Monday, July 19, 2010

Q&A with Agonysdecay!

Jenny from Agonysdecay is a very busy ghoul! She makes a ton of different stuff and she does it all well. Her soaps are adorable (or creepy if your tastes aren’t like mine!) and smell great, her cameos are quality work….I could go on and on! Instead I’ll just let you read more about her and her art here:

CZ: Tell us a little about yourself!
AD: I'm a sweet transvestite, from transexual transylvania!! Really, I'm just an old spooky woman who enjoys making items that cater to the darker side of life. Death and all its components fascinate me. I am also a mother of a very mouthy 9 year old who likes Hannah Montana! JOY! By day, I take care of the terminally ill, mentally and physically disabled, and the elderly. Because of this experience, I'm hoping not to live past 60 ;)

CZ: What type of items do you sell?
AD: I sell mostly macabre and dark items. However, there are tons of items in my shop that are not spooky themed! I sell jewelry, soap, paper goodies, hair accessories, and OOAK items. I take custom orders for almost everything in my shop. I also take large custom orders for Gothic/Alternative weddings.

CZ: What is the inspiration behind your shop?
AD: Since I was a little girl working with arts and crafts always amazed me. So, I'd have to say that my late mother was my inspiration. She wouldn't approve of the subject matter and style of my work but she was the one who initiated making things. My main source of inspiration is the dead, horror movies, music, and not to forget graveyards.  ;)

CZ: What is the greatest compliment you have received about your work?
AD: I have a special friend who has been shopping with me for years now. I'm pretty sure she owns every piece in my shop. She has given me the best compliments. Although there are many to choose from, I think my favorite is that she always says how much emotion, thought, and care I put into each item and package. This is a huge compliment to me because I do take a lot of time in each item and packaging.

CZ: When did you first realize that you weren’t “like the other kids”?
AD: When my parents died I had to move to a new town. It wasn't hard to realize that I wasn't like the other kids! Some of you elder spookies should remember this, when nose rings and colored hair was NOT acceptable. I was one of those unaccepted people and lived through that day. Only to grow up, get old, and see that EVERYONE and their mothers do it now...and its accepted!

CZ: What’s a typical day in the life of this Dark Sider like?
AD: A typical day in the life of agonysdecay is just that, agony and decay.

CZ: Zombies or Vampires?
AD: Honestly, both. Zombies because one day, Zombies will be created (which they already are) for population control. I know that I will taken by Zombies just because they freak me out....the real life aspect of them. On screen, they fascinate me ;) Vampires? Why? They are the hottest damn creatures out there! I'll have to invent and modify the immortal factor though, who in the hell would want to live forever....

CZ: Which horror character do you identify with most?
AD: Michael Myers, he is my love machine and my hubby.

CZ: What scares you?
AD: Many things scare me. Sharks. I'm REALLY afraid of sharks. As a child I used to swim far out into the ocean and never gave it a second thought. Nowadays you will find my pale legs and feet barely standing by the shore. Dead people in water. Yes, a strange fear. I am terrified of EVER finding a dead body in water. When I go to the lake or river, I always think I'm going to step into a dead bloated carcass. Specifically someones skull. To imagine what this would feel like and look like haunts me constantly. Cars submerged under water. Yes, another strange fear. I can't stand the thought of cars in water...and if they have dead people in them, shooooot me now! I'd probably have to commit myself if I was ever to see a dead person in a car, underwater.

CZ: When my undead masses take over will you be with us or against us?
AD: If 'us' are the Zombies, I'm going to die of fear anyhow so I'll be with you.

Check out all the great items Jenny offers in her shop and visit her often here:


  1. Great questions and answers! I am a happy customer of Agonys Decay, and would recommend her work to anyone. :)

  2. Another fabulous read! Love Agony Decay's shop she has some amazing things. :)

  3. Great interview! I just love her items. My favoirte item in my room is still the x-ray artwork she made for me. Oh, and I love my spooky seahorse ring too!!!

  4. Jenny is the best. I own several of her pieces - my favorite is the Jason Voorhees hair fascinator. Her jewelry is amazingly well made and her best customer is right - the packaging is impeccable.

    I just love her.

    Plus, she's the only one who calls me darlin'. And I really like that.