Its the final Count DOOOOOOOOWN!

Do Dee Doo Dooooo!

Do Dee Doot Doot Doooo!

Okay, only a handful of you will get that, I’m sure.

But here I am in the final stages of getting my act together for San Diego Comic Con International!

So drop on by Booth #4419 under the name Marta de Costa. I, Marta, Jennifer Anderson, Colleen Rodriguez (From my home away from home, Wyng’d Lyon :) ), and Daisy Edwards will all have lots of fun art and crafts to browse through! Come drop in and say hi! We won’t fuss if you buy something, either.;)


Lots of prints are packed and ready to roll!


The tree of nerdity!


And my original art necklaces. So far I only have two styles, but if you want one of my other prints as a charm, please let me know. I will be able to fill orders out while I’m at con.:)


And my retro flower clips and tribal hair falls with be there too!

We’ll be across from FOX with a wacky banner that says Troll Market. Hope to see you all there!


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More Updates!

IMAG0324_1_1Labyrinth Ball came and went.

And what a ride it was!

I had a fabulous weekend with my lady friends and took tons of pictures! To catch up with my Labyrinth Ball antics, check out Costumed Nonsense to see photos of great friends and wonderful costumes!

As I’ve been saying (ad nauseam,  I’m sure) I’ll vending be at San Diego Comic Con for the first time ever. Can you tell I’m excited? Because I am!

You will be able to find me, Jennifer Anderson, Marta de Costa, Colleen Rodriguez, and Daisy Edwards at booth #4419 near Fox media. Come by and say hello!

Here’s another sneak peek at what will be at SDCC.


IMAG0335Hot. Shrinky-Dink. Action!

Seriously. They were hot. I burned my fingers more than once.


 I love how the Supernatural ones turned out!

My friend Jen and I think they should be called Geeky-Dinks. I’m considering this.


I will also have some new hair falls and retro clips available as well. Here’s a sample of the few I’ve started on.

And of course, prints and postcards will be available!

Below are the pieces that will be available as prints:


And the following pieces will be available as postcards:

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hentaithululadycthulu lordcthululolitacthuhulu

If you have a particular piece you would like to have as a print, please feel free to drop me a line on the Facebook page or here in the comments section.

Hope to see you at SDCC! :)

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What’s Cookin’ for ComicCon?

I’ve been posting a few cryptic things over on the facebook page as I prep for San Diego Comic Con. Of course I’ll have my usual variety of prints, postcards, and clips available, but I wanted something more along the lines of SDCC to offer. So I’ve been experimenting with some things. The main one being, Shrinky-Dinks.


Shrinky -Dinks.

I used to love Shrinky-Dinks when I was a kid, even though I never got them to turn out right. But thanks to some help from my friend Jen, I have unlocked the secret to getting the dang little buggers to work!


My first experiment success! Mr. Happy Mouth shares my glee.

Once the secret was unlocked (by the way, the secret is not being an impatient cretin, like myself), I started in on my designs. My goal here is to make some adorable geek icon earrings for us ladies who want to show off our nerd-ity in STYLE.


A few designs, pre shrinked and dinked.

Above are only a few of the designs I’ll have available: The Dark Mark, The Death Hollows, Thor’s Hammer, The Flash, and the Arc Reactor. I will also have Captain America’s Shield, Sam and Dean’s tattoo from Supernatural, Green Lantern, and of course Cthulu.


Seriously, watching this happen is hypnotic.

If you have any requests, please drop me a comment here or on the FB page!  With only two weeks before con, now is definitely time to do it!  Also, if you’re not planning on being at SDCC and want a pair, let me know and you can order via online. Of course, they will be making an appearance on my etsy store as well.


Tiny marks of evil!

I’ve been having a total blast making these things! I really believe I’m addicted to Shrinky-Dinks now. I just want to keep sketching things on the paper and watch then curl up and shrink. It makes me feel like a kid again… It also makes me feel like I made be in need of therapy.


My love of tiny things continue into my crafts.

So come find me at SDCC in two more weeks! (two more weeks? OMG!) Our booth number is #4419 under the name Marta de Costa, a fellow artist who spear-headed this booth and is sculpting adorable Cute-thulu figurines for sale!

We will be located across from the FOX booth and will look like a crazed troll market. Oh us artsy folks. ;)

Hope to see you there!

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San Diego Comic Con and Completed Comissions.

Thank you all for your constant patience and support during these last few months. They have been DOOZIES! I appreciate every single one of you who have told me to take care of life and family first. I really have some great blog followers, I do indeed!


Finally, life has granted me enough time to scan and post up the finished commissions that were destroyed in the great water bottle in purse incident in May. But first, a big announcement!

For the first time ever in the history of … um… ever, Original Cin will be vending at San Diego Comic Con International!


I, along with other extremely talented artist friends will have a booth in the vendors hall selling our prints, sculptures, jewelry, and other awesome geek crafts! This will be my first time having my work available at such a huge event. And even for a hobbyist like me, it’s a huge deal and a great opportunity. I am STOKED!

More info to come including what I will be offering and our booth location, coming soon!

Without further ado, the lost commissions of May!

thorfinThis one is my favorite of the trio. A fellow SCAdian commissioned me for a piece of him and his wife in their persona garb. I really enjoyed working on this one.

dragondemonaOne for my regular commissioner, Patrick. He requested His original character, Andrea dressed as Daenerys Targaryen and Demona as her dragon.

randymeganI was really afraid this one was lost. It was a piece that was requested from a lovely couple at Wild West Fest in May. I was about to ship it out when it got water damaged. Luckily I managed to save it.

More announcements soon including SDCC sneak peeks and various sundries on Costumed Nonsense.

Cheers, all!

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Gaslight Gathering ReCap AT LAST.

Hello All!

I apologise for the long bout of silence here on my blog. Long story short; there are some serious family matters that are in need of my immediate attention. And well, family always comes before blogging. So my artistic life has been a bit on hold for a while until things settle down.
And unfortunately for this last round of commissions, there was a tragic accident involving my purse, an open bottle of water, and my sketch book full of already colored works. So if you were a part of this latest round of colored pieces, I’m afraid you may have to wait a teeny bit longer… because I have to start them all over from scratch.
I’m so sorry. Thank you very much for being so patient. If any of you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at egengarg (at) :)

GGSat2013-740I have a short costume recap on Costumed Nonsense with photos of my Fortune Telling Fish Woman. Ace and I had a blast playing “Sea Hags” and traveling table to table telling fortunes to attendees of the Steampunk Tea. You can find the article here.

So, on with the recap!

575517_599451676746829_1155542767_nThe Ladies of Wyng’d Lyon: Andee, Colleen, and me.

It was another fantastic Gaslight Gathering with Wyng’d Lyon Creations!  The best part about this years Gaslight is I managed to visit all three days instead of just two! Colleen and I were joined by Andee from Twylite Creations. She does amazing paper quilling items like pins, earrings, fans, and other amazing things that blow my mind to pieces. She offered to teach me, but I need another hobby like I need a hole in the head. It took a tremendous amount of will power to say no. So instead she made me an adorable paper quilled Octopus pin in my favorite colors of Blue and Orange. Thank you Andee!

Check out Andee’s amazing work at Twylite Creations!

As usual, Gaslight has proven to be one of my all time favorite shows to work at. Here are a few photos of the awesome vending time we three ladies had!

428658_599564316735565_1367174562_nDay 1 of Vending! All of us looking spiffy!

310073_599498060075524_602949887_nOur booth in all its wonder!

935087_599500596741937_1641201920_nOur friend Dan makes fantastic steampunk weapons. This one was my favorite.

931430_599564726735524_1514384146_n (1)Ace dropped in all cowgirled out to visit us…

942763_599565043402159_436604794_n…And create SCANDAL!

179449_512832105420691_251601045_nWe’re a good looking bunch of laaaaaaadies. Photo by No Blondes! Photography.

And there is our quick recap of Gaslight told through the magic of photography.  As usual, I have some shout out to some awesome vendors:

Next update should come in another week or so when I have all the destroyed commissions restored.

Cheers everyone!

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A Surprise Visit to Wild West Fest!

It was a last-minute trip but one that was completely worth the last-minute planning!


Colleen from Wyng’d Lyon Creations and I hit Wild West Fest over at the Calico Ghost Town in San Bernardino county.  It was a one day event celebrating steampunk in an old western setting. And considering my favorite sub-genre of steampunk is Wild West, I was completely at home!


The Wyng’d Lyon booth had plenty of room and plenty of people coming by. If you were one of the folks who came in for a chat, thanks so much! We both really enjoyed the people who came as well as the atmosphere!

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I even had a couple bites for on the spot commissions! I love doing steampunk portrait works and always enjoy doing some quicky black and white pieces for people who come by the booth. Here are the two that I did at the fest:


I really should have caught this gentleman’s name. His steampunk garb was fantastic! I did not do it any justice I assure you. Very talented guy.


And this lady was positively adorable. She saw an earlier piece I was working on with a dragon and really wanted a dragon on her shoulder as well.


Since it was all Western themed, I had to haul out the Annabelle Leigh Langley costume. It fit so well with the scenery. Colleen had herself a fabulous wild west outfit as well.


Tah Dah!

To all those who I met at Wild West Fest, thank you for dropping by! I truly loved my time there and every person I met was fantastic and sweet as pie!  We can’t wait to come back!

Coming up next? Colleen and I will be hitting Gaslight Gathering in San Diego. More artwork and insanity to come!

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Happy April!

Once again, I’ve been way too quiet around here. But I’m back with stuff to show! Thanks for sticking with me, all. :)

I’m on round two of commissions and going strong! If you’re interested in a commission, you can join my Facebook page to snag yourself one!  I open commissions every couple of months.

SO many things have been going on lately and SO many pictures were taken! But first, lets start with a bit of artwork, shall we?

morgconlMy last commission from my first round. For Kandice, Her original Harry Potter character Morgana and her beau, Conall.

And here’s a few W.I.Ps for the next round! Forgive the lousy phone camera pics, I haven’t gotten to my scanner yet this week.


For Patrick. He wanted his Original Character, Andrea dressed as Danyeres from Game of Thrones and Demona from Disney’s Gargoyles as her dragon.

IMAG0200Half inked, I still need to put some details together for this one but here’s a commission for a fellow SCAdian of him and his lovely wife as their personas.


Still in sketch phase but here’s one for my friend Katie. A portrait of her based around the poem ‘Alone’ by Edgar Alan Poe.

Finished art will be soon to come! So much coloring is in my future! Until then, check out some photos of the wacky activities I’ve been up to.

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