Kimberly One Eyed Doll Dead Girl Decay

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From my previous post about One Eyed Doll  I had mentioned how I had promised the lead singer that I would make her a one of a kind Dead Girl Decay “Kimberly” inspired barrette for her. 

After finding out from the message boards that her favorite color is “RAINBOOOoOoooOOOWS!” (see why I love this woman ha ha) I decided this barrette needed to be bright and colorful. And after seeing her in all her glittery glory I made sure to add some glitter to it as well. 
me and Kimberly of One Eyed Doll in all her glitterly doll glory
This is the first Dead Girl Decay barrette I have made with a realistic looking eye (instead of the usual cartoonish, blood shot ones I normally use) so I could choose a color that was closest that I had to Kimberly’s doll like eyes…

isn’t she a doll!
I added a realistic eyelash to the bottom to replicate their band logo.

and TA DA…..
I am gonna get this sent off in the mail this week so when they get back from tour it’s there waiting for her in Texas! 

If you have not already checked out this amazing band check them out at http://www.oneeyeddoll.com

Stir Stir Stir The Rice….
LDG Nicole

OED

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So for a few months I have been anticipating that Orgy was coming to a tiny little venue in my hometown. But what I was more anticipating was getting to see One Eyed Doll who has been touring with them. I looked into them a few months back when I saw the line up and became a fan of theirs on Reverbnation after listening to their music, watching their videos online and reading on Wikipedia that the lead singer was “Gwar meets Strawberry Shortcake” 🙂
I have always been a big fan of  woman that can lead a band, rock out on guitar, sing like an angel and scream like a demon. So I was instantly hooked. 
When I got to the show I immediately took a look around and saw the lovely lead singer Kimberly over by the band’s merch table and decided to pay her a visit to tell her how awesome I think the band is and how original and unique I think they are. She was a complete sweetheart as expected and thanked me for my kind words. I bought a shirt that had Kimberly holding a big butcher knife in her hand (how could I resist that one right ha ha). We talked about the artwork on their albums and merch as well as the wonderful artwork I saw on their website that her very talented mother does of the band and had a really nice conversation. 
When they were next to go on stage I made my way to the front as I knew if the show was anything as good as their videos online then I knew I wanted to be up close to experience it all first hand.

I was so close that I was able to get Kimberly head banging in my face on video ha ha.

This is them performing Be My Friend which is a song about how hard it is to make friends when your a serial  killer 🙂 how can you not love that!!??!!!

She rocked out so hard that that she actually jumped in the mosh pit still playing guitar and started to mosh with everyone.. it was great! My husband Frank was even impressed ha ha.
And a pic of me with Kimberly after the show.. 
(To see the rest of my photos from the show check them out HERE!)
Since then I contacted the band and signed up for their street team because they are just so inspiring and kick ass! Kimberly emailed me to tell me that she checked out my art site and that she loves my artwork and is happy to hear I am making her a one of a kind Dead Girl Decay “one eyed” barrette!
Once I get it done I will definitely post photos of it. 
“Serial Killers Are People To!” 
LDG Nicole

Art.. the perfect gift…

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Well I needed to wait until after Xmas to post this so it didn’t ruin gift related surprises.
My cousin Kevin contacted me earlier this month to commission me to draw a portrait of his mother in law that had passed. He wanted me to draw it so he could give it to his wife Lisa for Christmas. 
This is the finished portrait…
I got a lovely message from Lisa after she received it..
“Nicole I can’t tell you how awesome you are and how much I appreciate the picture. You captured my Mom’s spirit and I love it!”
I love when I get feed back from memorial portraits like this. It keeps me inspired to continue doing what I love by seeing how my work effects others and makes their lives a little brighter in a time of lose. 
I also had fun making Christmas Spider Ornaments this year for my immediate family and close family friends.
I am sure you can tell from my Muppet obsession why I chose these googly eyes! Are they not the cutest?!
My best friend Regina purchased some of my Dead Girl Decay Barrettes to give as gifts. Here is a picture of her daughter Mia rocking the Halloween inspired Dead Girl Decay she gave to her. 
I love that my art can bring Halloween out in others even during the Xmas season ha ha. 
And this is not art related but definitely horror move and Xmas related so I had to share. This is a photo of the awesome Xmas cards me and my husband sent out this year. The photo is of me and my husband Frank with Sid Haig in his complete clown makeup from one of the conventions we went to this year. As you all know Sid is one of our faves.. not only as an actor but as a friend.  
The cards said “Fried Chicken and Gasoline Love from The Garcia’s”
Hope everyone had a rocking Xmas! Now on to celebrate the new year.. 2012… the last year on earth. Everyone ready for the zombie apocalypse or what?
LDG Nicole

Happy Birthday Sheri Moon Zombie!

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Happy Birthday to the hottest, most rocking chic ever!
Sheri Moon Zombie!!
As you all know I admire this woman so much. She rocks on so many levels and has been nothing but amazing to me as a fan!



Sheri Moon Zombie and Me after Rob’s show at theAragon 2006



Sheri and me back stage at the Rob Zombie/Ozzy Osbourne show – Total Skull Meet and Greet!

Portrait I drew of Sheri as Baby Firefly called “Tasty”
For more about my love of Sheri Moon Zombie check out my past posts HERE!

Live It Love It Rock It!
LDG Nicole

Happy Birthday to the Mistress of my Heart

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Happy Birthday to the Mistress of my Heart… my idol.. 
Elvira!!!
Elvira and me. This is when I met her and gave her the original portrait  I drew of her.
Yours Cruelly,
LDG Nicole

SAMCRO

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Just got done watching Season 4 Premiere of Sons of Anarchy…
So excited to see Danny Trejo will be in upcoming episodes!!
Makes me a happy living dead girl!
EEK!
Me and Danny Trejo a few years back  🙂

New items to help the Linda Blair and the WorldHeart Foundation!!

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When I met Linda Blair last year and gave her my original “The Power of Christ Compells You” portrait I learned about a foundation she started to help rescue dogs. The event was a meet and greet/Q&A at a showing of the Exorcist. But it also an event where all the proceeds went to her WorldHeart Foundation. It wasn’t until this event that I realized how much Linda loves animals and how much she has done to rescue and help them. The fact that she uses her star status for such a great cause makes her that much more amazing to me. As you all know when someone inspires me and it’s for a great cause I always want to find a way to help through my art.

So with that I contacted the foundation and have created “dog” inspired mini hair barrettes and pins.
50% of the sale of these items will be donated to the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation.

These items can be purchased in my Etsy Shop under the Helping Hands section!! 
To add even more options to help. I am also donating 50% of all sales of my “The Power of Christ Compells You” portrait prints to the foundation as well. The prints have now been moved from my Paper Cuts section of my shop to the Helping Hands section!! 
You can’t beat buying something that helps a great cause. Not only do you get something when you purchase one of these pins or barrettes but you also have something to keep to remind you that you helped a great cause!

Here is more information about the foundation from their website:

The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation is devoted to the loving care and rescue of animals throughout Los Angeles. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means we rely on generous tax deductible donations from animal lovers and benevolent souls, just like you.
With your help, we can work miracles to end the suffering of animals throughout Los Angeles.  Our rescues deserve warm, happy and loving forever homes where they can live in safety.
LDG Nicole