Creature Feature: It’s Burton Blog Bash Day!

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Hello subscribers and Burton Blog Bash hoppers! Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog today as we celebrate  the genius that is Tim Burton and the release of Miss Pereguine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Some of you may have learned to like his work later on in life but for me.. his work has effected me since back when it was “weird” to like the types of things he created. Especially for a little girl.

tumblr_mbsz0ro3tu1qepf8yo3_250When I was 7 years old Beetlejuice came out and it instantly drew me in. I remember some kids being scared of Beetlejuice. I was one of those kids yelling his name hoping he would make an appearance. Envious of how cool it would be to live in Lydia Deetz’s shoes. I guess you can say I still admire her. I have her tattoo’d on my arm. My dad even walked me down the aisle to the Beetlejuice intro music because not only did my Dad introduce me to the movie but my husband and I bonded over it when we first started dating (he now has the rest of the cast tattoo’d on his arm). It was a very important part of our ceremony and so symbolic. Who better then Danny Elfman to set the mood for our Halloween Masquerade reception.

When Edward Scissorhands came out, I remember thinking whoever made these films was some sort of genius. When you are younger you really don’t get into who made what when it comes to movies. You just watch them, love them or hate them. However Tim Burton’s films were like nothing I had ever seen and when I found out the same man made Beetljuice it clicked that this man was different. When I found out he did Pee Wee’s Big Adventure my mind was blown. He was talented and he had something no one else had when it came to making movies (I was a smart kid ehh ha ha). When I was really little,  Jim Henson was always my hero as far as fantasy movie makers were concerned. As I was beginning to get older, Tim Burton crept his way into my heart as well. He had this way of bringing macabre visions to life but making them whimsical which amazed me (and still does).

Which brings us to when the previews came out for Nightmare Before Christmas when I was 12 years old. I still have the newspaper clippings I cut out of the newspaper in anticipation for the movie to come out. The fact that it was clay animated completely awed me and the characters seemed so intriguing. I guess you can say I was a little like Jack when I saw the previews… “What’s This?” “What’s This?” 🙂

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Not only did I have these clippings because I was excited about the movie, but I used them to draw the characters as well. Stashed away with the clippings are my sketches from back then. They make me smile to look back at. So not only did Tim Burton entertain me, he also inspired me to create!

The great thing is he still does. Over the years all of his movies have continued to draw me in. These are just a glimpse of some of the things I have conjured up over the years inspired by him. Click on any of the images to see them on a larger scale.

I don’t have enough time or space to include all the clothing and home decor I have collected over the years. ha ha. But I can add to your collections. So to give back to all the people following this Burton Blog Bash I want to give you all a coupon code that can be used in my Etsy shop TODAY ONLY! Use code BURTONBASH at check out and get 15% off your order!

Don’t forget to also check out all the other blogs participating in today’s blog bash! All bloggers will be posting about Tim Burton so you know they are worth stopping by and checking out what they are posting! If this is your first time stopping by my blog please follow and subscribe!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

 

Creature Features: SeptemBurton Blog Bash

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This month I will be participating in another blog bash! It’s been a long time coming and this one is right up my alley so of course I jumped on board. Anything to celebrate the genius that is Tim Burton I support! Not to mention it’s being hosted by Holly’s Horrorland and Little Gothic Horrors who I adore. It is also taking place on September 30th in celebration of the release of his latest movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. I can not wait to see the movie because the books by Ransom Riggs are amazing and I can only imagine someone like Tim Burton bringing them to life on the big screen.

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For those who are not aware, a blog bash is a celebration among bloggers with a theme set in mind. It is not only exposure for the bloggers but allows a really fun time for readers as they get to hop from blog to blog reading what each participate has posted based on the theme. Anytime I participate in one I add it to the Creature Features page of my official portfolio site. If you are interested in participating, be sure to click on the photo above to be taken to the sign up page!

Make sure to check your inboxes on September 30th if you subscribe to my blog to read all the fun Burton themed posts across the web. If you do not subscribe by email, follow my blog via WordPress or get my RSS Feed makes sure you do so now. Don’t miss this fun online event and all of my other killer posts!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Freaky Fanatics: Hearse Show Winner

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Some great photos featured on Instagram by the winner of the Hearse Show raffle basket that included my donations!

See more of our Freaky Fanatics on my website! Don’t forget to share your photos with me and you can be featured as well! Contact me to send yours in!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay: It’s Time For The Nightmare Before Christmas To Begin

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What better time then now to add these new Nightmare Before Christmas creations to my Dead Girl Decay line! These all measure approx. 4″ x 4″ and are available in my Etsy Shop. These are all pre-made and ready to ship.

Choose from Jack or Sally.. or buy both seeing they are “truly meant to be” together!

Choose from Good Jack or Bad Jack… show the world what type of Jack you are. Buy both and switch off wearing them with your moods. Give the world a warning.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole