If you recall, back in November I made Mummy and Me Dead Girl Decay barrettes as a baby shower gift for my cousin’s girlfriend and their soon to be baby girl Mia. Here is a photo to refresh the old memory…
Well I bring this up because today I was tagged on Instagram in the most adorable photos of Mia. She finally has hair and therefore was able to wear her Sugar Skull barrette for her 10 month photos. How perfect that it’s during my favorite month and time of year. And a purple jack o lantern as a photo prop. How freaking adorable!
See Mia along with all the other happy customers in the Freaky Fanatic slideshow of my website! Also don’t forget to contact me to submit your photos to be featured as well!
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 got this AWESOME photo from Stacy of Trixie B True at a bout wearing the Dead Girl Decay barrette I made her. Love this photo. She looks so happy rocking it!
See her as well as all my other Freaky Fanatics in my website slideshow!
Don’t forget to send me your photos of how you rock your Living Dead Girl Nicole creations! Contact me for more info on how to submit your photos and be featured!
This is another one of my special Freaky Fanatic posts that involves me gifting my art to one of my loved ones. This past weekend I had fun celebrating my cousin Nellie as a Bride To Be! She is getting married this October and her bridal shower was a lot of fun and very memorable.
Frank and I got her and Vince a cool floor lamp off their registry but I decided to make a little something special for the bride as well. I thought she would dig one of my Vintage Burlesque Dead Girl Decay Barrettes, so I made her one that I hope years from now will remind her of her special day….
As you can see from the look on her face that she really liked it…
Last but not least here is a photo of me (right) with my beautiful cousins at the shower….the Bride To Be Nellie (in the middle) and her sister Chelsea (left).
See more of my Vintage, Bridal and Burlesque accessories on my official website and in my Etsy store. Contact me for custom orders!
Living Dead Girl Nicole