G-Lo photo...after all, I have been doing shows since 2009 and he was my all time fave! But then...

As I was chilling in the hallway of the Montage Hotel in Park City, chatting with the hired security guard, this guy walks up with a very beautiful lady, says hello. I thought the dude looked familiar and I didn't want to keep staring so finally I just said "Okay, you look familiar and I can't place you. I don't want to sit over here staring like a stalker." The couple laughs and the guy growls at me, like, rabid dog style, and they laugh again. At this point I feel totally stupid because the growl did NOT help place the guy at ALL. The lady tells me that the growling dog-man is Chaske Spencer, aka Sam from the Twilight Series. *DUH* One would think that as many times as my 12 year old has made me watch those movies with her, I would have known him right off the bat.

The security guard was busy with some press people so Chaske and his lady friend (I dont know if she was his publicist or girlfriend, I have no idea) stuck around and chatted for a few minutes about The indiExhibit and my contribution there. They were both SUPER NICE. Seriously, I have met celebs before and never have I met one so down to Earth as Chaske. I'd buy this guy lunch in a heartbeat.

Luckily for me, kindness goes a long way. Chaske went into the gift lounge looking for my work and posed with a few goofy photos. Gotta love this guy. His personality totally shines through his photos!

Yup, I'm pretty stoked to have a few photos of Chaske with my skateboard. Not so much because he is one of the Twilight boys, but more because he was just a nice guy all the way around. It was also really cool that the lady that was with him RAN out of the gift lounge suite to the hallway just to tell me how much she loved my work. That was awesome, truly freakin' awesome.

So that's my blog post for today...maybe for the week, who knows. You all know how bad I am about blogging :) But hey, if Chaske happens to read this, look me up dude! We will do lunch :)

Peace, love, and cottage cheese,

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Looking forward in 2011

January 2nd aka Day Two of the Resolutions. So far so good, after all, here I am blogging again. (I know you are proud!)

One thing the beginning of a new year is good for is setting goals for yourself. I have to admit, I managed to hit quite a few of my goals from 2010. I became licensed with several great companies. My sales hit record highs. I even started the indiExhibit to help other artists. Pretty good for one year I think.

I'm a sucker for out doing myself so I need to set even higher goals for this year. I want my characters turned into dolls. Maybe even sculptures. I want at least 6 Ghoulie Scout books finished by December (Sorry Paully!). Yeah...I think those are pretty good goals for now. I'm sure I will add more as time goes by :)

What are YOUR goals for 2011?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

So it is 2011

Let's see if I can handle this blogging thing everyday. It *is* my resolution after all!

Today's blog will be rather short. I am in the middle of making another 108 card stock coffins for my Golden Globes and Sundance Film Festival gift lounge products. Strange? Of course! You know you wouldn't have me any other way!

Don't worry....after the events I will do my bestest to fill these pages with tons of fun stuff for you to read, laugh at, and ponder :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New temp tattoos will be available for October!

Yes, you read that right. NEW temp tattoos for October. I have all kinds of neat Halloween designs as well as some of my all time gothic favorites ready to go :)

Of course, you don't *have* to wait to get a new 'tat' :) Head on over to my website, and click on the 'Temp Tattoos' banner to see the 30+ tattoo designs that are available for purchase right now. Don't like what you see? Have a certain idea in mind? Maybe you need some created for a fund raiser? No problem. Custom designs are *always* available! Simply send an email to and I will get started on your dream tat...or at least, your dream temporary tattoo ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm baaaack! RUN! HIDE! No my blog!

I know, I know, it has been ages since I have blogged so why I am doing it now? Well then, sit back, get comfy and I will tell you why.

Have you ever heard of Cripple Creek Barbeque? No? Allow me to tell you all about them and their awesomeness.

Cripple Creek Barbeque is a growing BBQ company with not only an amazing flavor and texture, but also contains no high fructose corn syrup. CCB's goal is to be able to help chefs and families alike, create tasty dishes without all the added sugar, artificial flavorings and other nastiness that is just not needed :)

CCB recently started a fund over at to raise some much needed mula to grow their business and has allowed 4 very talented artists to design brand new, kick ass labels for their sauces! (yours truly was chosen as one of those artists. *fist bump*)

These limited edition bottles are ONLY available through this special Kickstarter pledge. The awesome thing about Kickstarter is that you get to help out an amazing company AND get great goodies for doing it! Can you say REWARDS baby?! You can donate as little as $5, but of course, the more you donate, the better the goodies you can get! (Um, CHRISTMAS pressies anyone?) Also, you don't pay a single cent until December, and that is ONLY if the goal is reached! It is a win-win any way you look at it!

Here are the pledge/rewards levels :)

$5 or more: get a personal thank you and a mention on the official CCB website, and the CCB Facebook page

$20 or more: all of the awesomeness above PLUS a personal recipe created by the man himself, Chef John Lynch, developed to your personal tastes! YUM!

$50 or more: the delicious gift set that includes 2 sauces, a yummy spice rub, a basting brush AND menu ideas! (this makes the PERFECT gift and I should know...I purchased some of this yumminess last year for all of the men in the family! They went NUTS!)

$85 or more: *THIS IS THE SPECIAL ONE FOLKS!!!* 4, count them, *4* bottles of the delish CCB BBQ sauce in the brand new, revamped super labels!!!! Each flavor has a brand spankin' new label created by some of the greatest artists on the web! You get the Original CCB BBQ sauce with a super snazzy label created by none other than artist Tricia Rennea Wilson of, the spicey Chipotle sauce featuring an uber urban street smart design by designer Dean T. Hamilton of, the yummy Caramelized Onion sauce all dressed up in the stylish and savvy design created by the brilliant Debbie Pruess of and of course, every vampire's worst nightmare....Cripple Creek Barbeque's very own "Garlic" BBQ sauce, all dressed up and ready for your dinner table in the brand new design whipped up by ME in all of its gothy glory :) (Don't go inviting a Cullen over for dinner. Just sayin'.) Did I mention there are only 12 sets of these available and only 10 left as of right now? They are going quick. Better get yours today.

$100 or more: the thank you, the mention, the personal recipe, the gift set, AND a super cute CCB tee shirt for you to sport around town! Awesome I tell ya...awesome.

$150 or more: All of the great goodies from the $100 pledge PLUS an entire meal menu written by Chef John himself, including wine and beer parings! (You can't mess up a party or gathering with something like that!)

$200 or more: All four sauces, a rub, AND a tee to make your friends jealous!

$500 or more: Chef John will PERSONALLY come to your house (limited to the Mountain Time Zone. Sorry Jersey Shore peeps.) and cater a party to you and 15 of your closest friends, family, neighbors or just people you choose off the street!

Sound great? Make you hungry? GOOD! Go out and pledge for Cripple Creek Barbeque over on this link instead: http://http//

Oh, and while you are waiting with fingers crossed to see if CCB meets their goal in December, why don't you head on over to the official website and order some sauce to keep your taste buds from jonesing until then ;)


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Still a few left...

Just a quick blog to let you all know...

There are 18 signed and numbered mini-prints still available of the 'All the Single Ghoulies' design and only 7 left of the 'Night on the Town' design.

'All the Single Ghoulies' is the design created especially for the Mo'nique Show on BET and these are the exact same mini prints that will be given to celebs such as Lil' Wayne and Alicia Keys in the gift bags. You can still get one for only $5.

'A Night on the Town' is the design created especially for the 2010 Golden Globe Awards and are the exact same mini prints that will be given to celebs such as Tom Hanks and Jennifer Aniston in their gift bags. Only a few left at $10 a piece!

Each mini print is 5.25"x5.25" and has a shiny metallic finish. I don't plan on re-releasing these prints as I create new designs for each event so once they are gone, you won't be able to get them again.
You can contact me at to arrange payment if you would like to snag one of these before they are gone forever! (imagine the 'forever' in an echo-y voice!)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Limited edition, signed AND numbered mini prints!

As most of you know, I am sending some mini prints to be put in the gift bags for the celebrity guests who will be appearing on the Mo'nique show on BET. Some of the stars who will be receiving these gifts are Lil' Wayne, Chris Brown and Alicia Keys. (big names, right? I'm so excited!)

Anyways, I ordered extras just in case something happened and I need more. (You know, since I have three dogs, five cats, and two kids--anything can happen!) My prints are all packed away nice and neat and ready to be sent to Atlanta so now I have 49 extra prints.

I thought it would be nice to give all of you nice people out in blog land a chance to have one of these prints. I mean, how cool is it to have the same thing as a celeb, no? I am going to give my friends and fans the chance to own one of these signed and numbered limited edition mini prints for only $5 each (for numbers 2-98; #1 and #99 are $50 each). You can keep it, show it off, give it to your boss, sell it on Ebay, whatever :)

The design I created is a gothic parody of Beyonce's "Single Ladies". Each print is 5.25" by 5.25" square and has a shimmery metallic background. Every print is signed by me and numbered. (99 mini prints in all) They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis and are moving fast so if you would like one, please contact me at and we can arrange payment via PayPal.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line. Until then, have a wonderful day, night , afternoon, whatever it is wherever you are at!