Another Award :)

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Well it appears I have more fans then I thought I did ha ha. I just received The Versatile Blogger award as well thanks to ZombiesAreMagic!!!!! and Halloween Overkill!!

I am not going to repost 15 blogs since I just did in my previous posting but I will follow the rule and post 7 things about myself…

1.) When little girls wanted to be ballerinas I wanted to be Elvira (I still do)
2.) I have 2 cats, their names are Ichabod (as in Crane) and Sabbath (as in Black)
3.) I married my high school sweetheart, Frank  after being together 11 years. We got married on Halloween last year.. we are bit obsessed with the holiday.
4.) Johnny Depp is my boyfriend.. my husband is ok with it.
5.) I love everything Rob Zombie.. including his wife Sheri. My husband is ok with this too ha ha
6.) My all time favorite movie since I was a kid is Labyrinth.. Beetlejuice coming a close 2nd
7.) I have many tattoos.. some of them making up a sleeve (almost done) in tribute to spooky hot woman of cinema and tv.

Rock on!
LDG Nicole

The Super Beast and His Dead Girl

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Time for another flashback to explore some of my older art pieces..I decided since I am listening to Rob Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe 2 CD for the millionth time.. why not go that route for this one 🙂

I have a little bit of an obsession with Rob Zombie. Ha Ha. To me he is one of the most amazing artists, musicians, and film directors. I love everything about him including his wife ha ha. I have dressed up as her as Baby Firefly at conventions and Halloween (my husband Frank dressed as Dr Satan) and have dressed up as Living Dead Girl for Halloween as well (my husband dressed as Rob).

my husband Frank as Rob Zombie and me as Living Dead Girl

 

My husband Frank as Dr Satan and me as Baby Firefly
Me as Baby Firefly and my husband as Dr Satan along with some of our friends as the Firefly Family

I even have a tattoo of her as Baby Firefly on my leg that was featured on the Total Skull Website……

Alot of that HEALTHY obsession has been expressed in my artwork.I drew this portrait I call Super Beast of Rob about 7 years ago…

then I drew this one of Sheri as Baby Firefly a few years later. I call it “Tasty” inspired by her quote in House of 1000 Corpses “That’s not the only thing tasty in this house!”….

In 2006 I had the honor meeting the Zombies after one of Rob’s show…

Sheri was at the point where she was starting to promote her clothing line Total Skull that was in the process of being created and coming out soon.. when she saw me she recognized me and came straight up to me and I was in complete and under shock. She had saved me 2 Total Skull black tshirts for me and Frank!! Of all the Total Skull merch I own (and I have a ton) that plain black tee with the white Total Skull logo will always be my favorite because it came straight from Sheri.
me rocking the shirt Sheri gave me on the 1st official TS site.
 still am awe of it 4 years later. She was the sweetest woman ever and was exactly what I had hoped she would be.  After meeting her I was in heaven standing before the god that is Rob Zombie right in front of me. And I though my heart skipped a beat when he put his arm around me to take a photo with me. He was super cool and down to earth and absolutely amazing!!
Since then I drew another portrait that I call “The Zombies”. I wanted to draw them because I admire them so much. They are such a rocking couple who wouldn’t be inspired by them..??? So what better photo to draw then the one from my Rob Zombie calendar from the Living Dead Girl video!! 😉
I had the honor of giving the original drawing to Sheri back stage at one of Rob’s shows.. it was for a Total Skull Meet and Greet Contest.. My husband Frank was able to join me and it was such an amazing experience for the 2 of us.
 
She really loved the drawing and that made me feel awesome. She even sent me an email after the show..

FROM SHERI MOON ZOMBIE…

From: TOTAL SKULL
Subject: Re: YAY!!! & THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!
To: “Nicole Birmingham”
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2007, 1:51 PM

nicole-
thanks for the drawing and thanks for the awesome pics!!!
it was great to see ya!!!
merry christmas and happy new year!!!
xoxo
sheri

One thing I can say about both Rob and Sheri is that they are genuinely wonderful in person and they truly appreciate their fans. And that has made my experience with them truly memorable. I will never forget the time I was lucky enough to be in their presence and express how much I admire them both.
Here are also 2 pumpkins I carved of Sheri 🙂 The Baby one I did I actually made the stencil and the Living Dead Girl one I did was a stencil I got off line.
My Baby Firefly Pumpkin 2005
My Living Dead Girl Pumpkin 2006

 

My Rob Zombie Pumpkin and my Husband Frank’s Ozzy pumpkin 2004 as seen at
http://www.zombiepumpkins.com/gallery.php?gal=2004&image=136

Burn Through the Witches,

LDG Nicole

Mistress of the Dark…….

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After posting my last post I thought I would reminisce about some of my other pieces I have done. I figure since this is a brand new art site for me (all my older update posts from my old site are deleted) that every once in a while I would do this. Sort of explain what inspired some of my older pieces.
Well this post is inspired by my profile quote “When other little girls wanted to be ballerinas.. I wanted to be Elvira..” And then I went through some of my old photos to find some hilarious proof of it……
Here is me approximately 20 years ago on Halloween ha ha I was about 8 or 9 years old here……
When me and my husband met Elvira 2 years ago I told her about this costume…. I told her about how I wanted to be like her when I was little and when Halloween came up I insisted on being the “queen of Halloween”. I also told her how my Mom refused to let me put the infamous slit in my dress or cut a v int he neck of the dress “cause I was too young”. She totally got a kick out of it. She was absolutely everything I had hoped she would be and then some!! She was a complete sweetheart and still looked absolutely stunning!!!
When I met her I gave her a framed portrait I had drawn of her.. She looked at me and was like “Wow THIS is REALLY good!!!” and told me she would add it to her Wall of Shame (for those of you who are not big Elvira followers that is her wall in her home that she loves and hangs up all the awesome fan art and things that people make for her).
Me and my husband took a photo with her but then she insisted we also take one with the portrait as well which I thought was so awesome of her..
My husband Frank and I when we met Elvira FBW 2008
Elvira signing her photo for me
Me with Elvira at FBW – giving her the original portrait that I drew of her
I want to meet her again to show her my tattoo that I added to my sleeve since our last meeting…

It reminds me not only of my love of her all these years or my insane obsession with Halloween, but also that you can be a dark, sexy, funny and memorable goddess all the years of your life!

All hail the “queen” that is Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!!!!!!

Me with the Elvira pumpkin I carved in 2008 ass seen at
http://www.zombiepumpkins.com/gallery.php?gal=2008&image=15
And I leave you with my all time favorite quote of hers
“If this makes anyone in the audience feel sick, put your head between your knees and enjoy yourselves!”
Seriously.. how can you not love this woman???!!!!
Yours Cruelly,
LDG Nicole

Amongst The Web of Beauty

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I have been a huge Munsters fans since I was younger. I now have a tattoo of Lily Munster on my arm…
My husband, Frank bought me a replica Lily Munster necklace that is extra special to me and I love wearing it.  Like how Herman (her Frankenstein) gave it to Lily, I can say my Frank gave it to me. I get so many fun reactions to it! And love it!
And as most of the neighbors were scared of the Munsters I always wished I lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. And as oddly vampish as Lily looked to some people I looked at her as a dark goddess!! And even when Yvonne was not playing Lily she was one of the most beautiful and stunning woman I have ever seen. I wanted to express her beauty in one of my very own art pieces. And tada!!! Here it is!!! 🙂 My latest and greatest portrait done of the beautiful Yvonne DeCarlo as Lily Munster. May she rest in peace….
Lily Munster Yvonne Decarlo Portrait – Amongst the Web of Beauty
Love and Skulls,
LDG Nicole