Adopt The Undead: Isn’t She.. Pretty (Deadly) In Pink

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As promised I have completed another undead friend that will be joining my Two-Headed Bride and Evil Queen dolls at the upcoming Hardcore Hearse Club Show. This one, however, is quite the corpsified cutie in her pink floral dress, matching purse on gold chain, fancy sun hat, and pearl necklace.

You can’t help but smile looking at her. I also hope it makes you smile knowing you now have three chances of owning one of my limited edition dolls! Like the other two, this doll will first be available for purchase at my vending booth at the Hardcore Hearse Club show on June 15th. So anyone that comes out to the show will get first dibs! And like the others, she will not be duplicated making her a one-of-a-kind creepy creation! 

See more of my handmade undead friends on the Adopt The Undead section of my online portfolio. Spread the gore!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay: Shirley Manson Inspired Skullerfly Barrette

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I have met alot of cool people in my lifetime but I don’t think I will be so lucky (and honored) enough to meet and give this to Shirley Manson, so…….. I made it anyways and plan to rock it at the Garbage 20th Anniversary Concert that Frank and I are going to next weekend. I could not be more excited about the show. I saw them for the first time in 1995 and now getting to see them again in 2015 is going to be epic. Shirley of course was the inspiration for this Dead Girl Skullerfly Decay Barrette. Maybe she will spot it in the crowd and I can actually give it to her (a girl can dream right ha ha). Anyone know her? Share this post with her ;)~

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I am actually working on a Shirley inspired 20 Years Queer Portrait! Stay tuned!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: Donating Some Magic

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I did some major bedroom cleaning/rearranging this weekend to prepare for our Yogabed to arrive this week. My back is still hating me. Hate me as it will… it lead to 3 bags of donations for good will and more……

I was talking to my friend Heather about it all and told her how I also have all these high school dance dresses and bridesmaids dresses that I no longer can wear that I would like to donate but don’t want them ending in a pile of donations never to be seen by someone that could really use them. Or smashed in a garbage bag on my back porch waiting to be picked up and throw in the back of a truck. So many memories and meaning comes from each of them that it sort of broke my heart thinking about it. Hence why they are still in my closet. I told her how I had looked into some of the Prom dress donation websites but I had more then just prom dresses. I had stuff I wore to Homecoming and Turnabout as well. Short dresses that would not qualify and others that might be considered out dated by some of the charities even though the styles I wore were pretty timeless.

That is when Heather came up with an insanely AWESOME idea! She asked if I would be down to donate them to her friend, Emily who is the head of the drama department at a high school. She told me not only could they be used for some of their theatrical performances but also some girls who don’t have a lot come to her friend when they need dance dresses because they can not afford them. She also informed me that Emily does all the fundraising for the drama dept and a lot of times they are in dire need of items. My heart smiled! It was no longer hard to let go of these memorable pieces of clothing. I knew just from hearing this that this is where they belong! As one artist to another I know Emily will reuse these dresses and make someone feel magical all over again. Emily is insanely talented with a heart of gold! 🙂

When Emily saw the photos of the dresses she told Heather “It’s like Christmas!” and when she saw my old pink prom dress (I always referred to as Glinda meets Clueless) she was stoked. She is doing a production of the Wizard of Oz! This made me especially happy because this dress is the hardest for me to part with because it holds a lot of meaning to me. Not only because it was one of my prom dresses from the year I was on prom court, but because I specifically wore pink in memory of my Mom who passed away from breast cancer and always told me she liked me in pink when I was a kid. She might not have been able to be there to help me pick the dress out, do my hair and makeup with me, take photos with me etc. so this was my way of sharing that special moment with her. To know this dress will be used in such a artistic, memorable way just makes me so incredibly happy. It literally brings a tear to my eye. I know Emily can take that dress and turn it into something unbelievable.

Some of the others that are hard to part with are the dresses I wore to dances and prom my senior year when I was dating my husband, Frank. Just knowing those will either make another young girl happy or be used on one of the stars of her plays just makes me that more excited to donate them.

After hearing the drama dept was in need of items I also went through some of my old costumes that I have worn for Halloween and past photo shoots (back in my ole alternative modeling days).

Last night I reminisced about the dances I went to, the weddings I stood up in and the fun Halloween parties and photo shoots I took part in as I boxed them all up. It made me smile to know that someone else will get to share that joy!

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Stay Spooky + Support The Arts!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Vintage Burlesque Decay: Pink Feathery, Sparkly Hair Barrette

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New in my Etsy Shop! Another addition to my Vintage Burlesque collection! This one features various shades of pink and fuschia and measures approx. 5 inches. Would be beautiful to dress up any outfit giving you that sexy, vintage burlesque look. Would also make a beautiful headpiece for a wedding! The center is a vintage, rhinestone brooch making this a one of a kind item! Get it here before it’s gone!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: Kristin Bauer, the Amanda Foundation and my creations!

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kristin-amandaWell this couldn’t come at better timing with the finale of True Blood and so much talk about helping others. I had reached out  to actress Kristin Bauer (who you all know I adore) a while back via her website in hopes to get in touch with her. I wanted to share the portrait I drew of her as Pam but also because I know she is highly active in fundraising efforts. I was hoping to team up with her the way I do with Linda Blair and her World Heart Foundation. If you are not aware, every time I sell a “Power Of Christ Compels You” art print or one of my dog inspired accessories a portion of the earnings goes to her foundation. So in my email to Kristin I told her I would like to do the same with my “Pam” True Blood items via my Etsy shop. Her people reached back out to me and told me that they loved the portrait and plan to share it with Kristin. They also think it’s wonderful that I would like to use my art to help a charity of her choice. She has chosen the Amanda Foundation out of Beverly Hills. A foundation she works closely with that rescues animals. I am very excited about her chose as you all know how much I love animals. So if you would like to help this cause and get something in return go to my Etsy Shop and purchase any of these Pam items and a portion of the sale will go to the Amanda Foundation! It’s that easy and that awesome! pam

Stay Spooky and Supportive!
Living Dead Girl Nicole

Artist Shout Out: Pink’s “Dude, we can’t stop here, this is baby duck country”

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So as you all know I sometimes do artist shout outs here on my page.
When I do one it’s after I come across an art piece and say:
“This is the coolest shit ever!”
And if you were to come across the piece you would probably send it to me or say:
“Nicole would love this!”
So with that here is a piece I came across that I am totally in love with. It is awesome on so many levels.

And the title of the piece makes it that much cooler:
“Dude, we can’t stop here, this is baby duck country”

Shout out to artist Pink! Bravo my fellow artist! Bravo!
Check out her Etsy Shop!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole