Back Bone: The Wishmasters Project – Making Mobility for Grimm Artwork

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CaptureI have joined up with The Wishmasters Project for this week’s upcoming auction. They do auction-style fundraising on Instagram to help raise money for those in need. As someone who has had their own fair share of medical financial hardships, I know how hard it can be. That is why I am always trying to find ways I can use my art to give back the way others had helped me.

The current auction is to help Jessica Gimareli of GrimmArtworksDesigns who was in a terrible car accident with multiple life-threatening injuries. She is now wheelchair bound with permanent nerve damage and suffers from chronic pain. She is in need of a vehicle with a special accessible foot pedal device to assist her with driving. The goal of this auction is to help Jessica become mobile again.

The item I have donated is a 2 piece Chucky & Tiff Portrait Print Set. Winner of the auction will receive both a Friends Til The End print and a Barbie Eat Your Heart Out Print. Both will be 8.5″ x 11″ in size.

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VENDOR: @exorcist167x
ITEM: 2 Piece Chucky & Tiff Art Print Set
STARTING BID: $15
BUY IT NOW: $35
TURN AROUND: Ready To Ship
ITEM INFO: Set will include (2) 8.5″ x 11″ Portrait Prints from artist Living Dead Girl Nicole’s Spitting Image collection. (1) “Friends Til The End” inspired by Chucky and @braddourif and (1) “Barbie Eat Your Heart Out” inspired by @TiffnyMovieStarand @JenniferTilly

In order to bid on my item or any of the other items up for auction please go follow @thewishmastersproject on Instagram for updates, previews of auction items (as they become available), and auction notifications. All bids for items will be placed directly through this Instagram page. Bidding starts tomorrow Friday, July 2th and will end Sunday, July 29th. In order to bid you have to comment your bid on the listing page of the item you want. As of now commenting is closed on their page until the auctions begin.

Stay Spooky & Supportive!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: American Heart Association Walk – The Super Santoris

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In memory of Dave Santori

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Frank and I enjoying an outdoor wedding with Dave and friends!

The Heart walk I am participating in with my friend Heather (who recently lost her father) takes place THIS weekend!

There is still time to donate to our team!

Just visit: http://heartwalk.kintera.org/bloomingtonil/nicolegarcia1031

Stay Spooky (and Supportive),
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: Walking For The Heart

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I’m walking in the American Heart Association’s 5K Heart Walk to raise funds for heart disease and stroke research and education. I have joined the team The Super Santori’s to stand by my friend Heather’s side as we walk in memory of her dad who recently passed away.

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Events like Heart Walk make a difference. Through education and research, the American Heart Association is working to build healthier lives for all Americans.

Click on the link below to visit my fundraising page to make a secure, tax-deductible donation and find out more about why I’m participating in the Heart Walk. No amount is too small! Every dollar amount gets us closer to our goal.

Thank you in advance for your donation and support! Life. Life is why we have the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.

http://heartwalk.kintera.org/bloomingtonil/nicolegarcia1031

Stay Spooky and Supportive!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: It’s Giving Tuesday Let’s Give Back!

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As you all know I love using my artistic talents to give back to causes that I am passionate about. There is a whole page dedicated to this on my website called Back Bone. Why do I call it that? Well one I love all things spooky (of course) and like fun creative ways to name the pages of my website. Most importantly I enjoy having other people’s backs.

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One of the ways I  give “back” is by offering special, limited edition items in my Etsy shop. Customers have purchased such items and the proceeds have gone to the charity they were made for.

  • If you are looking for a wonderful gift idea that you can give to someone and tell them it helped someone else, these items are perfect.
  • If you want to spoil yourself without the guilt because it helped someone else, these items are perfect.
  • If you just want to help a great cause in a fun way, these items are perfect.

Well with today being “Giving Tuesday” I wanted to remind my followers that I do still have a few items left in my shop that can be purchased and a portion of your purchase will go to a great cause. So let’s GIVE BACK!

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Stay Spooky and Supportive!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: Down In The Southland Walk Thank You!

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Living Dead Girl Nicole — A special thank you to everyone that donated or….

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Stay Spooky and Supportive!
Living Dead Girl Nicole

Back Bone: Walk For Down

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I just wanted to let you know that there is still time to donate for the annual Walk for Down in the Southland that takes place next weekend. I will be walking with my family on behalf of my beautiful cousin Rosie (and her friends).

If you would like to help me reach my goal please visit my page and share this link: http://DISWalk.kintera.org/livingdeadgirlnicole

Stay Spooky and Supportive!
LDG Nicole

Slasher Sale for Sabbath!

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I know I have mentioned our 2 cats (AKA our kids) Sabbath and Ichabod before on my blog but today is a very special post dedicated to Sabbath AKA “Sabby”. We noticed she has not been eating and had lost a significant amount of weight.We thought she had been getting more hairballs etc so decided to get them a different type of food in case the one they currently were on was starting to not agree with her. Nothing was working to get her to start eating again. What we thought to be hairballs we soon realized was nausea and vomiting when all that came up was foam, saliva, bile etc. She was not going to eat and she was starting to act less and less active. Desperate to help her we took her to the vet last week. They did blood work, urine testing, exam etc. Needless to say she was in anorexic/starvation mode, had a UTI and her levels for her pancreas and liver were very high. She is on the edge of getting the very deadly fatty liver disease. The vet said we were very smart to bring her in before it got any worse or we would have found her at home dead. Grocery money was spent between the vet and scripts but thank god that we did. We have been syringe “force feeding” her when she won’t eat on her own on top of administering meds that she fights us on taking. All while hoping after all the work she doesn’t throw it all back up.

She has her good days and her bad days. She is done with 2 meds which were a supplement for her liver and an antibiotic for the UTI and pancreas. We were unsuccessful with the antacid meds so the vet said to not stress her out with them ($28 down the drain there).

Sabbath sleeping with her toy bat

I called and gave the vet an update on how she is doing and had to go back in to get 2 new scripts and more of the special diet food. The one pill is an anti nausea and the other is an appetite stimulate. The goal is to get her eating atleast 1/2 can of this food from the vet a day. The more she eats the better she will get. However with her being nauseated it is really hard to get all that much into her and for her to keep it down. Hopefully these meds will do the trick. If she does not get better we will have to bring her back to the vet where they will have to keep her there for days force feeding on iv nutrition and getting her hydrated etc. They would also run more tests etc.

Now that you got the back story I want to let everyone know that I am running the biggest discount sale I have done in my Etsy shop to help with the vet costs, meds, special foods etc. We are trying our best to not have to bring her back to be hospitalized as it will be money we currently do not have and would have to borrow/loan/get credit etc. It would help if we were prepared incase it comes down to it.

So with this sale you can pretty much say I am eating the cost of supplies to make my items and giving everyone that uses coupon code SABBATH at check out 50% off their order (for any pre-made/ready to ship items – hit me up and we can discuss a possible separate discount of sorts on custom items)! If you have ever wanted something from my Etsy shop now would be the time to do it. Not only would you be helping Sabby out but you would also be getting something cool at a really discounted price! This sale starts today and it ends on 5/20. This gives you 10 days to take advantage of this sale!

Please spread the word about this sale by sharing this link!

Stay Spooky,
Sabbath’s Mommy
AKA Living Dead Girl Nicole