Shop Small This Holiday Season!

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I never turn down an opportunity to take a photo with a dragon, so we made it a point to hit up my business partner Closet Collectibles in Crete Illinois this weekend to get some small business gift shopping done and meet their new firey mascot!

Anyone that knows me, knows how badly I wanted to adopt him! Unfortunately he is not for sale so we will have to keep visiting him. Which won’t be very hard as we love this store, the people who run it and they support my art to the fullest!

Speaking of… I also made sure to check out my art display to make sure it is fully stocked for all you holiday shoppers! So don’t forget to stop in, shop local and tell ’em Living Dead Girl Nicole sent ya!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole

Remains : Daria “I Hate It” Bookmark

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So now that the surprise is over I can finally share another art project I have been working on. This is a handmade bookmark I contributed to the group gift for my dear friends Heather’s 40th Birthday….

Heather loves to read and she was totally bummed about having to cancel her milestone Birthday party (due to COVID), so her husband Mike reached our to her friends and family asking if we would each make her a special bookmark.

Since she is the Daria Morgendorffer to my Jane Lane I knew right away where I was headed theme wise. Especially since one of the things Heather and Daria have in common is their love of books and reading. Plus who better than her Jane to paint it!

My husband Frank took me to the hobby store to find the right wood. He cut it out and sanded it. I painted, clear coated and added the tassel. Mike collected them all and presented them all to her in a book he made with special pages made for each of them. We may not have been able to physically celebrate with her this year but Mike found a fun and creative way to make it happen! Major hubby points for sure and this was so much fun to make and be a part of!

Dig this? Make sure to check out this bookmark and other misc. creations on the Remains page of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole

KeepItHandmade Artist Charity Auction

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I am honored to be a participating artist in the KeepItHandmade Instagram Artist Charity Auction…

Each artist was asked to choose a foundation and a percentage of their proceeds to go to a cause of their choosing. Here are the items I will have up for bidding and the foundations I have chosen for each. Clicking on each image will bring you to where you can bid on that item starting tomorrow November 4th at 8pm EST. Bidding is done by commenting on the posts.

Art Print – 50% of proceeds will go to the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
Skelerfly Barrette – 50% of proceeds will go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation
Art Print – 50% of proceeds will go to Scares That Care

Stay Spooky, Magical & Supportive,
LDG Nicole

Halloween 2020 Was a Scream!

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What a great Halloween and Wedding Anniversary weekend for us. Despite everything going on in the world it was so nice to see the sun shining, feel the autumn breeze and take in all the fall colors surrounding us this Halloween.

I was also happy to be able to cross another character off my Costume Bucket List! The one and only Casey Becker aka Drew Barrymore in Scream. I know, I know.. I love the 90s what can I say ha ha.

The best part was I was able to talk my husband Frank into being my Ghostface……

See more of my makeup and costume art on the Skinned page of my portfolio website.

I also did an art drop over the weekend at Closet Collectibles! I restocked prints and also brought in some new items. This includes 2 new upcycled customized framed prints and art print PUZZLES! That’s right 80 piece puzzles are now available exclusively for Closet Collectibles shoppers! I even sold one while I was there so make sure you get one while they last!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole