Back Bone: Win Monstrous Prizes + Support Scares That Care

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I am so happy to announce that I have teamed up with one of the most amazing foundations……… Scares That Care!

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Scares That Care is an approved 501(c)(3) who fights the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns and breast cancer by helping families that are experiencing these extraordinary hardships cope with the financial burden. Our non-profit organization provides money, toys and other items to help sick children. We have two other programs consisting of “Scares For Pairs,” where we help women fighting breast cancer and partnered with horror icon Kane Hodder for the “I Helped Kane” program, where we provide assistance to those children who have suffered serious burn injuries.We are a 100% VOLUNTEER organization in order to maximize our supporters donations to those who need it!

I have donated a $25 Gift Certificate for my Etsy Shop as a raffle prize for their March $5 donation day!  Besides my gift certificate there are lots of other monstrous themed prizes being added! For every $5.00 donated, a number will be assigned. $5.00 would equal one number, $15.00 would equal three numbers, $25.00 would equal five numbers, and so on. At the end of the donation drive, they will select random numbers and contact those people to pick their prize!


As someone who has had to start a GoFundMe for help during my own medical crisis and someone who has grown up watching their mother lose their battle to breast cancer, I personally feel a strong connection with this foundation and everything they stand for. Not to mention the theme of their foundation is a perfect match for someone like me to team up with. I mean come on… look at that logo!

It could not come at a better time either. I have actually been in talks with the foundation since earlier this month. I just turned 35 last Friday. The same age my Mom was when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It has made this birthday a difficult one that I actually was not looking forward to. Most people are not anticipating their birthdays because it makes them feel older. This birthday is a harsh reminder of just how young my Mom was and how short of a life she was given. It may not come off that way with all my fun “I met Henry Rollins Birthday posts“, however mentally it is something I have been thinking about constantly over the past year. A countdown of sorts to things becoming more real. Thankfully my husband was able to give my brother and myself a memorable moment we are able to look back on together. I also still think the way it all fell into place for us was my Mom’s doing somehow. Up there pulling strings.

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With us no longer struggling with medical expenses, it feels only right to help give back to others that still are. It’s funny how things work out too. My donation worked out to be a better fit for their March donation day instead of February. It just so happens to fall 2 days after the anniversary of my Mom’s passing. So as I do this to help others, I do it in her memory as well.

So I ask of you.. please spread the word about this special event taking place on March 18th. Anyone can participate too! Just go HERE and read all about the donation day and how you can donate via their store, via Pay Pal or even snail mail! If you can not participate PLEASE spread the word! That helps more then you know!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Check out the other foundations I have helped with my art by going to the Back Bone page of my official website!

Back Bone: Too Fast – Lula Benefit Tee

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As you all know I am all about giving back especially when a story strikes a cord or hits home for me. This one went straight to core of my being when I read it and immediately I purchased a fundraiser shirt. As you all know I lost my mother to breast/lung cancer when I was 10 years old. Art has always been a release and way of expression for me my entire life. It has also been my way to give back to others and it’s helped not only me when I was in pain but others as well. I ask that you please read Lula’s story and purchase a t-shirt in her Mom’s honor. Support this little artist who is in a world of pain right now. As a young girl, loosing a mother is a void that carries with you for the rest of your life. Nothing can ever replace that void. All you can do is find ways to deal with it. I hope with the help of her art that she becomes a stronger woman because of this. That is teaches her that life is too short not to pursue her dreams! This t-shirt is that start for her and thanks to Too Fast (one of my all time favorite stores) they are helping make that happen for her! Please support and share the word!

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Lula is a 13 year girl. That is the first amazing thing you will learn about this awesome little artist! Lula draws all the time. It is what she does, who she is. She is super talented as you can see! Lula’s first design for Too Fast is a drawing that she dedicated to her mother, Jane. Her mother passed away on New Years Eve 2015. Jane died from colon cancer, she fought like hell, but unfortunately, she lost the fight. Jane was my best friend (Maureen, Partner in Too Fast). Every single penny you spend on this shirt will go directly into the fund for Lula and her brother, Ren. Show Lula and Ren some love!

Purchase it HERE!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: I Had Wings Once

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Well Freaky Fanatics I finished another portrait based off of my love of movies. Or more less my all time favorite fairy tale villain…. Maleficent. She has been my favorite fairy tale villain since I was a kid. Although my love of Kristin Bauer as Maleficent in Once Upon A Time is well known. Or my love of Kristin Bauer in general is well known…. I decided that since I already drew her as Pam and I have always wanted to show my appreciation for Angelina Jolie I would go a different route with my favorite villain portrait. I have always admired Angelina Jolie not only for her acting but for standing out as a unique individual. There is something I also share deeply with Angelina and that is loosing our mother’s to cancer and the void that we both feel. Her decision to get a masectomy is a very familiar thing to me. Not because I have had one but I have been asked by my doctors to decide if I should ever want to get tested to see if I carry the breast cancer gene. If so a masectomy would be the end result for me as well. I have chosen to not children and at this point have not made a definite decision if I will ever get tested, however I highly respect and look up to Angelina for her decision to do so for her children.

With that I call this one “I Had Wings Once”…..

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Prints are available in my Etsy shop!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Loves: “KURT CANNABIS MEETS CONNIE CANCER” on YouTube

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This is the most brilliant thing I have ever watched on YouTube and the voices are done by 2 of my faves! One I have met, Malcolm McDowell and one I still dream of meeting Roseanne Barr.

“KURT CANNABIS MEETS CONNIE CANCER” – YouTube.