Hello my friends. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Mine is great because I feel 10 times better. My sugar levels are back to normal and now I feel like conquering the world and I have a lot of cool stuff to share with you, but on the last blog, I just felt so bad.
First up, tonight between 6-9 pm est, I will be on live radio. I am slotted to go on the air at 7:30 for a live interview and to take questions from callers. Go to this link to see and hear the show! I would love to hear from you, so please call.
The new painting for Irenia Guajardo's new book is starting to come together as you can see above. Now that I am felling better, I should be done with in the week, then on to a new painting for my friends at Horror Bound magazine, which will feature Ms. Roxsy Tyler! It is going to be a great deal of fun as it will have a "Carney" based theme.
I am getting ready to expand the studio. Right now I am using about half the floor for my art things, but we are going to change that to the whole floor. New additions will be shelves for my dvd collection, a work table for prep and preparing prints and other merchandise to be shipped out. A supper new printer. This thing is a monster and it will produce the best quality prints available. I am getting a new drawing table and light box. The light box is for Andrea, Madison's daughter. She is showing a big interest in art and movie making. We got her a video camera Friday, and I am going to get her own easel and set up to do paintings. She is only 11, but she is showing amazing creative talent. By the time she gets out of school, I will have her trained as an artist.
These things I know I will be doing for sure. First, "The Book of Rose" . You will start seeing sketches from that within the month. Second will be a whole lot of oil paintings featuring my dear friend Suzi Lorraine. Her and I have been talking a while about me doing this, but I wanted to wait until my skills where coming into a life of their own. We will be putting out a ton of Merchandise of the Super Model and Scream Queen. Every thing from calenders, prints and t-shirts and whatever else we can put the paintings on.
The "Deadly Dolz" has become "Spooky's Dolz" as Jane (Spooky) will continue with the project. I will still be part of it, but just on a artist level. You will hear me promoting them and doing cross over projects with them, but it is Jane's baby now. If you haven't seen her show, go here to see it. I love the old cartoons and commercials she has found to use in the show.
An of course I still want to do work in publishing. I took a job as a staff artist with Blue Leaf Publications, and I intend to keep it. It allows me to do a wide variety of work. I intend to turn out a big volume of work, but I am not going to put myself in a tight deadline situation until I am sure that I have my health under control. I am getting there. Compared to a year ago, I feel like Superman. At this rate, I figure another year I will feel 20 years younger. I love working out, and my body is showing signs of new muscles and strength.
So I have to tell you, this is an exciting time for myself. In my eyes, I have reach most of the goals I set for myself. I am a known artist, with a lot of friends and fans. (and I love every single one of you) My artist skills are growing in leaps and bounds. I finally fell like I am getting there. One of the reasons I put Suzi's work off so long is because I didn't feel like I was good enough to do her justice, but now I am getting there. I have everything I ever wanted, and if I don't have it, I can get it. I have Madison and the Kids, and they rule my heart. One of the big reasons I push myself so hard is because I want to build something that I can leave behind for the Kids, something that will give them better lives and allow them to pursue their hearts dream.
My health is improving every day, and I am constantly coming up with new idea's for really cool stuff. So, as far as riches, I consider myself a very wealthy man and I am very Happy. It's almost as if my life started the day I meet Madison.
I have a wonderful and amazing group of friends and all we do is work toward positive goals. Everyday I am anxious to get up and get to work because i love what I do so much, and every day I go back through my notes from Daniel and Todd and work on learning more and mastering the things they taught me.
You know, I have been blessed. I admit it. Every week I am being interviewed and I have a huge following of people who love my work. By the way, I also have a new interview to do, conducted by Joseph D'Lacey!!!! He is one of the top horror writers in the world and last year I got to do an illustration for one of his story's, "The food of Love" which appeared in the "Darc Karnivale" book published by the "Evil Nerd Empire" You all know the Illustration as "Brainburgers" (which prints of will go on sale in 4 weeks) This is one of my most popular pieces. Anyways, we became friends and now he is interviewing me. I was floored when he asked me to do it. But in the next blog, I will have more info for you about where to see it at and the above piece will be finished as well, so make sure you check back to see those!
But anyways I was admitting to how lucky I am. I don't know all the reasons because there are a lot of awesome artist out there, but I think it might be that I put in extra hours everyday to answer every letter I get, or to answer and talk with everyone on Facebook. From the letters I get, I get the feeling that a large amount of my friend/fans feel like they are part of what I do, and that is just awesome that everyone feels that way. This is going to be an exciting year with tons of new work, and for the first time EVER, Nick Rose Merchandise. I know all the ladies out there want a night shirt with Mr. Voodoo on it to snuggle with at night! And the fellows for sure will want to be wearing shirts with paintings of SUZI LORRAINE paintings on them. The first one we will release will be the "Demon Nurse"! and you know everyone, if there is something you would like me to paint, then drop me a line. I recently did the "Zombie Kittie" painting because a fan said they would like to see that. You have probably guest I am excited about this. lol
A very dear friend told me the other day that all the wonderful things happening for me are a direct result for always trying to do the right thing and helping those in need. I found out I can do good things and help folks without bringing them into my business or personal life. I am no Saint, and would never try to tell you that i am. But these days I live by what my conscience tells me to do, and that always works out well. Hopefully you will to, and you will see in time, good things will come to you.
I have a couple of movies I want to recommend to you. If you have a strong stomach, "The Human Centipede" is very different and is a new twist on Frankenstein, and "Zombies of Mass Destruction" is a lot of fun. If you liked "Shaun of the Dead" you will enjoy this one. Also "Zombieland" is a blast!
Those of you that know me well know that I am a avid movie collector. My collection is right at 4000 dvd's now. 90% which are horror/sci-fi. One of the reasons I am happy about the studio remodel is because i need to get these up on shelves and out of boxes, so I am going to build me a movie library in one part of my studio. Yes, I have a ton of room in my studio and I love it to death. Once the redecorating starts I will show you a bunch of pics of it.
Well I guess I have ran my mouth enough for one blog. So, i hope to see you tonight on the show. Thank you for stopping by and "May the Darkness Comfort You"
Amendment- the show last night had 85,000 listeners and viewers, and they invited me back for the Halloween show! Life is awesome!