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First Flea

Yesterday was the debut of Nevermore Decor into the flea market/craft show scene, and I have to say, it was pretty damn cool.  I could get used to this.  I mean, it was hard work, don’t get me wrong – hauling tables and suitcases full of carefully-packed projects across city blocks, battling the weather (I lost 2 items to the damn wind, and my sanity to the snow/hail mix that blasted down out of NOWHERE)… but I sold about 70% of what I brought with me that day, and I got to talk to a lot of incredibly cool folks who also appreciate spooky shit.  Just getting to see people’s reactions to my macabre wares was a truly fantastic experience, and something I hadn’t really known I was missing. If you were there, and I was staring at you and smiling while you were trying to browse, I hope I didn’t creep you out.  I was super excited.

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My table outside Now That’s Class, a punk bar in Lakewood, Ohio.

And now I am hooked.  My next show is going to be at The House of Blues in Cleveland on Halloween night, as part of their black-light carnival.  I saved all my glow-in-the-dark pieces for that one, where they’ll really pop.  In the next few posts, I’ll share some pictures of the ghoulish delights I’ve been churning out in a desperate attempt to keep up with these shows and the Etsy shop.  Admittedly, the Etsy storefront is currently kindof empty, because every time I ship an order to a happy customer, it creates a blank space on my table at the show, so I’ve been loathe to list new items, because I’m afraid they’ll all sell and I’ll have nothing for the HoB show in 2 weeks.  Which is an awesome problem to have, I’m incredible grateful and awed by everyone’s interest.  But I’ve been spending countless late nights in my garage, painting furiously and forgetting to eat, because I was in no way ready for the demand of the season.  I had forgotten that I didn’t open the Etsy store until November of last year, making this year my first Halloween season in business, and I greatly underestimated my potential popularity.  Which was dumb, because duh I’m totally sweet.

PICS INCOMING!!  STAY TUNED!

…I’m literally going to go take them right now.

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Would You Kindly Look At This Thing

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Attention, Interwebs: I made a thing. And it’s pretty damn cool.  Get ready to be jelly in 3, 2, 1…

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Yes friends, my kitchen just got 287% cooler, as is it now sporting a Bioshock knife block.

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Ready for the close-up!

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It all started when I was supposed to be spring cleaning the kitchen, and doing all the insane things like cleaning the oven for the first time in my life.  It was an unfamiliar and intimidating prospect, so I decided very suddenly that my knife block was ugly and boring and needed a re-do like RIGHT MEOW.  First I painted it teal, then cut bits from the Xbox game booklet and mod-podged them on.  Then I feathered in some copper paint around the edges to give it that “my Randian Tomorrowland went horrifically awry and slowly rotted at the bottom of the sea” patina look that everyone is loving right now.  Dotted in some gears and some nautical bits, and garnished with little metal barnacles (which are actually bits from an old bracelet).  I discovered, after a runaway gloop of superglue and a string of curses, that dried excess superglue has a kind of barnacley/lichenish/encrusted with sea salt look to it, so I ran with it and dotted some more around.  Then I layered on several coats of matte finisher, so a stray spill won’t ruin my fab new knife block and consequently my day.  And ta-daa! Gamer chic kitchen stuff.

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I have more stuff to show you guys, so come back soon!  I’ve got a Little Sister almost complete, that Beetlejuice shelf I promised was coming all the way back in February, and a few Bioshock Infinite inspired odds and ends.  Subscribe to the blog, and you’ll get an email notification all 3x a year I manage to post something, or like Nevermore Decor on Facebook to get that plus approximately 5 random fandom memes and 1 someecard in your newsfeed as well.


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