Boils & Ghouls - Welcome to The Etsy Massacre Team's Bloodspot! Cemetary resting place to the Etsy Massacre Team. The first team on Etsy created for artists who make horror movie inspired items!! If it's not gorey, creepy, scary, undead, monsterous, or bloody you won't find it here. We are a team of artists whose art is so awesome it will scare ya! Here at our Bloodspot you will find a complete list of our massacre members and their shops. This is also the place to come to get updates on what our massacre members are slaughtering up and what sales they are dieing to share with you! So make sure to follow this page and spread the gore!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Etsy Massacre Shop of the Month - May 2012 - grul666

Night on the town? Looking for something to wear in your hair.. or how about some pomade to make it sick! While your at it top off your outfit with a belt buckle and then deck out your car in decals that express your love for horror! Well you can do that all if you shop from grul666, our Etsy Massacre Team - Shop of the month!

What is your favorite horror movie related item in your shop at this very moment and why?

 I'd have to say it's our Multi-Purpose Putrescence! It's not really horror-movie related, but it is horror inspired. I had actually been working on it for the past 6 years or so, but with alcoholism taking over much of my life at the time it never came to fruition. I'm happy to say that I am sober now and have put alcohol behind me. I had been using dax wave and groom for the longest time but living in so-cal the weather would melt my quiff. So i figured, I can make one better! and I did, I am absolutely proud of it and I use it every damn day! I'm like Cy Sperling for Putrescence Pomade, "I'm not only the creator, I'm also a client!" Ha-Ha!

What is it about horror movies that inspires you and your art??Wow, I have to thank my grandma for that! She's been dead for 10 years. But it was her, I remember this one time she took me to go see Return of the Living Dead 2 in Glendale when I was about 9 (I had actually chosen that over a bike for my b-day!). We'd always go Downtown to the beautiful old theaters like the Orpheum, the State and the Los Angeles and check out the triple features. I remember we'd get there at around noon and leave at around 6pm! Those were the days! Triple features of horror movies in a classic theater! There's something about horror that has always kept me inspired, like "What if that monster under the bed were real? Would it eat me like a Critter, or be friends? like Maurice from Little Monsters" I remember being in the 3rd grade and drawing pictures of Freddy Krueger with the words "Burn to read" back when the whole "reading is fun-damental" campaign was going on. I've always been a horror nerd, I loved freddy/jason when I was a kid. I guess, it's the whole not knowing, like in real life, you can't depend on there being another day. Life is beautiful, it's a wonderous gift that should be cherished and lived to the fullest. Seeing all those people die sometimes senseless deaths makes you appreciate the things you have (or don't have) even more. Plus, you know it's not real (my mom told me that when we went to go see a re-release of TCM when I was 4!), that's how it inspires me personally. In my art, I just think death/horror is a really big part of life. It's always there, omnipresent. Your never gonna get away from it so why not embrace it? Plus, horror is really cool:) Just keep telling yourself...It's only a movie...It's only a movie...

Why did you join the Etsy Massacre Team?

I really liked the context of the group and the other members seemed pretty cool (and they are!). I really like the idea of other sellers with similar interests coming together as a team. Especially when it's horror related! Now, all we need to do is rent a real store-front and sell our stuff there! I think it should be called "From hell"! I think if we can decide on a place we can all pool our resources together and make this happen! Complete world abomination!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dead Girl Portrait Decay By Living Dead Girl Nicole

Now you really can rock my artwork! On your head! Literally!
Make your head pretty before the zombies try to take what's in it! 
That's right check out the first of my new Dead Girl Portrait Decay line!
Each barrette features a mini cropped print of one of the portraits I have drawn 
(each print is protected with micro glaze and a resin seal).

Your Creepy Captain,
LDG Nicole

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Items from A Ghouls Best Friend

This is just a friendly post to show off some new items that are in store at A Ghouls Best Friend as of today! These are a just a few of the items that were recently listed. There are also pocket mirrors that are John Waters and Baltimore themed as well as more necklaces!

Horror Movie Villains

More images from the Horror Movie Villains bracelet

Skeleton Elvis Cameo

Skeleton Lady Cameo

Another Skeleton Lady Cameo

Don't forget, we are in the last 3 days of my shops celebration of John Waters's 66th birthday! Right now you can save 20% off your entire purchase with the discount code: JOHNWATERS66. This code will expire at midnight on April 22, 2012. That is this Sunday so take advantage while you can!

Also, you can get updates about A Ghouls Best Friend on Facebook and Twitter! You will find sneak peeks of new items coming soon, event information, horror trivia, and book reviews. You can also subscribe to my Blogspot as well.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Celebrating John Waters

If you ask anyone who knows me, they will tell you that I am hopelessly addicted to director, John Waters. He is the original Pope of Trash and is responsible for cult classics like Serial Mom, Cecil B. Demented, Female Trouble, Hairspray, and Pink Flamingos. If you love shock value and can stomach trash then you should check out his earlier films. 

This past fall I met him, again, at a horror convention is Gettysburg, PA and got to hear him do one of his talks. 
Myself and a friend with John Waters at a horror convention.

Since he was speaking at a horror convention he talked about horror movies from past to present and even what he thinks the future of horror might have in store. He talked about his childhood obsession with The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and his desire to have green skin and about his favorite horror film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. What can I say, he is my kinda man. 

The famous mustache
 This month, on April 22nd, John Waters turns 66 years young. To celebrate this man of my dreams I am giving you 20% your entire purchase at my shop! The code is JOHNWATERS66. This code will expire Sunday, April 22nd at midnight. Take advantage while you can!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Scream Queen

I made this hair clip as a part of my Dead Girl Massacre line. They are for the other horror movie maniacs out there like myself who want to sport it in their style! 

This regular size flower barrette is a tattered, bloody fun mess! It has a bloody rib cage complete with bloody murder weapon knife on top and bloody skeleton arms and legs coming out of the petals!! What more could your creepy little heart ask for!!

Rock it at the next horror convention, the next time you hit up a new horror flick at the movies.. or just every day to show off the Scream Queen that you really are!!

Get your hands on it in my Etsy Shop HERE!!

Your Creepy Captain,
LDG Nicole

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

hand painted captain spaulding bag

this bag was a pain to create, i had to keep freezing the movie because I wanted to create a medley of scenes from the very beginning of the film . Its where you first see the museum and gas station. This movie inspired a lot of my work , the fish girl bag the gator girl bag, inspired by fishboy. I love the counter culture aspect of the whole look and feel of the movie and I wanted to try and apply this feeling to the bag. This bag is baked and sealed for protection, I plan to do a few pairs of shoes as well.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dead Girl Discussions....

New LinkedIn Professional Group/Discussion Board for Artwork By Living Dead Girl Nicole!
That's right...I thought a LinkedIn Group would be a great way for me and my Freaky Fanatics to discuss my art on a professional level. I don't do Facebook and other social media type sites anymore as I don't like people in my personal business and I like to keep my personal life seperate from my business life. 
 LinkedIn however is a professional site for people looking for work and to spread the word with their connections to get work, jobs etc. Therefore I have a resume on there and I only connect with people that I work with professionally. This Group/Discussion board is a great way for people to inquiry, comment or connect with me to hire me for work. It is also a place where customers aka Freaky Fanatics can go to discuss work I have done for them or to inquiry about more work as well. 
 Also make sure to check out the promotions section because group members will get special coupon codes for my Etsy Shop too! So go join! I have already started various discussions based on the various types of art work that I do. 
You can use this link to get there
or click on the Dead Girl Discussions link on the top of my website - http://www.artworkbylivingdeadgirlnicole.com/

Your Creepy Captain,
LDG Nicole