Villain Arts Chicago Tattoo Con 2017

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Kelly Doty BarretteThis 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..

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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.

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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!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Creature Feature: Mutter Museum

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philly mutter (4)The Mutter Museum in Philly was mine and Frank’s #1 reason for wanting to go to Philly when we took our road trip with Mike and Heather back in March. Knowing how excited we were to go there Mike and Heather even paid for our admission as an added thank you for Frank driving the 11 hours to get us there (yes our friends rock!).

Part of the reason I was so intrigued by this place is because anatomy was my favorite subject in art school. Then you add on all my own “fun” ailments, my love for oddities and anything remotely macabre and that pretty much sums things up. Needless to say when we went there I was mesmerized by the place. We are both still so happy we got to experience it in person. Recently on an episode of Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour show we got to experience it all over again. As we were watching it we kept saying “ohhh we were there! We saw that!” ha ha.

I had been following the museum for many years before getting to go there and knew that every year they put up their Mutter Tree for Christmas. Often people send in ornaments to donate that go with the theme of the museum. Well this year I decided to donate one of my 2016 Santa Claws Christmas Ornaments to the Mutter Tree! Well go and behold I opened this post on Instagram this morning and could not be more thrilled!

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So thrilled it arrived in one piece and is now a part of this incredible museum’s holiday tradition!  See other ways my art and handmade creations have been featured and displayed on my official portfolio website! Also if you like this ornament, there are other versions of it available in my Etsy shop. They are one of a kind so once they are gone they are gone! Happy Holidays everyone!

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LDG Nicole

Remains: Scary Sparkly Ornaments!

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Getting ready for Christmas but still can’t let go of Halloween. I got you covered! New for 2016….these limited edition ornaments are perfect at adding scare and sparkle to your holidays. Nightmare before or during Christmas these Santa Claws Skeleton Hand Ornaments each have a glittery ornament base surrounded by flower petals and a sparkly fun accent.

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RED: This ornament is inspired by the color of candy canes. It has frost bitten (more like a touch of silver glitter) skeleton hands, red and white flower petals and a sparkly upcycled metal poinsetta brooch piece in the front.

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GREEN: This ornament is inspired by the traditional colors of Christmas. It has frost bitten (more like a touch of silver glitter) skeleton hands, red and green flower petals and a sparkly upcycled vintage rhinestone brooch piece in the front.

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GOLD: This ornament is inspired by those who like a non traditional colored Christmas tree. It has frost bitten (more like a touch of silver glitter) skeleton hands, purple and gold flower petals and a sparkly upcycled vintage rhinestone brooch piece in the front.

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SILVER: This ornament is inspired by Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. It has frost bitten (more like a touch of silver glitter) skeleton hands, black and white flower petals and a sparkly black bat on the top.

Buy one or collect them all! Now available in the Remains section of my Etsy Shop!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay: Chelsea’s Skeleton Burlesque Barrette

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My lovely cousin Chelsea contacted me because she needed a barrette to set off her Halloween costume this year.

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I can’t wait to see photos of the full costume!!!

Like this barrette? See more of my Burlesque inspired hair pieces on the Dead Girl Decay page of my website and for sale in my Etsy shop! Custom requests like these are my favorite so please feel free to contact me with your ideas so I can make you something that is one of a kind!!

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LDG Nicole

Slasher Sale: Dead Girl Massacre Skeleton Decay 50% Off!

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All of my Dead Girl Massacre Skeleton Hand Decay is 50% off!

Find them in the Slasher Sale Section of my Etsy Shop! Only 3 left!

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LDG Nicole

SLASHER SALE: Spring Time Slashing! 12 items now on clearance!

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It’s time for some spring slashing! I need to clean out some of the old products to get supplies to make new creations! There are 12 items that have been clearanced and moved to the Slasher Sale section of my shop! Get them before they are gone!

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View Slasher Sale items by LivingDeadGirlNicole on Etsy

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LDG Nicole

 

Dead Girl Decay: Decay for your Christmas tree! New ornaments!

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Just a couple new creations for those who like giving their Christmas tree an edgier, spookier feel. Wither it be a nightmare before Christmas or during, these ornaments are sure to add some fun to your holiday decor!

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Santa Claws Ornament available HERE!
Santa Skull Ornament available HERE!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole