In celebration of my idol’s birthday…….
Please enjoy 10% off all Elvira inspired creations in my Etsy shop today!
Discount will already be applied to items that qualify. No coupon code needed!
And for fun, here is a collage of some of my own personal and favorite Elvira moments from over the years! Including me dressed up like her for Halloween when I was little. Yes, I really have loved her for as long as I can remember. And when you see my quote “when other little girls wanted to be ballerinas, I wanted to be Elvira” it really is true. It still is! Much love to Cassandra Peterson on her special day!
Living Dead Girl Nicole’s “Yours Cruelly” portrait featured on Elvira’s Instagram Page
How would you like to own your very own piece of the undead? How would like to display it on your wall like a hunting trophy?? Look no further!!! Smiley is officially up for adoption! But be warned he is always looking to have some FUN!
Smiley is the 4th piece from my Limited Edition, Zombie Faux Taxidermy Line (wall hangings) that I have made. The 1st one was a blonde pinup girl zombie, the 2nd was a long-haired ghoulish zombie and the 3rd was a mental patient zombie! Might I add that Mercy the Mental Patient Zombie is also still up for adoption here! Smiley or Mercy can be hung on your wall or they work well displayed on a plate stand (not included but can easily be found for cheap online)!
Purchase them in my Etsy or Amazon shops and stop by the Adopt The Undead page of my portfolio to see the other undead creations I have made.
After a pretty lousy day yesterday, I got a pleasant surprise. It was a message from Kimberly, a client who recently purchased my 3 Headed Zombie Garland Decoration.
She received it in the mail today and was so excited she had to set it out right away. At first, she was going to set it on her mantle but decided it was the perfect start to her Halloween tree. She also said it is now her favorite decoration in her Halloween collection. She also included this photo…
Needless to say this message and photo put a much needed smile on this creepy creator’s face. Thank you Kimberly for being a Freaky Fanatic as well as a return customer!
See more of my zombie creations and Freaky Fanatic photos on my portfolio website. Don’t forget to send in your photos of how you rock your Living Dead Girl Nicole creations and logo merch to be featured just like Kimberly!
Here is the finished flier that I was commissioned to design for a very special benefit that my friend Regina is helping put together. After admiring please feel free to share it. They can use all the donations they can get for little Lexi.
To see more of my desktop publishing design work check out the Deadly Designs page of my portfolio website. To see other ways I have used my art to help great causes, visit the Back Bone page! Need something designed for your next event? Contact me!
Last night we attended a wedding for our friends Matt and Mari. When I had picked out the dress and necklace I wanted to wear for the big event (thank god for new with tag deals on Poshmark), I knew I wanted to make a special barrette to wear with it. My dress had lady skeleton cameo faces and an ornate gothic black design in velvet all along the edges. So I got an actual lady skeleton cameo piece to be the focal point of the barrette. My necklace was a black lace choker that was very vampy with beautiful red stones set in ornate gold metal (reminded me of the Dracula medallion necklaces you buy for Halloween costumes). So I re-painted the silver metal frame around the cameo to match the necklace. I was very happy how it all came together.
For a glimpse of some of the hair accessories that I have made for clients visit the Dead Girl Decay page of my portfolio website. If you have a big event coming up or need a unique hair piece for your Halloween costume, contact me about custom orders. And as always check out my Etsy and Amazon shops for pre-made ready to ship items!
Another well overdue portrait has been checked off my art bucket list. I have been a huge fan of Bill Moseley‘s ever since I was little and watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. The funny thing is I watched it with my family on Thanksgiving ha ha. And to top it off it was my Mom’s idea to rent it after someone tried to cut the turkey pretending to be Leatherface. I will never forget how funny it was when she spit her cheesecake out during a scene when Chop Top grossed her out. Sometimes I feel like I connect with horror movies because it brings me back to good memories spent with her. I miss cuddling with her on the couch and watching scary movies. Whenever she would get scared and jump she would then laugh about it afterward. She really introduced me to the genre and look at me now.
I have had the honor of meeting Bill numerous times. He is such a character even in person. The first time my husband and I met him was in 2004 when attending our first horror movie convention, Flashback Weekend. He put his arms around us and laughed his creepy laugh in our ears. The photo is pretty priceless and I swear I can hear that laugh every time I look at it. I remember thinking, “I wonder what my Mom would think of me actually getting to meet Chop Top Sawyer and hearing that creepy laugh!” She was probably watching over us and laughing right along with the three of us.
As avid convention goers we have crossed paths with Bill many times since. And each has been just as memorable. I remember one time we had him sign our big Devils Rejects mugshot poster. He was impressed that we were able to get all 3 of them to sign it. “That Sheri is a hard one to get!” he said. Then I told him about how Sheri got us backstage at one of Rob’s shows for a Total Skull Meet and Greet and that the poster actually survived in the mosh pit ha ha. He was even more impressed. That poster is now framed and hanging in our dining room. Another time I was working outside a Haunted House as a zombie girl promoting a low budget horror film. He was a guest there meeting fans that were waiting in line and asked to take a photo with us. So got to add that one to my collection as well.
Well now that you have read my fan history with Bill, here is the art piece I finished inspired by him. I call it “Chop Driftwood” (catchy name right?!)……
I think the name says it all. I did a split face portrait of him as half Chop Top from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and half Otis Driftwood from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. I would have loved to have been able to also incorporate Luigi Largo from Repo The Genetic Opera (as we all know how obsessed I am with that movie and have seen my art piece of Blind Mag) but I didn’t think it would be a good fit. Maybe a future piece? Either way, I am really happy with the way it came out and can’t wait to give it to him in November. And for his birthday week none the less!
If you are also a big fan of Bill and these characters, I have prints and custom made-to-order t-shirts available in both my Etsy and Amazon shops. Perfect for convention goers! Art prints make for unique items to have signed and the shirts are like nothing you will find anywhere. Stand out from the crowd!
See more of my portrait art on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio site!
Been having a rough couple of weeks with our cat Ichabod being sick and these 2 Freaky Fanatic photo submissions helped brighten up my days!
First is from Emily who commissioned me to make her a poster sized version of my “It’s Showtime Synergy” painting. It came out to be 48″ x 36″ which is the largest print I have done so far of my work. When she contacted me to make the poster she had a vision in mind. She wanted to make “corn hole” bean bag game boards. Jem vs Pizzazz. When she finished them she sent me a photo. She said her and her friends love them. So do I . How cool are these!!?? I want to play!! A shout out to MinuteMan Press in Frankfort for doing an incredible job printing this for me!
Next up is a photo I received from my customer Cristie who purchased one of my “Penny Furter” prints for her daughter. Along with the photo came this message…
“This is a picture of my 13 year old daughter, Gabby, with her Penny Furter picture. She is a fan of both movies and Tim Curry, so this is perfect! We framed it and she has it hanging in her room above her bed. Thank you so much! She loves it!”
I am truly honored. Not only was the piece purchased to give as a special gift but the recipient loves it so much she has it proudly displayed above her bed. Thank you Cristie and Gabby. You ladies rock!
See these photos along with my other Freaky Fanatics on my official portfolio website! And don’t forget to send in your photos so you can be featured as a Freaky Fanatic as well! Every time I receive one it inspires me to create even more! So please keep em coming and I promise to keep creating!