This weekend Frank and I attended the Villain Arts Chicago Tattoo Convention. Not only was it a great networking event for artists but we were able to get some work done and I was able to meet the extremely talented Kelly Doty.
For those of you that don’t know her, Kelly Doty is an extremely talented tattoo artist who recently was a finalist on Ink Masters. As a tattoo enthusiast and “collector” I have watched Ink Masters since the very first episode. But it wasn’t until Kelly was on the show that I was so awed by someone’s work that I anticipated every week so I could root for her. I won’t even lie.. when she didn’t win I was bitter. I just really thought she deserved the title and find her work to be incredible. So when I found out she was going to be at the con I decided to make her one of my Dead Girl Skullerfly Decay Barrettes… completely inspired by her.
When I met her I told her I made her something and when I told her it was a barrette she said “Girl you are speaking my language” and dug into the gift bag. She loved it and ripped the rose out of her hair.. threw it to the side and said “stupid rose” and immediately put my barrette in it’s place ha ha. She was an absolute delight to talk to and when I told her I loved her work she pointed at her new barrette and said “I love your work”. When I said goodbye and thanked her for rocking my barrette right away she said “try to stop me from wearing it” ha ha ha. Here is the photo a friend at her booth took of us during our meeting..
And the day just got better because our tattoo artist, Dave Togtman (of Black Devil Tattoo) was working the event and reserved time for both Frank and I to get more work done.
Frank got the netherworld priest added to his wrist as a part of his Beetlejuice sleeve and I got my Neo Traditional style Captain Spaulding skull on my calf next to my Baby Firefly pinup. These pics were taken right after each piece was finished. He did an amazing job on both of them and we couldn’t be happier with them.
On top of it Dave also gave us this amazing art piece he had on display at the show. It will definitely be getting framed and hung up in our tomb sweet tomb!
So it’s time once again for the Annual Vampire Day Soiree.. a celebration of all things vampy and shared amongst us bloggers on Valentine’s Day! So in celebration here is a collage showing some of my vampire inspired creations amongst photos of meeting some of my favorite vampy celebs! Comment letting me know what photo sticks out most to you and why you like it best!
VLUU L210 / Samsung L210
VLUU L210 / Samsung L210
VLUU L210 / Samsung L210
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See more of my work at www.artworkbylivingdeadgirlnicole.com and purchase my creepy creations at www.etsy.com/shop/livingdeadgirlnicole
I am going through my inventory and have decided to slash prices on tons of items so I can make room for new stuff! So time to take full advantage and head over to the Slasher Sale section of my Etsy shop! Hurry to reap in the benefits. Each item is one of a kind and once they are gone they are gone! Some items are even marked as low as $3!!
If you look at my Freaky Fanatic Slideshow you can actually see my god daughter Ava growing up through out all the photos ha ha. Needless to say since she was 1 she has rocked numerous Aunt Nicole “fairy goth mother” creations. This year she turned 7 and her mom/my best friend Regina got her a grey and lavender butterfly dress for her to wear. She was so excited about the dress that I couldn’t help but make her a matching barrette for her special day. She is also at that fun age where she likes to play dress up so when she saw it she immediately wanted to wear it. She loved it along with the Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy dolls we got her. Here are a few photos from her special day.
Ava’s Special Birthday Barrette!
Ava rocking her new barrette!
Ava opening her Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Dolls we got her!
Regina, Me and Ava
Check out more of the barrettes I have made for young girls as well as babies under the Batling Section of my Dead Girl Decay page! Contact me to do a custom order for the special little lady in your life.
This weekend was a busy but eventful one. Sunday was our cousin’s baby shower. When I found out they were having a girl I was super stoked to get crafting away on gifts for baby Mia. I was inspired by things that I knew Lauren really liked.
This included a set of my Mummy & Me (matching for Mother and Daughter) Sugar Skull barrettes. I knew they were doing the baby’s nursery in lavendar so I wanted to incorporate that special color in the set. Not only symbolic but when not in use she can hang them as decor in the room if she wants to. I also know how much Lauren loves Hello Kitty. So I couldn’t help but make a leopard print Hello Kitty barrette for baby Mia as well!
Lauren really loved them and told me she can’t wait until Mia is here to share them with her.
Check out more of my Mummy and Me Sets as well as children barrettes I have made on the Dead Girl Decay and the Freaky Fanatic pages of my website! And don’t forget to contact me for custom orders!
This Freaky Fanatic photo is especially awesome. It is of Shelly rocking my Dead Girl Massacre Decay – Bloody Flesh and Eyeball Barrette as the Mistress Of The Manor at Mt. Washington Manor Haunted House!
“I love the barrette!!!! It is the added touch I needed!!!”
If you live in Missouri make sure to pay The Mistress and the other spirits haunting the Manor a visit!
See Shelly and all the other customer photos that have been submitted at the Freaky Fanatic page of my site! You too can be featured if you have photos of yourself with your Living Dead Girl Nicole creations! Contact me to submit your photos. Everyone who does gets an undead discount code to use on future purchases in my Etsy Shop!
It’s been a while since I did some vintage, burlesque upcycled barrettes! I am feeling better and motivated! So I am happy to say I have 3 new custom, one of a kind pieces up in my shop all made from upcycled vintage jewelry pieces! I literally just finished them and they are all ready to ship.
All 3 are very different and can appeal to various styles. The first one features an upcycled piece that is very fae/fairy fantasy like. The middle piece a maltese cross with various shades of autumn like stones. The last features a very unique dragon cameo
The perfect accessory for that bombshell dress sitting in your closet. Looking to dress up that sweater and pants look for a special occasion? What about a fun hair piece to go with that Halloween costume your planning? These are also hot sellers among brides and bridesmaids looking for a one of a kind piece that will make a statement!
Get a closer look at them in my shop as well as on the Dead Girl Decay page of my portfolio site! Only 1 of each available!
Living Dead Girl Nicole