As a part of Women In Horror Month, the folks over at Morbidly Beautiful Horror are featuring women-owned “killer shops” along with interviews asking them questions about what inspires their work. Today (on my birthday of all days) they chose to feature mine and I am honored.
Please take a moment of your day to go to their site and read the interview. While you are there leave a little comment love for the website contributors who took the time to help spread the word about my work and support the genre that inspires so much of what I create!
See other places my work has been featured at by also visiting the Creature Feature page of my portfolio website!
So when I saw a post that Hot Topic was teaming up with We Love Fine for a Rick and Morty T-Shirt Contest my brain went into over drive with ideas. Anyone that knows myself and my husband know how much we love Rick and Morty. My first thought was I probably can’t enter because I do all my art with my hands and not a computer program. This is the dead end I run into quite often (that and you can’t enter unless you have Facebook). However these people are killer and are actually accepting hand drawn art! That alone was enough to get me to enter.
My main goal was to make the piece be very Rick & Morty with a spin from my creepy side. I knew if I did that it would really represent me as an artist. That is when it hit me… Scary Terry! Then from there I went for a modern day technology spin on a very popular horror movie scene and the rest is history.
If you’re a hardcore Nightmare on Elm Street and Rick and Morty fan you will understand the concept and also why I decided to call my entry “I’m Your Jessica Now Morty!” I sketched it out in pencil, outlined it in ink and then colored it with Prisma Color Colored pencils and chalk pastels. It was then scanned into the computer to submit it. I personally would rock the hell out of it as a t-shirt.
Now this is where my Freaky Fanatics come in. I need your help (again…I know, but us artists have to get exposure somehow right?). So anyways here is what I need you to do. I need you to go to my assigned contest entry link and vote for my entry and then SHARE the crap out of it all over social media asking your connections to do the same.
Here is the direct link to use and share:
Feel free to re-blog this post as well. The more exposure it gets the better! They have judges for this contest but they are looking for the public to also rate the entries to get an idea on who would buy the artwork concept on a shirt. It will weigh heavily on who wins. So please take the time to rate my entry and it would look even better if you left some supportive comment love on the entry as well.
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 😉
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!