Return to Nicolet

The Thanksgiving holiday has often been a time for light travel for me. Even back in the day when I attended family dinners, we would sometimes travel to Chicago on Black Friday to check out the Christmas store displays. After I moved to Green Bay, I began to go deer hunting over the holiday with my neighbor and best friend. Read More …

Michael Myers’ Pumpkin Mask

While it may not have been well-received by critics, I personally enjoyed Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of Halloween. I’m particularly fond of the scene where a long-haired and grown-up Michael Myers escapes Smith’s Grove Sanitarium wearing a simple yet disturbing papier-mâché pumpkin mask. I wanted one of my own. Overall, I figured the build would be straightforward. But I would have to Read More …

Mammoth Cave National Park

As soon as I finished with Wrecked at the Weidner, I came home to pack and leave for my next trip to Kentucky. My destination this time was Mammoth Cave National Park. The sole draw was to visit a real cave, something I hadn’t done before. The Trip The road trip itself was fairly unremarkable. It was little more than a Read More …

Wrecked at the Weidner

I was the special-effects makeup artist for Wrecked at the Weidner, a PSA aimed at high school students to warn of distracted driving dangers. I had prior experience doing my own SFX makeup when performing at haunted houses. But this was my first gig as a makeup artist and my first theatrical production in over 17 years. My Work The first task was Read More …