My Dad was the one who first introduced me to the work of Frank Henenlotter and his cult classic Basketcase. As someone that loves a good campy horror film it was no surprise that Frank’s other movies such as Frankenhooker would end up on my list of what I personally consider a 90’s horror cult classic.
For those not familiar with the film, it is about a medical school dropout named Jeffrey who loses his weight loss struggling fiancée Elizabeth in a tragic lawnmower accident, and wants to bring her back to life. Using her saved head, he goes to the red light district in the city to find the perfect additional body parts he needs to recreate her….because “naturally I had to make some changes”.
Inspired by Patty Mullen, I drew a split face portrait of her as Elizabeth before and after the accident. It was done in pencil and chalk pastels. I call it “Tossed Human Salad”….
If you are familiar with the film you know that it was pretty much mandatory to do Elizabeth’s famous short circuit “Wanna date?” “Got any money?” facial expressions or it just would not be Frankenhooker.
The Rainbow Themed Artist Auction at @keepithandmade starts tonight on Instagram at 8pm EST!
Be sure to follow their page so that when the auction opens you can start to comment your bids! This Auction is going to be huge. There are multi-colored items as well as color specific items to choose from. Their page alone is worth checking out just to see how beautiful it looks with everyone’s colorful handmade creations posted along side each other!
I will have 2 multi-colored and 2 solid colored items up for bidding. I also made sure to have a little bit of everything since I have such a wide range of things that I make.
Here are the direct links to make it easier for you to find them…
If you can or can not bid PLEASE go support my work by going to the item listings in the links above and liking them. This shows up in your feed and helps others find my work. It also helps with the Instagram algorithm. Not on Instagram? You can still help by sharing the link to this blog post with your email contacts or with your social media followers. Support small business and the artists who still get their hands dirty to create!
Be sure to stop by their store and support their small business. They will be offering treats, raffles and tons of great deals on their amazing inventory (aka a collector’s dream come true) starting Wednesday, March 3rd for Customer Appreciation Days! Visit them this week at 1626 Wood St in Crete, IL and tell them Living Dead Girl Nicole sent ya! Don’t forget to check out my ready to purchase creations that are on display in their store!
I loved making my Limited Edition Spiritual Skullerfly Crystal Wreaths last Summer. I was inspired to find a way to use my talents to spread some light, love, healing intentions and a little magic into the world. Each one being inspired by the crystal rosary beads I chose.
Since there are so many wonderful crystal stones out there I thought why stop at 4.. why not make another one that may call out to someone that needs it. My end goal was to create this decorative piece of art that would help to invoke and manifest sweet dreams and a sense of calm for whomever it speaks to.
So I decided to go with my favorite bedside stone… Howlite. It is also known to help heal the crown chakra.
Howlite being a beautiful mix of whites and grey I went with the calming colors of white and silver, which are quite perfect with it being a very snowy winter this year. The Skullerfly’s wings have iridescent glitter on them and the skull eyes and body are accented in silver glitter. It has faux twigs that are dipped in silver glitter and ice crystal like beads for extra sparkle. Like the other wreaths, this one also features a clear crystal point and has been blessed with incense. As the others were charged by the Strawberry Full Moon, this one has been charged by last night’s Snow Full Moon.
If this special piece speaks to you it can be purchased in my Etsy Shop. It is perfect for hanging near your bed or anywhere you want to feel a sense of calm. To purchase one of my remaining Spiritual Skullerfly Crystal Wreaths from this Summer you can purchase them in my Etsy Shop as well. Remember that these are Limited Edition which means they are one-of-a-kind and only one of each will be made. Each one comes with an informational card designed by me that talks about the healing powers of the rosary crystal stone. This makes them perfect for if you are looking for a pick me up or sentimental gift.