September 19 2022 -It is about this time of year every year so far that I have been spending alot of time in Virginia. I spent one weekend in Norfolk checking out the expanded Tidewater Horror convention and then just this pat weekend I was back at Hampton Roads for the 2022 Haunted Screams Expo. True to form I brought costumes and did a little shopping amongst my merchant friends. I was unable to be part of the Monster On Makeup Wars challenge this year as my makeup artist was away on assignment, but I did manage to bring home second place in the Adult Costume Contest. < Many thanks to Charles A Townsend for the amazing images he captured while at Haunted Screams.>This gives me just a few weeks to get together all the pieces I am making for Culling Innovations Halloween Mini Photo Shoot in Salisbury MD on October15th. But First...I have the distinct honor of having been asked to help with makeups for Farragut Forward a local ongoing Star Trek tribute You Tube Film short being done locally. So Time to clean up my kit and polish up on my beauty skills.
"Oh Look Another Glorious Morning. It Makes Me sick."- Winifred Sanderson Hocus Pocus
August 2022- So fall is finally here. That means I am kicked into high gear once again. Maryland Renaissance festival last weekend. This week I am on the road again to Norfolk VA for TideWater Horrorcon with a quick side trip to check out this years Howl-O-Scream at BuschGardens Williamsburg. Still working on costumes for next weeks Haunted Screams in Hampton VA as well. So busy but things keep squeezing into my jam packed schedule with a new special event I just got asked to help out on in Fredrick MD in October...Shh...mums the word for now..must not Jinx it. I have been getting some amazing conversations with a few local independent film makers and discussing their projects. All this leading up to my first trip to FaerieCon in Baltimore in October and as quick trip to World Oddities..all before Halloween. Then there is the HUGE project I have been working on for my return to Ocean City Comicon once again in December. Never fear dear friends things are very active here @ Nightmares & Dayscreams. Can't forget to mention my true new collaborations with David Insley of Culling Innovations coming up in just a few weeks. Time to get Spooky!! Many thanks to the one and only Father Evil for this stunning photo from our reunion at Scares That Cares Charity Weekend 2022. **I was So Thrilled to see that FatherEvil recieved a special recognition Award at the New Jersey Horror Film Festival on September 17th and I truly wish I could have been there to celebrate his special moment with him. Well done my friend. You deserve it.** -xoxo
Well in a time when Covid is still a threat to events and life in general I am still getting out and about. I am still working on building strong connections. I just finished attending the first annual Scares That Cares AuthorCon. Imagine an entire convention devoted to Horror and Science Fiction writers and fans. I was able to attend a few very informative seminars and panels while talking with up and coming talent along with some very established names who have even gone on to have their work turned into motion pictures. I learned how Horror had a boom and has since faded out so that most writers today self publish. But it was all for charity and I got to reconnect with some of my friends in Williamsburg VA. The week after that I was back in Atlantic City NJ attending my second NJ Horrorcon and film fest. There I learned just how short a film short can be and how good some of the documentaries made out there are. Some truly impressive talent out there people. I attended the Cosplay Contest and saw some truly epic costumes. I met up with some of my friends and chatted with a few new ones connecting for next year or another event down the road. But should you ever think that my lack of public appearances means that I am not hard at work. I have to say even I am impressed by my growing IMDb Pro profile. I have a few small films out that I helped with and a few more still in production. no you wont see me in 99% of them but my name is on them and I helped make that project and many more happen. So I am always looking for the next undiscovered up and coming. What? You don't believe me? Here is my page at this very moment. < I have another project I am slated to be part of that is just on hold until the Executive Producers greenlight us to start filming hopefully September of 2022 our director assures me. We just don't want to get shut down midfilm due to covid-19 closures.>