LadySkullshine began in 2011, providing photography and promotional help to the local bands and businesses in my area. Now, I’m just sharing small financial tips, some auctions, and whatever randomness escapes me.
Jessie aka LadySkullshine
My name is Jessie. I never found myself very interesting, but I’ve had a lot of interesting experiences.
Born in the 70’s. I started working when I was 13. I’ve been a cashier, waitress, banquet server, technical support, customer service, sales, management, financial consultant, lab technician, data entry, and so on. Now I’m working from home.
I’m Mama Bear to my two baby girls, Haley 20 and Scarlet 13. They are my everything, my heart and soul. My mini-me’s. Both girls are highly intelligent, loving, & strong-willed, but Scarlet struggles a bit more with things. She has Autism & Tourette’s, and a few other things. She is incredibly strong and loves to help others. I’m so very proud of her. Haley went to college to be a vet, eventually moved to Florida to work at Disney, then ended up in Canada. Of course, I do wish she lived closer, but I am very proud of her as well.
I have a very protective & loving fiance. We first dated back in school and always kept a close connection. He was the inspiration for my numismatics page.
We have a dog, named Bastian. We rescued him when he was a few weeks old. He was originally my puppy, but he quickly became Scarlet’s Emotional Support Animal.
I am always busy multitasking too many projects that I forget I even started. I have ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, among so many other things. I love animals, music, collecting fairies & glassware, learning new things, saving & making extra money, & helping others. I’m obsessed with taking pictures of everything possible, Alice in Wonderland, Zenescope comics, Guardians of the Galaxy & Iron Man, Ancient Aliens, sparkles, crystals, spreadsheets, & technology.
I never really had nicknames growing up, I was just Jessie. But, over the past few years I’ve acquired a few. Sparkles is one that is very well known by most. While I do have my strong points, they are often overshadowed by my Jessie moments. For this, I’ve been called Jilly (Family Guy), Kelly (MwC), to name a few. Oh, & I also used the name Rhiana Ruby briefly while writing for a metaphysical newsletter.
So, that’s really it, that’s me.
Then There’s The Question Of Who’s LadySkullshine?
LadySkullshine, the name itself, originated in 2011. It was created from brainstorming with a few others. We threw around a combination of lilmisunshine and skulls, and I forget the rest. We joked about it, but it stuck and people started to know who I was by that name. At the time, I was in between jobs. I had just started managing a band and was diving into a ton of promoting and photography. I wanted to help the local metal music community in the Lehigh Valley, PA. I became friends with a lot of them and saw their struggles. I then created this site to house their info. I also helped to make and sell band merchandise, did some modelling, and anything else I could to help out. This quickly spread to other music genres beyond PA, as well as to local businesses.
After returning to work, things tapered off a bit over time, until I was no longer actively involved. The last thing I really did was a few years ago when I starred in my close friend’s horror movie with my oldest daughter. You can actually find us on IMDb, which is pretty cool. All of these experiences have been a lot of fun, emotional, and educational. I also got to meet a ton of people over the years. Even though those days are over, it’s still pretty cool that you can now Google LadySkullshine and you’ll find a whole lot of my work.
Over time, I no longer needed my site, but I couldn’t bear to let it go. I’m a packrat. I left it up and continued to support everyone by keeping their info displayed. I recently decided to use my site again and completely revamped it. I’m slowly minimizing the old LadySkullshine Entertainment, to make room for new content. I thought about changing the name, but didn’t get very far. My site has now shifted focus on financial related tips, items I’m selling, awareness of several disabilities that affect my life, random thoughts, along with anything else I decide to add at some point. My mind is always all over the place so who knows where that may take us.
Past Experience Working With:
717 Music Awards (2 yrs) – Apocryfiend – Behind The Grey – BizR Babes / BizR Entertainment / BizR Films – Black Fate – Born Of Chaos Records – Chinga – Damsels Of Darkness Tour (3 yrs) – Decaysia – Garfield Hotel & Grille – G Child – Gutrot – Indefinite Dyad – Infernal Opera – Jabber Jaws – Jimmy’s Place – Lead Farmer Girls Worldwide – March To Victory – Metal Thunder Radio – Mindmaze – Mistress – No Remorse For The Fallen – Ominous – Our Ashes Remain – OVLO – Pennsylvania Metal – Pool Of Thorns – Plug’d In Magazine – Rearview Destroyer – Sandraudiga – Save The Zombies – Skulleroc – Sorrowseed – Suffocation – The Sterling – Threadz Clothing – Valley Rockers Calendar (2013)
I’ve Been Mentioned In The Following:
717 Music Awards Promotional Material
BizR Ent Radio
Damsels of Darkness Tour 2012, 2013, 2014 promotional materials
The Fyre & Ice Show
Sponsor of Infernal Opera’s Road Trip to California
The Sayjin Tyler Show
Featured in Lead Farmer Girls Worldwide interview in List Magazine, CA
The inside cover of Decaysia’s CD released 12/21/12
IMDb: Actress in Camp Hideaway Massacre (2018) by BizR Ent
A Few LinkedIn Recommendations:
“Jessica is a very dedicated and passionate person who loves what she does and is wonderful at it. She is very trustworthy and great to work with!!! Jessica is one of those rare people who “Says what she means, and means what she says”!!!! She is a wonderful person and awesome promoter!!!”
– May 30, 2012, LinkedIn MoonChild Garcia, Rev. MoonChild, Metaphysion
“I’ve had the privilege to watch LadySkullshine Photography grow from the ground up. Jessica is a consummate professional, taking only the best photographs possible. Her passion for what she does as well as her meticulous attention to detail are what make her great at what she does. I have no doubt that LadySkullshine Photography will only grow in its success.”
– May 30, 2012 , LinkedIn Andrew Wagner, Technical Writer, AMCORP
“I’ve worked closely with Jessica for quite sometime, and she is a hard working and very thorough worker at all that she does. Keep her in mind for all your photography needs, she displays only the utmost of professionalism at all time!”
– May 30, 2012, LinkedIn Joseph Covell, Founder, Owner, and Operator, Cromaidz Productions
A Few Pics By LadySkullshine Photography
These were taken several years ago. There’s entirely too many to share, but I do plan to add more as I go through old pics.
All Female-Fronted Heavy Metal/Rock/Punk Tour
Born Of Chaos Records, Aleigha Evans started the Damsels Of Darkness Tour in 2012. She also got the Lead Farmer Girls heavily involved. It turned out very successful. DOD13 and DOD14 then followed. DOD events sponsored by Matt Detmer’s Top Notch Artistry – Born Of Chaos Records – The Lead Farmer Girls Worldwide – LadySkullshine Entertainment.
Local Music Entertainment PA & Surrounding Areas:
***Stars next to the names indicate that I’ve taken photos of them.
Metal Music \m/
Apocryfiend*-PA — Black Fate*-PA — Behind The Grey*-PA — BlyndSyde*-PA — Burial Mound* — Cacd Tribute-PA — Chinga*-PA — Cover Her Face*-PA — Crushpile* — Curse of Sorrow*-PA — DDS-PA — Decaysia*-PA — Deprived*-PA — Hell Freeze*-PA — I Am The Trireme*-PA — Indefinite Dyad* — Infernal Opera*-PA — Kinslayer*-PA — Krosis*-PA — Mindmaze*-PA — March To Victory*-PA — Mistress*-PA — No Remorse For The Fallen*-PA — Ominous*-NJ — Our Ashes Remain*-PA — Ovlo*-PA — Pool of Thorns*-PA — Power Theory*-PA — Prosody-PA — ReKindle*-NJ — Remember These Lies* — Sandraudiga*-PA — Save The Zombies*-PA — Skalped*-PA — Skinsect*-PA — Sorrowseed*-MA — Stingy Jack*-PA — SuperTruck*-PA — The Dawn of Apolyon*-PA — Throdl*-PA — Unit Ready*-PA
Other Mixed Local Genre
Bright Fame*-PA — Devon Davies*PA — The Poet-Lariats (David Scott Smith)- PA — Ebeneezer* — Flight Case Syndrome* — G-Child*(VH1’s White Rapper)PA — Kamikaze Kupcakes* — Kevin Haterman* — Local Demise* — Observe the 93rd* —The Chosen Ones*-PA — Skulleroc-NY
National Bands I was lucky to meet and take pics of the following.
JennCity *(Played DOD Tour) — Joey Belladonna*Local band Our Ashes Remain opened. — Machinage* — Suffocation*
Local Businesses / Entertainment
101 Communications – 191 Philly Bands Global Teleradio – Amaryllis Tattoo Artistry & Design – Athena Music Media – BizR Ent*/ BizR Ent Radio – Born Of Chaos Records* – Colette’s Collection – Creepy-dolls – Cypher Lx – CT Music Straps – Dragon Scratch Emporium* – Frank Foe Radio – KMC Property Management – Metal Local – Metal Thunder Radio – Prolifick Radio – Rocking In The Valley Blog – Serendipity Bloom – SilencioBarnes – SillettCo Fence Inc. – Soulgrinder Zine – The Fyre and Ice Show – The Indie Authority – The Sayjin Taylor Show* – Valley Rockers Calendar
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