Inspirations: “Say It With Your Project”

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This commercial actually gave me chills. It’s parents like this who embrace their children’s uniqueness that rock in my book! Bravo to the company and the message of their advertisement. Not only was it creative but it sends an awesome message!

Loves : Meet Vlad!

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Meet Vlad! The new addition to the Garcia family!

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He is a red crested gecko! It’s hard to see it in the photos but he actually has red cheeks and a reddish orange tint to his body. Seeing he is “red” we found Vlad quite the appropriate name for him. My husband actually thought of it and as soon as he said it I was like “YES!”(this is why I married him, we think too much alike ha ha)! Of course Frank is already talking about putting skeletons on impaling sticks in the tank ha ha. Had it been female I am sure we would have went with Bathory or Lilith ha ha. The best part about owning this little guy is that once he is use to his new home we can actually take him out and hold him. He is actually very soft!

We adopted him from Pangea at the Reptile convention/conference that was taking place over the weekend. I fell right at home there. Almost as much as I normally do at a horror movie convention. So many tattoos, brightly colored hair, bikers, snakes, spiders and lizards! So fun! Even Kerry King of Slayer was there selling snakes ha! We missed the opportunity to get a photo with him because when we saw him Frank was like “Is that Kerry King?” and we felt funny going up and asking since he was just at a vendor booth. Then later when we got home we went online and found out that it was him and that he breeds snakes. How metal is that! So hopefully he will come back again next year.

We originally went there to purchase Axolotls but when we saw this little guy we had to have him. I was sold by the fact that he would be easier to take care of then the Axolotls and Frank was sold on the concept that he would actually be able to take him out and hold him.

He seems to like his little skull caves. He likes to climb on them and curl up inside them. He even sleeps inside them. He is just so amazing to watch.

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I am glad we got him this weekend of all weekends as well. Now every year when I am down about my Mom I can look at this face and try my hardest not to smile back at it. Although I wonder if my Mom would be freaked out by him ha ha. She never liked my obsession with cats because she said they were sneaky ha ha. So I could only imagine what she would think of this little guy. Either way I am sure she would be happy that we found a new friend to help cheer me up.

Speaking of cats, Ichabod and Sabbath haven’t really noticed Vlad yet. Still waiting until they see him move.  Good thing his tank is up and out of their reach 🙂

I am anxious to show this little guy to my Dad. He has always been a fan of small pets! I am sure he will fall in love with Vlad as well. How could you not? Look at this face….

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Big Daddy Roth and Rat Fink

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Ok… super excited about this post. I just gave my Dad a portrait I did for him of Big Daddy Roth holding Rat Fink for his 60th birthday. Since it was a milestone birthday I wanted to give him something special. I know that my Dad has always admired the works of Big Daddy Roth and it has been an inspiration to him in his own artwork.

Seeing my Dad has always inspired my art and has taught me so much, I came up with the idea of drawing this for him. I also just love the Fink philosophy of “Fink Differently” and wanted to add that in. As you all know I am definitely “different” not only in my art but my entire life style ha ha.

Here is the finished piece…

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and of course some great shots my husband took of us tonight when we gave it to him at dinner..

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Want to see other portraits I have done? Check out my Spitting Image section of my website!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Living Dead Girl Nicole meets Monster High

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My Dad is so awesome. He threw me a total curve ball yesterday when I was opening Christmas presents from him.
When he was out shopping for me he discovered Monster High dolls.
He came across Operetta and Draculaura “oh my god they look like Nic” and got them for me.
He said he went through what they had but had to get these two because he could not believe how much they looked like me with the various hair styles I have rocked over the years and their clothing and accessories.
He told me he thought Operetta looked even more like me cause of her tattoo’d arm 😉
DSCF9104I thought it was so cool that he saw them and thought of me.  I guess now all I need is Elizabat to represent my purple hair and Frankie Stein for my Bride of Frankenstein obsession and I will have a set of  more “Nicole” dolls to complete my collection! Ha Ha! I can’t wait to rock them in my curio cabinet next to my Daphne Blake and Poison Ivy Barbies!  My Dad rocks!
Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole