From my previous post, you are already aware of how excited I was to see Kelly Doty in a commercial last week, rocking the barrette I made her on a future episode of Ink Master Angels. Well, last night was Season 2, Episode 2 and she is seen wearing my barrette for a majority of the episode.
If you missed it you can see a few cell phone videos I took and posted to my Freaky Fanatic Playlist on YouTube. You can also see some of it on the official Ink Master Angels Youtube channel or see them all under Viral Videos on the Freaky Fanatics page of my portfolio website. If you log into the Ink Master Angel website they also have some videos on there as well.
And most importantly if you follow Kelly on social media please show her some love for being an artist who supports other artists. I am incredibly grateful that she wore my work on TV. Such a huge compliment. Please tell her know how kick ass you think she is for sharing Living Dead Girl Nicole’s creepy creations with the world!
Want your own Skelefly or Skullerfly barrette? Check out some of the others I have made on the Dead Girl Decay page of my portfolio website. There are a few already pre-made ones in my Etsy and Amazon shops that are ready to ship! Looking for something more custom? Reserve a custom made to order one here!
Last night we were tuned into Ink Master and a commercial for the future episodes of Ink Master Angels came on. I screamed out “HOLY SHIT! THAT’S MY BARRETTE!” My husband then re-winded our DVR and low and behold there was the incredible Kelly Doty on our TV screen, rocking the Dead Girl Skullerfly barrette I made and gave to her at last year’s Villain Arts Chicago Tattoo Convention.
Kelly Doty wearing Living Dead Girl Nicole’s Dead Girl Skelefly Barrette on Ink Master Angels
If you are not familiar with the show, here is a great video used to market the new season. It’s of the tattoo artist hosts/judges being asked about their take on fashion. It really sums up why I wanted to make and give Kelly a custom piece of my Dead Girl Decay line! When I made it I was inspired by who she is. Hence all the fun green tones I used. Not only is she an amazing artist, whose work I admire so much (would be a dream come true to be tattooed by her), but I thought she would really appreciate my creepy cute creations due to her eclectic goth style. This was definitely confirmed by her reaction the day I gave it to her, but seeing her wearing it on TV really makes me honored to know I am a part of what makes her so unique and amazing.
Make sure to tune into this season’s Ink Master Angels so you can see it for yourself! I already watch it every week but am now anticipating it even more!
Want your own Skelefly or Skullerfly barrette? Check out some of the others I have made on the Dead Girl Decay page of my portfolio website. There are a few already pre-made ones in my Etsy and Amazon shops that are ready to ship! Looking for something more custom? Contact me!
Yesterday I had some much-needed pain therapy. I got another tattoo added to my lower arm. It is next to my Demons of Inspiration piece, and like that piece is also inspired by my love of creativity and art.
I knew I wanted a glue gun to represent my love of all things handmade and the close relationship I have with my glue gun (even if its burned me one TOO many times ha ha). So it hit me. Get my (artsy 90’s cartoon) spirit animal‘s glue gun. For those who don’t know me personally… this is Jane Lane’s glue gun. Which she refers to as Stickmata 5000 in MTV’s Daria. The name alone is brilliant and it has a lightning bolt on it. Enough said.
After the killer design that Dave Togtman (of Black Devil Tattoo) came up with for my Captain Spaulding tattoo (not to mention how well he did at reviving my Baby Firefly tattoo), I knew he was the man to bring another one of my visions to life on skin. So after deliberation I decided that instead of just the glue gun why not incorporate Jane herself along with some fun filler pieces I can relate to about the character. I had the space to fill on my arm and knew more color would be more appealing to the eye and mesh better with my other piece. Plus she is my artistic spirit animal after all. Just ask my friend Heather (AKA my Daria).
I knew I didn’t want her floating on my arm but I also knew I didn’t want a traditional cameo style frame (as much as I love them). I wanted it to feel very 90’s. Then it hit me. Use one of the old school box TVs like the one her and Daria watch Sick Sad World on. Have her coming out of it and accent it with pizza and a very Dariaesque skull (like the ones they had as decor in their bedrooms). Then I found this picture and thought if he can make it aesthetically pleasing it was a go…
We did have to sacrifice the candle melting on the skull but it came out so good it doesn’t even matter. He took the empty space of my arm, my ideas, my various reference photos, a sketch of my vision and came up with the perfect piece. I mean I have seen a ton of Jane Lane tattoos and even if this wasn’t on me I think it’s the best thing ever. I guess when you have 2 artists working towards the same goal it works out well. Here is how it came out…
As you can see my Count Van Count tattoo on my wrist and the canvas and little paints from my Demons of Inspiration piece flow so perfectly with the stacking idea he came up with. I also won’t have any awkward gaps between pieces because of the way he designed it. Just incredible. I couldn’t be happier with it.
As I have mentioned before my favorite type of order to fulfill is a custom one. I love when people come to me and say I want this for so and so .. work your magic. It inspires the whole creative process!
I was recently contacted to see if I could make some headbands in my Dead Girl Decay style for a baby girl. The parents being a lot like me and being into tattoos, skulls etc. I was the perfect fit for the job and was happy to do it.
I thought about what past Mom’s have done when I made their little girls barrettes and they didn’t have enough hair for them yet. They clipped them on to a baby headband!
So after finding headbands I made three mini barrettes that can clip on to them. Then as the baby gets older and gets hair she can unclip them from the headband and wear them as barrettes. Then she never outgrows them. Shoot if Mom wanted to rock them even she could get in on the action.
Here is the end result…
Interested in a custom order? I make art for all ages and Christmas is right around the corner! Contact me and get your orders in! The sooner the better to get them in time for the holiday!