Restocked at Closet Collectibles with new Display!

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Over the weekend I did another art drop off/pickup atĀ Closet Collectibles (Crete IL)! I was pleasantly surprised to find that they gave me a new display spot in the store and I could not be happier.

It has nothing to do with my love of built-ins (well maybe that’s part of it) but it has everything to do with it being a prime spot in the store that really showcases and protects my work! I really love it! šŸ’œĀ 

While I was there I picked up my Undead Doll Betty who was adopted on Etsy. Holly has now taken her place on display and is waiting for someone to adopt her and Teddy.

My “The Lovers. The Dreamers. And Me.” (of Jim Henson and Kermit) portrait prints also made their debut. While I was there I also re-stocked my sold out giclee art prints of my otherĀ Spitting Image portraits (which are now on the 3rd shelf pictured).

I am so grateful to Chris and Michelle for always thinking of and supporting me as their resident local artist at Closet Collectibles. Mother’s Day weekend is always a rough time for me so this really lifted my spirits. So blessed to be a part of such an incredible store ran by such incredible people. I can not recommend shopping there enough. And when you do, be sure to tell them..”Living Dead Girl Nicole sent me!”

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: The Lovers. The Dreamers. And Me.

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Anyone who knows me or even just follows my artistic journey knows how much Jim Henson has influenced and continues to inspire me. That is why I am very excited to finally share a new art piece that has been on my art bucket list for way too long.

I have always wanted to draw Jim Henson but was not sure how I would come up with what I considered a good enough tribute to someone that has brought so magic into my world. Then last September when his 85th Birthday was upon us, I got a vision of what I wanted to do and I started planning it out. Work, life and filling art orders got in the way but I continued to work on it slowly but surely. I am so happy I did not rush myself to complete it. I took my time because this piece is truly very special to me.

The vision I had for this piece was to pay tribute to the joy he brought into this world from the beginning of his career from the Sam and Friends days to his time on Sesame Street and the Muppet Show. And it was not just Jim’s look I wanted to show that had transitioned over the years but also wanted to incorporate the old and new looks of Kermit. From an abstract lizard made out of his Mother’s coat to the iconic frog we all love and recognize today.

I am so happy to finally be able to share this split face portrait done in pencil and chalk pastels that I call “The Lovers. The Dreamers. And Me.”

You can see this art piece and my other portrait drawings showcased on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website.

For those who are interested in purchasing prints or wearing this art piece on a shirt, you can find them listed in my Etsy and Amazon shops. Prints will also be made available at at Closet Collectibles in Crete, IL as soon as I make my next art drop to replenish my store shelves.

Stay Spooky & Magical!

LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: “Life Is Trouble. Only Death Is Not.”

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Opa! I just completed this custom portrait of Anthony QuinnĀ that I was commissioned to do. It is inspired by his character Zorba The GreekĀ and at the same time a memorial tribute (hence the pin on his jacket).

I truly love when someone presents their visions to me and at the same time trusts me to use my creativity to incorporate such ideas into the piece how I choose. It allows me to get my creative blood flowing and at the same time put a little piece of myself into the artwork.

Want to see more of my custom portrait work? Check out the Spitting Image Portrait section of my portfolio website. Have a vision you would like me to bring to life through my art? Contact me to discuss the details.

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