Creature Feature: Blick Wearable Art Contest

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Blick  is running a Wearable Art Contest! Which as we know is right up my alley. The winner receives a nice art supply prize package that I can definitely use as well!

If you have a Facebook account please go here http://bit.ly/2xZwmjO and show my Hellraiser Cenobite Dead Girl Decay Barrette some entry love!

I chose this particular piece because it is still one of the funnest, wearable art commission pieces I have made to date. I am sure I will be one of the few whose entry comes from the dark side, but I hope to make Clive Barker and Doug Bradley proud! Plus, when haven’t my creations stood out from the norms 😉

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This is a commission piece I completed for a Hellraiser horror movie fan. The center symbolizes Doug Bradley as Pinhead. It was made from Fimo Clay and hand painted to give it depth. Small nails were used as “pins”. The flower petals were all artificial flowers in various shades of blues, black and greys that were alternated between pieces of of patent leather snakeskin fabric that I cut to look like petals as well. I took necklace chain to symbolize the torture chains used in the film and of course splattered it with red paint to give that blood effect that all horror fans love! The customer was beyond happy with the end result.

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LDG Nicole

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Creature Feature: WIN A FLESHY FRAME!

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These next few days are your last chance to enter the Morbidly Beautiful Horror Giveaway in celebration of my Who Do You Love – Best Horror Shop win!!

It’s easy to enter on Instagram and you could win one of my Fleshy Frames along with some added surprises thrown in the shipment! Winner will be selected THIS Friday July 28th so get over there and enter!

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LDG Nicole

Creature Feature: VOTED BEST HORROR SHOP!

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Wow guys! I am a hot mess of emotions right now. But it’s all in a good way! Morbidly Beautiful Horror announced the winner of their “Who Do You Love – Best Horror Shop Contest” and it’s ME!

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That’s right you guys nominated and voted me as the Best Horror Shop and I am honored, shocked, grateful, ecstatic…. in awe! My Freaky Fanatics are truly the best group of clients, followers, friends and family a living dead girl could ask for.

And to top it off look at the way they announced me as the winner. I mean my creepy little heart couldn’t help but skip a beat.

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Seriously guys thank you so much! I am giddy and speechless at the same time as I type this. All I want to do is type thank you over and over again. This really means so much to me and I could not have won without your support. The competition was fierce and all the shops that were in the finals are killer (like I said before, I even own a few items from a few of their shops). Not to mention all the amazing horror themed shops that are out there.

Don’t forget to reap in the rewards of this as well. As you see from their post, Morbidly Beautiful Horror will be announcing later today an item in my shop that they plan to purchase and give away to one lucky winner! And since I will be shipping out the prize expect some extra surprises added into the package!!!

UPDATE: Here is the post with the details on the contest! GO WIN!

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LDG Nicole

 

Creature Feature: Who Do You Love Horror Shop Contest Update

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As of yesterday Morbidly Beautiful Horror announced that voting was closed and that I am still one of the top 5 shops to receive the most votes in their Who Do You Love Horror Shop contest. The other 4 shops are incredible and to be side by side with them is a huge honor. The winner will be announced on Friday so stay tuned!

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I want to take this time to thank all of my Freaky Fanatics who either took a minute of their time to vote on Instagram or if you don’t have Instagram shared the link with others to get more votes. I know your time is precious and I want you to know that the time you took to show others you support my work means everything to me. You never know what could open bigger doors for me from things like this and to be nominated in general by you guys is an honor in itself. I could not do what I do or be where I am today with my art if it was not for all of your support.

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Thank you for showing the world the potential one girl can have. As an artist who hand makes everything herself it really is hard to compete with commercialized and big names but you guys continue to inspire me. I love you all!

And a big congrats to the other shops in the finals! I love all of your work and even own a few things from a couple of these shops. So when your not visiting mine please take some time to visit them as well.

 

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Tell Morbidly Beautiful Horror How Much You Love Me!

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Morbidly Beautiful Horror has announced that my Etsy Shop is in the finals for their #whodoyoulove best horror shop Instagram contest. I am up against some pretty big and popular shops (some I even own shirts from) but I am the only one who does handmade art so I hope it counts for something. I also think my work fits the name of their site quite well too.

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You can vote 2 ways and both count. So please try to do both if you can!

1.) Go to any of the Morbidly Beautiful Horror contest posts at https://www.instagram.com/morbidlybeautifulhorror/ and comment saying @exorcist167x has your vote for the best horror shop and state what it is you love most about my work.

2.) Go to my Etsy shop and snap a photo with your phone of the creepy creation or art listed for sale that you love the most. Or take a photo of something I have made for you. Post a photo of it on Instagram with a caption tagging @morbidlybeautifulhorror telling  your vote is for my shop and why. Feel free to hashtag your post #livingdeadgirlnicole Here are some examples people have already posted…

As always thank you for all of your support! It’s an honor to be amongst the finalist to begin with and that is all because of my followers who nominated me! Please share this link on all of your social media pages and ask your friends to vote!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Happy Beautiful Freaks Fest!

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lydiagif.gifToday marks the beginning of Beautiful Freaks Fest! An online celebration of all the beautiful freaky people out there and the things that they love. It probably comes at no surprise to most of you that I would take part in this. In the words of Lydia Deetz “I myself am strange and unusual”. Which is why I decided to use this opportunity to give you a little background on myself and my art.

I have been doing art since I was a young batling. The minute I was able to pick up a 6tag-2100911941-1282292100683314676_2100911941crayon I knew this was what I was meant to do. CREATE! When I wasn’t religiously watching Labyrinth  I was using markers to make my Barbie’s look “different” and entering coloring contests to win tickets to the circus. I also always took in anything my Dad would teach me when it came to art. That is why my coloring contest entries actually had shading (those other kids didn’t stand a chance ha ha).

When I was given an assignment in school I always ended up doing something different then everyone else. When I was in the 5th grade we had to do a drawing along with a small essay about a bird. I chose an owl. Most likely influenced by my Mom (who had passed away) and loved them and had statues and macrame versions of them all over our house. I will never forget when they hung all the drawings up in the hall for the parent teacher conference. Here were all these beautiful, colorful birds drawn perched on branches and then there was mine….  an owl in mid flight with a mouse captured in its talon. And to me it was just as beautiful if not more so then the others. I also remember the parents pointing mine out. Maybe they liked it maybe they didn’t but I felt such satisfaction knowing mine stood out from the rest and it just came naturally to me. I have thrived for that feeling ever since.

Happy Birthday to the Mistress of my HeartGrowing up and even as an adult I continue(d) to express myself in all aspects of life from my own personal fashion sense (if people don’t like crazy colored hair, tattoos and horror t-shirts that’s on them) to my artwork. My favorite quote is “Be yourself everyone else is already taken” (Oscar Wilde). If something I do suddenly becomes trendy I tend to stop and move on to the next thing. But I never let anyone stop me from being me. I find beauty in the dark, spooky and mythical. If something is odd or macabre I am usually drawn to it. Same goes for fairies and other fantasy creatures. Aspects of these things tend to come through in my creations as an extension of myself. I always tell people I grew up to be a mixture of my 2 childhood idols….Elvira and Jem. “Give me spooky and creepy with a side of glitter and glam… that’s me!” I find a lot of that comes out in my Dead Girl Decay accessories

People often ask me how the name Living Dead Girl Nicole started as my signature artist name. Some of my art online says my maiden name of Nicole Birmingham, my married Rob Zombiename of Nicole Garcia and then there is of course Living Dead Girl Nicole. This name stuck with me thanks to my love for horror and all things that rock. What started as an online screen name due for my admiration of Rob Zombie stuck with me when people started to associate my artwork with the name as well. I found it rather fitting as Rob Zombie had always been someone that inspired me as an artist. I could relate to
his work and it always reminded me that it’s ok to break out of your shell and to continue doing what I love no matter how dark the genre is. If people wanted to associate me and my artwork in that way then I was honored to be known by it and still am.

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I am also honored to have so many Freaky Fanatics and people who follow my work. Just the other day my friend posted this photo on Instagram. Its of his zombie welding helmet with my logo sticker on it. The caption says “represent”!

Having the support of people like this is what makes me keep creating! It means you love what I do and are proud to embrace the beautiful freaks that you are!

AND to celebrate just that here is a coupon code! Just put in code BEAUTIFULFREAKS17 at check out in my Etsy shop and watch 13% get slashed off your orders (of $5 or more)! This code is only good during the Beautiful Freaks Fest so make sure to place your orders before Monday!

And to end this post with a rocking bang here is my girl Kimberly Freeman of One Eyed Doll singing a song that should be this event’s anthem! When your done rocking out take a click over to Little Gothic Horrors blog page to see all the other blogs participating in the Beautiful Freaks Fest and go visit their pages! Don’t forget to show some comment love on their posts too! Us freaks need to unite 😉

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Creature Feature: Beautiful Freak (Online) Fest 2017

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It’s time to participate in another online event that brings all us like minded.. strange and unusual folks together! I found one that is right up my alley so make sure to come back here this weekend for my special Eulogy post for the Beautiful Freak Fest! And if you have a blog and want to participate sign up here! Don’t forget to tag your posts with #BeautifulFreaksFest2017

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole