Remains : Daria “I Hate It” Bookmark

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So now that the surprise is over I can finally share another art project I have been working on. This is a handmade bookmark I contributed to the group gift for my dear friends Heather’s 40th Birthday….

Heather loves to read and she was totally bummed about having to cancel her milestone Birthday party (due to COVID), so her husband Mike reached our to her friends and family asking if we would each make her a special bookmark.

Since she is the Daria Morgendorffer to my Jane Lane I knew right away where I was headed theme wise. Especially since one of the things Heather and Daria have in common is their love of books and reading. Plus who better than her Jane to paint it!

My husband Frank took me to the hobby store to find the right wood. He cut it out and sanded it. I painted, clear coated and added the tassel. Mike collected them all and presented them all to her in a book he made with special pages made for each of them. We may not have been able to physically celebrate with her this year but Mike found a fun and creative way to make it happen! Major hubby points for sure and this was so much fun to make and be a part of!

Dig this? Make sure to check out this bookmark and other misc. creations on the Remains page of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole

KeepItHandmade Artist Charity Auction

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I am honored to be a participating artist in the KeepItHandmade Instagram Artist Charity Auction…

Each artist was asked to choose a foundation and a percentage of their proceeds to go to a cause of their choosing. Here are the items I will have up for bidding and the foundations I have chosen for each. Clicking on each image will bring you to where you can bid on that item starting tomorrow November 4th at 8pm EST. Bidding is done by commenting on the posts.

Art Print – 50% of proceeds will go to the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
Skelerfly Barrette – 50% of proceeds will go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation
Art Print – 50% of proceeds will go to Scares That Care

Stay Spooky, Magical & Supportive,
LDG Nicole

Halloween 2020 Was a Scream!

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What a great Halloween and Wedding Anniversary weekend for us. Despite everything going on in the world it was so nice to see the sun shining, feel the autumn breeze and take in all the fall colors surrounding us this Halloween.

I was also happy to be able to cross another character off my Costume Bucket List! The one and only Casey Becker aka Drew Barrymore in Scream. I know, I know.. I love the 90s what can I say ha ha.

The best part was I was able to talk my husband Frank into being my Ghostface……

See more of my makeup and costume art on the Skinned page of my portfolio website.

I also did an art drop over the weekend at Closet Collectibles! I restocked prints and also brought in some new items. This includes 2 new upcycled customized framed prints and art print PUZZLES! That’s right 80 piece puzzles are now available exclusively for Closet Collectibles shoppers! I even sold one while I was there so make sure you get one while they last!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: 2 Dollars And 15 Cents

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Back in 1995 when I was about to become a Freshman in high school, the movie Tank Girl came out. Not having read the comics I went into watching it with a clear mind and although some didn’t like it, I loved it! I know, I know I obsess over 90’s nostalgia from my teen years but this film had a little bit of so many things I love and well it still does.

From the raddest soundtrack (which was compiled by Courtney Love) to the campy fun of surviving the apocalypse (in 2033) while also befriending Mutant Kangaroos aka Rippers (one played by Doug Jones whom we all know I adore) to fighting off Malcom McDowell as the evil villain… I mean it really is my apocalyptic dream come true. It also made me discover the incredible artwork of Jamie Hewlett that created the characters that the movie was inspired by.

However the part I love most about Tank Girl is Rebecca Buck aka Tank Girl herself played by the wild and wonderful Lori Petty! I don’t know what I love more..her hilarious smart ass remarks, her I will kick your ass, can and will attitude or her incredible collection of thrown together outfits and hair styles that change every time she appears in the movie. So I decided to take all those things I love about her character and wrap them into one art piece. I guess you can say 2020 also inspired me as the perfect time to knock this one off my art bucket list. I call it “2 Dollars And 15 Cents”….

Living Dead Girl Nicole's Lori Petty Tank Girl Portrait Fan Art

This art piece was done in pencil, charcoal, colored pencil and chalk pastels. My dream now is to one day meet Lori and be able to gift it to her.

Are you a fan of Tank Girl the movie and comics? Then pick yourself up a print of this art piece or even a custom made to order t-shirt in my Amazon shop. Prints will soon be available at Closet Collectibles in Crete IL one I do a restock and drop off. Be sure to also see more of my portrait work in the Spitting Image section of my Portfolio site!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole