Spitting Image: Memorial Portrait – Possum

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1961586_217896621733096_1825452114_nTom (a past customer of mine) contacted me recently asking if I can do another portrait for him. I had drawn a memorial portrait of his niece, Audra 4 years ago and he said he immediately thought of me when he decided to have a 2nd memorial portrait done. This time it would be of his pet wolf named Possum. I was honored he came back to have me do yet another meaningful piece and after seeing photographs of his unique and captivating pet, I became instantly excited to work on it. After finishing the portrait the other night I emailed Tom the first draft. I couldn’t be happier when I saw his response in my inbox. It said….”I LOVE IT!”

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Last night I put a protective spray on the portrait and tonight I am getting it ready to ship out. I can’t wait to hear what Tom thinks of it when he sees it in person.

Memorial portraits are a wonderful way to pay tribute and keep the memory alive of someone we love. I hope that this portrait of Possum brings some peace to Tom during this time and he can look at it and think back of all the wonderful times he spent with his beloved pet.

To see more of the portraits I have done check them out here at the Spitting Image section of my portfolio site!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Ghoulish Garments Are Here!

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As you all know, I already have my artwork on clothing. However the items are on such sites as RedBubble and RageOn! As much as I love these sites because they are trying to help artists make a name for themselves, I don’t like the fact that I don’t have much control over the shop process (other then uploading my work etc). I also hate the fact that in order to make any money you have to mark the items up or they are already marked up to prices people can’t afford. And to make matters more frustrating you can’t cash out your earnings until you have made so much in profit which is usually a lot and takes a long time to accumulate.

And speaking of frustrating… I also hate that my customers have to go to multiple sites in order to purchase various items. I have been researching like crazy to find a legitimate and good printer who will work with me. I do all my art by hand and not with layered computer files. Almost all printers these days only want to work with graphic artists and not us artists who do things the old school way (you know.. sweat, tears, pencils and paper). However, I am happy to say that my search is over and I am officially moving forward with a printing company who has truly impressed me. My research has been intensive and this company even sent me 3 sample shirts for me to look over the quality of the garments and the printing results to assure me that my work and my customers were in good hands.

So with that, you can now purchase affordable high quality t-shirts directly from me through the Ghoulish Garments section of my Etsy Shop! No more just uploading my work to different sites and hoping whoever buys their items with my work on it gets what they hoped for. You will actually purchase the items directly through me. I then work with the printer to get the items printed and shipped out to you. It’s pretty awesome and after all the research I have been doing, I must say that I am pretty stoked about this!

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I do ask that you please bare with me. I have tons of portraits and I actually have to design each shirt before I put it up in my shop. Right now there are only a couple in there but TONS more are coming! Please Favorite my shop and keep checking back for more.

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LDG Nicole

 

Remains : MOFFINS are here!

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I took my love of Jim Henson creatures (hence the cute monster faces) and mixed it with my love of the macabre (coffin boxes) and created… the MOFFINS!

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They are 6″ coffin boxes made into monsters and come in different colors! Right now the ones in the photo (green, orange, purple and blue) are pre-made/ready to ship to the first person who buys them. I am also taking custom orders where you can specify the color of the monster’s skin, eyes, fur and how many teeth!

Here is a photo of the inside of the boxes…

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Buy them now in my Etsy shop!

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LDG Nicole

Save The Date: 2017 Hardcore Hearse Club Show!

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Save the date!!! Lots more info to come so stay tuned!

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In the mean time check out some photos from last years’ show!

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LDG Nicole

Creature Feature: Sixth Annual Vampire’s Day Soiree

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So it’s time once again for the Annual Vampire Day Soiree.. a celebration of all things vampy and shared amongst us bloggers on Valentine’s Day! So in celebration here is a collage showing some of my vampire inspired creations amongst photos of meeting some of my favorite vampy celebs! Comment letting me know what photo sticks out most to you and why you like it best!


Now don’t forget to go over to the event page so you can hop along the rest of the blogs participating in today’s soiree! Go show them some blog comment love this Valentine’s Day!

See more of my work at www.artworkbylivingdeadgirlnicole.com and purchase my creepy creations at www.etsy.com/shop/livingdeadgirlnicole

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Huge Slasher Sale!

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I am going through my inventory and have decided to slash prices on tons of items so I can make room for new stuff! So time to take full advantage and head over to the Slasher Sale section of my Etsy shop! Hurry to reap in the benefits. Each item is one of a kind and once they are gone they are gone! Some items are even marked as low as $3!!

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LDG Nicole

Remains: Bathroom Bride Decor

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I absolutely love ornate frames. The more victorian and gothic they look the better. I am hoping to one day re do all the frames in our home to only be this type of frame. I have gradually started but right now we have soooo many things framed it would cost a small fortune to replace them all. My Mother In Law always keeps an eye out for them at garage sales. She had found me a silver 5 x 7 one a while back when I was upcycling frames for my limited edition framed art prints. I decided not to use this one for the project and keep it all to myself. 🙂 I just wasn’t sure when or how I was going to use it until today.

First I painted it. I mixed a plum purple with a hint of hot pink to make the color I wanted. While it was still wet I brushed a dry cloth over it to get some of the silver shine to come through. After it dried I printed one of my favorite photos of Elsa Lachester on photo paper. It is of her on the set of the Bride of Frankenstein applying her makeup. Perfect to hang in our bathroom! I just love the way it looks with our Be Your Own Kind Of Bootiful sign (that I got for $2.50 during Halloween at Dollar General)! On our other wall is the Sourpuss Clothing Beauty Is Only Skin Deep clock that I recently picked up on their clearance for only $6!!

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See more of my misc creative ventures by visiting the Remains page of my portfolio site!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole