Spitting Image: Maybe Today Satan

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I will start off by saying (once again) that I have never really been a fan of re-makes and re-boots. However, I will allow you to quote me as saying that the “re-boot” of Sabrina The Teenage Witch is quite the exception. Those of us who grew up on the Archie comics, the cartoon and even embraced the 90s TV sitcom got to enjoy the cutesy version of Sabrina Spellman.

Now as adults we get to bask in the sinful glory of a MUCH darker side of what it could have been like to be in Sabrina’s half-witch half-mortal shoes. So in other words, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina on Netflix is the version I had always hoped for but never got (sorry Melissa Joan Hart but I did love you in Clarissa Explains It All!). The first time I laid eyes on The Academy of Unseen Arts I was like “Screw Hogwarts! Sign me up here!” (I even have an alumni sweatshirt cause I am a dork like that). So I guess what I am trying to say is that I really dig this show. I think a lot of it has to do with all the incredible Biblical, Pagen, Horror Movie, Archie and Riverdale references that they incorporate and cross reference on top of the story line. Some being super obvious and others as hidden Easter Eggs for fans who really “get it”.

That leads me to my latest art piece inspired by the beautifully talented Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina. I didn’t want to just draw her in her everyday look. If you know a thing or two about the show you will definitely get the play on words that I am using for the title as you take in what I have drawn. I call it “Maybe Today Satan”…

For those who have not started watching this show yet, I will not give away too much. What I will say is that this split face portrait is inspired by Sabrina’s two royalty looks as the Queen of Hell aka Sabrina Spellman – Morningstar! This piece was done in pencils and chalk pastels.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Either way prints and shirts of this art piece are now available in my Amazon shop for you to rock proudly as either! You can also see more of my portrait work in the Spitting Image section of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Ghoulish Garments: Support Art Boutiki

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I felt it only appropriate to support my printing partner Dan Vado aka The Big Kahuna at SLG Art Boutiki whose music hall, gallery and store in San Jose is currently shut down due to the pandemic.

He has designed some new shirts to sell online that will help benefit his small business. This one really spoke to me so I scooped one up to wear proudly. You should too!

Quite a few years ago I researched and looked high and low for a reliable t-shirt printer who would print custom 1 off shirts for me after poor quality control from a bigger manufacturer I was using. I wanted the best for my clients and I was determined to find just that.

I was pleasantly surprised and relieved when I came across Dan’s work online. A small business owner who was also actively supporting the arts and musicians in his community and was very interested in working with me to help me get my art professionally custom printed on garments for my clients. Win Win!

To this day I still love working with Dan and can trust that even across the country that my Ghoulish Garments are each custom made for my clients with special care and the results are top notch!

With that all being said, this also means that whenever you purchase a Ghoulish Garment in my Amazon shop that you are not only supporting myself as an artist but you are also supporting this incredible small business man that gives back to artists and musicians. And as you all know I am a firm believer in artists supporting artists!

Don’t forget if you have a photo of yourself rocking one of my wearable art shirts let’s see it! Share it with me so I can feature you on the Freaky Fanatics slide show of my portfolio site!

Stay Spooky & Supportive,
LDG Nicole

Remains: Volo Auto Museum Coloring Contest Winner!

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The little girl in me that use to enter every coloring contest imaginable is pretty giddy right now. This weekend I was informed that I won the Volo Auto Museum Adult Coloring Contest for the 18 – 65 year old age group. They decided to host the coloring contest to help people pass the time during quarantine while they are closed. The prize being a 1 year paid family membership to their museum when they re-open.

Here is the coloring contest page….

Here is my winning entry that I did in Prismacolor colored pencils and chalk pastels…..

I am so grateful to Volo Auto Museum for hosting this contest. It reminded me of why I loved escaping reality through coloring when I was a kid and it gave me that same escape from everything that is going on in the world while being stuck at home right now. We love their museum and antique mall (yay for treasure hunting)! Winning the contest now gives us even more to look forward to after all of this is over.

Be sure to check out the Remains page of my portfolio website to see some of the other oddball things I have done creatively!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Adopt The Undead : Chords The Corpsified Clown Music Box

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With it being all virus-like in the world right now and me being stuck in the house for a month I have been getting pretty inspired. It’s been a while since I made any corpsified creations, and I thought…what better time than now! I wanted to give you all something more terrifying to think about other then Corona Virus. So with that I would like you to meet Chords!

He is a Corpsified Clown made from an upcycled music box and is now looking for his new forever home!

Wind up his distressed, bloody silver drum and watch him move as he glares at you (with his one good eye as the other is a bit oozy) and plays you a tune with a drooling bloody smile on his face. Chords is pre-made and ready to ship to his new forever home and measures approximately 8″ tall. Each of my corpsified creations are handcrafted to be one of a kind and no two are ever alike or remade. A unique piece of art only you will own!

See Chords in action….

Please note this is NOT a toy. This is a decoration/collectible for adults and is not intended to be played with by children. Although I really do feel this would work a lot better at getting your kids to behave than that silly Elf you guys put around your homes at Christmas time! Just saying.

Chords is available to adopt in my Amazon shop! You can also see more of my corpsified creations on the Adopt The Undead page of my Portfolio site.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole