Creature Feature: Who Do You Love Horror Shop Contest Update

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As of yesterday Morbidly Beautiful Horror announced that voting was closed and that I am still one of the top 5 shops to receive the most votes in their Who Do You Love Horror Shop contest. The other 4 shops are incredible and to be side by side with them is a huge honor. The winner will be announced on Friday so stay tuned!

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I want to take this time to thank all of my Freaky Fanatics who either took a minute of their time to vote on Instagram or if you don’t have Instagram shared the link with others to get more votes. I know your time is precious and I want you to know that the time you took to show others you support my work means everything to me. You never know what could open bigger doors for me from things like this and to be nominated in general by you guys is an honor in itself. I could not do what I do or be where I am today with my art if it was not for all of your support.

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Thank you for showing the world the potential one girl can have. As an artist who hand makes everything herself it really is hard to compete with commercialized and big names but you guys continue to inspire me. I love you all!

And a big congrats to the other shops in the finals! I love all of your work and even own a few things from a couple of these shops. So when your not visiting mine please take some time to visit them as well.

 

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Living Dead School Girl is on her way!

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Living Dead School Girl

Just submitted my next graded project for my Desktop Publishing and Design program. I am pretty happy with how I have done so far. I have gotten a 100 on every graded project I have done. My next project is my final graded project. Then I have some more studies to do and my final exam. After that I will have completed the program and will receive my career diploma 🙂

On top of it all I have been offered a new full time job opportunity as an entry level Marketing Coordinator and am already incorporating the skills I have learned from my courses as we use Indesign to edit our marketing flyers. I also got contacted recently to do some more design work by the South Suburban Food Co-op. It feels great knowing that I chose a education path that will mesh well with what I can do career wise.  So many people go to school for something and then end up choosing a completely different career path. I may one day do the same but for now I am happy to be on the track I set out for myself.

I am still re-cooping from all the various surgeries and complications I have faced since January but 2013 is a year of whole new beginnings for me. I feel as though I am starting over but not on the bottom of the totem pole but as a fresh new start. I have been wanting to have surgery and get my digestive motility disorder taken care of for years, been wanting to advance my education in some creative/artistic way and I have been wanting to do a full time job that is more “me”. With all of this  came a lot of tears, suffering, and set backs but it will all be worth it in the end. I look at my surgery scars and refer to them now as my battle wounds. They are my “Frankenstein” stitches that put me back together again to give me a new life. I just have to keep trucking along and remind myself that everything I have faced has only made me stronger . As my brother has told me “you can do it soldier” 🙂 ……..and he is right!

Stay Spooky and Motivated!

LDG Nicole