It’s that time of year again. Halloween is over (waaah) and before you know it Christmas will be upon us. So this is just a friendly reminder that if you want to order any of my art shirts for gift giving to keep in mind turnaround times. Each shirt is custom made to order. They average 2 weeks to produce and get shipped out once the order is placed in my Etsy or Amazon shops.
Living Dead Girl Nicole’s art shirts are Sid Haig approved! 🙂
I am also already getting orders in for custom Dead Girl Decay barrettes and inquiries for other custom creations, so if you are looking for me to handcraft you something unique for a gift, make sure to reach out to me ASAP so we can discuss your vision. Most custom items need time for ordering supplies and then additional time to actually make your vision come to life.
Yesterday my husband Frank and I had the day off work and decided to go on a day date adventure. I had heard that the Morton Arboretum was having a troll exhibit featuring 15-30ft trolls designed/created by artist Thomas Dambo. Needless to say, this Jim Henson, Brian Froud fantasy loving geek was in her glory. If it has to do with monsters, goblins, trolls, mermaids, fairies, gnomes, unicorns or anything else mythical from fairytale land…sign me up!
This is how their website describes the exhibit:
Journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls crafted from reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. Marvel at these 15- to 30-foot-tall (and one 60-foot long) sculptures that have been created to serve as protectors of our environment. These mysterious creatures—resembling the trolls of European folklore—were first spotted at the Arboretum in the spring of 2018. As sightings increased, an official investigation was launched to learn about these fascinating new residents. The trolls share the Arboretum’s desire to care for trees; however, they seem suspicious of humans. We need you to join the investigation and help trolls and humans come to understand each other. What will you discover when you join the hunt?
Seriously! Sign me up.
Well due to me still trying to heal from my sprained ankle, the heat and sporadic rain (which interesting enough made the whole adventure feel even more authentic) we decided to do the driving route. Doing the drive and park is the way to go even without a sprained ankle. You still have to walk and go find the trolls but you don’t have to walk miles upon miles to get to their general area. Not to mention you don’t get as tired and can really enjoy and take it all in. The arboretum is HUGE (17,00 acres) and the trolls are spread throughout all of it. Driving through the woods was magical in itself and the map they give you is both helpful and fun to follow!
Here are some photos we took during our adventure. Click on any of them to enlarge and read the captions. These wood sculptures are massive but still incredibly detailed! We were blown away by them.
Frank checking out Rocky Bardur Troll
Sneaky Socks Alexa trying to capture me!
Sneaky Socks Alexa up close!
Joe The Guardian from a distance (I was unable to climb the hill with my sprained ankle)
Furry Ema was guarded by swarms upon swarms of mosquitoes. So this is the best picture I got while being eaten alive and trying to escape ha ha.
Rocking my Jim Henson shirt and Kermit socks proudly next to Niels Bragger
Frank standing with Niels Bragger
Frank wanted to take a photo inside Little Arturs mouth but just like Furry Ema he was also being guarded by a swarm of mosquitoes.
Such a magical day! I am literally honored we were able to experience these magnificent pieces of art and so thrilled that Morton Arboretum and Thomas Dambo brought this to Illinois for dreamers like us to enjoy!
I just wanted to let my Freaky Fanatics know that I will be running a sale that starts on Black Friday and ends with Cyber Monday.
Just use coupon code SLASHER16 during check out in my Etsy shop between 11/25 – 11/28 and get $5 slashed off any order of $30 or more!
This post is just to let my followers know, that if you haven’t been to my Etsy shop lately I suggest paying it a visit. I have added a lot of new items. Including limited edition hand decorated framed prints, new Dead Girl Decay accessories, creepy adoptable undead friends and even some misc Remains! So make sure to get your hands on them before they are gone.
I plan on adding even more so if you frequent Etsy be sure to add my shop to your favorites to be notified of my new items as they are added! You can also shop my Etsy shop directly from my website as well.
P.S. If you are a Beetlejuice (the animated series) fan I hope you enjoyed my Eulogy title he he
As you all know I am a bit “batty” for bats. They were even incorporated into my wedding. So I decided that since Friday 4/17 is bat appreciation day that I would offer 13% off in my Etsy shop for my Freaky Fanatics. All you have to do is put in coupon code GOBATTY at check out and see the savings drop dead off your order. Sale starts today and runs all week. Coupon code will expire on Monday 4/20 so act fast.
Need some inspiring batty ideas to show off your love and appreciation of the coolest animal ever? Check out these items in my shop (and don’t forget the coupon code to get a lucky 13% off at check out)…
Don’t forget this artist is always up to do custom orders! Just convo me on Etsy or shoot me a line!