November 29, 2014

Eight-Zero Creative


Eight-Zero Creative is the brainchild of John Mata who is an Art Director currently living in Texas.  John’s innovative illustrations consists of professional sports trading cards, while independently designing movie posters and modern vintage work.  His designs entail hand lettering, type, logo design, branding, and gorgeous drawings.  Some of his former clients and companies he works for are the National Football and Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Fossil and Adidas.

I found all his information on his website and Facebook page.  Check them out to find out more of Eight-Zero Creative and see John’s amazing artwork. 

http://eight-zero.com/
https://www.facebook.com/johnmata.eightzerocreative

Be sure to also check out: http://above-the-norm.blogspot.com/2014/11/custom-coffins-and-vehicle-rentals.html

November 27, 2014

Rock Rebel Shop


Rock Rebel is a place where you can purchase apparel of all sorts.  Their store started in 2003 and is where they create frills and attire with themes for those Rock n Roll, Punk Rock, Rockabilly, and Psychobilly lovers.  Their paraphernalia was also geared towards the comic book collectors, obsessive monster fans, and those who are devoted to their horror flicks.  Their inventory consist of shirts, hats, hoodies, handbags, wallets, and jewelry.  There is stuff for every man, woman and child.  All their apparels are licensed products.

Check out their website and browse the many items.  I am sure there is something you will find that you just have to purchase.

Website:  http://rockrebelshop.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RockRebelOnlineShop?ref=hl

 

November 25, 2014

Brunswick Zone and Cosmic Bowling


The Brunswick bowling places, you can enjoy bowling as well as billiards, video games and much more.  It is a fun place for family and friends to just have a great time.

The company all started with John Brunswick who moved from Switzerland to the United States at 14 years of age.  He created the Cincinnati Carriage Making Company from a tiny workshop.  They fashioned carriages, cabinets, tables and chairs.  In 1845, they built the first billiards table for a meat packer.  Word spread like crazy and soon they were mass producing tables for many clients.  The company grew and became known as Brunswick Corporation.

Today, Brunswick Zone bowling offers many amenities for your entire family.  They have nights of Cosmic Bowling, also you can enjoy laser tag, billiards, and arcade games.  Check out their Facebook and website to find out more about them and where to bowl near you: 

https://www.facebook.com/bowlbrunswick

www.BrunswickZone.com

Cosmic Bowling is basically "glow-in-the-dark bowling" which makes you feel like you are bowling at a night club.  Music is blast throughout the place with a "state-of-the-art sound system".  You will have an awesome time bowling with music, lights, lasers, and a fog machine.




November 23, 2014

Whimsical Art and Body Painting

 
Mark Greenawalt was born in Pennsylvania and is a father of two.  This artistic Arizona resident has many talents that spans into various medias.  He does body painting, 3D art, life casts, is a published artist, written music, and has is hands in films & videos.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, worked for an Architectural/Engineering company, and is a lighting designer.  Check out his lighting design website:  www.MarkGreenawalt.com

To check out more of what Mark Greenawalt has accomplished and his current art projects, check out his gallery and Facebook pages:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mark.greenawalt.10
Gallery:  http://www.futureclassx.com/

November 21, 2014

A Dream of Mine


A Dream of Mine started in July of 2007 and provides many "handmade knitted and crochets items for babies to adults."  From their website, you can browse their catalog of items.  Some of the items are baby things, clothing accessories, floral & ceramic centerpieces, hats & scarves, and household items.  They will also take custom orders, just contact them through their website:  http://adreamofmine.com/

You can also find more about this company through their Facebook page: 
A Dream of Mine Facebook Page




Be sure to check out:  http://above-the-norm.blogspot.com/2014/11/crossing-over-paranormal-society-pie.html

November 19, 2014

Toy Anxiety


They carry a wide variety of action figures and other toys.  They feature collectible toys from different TV shows, movies and even military figures all from the 1960's to present.  If you are looking for that hard-to-find toy, perhaps you should check out Toy Anxiety's website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  From their website they state, "Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog."


Toy Anxiety
13825 N. 32nd Street, Suite 15
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
(602) 308-0292



Be sure to also check out:  http://above-the-norm.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-toxic-advenger-tutu.html

November 17, 2014

Isher Creations


I am always excited to meet artists who have extraordinary and rare art for sale.  I found such an artist at Phoenix FearCon.  Jim Transue's booth roped me in with its imaginary frills, Steampunkins and Mummified Faeries.  Sharon got a deal on a couple of mermaid fossils.  They pride themselves in reasonable prices and the finest product conceivable.  Check out their online store and glance through all the merchandise in the catalog.

Website: http://www.ishercreations.com/main.sc
Isher Creations Facebook Page
Mummified-Fairies Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Steampunkins


Be sure to also check out:  http://above-the-norm.blogspot.com/2014/11/phoenix-fearcon-2014-celebrity-guests.html

November 15, 2014

Mind-boggling Airbrush Art and Tattoos


I love wandering around events and checking out all the interesting booths.  This past Phoenix FearCon, I was delighted to meet Tim Randall, a noteworthy artist.  His airbrush paintings are full of vivid colors and astounding themes which covers each canvas.  They range from dark and nefarious to humorous or engaging.  You can find his art on canvas or custom made clothing.  Tim is also an amazing tattoo artist as well.  Check out his work and where to find him on the following sites:







November 13, 2014

Dark Goddess Creations


For Steampunk lovers and other who enjoy wearing one-of-a-kind items, Dark Goddess Creations is the place for you to shop.  You have a wide range of jewelry choices, clothing frills, and authentic “burlesque corsets that are steel boned and busked” (as noted on her Facebook page).  Serena creates inventive accessories which are reimagined from used former jewelry and castoff watches.  Check out her distinctive style, exceptional creations and add them to your collection.



Having fun in costume at Phoenix FearCon 2014.

November 11, 2014

Kiki's Cupcake Service



It started out as treats for family and friends, and evolved into a business so the family could share their delicious cupcakes with the public. Kiki’s cupcakes are only made with authentic elements such as pure vanilla, whole pecans and sweet cream butter which are all homegrown.  Each cupcake has that down home feel so that kids of all ages are delighted and satisfied.  Check out their website or give them a call to order you some wonderful and yummy cupcakes.
Phone:  (602) 540-7331
My delicious Pumpkin Spice cupcake with a zombie theme.

Be sure to check this out: http://above-the-norm.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-horror-show.html

November 9, 2014

Unique and Awesome Defiant Jewelry



Check out Ashley’s lovely jewelry created with exclusive metals and a variety of interesting methods.  She has pieces that will adorn your ears, neck, fingers, wrists, and even your shoes.  She has plenty of choices for your individual taste.
Here is the cool necklace I purchased from Defiant Jewelry.

November 7, 2014

The Madcap World of Tom Deadstuff

Tom and I at the Phoenix FearCon Halloween Ball

Looking at Tom Deadstuff’s creations, you may conclude that he is a brilliant artist, and a perplexing person with a delightful sense of humor.  His magnificent oddities are formed with discarded race tickets and other refurbished items.  Each sculpture is unique with a haunting beauty, especially the women’s faces.  The eyes are usually closed, the lips are full and some are without a nose but it doesn't distract from the loveliness of the figure.  

Check out Tom’s Facebook page and Etsy shop:
Tom Deadstuff Etsy shop


I loved this piece and bought it.  She is now hanging on my wall where everyone who comes over can see her lingering beauty.

Along with the above wall hanging, I ended up buying this life-size Beetlejuice pinata.







November 5, 2014

My Fall Treats

Yum, hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows.
There are many things that I love to have in the fall when the weather cools off and during the holidays.  I love anything pumpkin such as a pumpkin spice latte.  Another thing that makes me think of the holidays is mint and chocolate.  Awe, the holidays where the smell of baked goods resonate throughout the house.  Yep, I love this time of year.

Melted white and milk chocolate with crushed candy canes on top.



November 2, 2014

Looking For Junk...


...to decorate with.  An antique shop or mall is a great place along with junk shops, but for me, it is the excitement of the hunt.  My friend and I found an abandoned trailer park to do our hunting in.  We do have to watch for the elements such as snakes and scorpions in the summer or stray dogs that claimed the place for their own.  No matter what, we always find interesting stuff.