Living Dead School Girl Update

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Well it’s been quite some time since I updated about my Desktop Publishing and Design schooling. Everything was put on hold when I went into the hospital. The good thing though as seen in my posts is that I am already using what I am learning and applying my skills as seen in the ads and event fliers I did for Immortality Entertainment, the band Axe Man’s Bridge and now what I am working on for the South Suburban Food Co-op. Since I don’t have alot of energy to be very active I thought it would be a good time to read the next chapter of my studies and I just submitted my first Indesign project for grading. It’s a project you have to follow step by step from your lesson guide as you learn the different parts of the program. You have to use specific sizes, margins, put photos and fonts in specific places etc. It’s not a free for all project but a very detailed one based on their precise requirements. The project you create as you read and follow along is submitted to the instructor to review and grade. Now I wait to see how I did. I was able to slowly do this from my couch taking breaks in between so I hope I did ok. I just can’t fall too behind or I will be super stressed playing catch up between school and work. It’s a risk I have to take submitting it when I am not 100% myself so we will see.

In the mean time I am still on medical leave recovering from my 2 surgeries and complications. I am still taking donations to help make ends meet at www.gofundme.com/nicolen. At this time I am not working and my medical leave is unpaid so every penny counts! If you can’t afford to donate please post and share the link with others!

It appears House of 1000 Corpses will be on IFC tonight.. I know what I will be doing the rest of the night.

Stay Spooky, Smart & Healthy!
LDG Nicole

Creepy Lil Heart is Smiling!

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Reasons my creepy little heart is smiling today…
1.) was released from the hospital last night
2.) got to sleep in my own bed
3.) got to come home to my cats who I missed terribly
4.) no more iv’s, ng tubes and surgery tables
5.) Seeing a new referral on LinkedIn for me from Cleve Hall 🙂

Recovery is starting new for me. My diet is not getting set back but as far as being able to work, lift things and do ordinary things I am starting over. I am re-opening my Etsy shop for pre-made items as we are able to get those packed up and shipped out. However any custom/made to order items are still on hold until further notice

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Temporarily Closed Again!

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This post is to inform everyone that Living Dead Girl Nicole is back in the hospital. As most of you have read on this news blog she had surgery at Rochester Methodist Hospital on January 18th and experienced complications. She was released on February 5th and finally returned home to IL on February 9th. On Tuesday February 26th she went to ER and was readmitted into a local hospital. Because of this her Etsy shop is temporarily closed and all custom/made to order items (including One Eyed Doll Merch and art prints) are temporarily on hold as well.

For more info about her surgery and/or to make a monetary donation please visit http://www.gofundme.com/nicolen. Nicole is on unpaid medical leave and now does not have the added income from the sale of her artwork so please spread the word by sharing this link with others. Every dollar and every bit of help counts!!

OED Merch

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As all of you know I do handmade merch for the band One Eyed Doll. I forgot to mention in my previous posts that my merch is currently on hold with them until I am recovered from surgery. These items I make for them fall under the “custom made to order” items that I am unable to make at this time. Once I am fully recovered you will see my merch back up for sale in their shop and available for purchase.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Click here to see all the “Rocking Work” I have done for bands.