New Dead Girl PORTRAIT Decay!!

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Now you really can rock my artwork! On your head!
That’s right check out the first of my new Dead Girl Portrait Decay line!
Each barrette features a mini cropped print of one of the portraits I have drawn 
(each print is protected with micro glaze and a resin seal).

LDG Nicole

Please vote for Sid TODAY!!

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Please vote for one of my favorite icons and friends… 
Sid Haig!

Reposting from the words of Suzi..

The Fresno Bee newspaper is having this contest to see who is the most popular Fresno/San Joaquin Valley native, and Sid is a candidate!

Go here http://fresnobeehive.com/2012/03/valleywho_the_b.html to see the story and who’s matched against whom. (Game chart can be enlarged)

Go here http://fresnobee.upickem.net/upickem/registration/login.asp?contestid=52505 to see how the contest works and to register to vote.  (Contest can be played on Facebook also)

He ain’t running for Prez this time, but you can still cast your vote in 2012 for Sid Haig!  Thanks everyone!  =)

*Voting for round one ends this Sunday at 8PM Pacific!*
(There will be 5 more rounds and the contest ends March 29th and we’ll be keeping this thread updated) 


LDG Nicole!

Art.. the perfect gift…

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Well I needed to wait until after Xmas to post this so it didn’t ruin gift related surprises.
My cousin Kevin contacted me earlier this month to commission me to draw a portrait of his mother in law that had passed. He wanted me to draw it so he could give it to his wife Lisa for Christmas. 
This is the finished portrait…
I got a lovely message from Lisa after she received it..
“Nicole I can’t tell you how awesome you are and how much I appreciate the picture. You captured my Mom’s spirit and I love it!”
I love when I get feed back from memorial portraits like this. It keeps me inspired to continue doing what I love by seeing how my work effects others and makes their lives a little brighter in a time of lose. 
I also had fun making Christmas Spider Ornaments this year for my immediate family and close family friends.
I am sure you can tell from my Muppet obsession why I chose these googly eyes! Are they not the cutest?!
My best friend Regina purchased some of my Dead Girl Decay Barrettes to give as gifts. Here is a picture of her daughter Mia rocking the Halloween inspired Dead Girl Decay she gave to her. 
I love that my art can bring Halloween out in others even during the Xmas season ha ha. 
And this is not art related but definitely horror move and Xmas related so I had to share. This is a photo of the awesome Xmas cards me and my husband sent out this year. The photo is of me and my husband Frank with Sid Haig in his complete clown makeup from one of the conventions we went to this year. As you all know Sid is one of our faves.. not only as an actor but as a friend.  
The cards said “Fried Chicken and Gasoline Love from The Garcia’s”
Hope everyone had a rocking Xmas! Now on to celebrate the new year.. 2012… the last year on earth. Everyone ready for the zombie apocalypse or what?
LDG Nicole

A Memorable Horror Con Weekend

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Well me and my husband Frank went to another horror con this weekend. A BIG thank you and shout out to  my Dad who paid for our hotel room and our tickets for our 30th birthdays (back in Feb) this was one con that as extremely memorable.
This was another con where I came bearing gifts 🙂
First I gave a custom barrette to Scout Taylor Compton who seemed to really love it. She told me she has a photo shoot coming up and she wants to wear it for it! She even said she would send me pictures once the photo shoot is done and she has them. Fingers crossed! She was a complete doll in person.
Barrette I made and gave to Scout Taylor Compton
Frank, Scout and Me!
I also brought my Robert Englund/Freddy Krueger Sweet Dreams original portrait and had the honor of giving it to Robert Englund himself! I also was able to have him sign a print to keep for my portfolio. When I saw him at first it was for a Freddy Krueger Boiler room photo op. I told him “I made this for you and would love to have it in our picture!” He told me he thought the portrait was great! And that it definitely should be in the picture. When we were done taking the picture I asked him if he wanted me to walk it over to his wife for safe keeping he said “wait what.. this is a gift???.. for me??? Wow!! Thank you!!”
He couldn’t believe I was giving him the original and him being in awe of that made all the hard work of drawing it that much more meaningful to me. 
Me giving Robert the portrait!! EEK!

Robert torturing my husband ha ha

Chatting with Robert while he signs a print copy of my portrait for me.

My signed print for my portfolio!
On top of all that excitement I was super excited that Sid Haig was appearing at this con. All of you know I have nothing but mad LOVE LOVE LOVE for Sid 🙂 and every chance I get to see him I make it a priority ha ha. When I saw his line had started to die down a little I made it a point to go over to talk to him and catch up on things. He asked me if I started my new job yet and we BS’d for a little while until his line started to get backed up ha ha. I snuck back behind his table for our traditional Sid & Nicole pic before the line got too bad ha ha. 
Sid & Me!
On top of that.. they were doing a photo op at the con complete in Sid’s Captain Spaulding makeup so I made sure to save my pennies so me and Frank could do it! When I walked into the room where the pics were be taken and I walked up to him I was like “OMG How freaking awesome it is to see you in full make up and costume!!GAAAHH! and he started to laugh. I had to take my glasses off cause they did something with the green screen and reflection.
This is a scanned copy of the 11×14 print we got at the con.. In about a week I will have a jpg copy of the image that I can post that will be WAY clearer. 
Spaulding!! YAY!!
On top of all this awesomeness.. we had the honor of also meeting Malcolm McDowell and Lance Hendrickson…
Malcolm McDowell and me! DROOG!

Lance Hendrickson giving Frank the thumbs up! He loved our tattoos!
The best birthday present ever from the best Dad ever!! 
All of these pictures have been added to my celebrity slide show on the About The Dead Girl – Artist Info Page!
I ended the trip by drinking some True Blood on our ride home ha ha
Yum!
LDG Nicole