Spitting Image: I Am The Somebody. I’m The Fire.


When invited to go to a 60’s/70’s themed birthday party I didn’t just show up in the requested themed attire, but in the usual Nicole fashion I took it a step further and jumped at the opportunity to show up dressed as my fairy goddess mother (that’s what I call her)… Stevie Nicks. So needless to say I am a big fan of Fleetwood Mac and when I heard Amazon was making a tv show based partially on Fleetwood Mac fan fiction by writer Taylor Jenkins Reid my interest was highly peaked.

I actually counted down the days until Daisy Jones & The Six was streaming on Prime and when the episodes were released I made my husband watch “my rock and roll soap opera” with me every Friday. I’m glad I did because I fell in love with everything about it. The writer’s backstory of the musical influences that inspired the storyline was intriguing (which was much more than Fleetwood Mac and brought me back to the days of helping manage my husband’s band). The talented actors were perfectly casted and incredibly talented (did you know they had to learn how to play music as well as performing together as a band during the pandemic). The fashion was what my 70’s dreams are made of (I love me some bell bottoms, fur edged jackets, and flowing kimonos) and I still can’t stop playing the Aurora album on repeat (they used some heavy hitter song writers to make it as authentic as possible) or singing and humming the songs around the house (my neighbors either love me or hate me at this point). Let Me Down Easy is actually playing on my Mac right now as I type this.

I was excited and sad at the same time the week of the final episode. I wanted to know how they would end it but didn’t want it to end at the same time. To say I have been in engulfed in Daisy Jones & The Six would be an understatement and I am not ashamed to admit it.

Although I loved all the characters in the show I was very fascinated by Daisy Jone herself. Played by Riley Keough (granddaughter of Elvis Presley) I could not help but fall in love with her feisty character. Her struggle to believe in herself after being raised by a family who didn’t support her and her determination to follow her dreams and find true happiness pulled at my heart strings but also motivated me. I picked up my drawing pencils and put all my other projects on hold as soon as the inspiration struck and have been working on this piece ever since.

I call it “I Am The Somebody. I’m The Fire.” inspired by two different Daisy quotes that I feel sum up her journey. It was done in pencil and chalk pastels and I used references from various scenes and photo shoots Riley had done during her career but focused mainly on her look from the Aurora photo shoot episode (above).

I hope one day I will be graced with Riley’s presence and can gift her the original art piece and show her how much her talent has inspired my own. And although Daisy didn’t want to be anyones muse, I will never deny that she was indeed the “inspiration for my next big idea” and I could not be happier with the way it turned out.

If you are a Riley and Daisy fan, I have prints and made-to-order t-shirts featuring this art piece for sale in my online Etsy and Amazon shops and will also have prints available to purchase in store at Closet Collectibles in Crete, IL as soon as I do my next art drop off.

Want to see more of my portrait drawings? You can find them on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Adopt The Undead: Red


Excited to add my 8th handmade doll to my Limited Edition Undead Doll series!

Red stands fearless as she shows the world who wears the real cape in the family. She sports a decayed and bloody red and white plaid dress, laced edged pantaloons, tights, shoes and red velvet cape. She proudly tops off her look with what remains of the big bad wolf and a basket of her freshly undigested Granny as a reminder to never let anyone challenge her intelligence or bravery.

Like my other dolls she is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind and a unique piece of art that only you will own if you adopt her. She is available online in my Etsy shop and will soon be available to purchase in person at Closet Collectibles once I make my next art drop off.

Please note this is NOT a toy. This is an indoor decoration/collectible for adults to display and is not intended to be played with by children etc. The clothings and accessories are both a part of the artistic vision and are not removable. The metal doll stand that is included is already placed on the doll in the ideal way to properly display her.

See more of my Undead Dolls and corpsified creations on the Adopt The Undead page of my portfolio website.

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Freaky Fanatics: Ashley’s Eye of The Tiger


I am loving these photos that my Etsy customer Ashley sent to me! She received my Tiger’s Eye Spiritual Skullerfly Crystal Ornamental Wreath and wanted to share how she’s displaying it in her home. Can we talk about how perfect it looks next to her fun leopard print lamp?!

With her photos Ashley sent me a message saying..

“I got this today! I really love it! I love the glitter painted skull, the colors, the beads, everything!”

Thank you again Ashley for sharing. I hope it invokes lots of courage, confidence, light, and positivity into your life. So mote it be.

For those that are new here, I make these pieces of art inspired by a specific crystal or gemstone. They are made with loving intentions and before I put them up for sale I always bless them with incense and charge them by the full moon. Once the piece is sold it is forever with the one it is meant to be with and I never make one inspired by that specific crystal or gemstone again. This makes them one-of-a-kind and truly special to the person who owns them. A little bit of handmade magic!

Interested in a Spiritual Skullerfly Crystal Ornamental Wreath that is available to ship now? I have 2 pre-made ones left in my Etsy Shop (also available at a “support a small business” discounted price if purchased in person at Closet Collectibles in Crete Illinois).

If you don’t already subscribe to my updates be sure that you do (in the right side column of this page). I make all of my new creations announcements here on my blog before anywhere else. Subscribers get updates directly emailed to them (via WordPress) to keep them in the know so they can be ready to make a purchase as soon as they are announced.

Is there a specific crystal your hoping to see me make next? Drop me a comment on this post with your requests and inspire me. You might just manifest it!

As always, don’t forget to check out Ashley alongside my other happy customer photo submissions in my Freaky Fanatic slideshow! Have a photo of yourself with one of my creations? Contact me and let me know about it and you could be featured here as well!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole

Freaky Fanatics: Sami at FandomGalCentral Pt. 2


I want to give a shout out once again to Sami at FandomGalCentral. She has been sharing my artwork with her followers on Instagram this month and I could not be more grateful.

See these posts from FandomGalCentral and more of my happy customers on the Freaky Fanatic page of my official portfolio website!

For those who are interested in purchasing prints, you can do so online from Etsy and Amazon or you can purchase them in person from my store display at Closet Collectibles in Crete, IL!

Have a photo of you rocking or displaying one of my creations? Contact me to submit your photos and videos so you can be featured as one of my Freaky Fanatics too! Sharing on social media? Be sure to tag #livingdeadgirlnicole and send me your links!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole