Etsy Shop is Re-opened

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My Etsy Shop has been re-opened however please read before ordering.

Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, 1935.

This bride of Frankenstein just had surgery #3 that requires recovery time. My body has been sewn back together and needs some time to heal. My shop has been re-opened to allow customers to purchase any pre-made/ready to ship items and to put down deposits to be the first on my list for custom orders that will resume once I have risen from my grave again.

Orders are encouraged during this time as they will be a great help with medical expenses and bills while I am unable to work. Please do not be spooked and continue to place your orders. Just remember to be patient if there are any delays in shipping. My Frankenstein will be helping me get things shipped out as quickly as possible.

Custom made to order pieces of art will not resume until I am fully recovered so please keep that in mind when contacting me with your requests or placing any orders for items that need customization. This includes art prints as those are printed at the time they are ordered. I welcome you to continue to send your special item requests and I will let you know approximately when I will be able to get them created and filled.

For more info about my condition, stay up to date on my recovery and/or to make a monetary donation please visit http://www.gofundme.com/nicolen.

More surgery for this living dead girl!

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So I really am becoming more and more like the bride of Frankenstein. First I marry my high school sweetheart Frank on Halloween and now I am collecting a beautiful collection of surgery scars as doctors keep taking parts out of me and piecing me back together.

That’s me being humorous about the stress I am facing now. 🙂

So Monday we put Sabbath to sleep. Thursday I am being rushed to the ER.

To sum things up I now have gallstones and pancreatitis (and yes Sabbath had pancreatitis too). I was in intense pain that has subsided to aches and pains here and there. More less a lot of discomfort versus me being keeled over in a ball like I was on the way to the ER. I get these fun nausea spells as well. Also just very tired and very weak. I can’t do much without feeling drained. Part of this is also do to the fact I have been on only liquids for 4 days. That is until today. I met with my doctor and I can eat as long as I stick to a very strict no fat/low very low fat diet from now until I can get back in to see a specialist. This is to avoid me getting another attack and ending up having surgery in the ER. Needless to say when I meet with the specialist it will be to set up an ERCP. This is a procedure where they knock you out and go down your throat with a camera and tools and make sure your bile ducts are clear from any gallstones. This is the leading cause of people who get pancreatitis from gallstones. If they are not clear they will clear them at that time. Once I recover from that then I am back to the operating table to have my gallbladder removed. I really am not leaving much for the zombies to consume anymore. I mean no large intestine, no appendix and now soon to be no gallbladder. Guess they will just have to have whats left of my brains. And that isn’t too well these days either.

Just giving everyone a heads up. The reason for the heads up is because if you want to get anything from my Etsy shop now would be a really good time to do so. Not only cause of the financial burdens but because I may have to temporarily “vacation mode” shut down my shop once stuff starts rolling for me. Similar to when I had my previous surgeries.

Also I am still updating my GoFundMe page . This is the best place for you to get updates on how I am doing. Also if you share the page with others I would greatly appreciate it as I had to set some a new goal on there.

Stay Spooky and Healthy!
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

 

Loves: Help Vic Battle Lung Cancer!

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As most of you know I had a lot success using GoFundMe during my intense medical procedures and surgery this past year. Seeing the success of the page, Frank’s cousin Cindee has set up a page for her sister Vicki. Vicki is battling cancer and is the one Frank’s band (Axe Man’s Bridge)  played the Friday the 13th Benefit party for. Please go to this page and help by donating and/or spreading the word for Frank’s cousin!

Stay Spooky and Supportive!
LDG Nicole

AMBER ALERT: My friends cousin Deaundrea is missing!!

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This is my friend Tricia’s cousin Deaundrea. She has been missing since December 27th!
PLEASE re-blog this post!!!!

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Deaundrea (Dee) Williams has been missing since December 27th. She was last seen in the Hammond Indiana area. If you have information on her whereabouts please contact Hammond Police department (219) 853-6490

Donate and win a portrait contest! 30 days remaining!

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Just a reminder that today is October 1st!! Which means you have 30 days to enter the raffle contest to win an 8 x 10 black and white portrait (done by me)!!

Full details of the contests are here:
https://artworkbylivingdeadgirlnicole.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/win-a-portrait-by-yours-cruelly-by-donating/

Deadline to enter is Halloween and the winner will be drawn on November 1st!  The portrait will be drawn in November making it plenty of time if you want to give it for a Christmas gift! Good luck! And thank you to those of you who have donated and already entered!

Stay Spooky and Supportive!
Living Dead Girl Nicole

P.S. Please pass this link on to everyone you know. I would really appreciate it! Social media included.

Donate and win a portrait by yours cruelly!!!

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As you all know from my past posts about my 2 major surgeries (and Frank’s wrist surgery added to the mix) this year that I have a GoFundMe campaign set up to help with all the crazy medical expenses. Now that I am able to do my art again I have decided to do a little giveaway of sorts to give back to those who want to help. My goal is to be health expense free in 2014 if at all possible! Give my self a fresh start next year since this year has been “hell”.

So this is what I am proposing to everyone…

Between now and October 31st (my favorite holiday/my wedding anniversary) for every $10 a person donates to my GoFundMe campaign their name will be entered into a raffle! So if you donate $10 that is one entry, if you donate $40 that is 4 entries. The more you donate the more chance you have to win!

The winner will receive one 8×10 black and white portrait* (one face) done by yours cruelly. You can see examples of my portrait work HERE to get an idea on what you will receive.

The winner will be announced on November 1st via video post so everyone can see who won and see that it is also legit 🙂

Since the winner will be announced on November 1st that will give me all of November to get your portrait done and get it to you just in time for Christmas!! Just think you can either keep the portrait for yourself or mark someone special off on your Christmas list! Memorial portraits make for very special holiday gifts. Or why not get a portrait of your favorite celebrity, movie character or musician? What a about a favorite or long lost pet?

Please be sure that when you donate on the GoFundMe page that you include your full name so you can be entered into the raffle. I always respond to my donations with a special thank you note via the GoFundMe page. At that time I will ask you for your email address so that I can be sure to have a form of contact for you in case you win!

I thank you in advance if you decide to enter/donate! I ask that you also PLEASE post this on your social media, blogs and websites to help spread the word about this contest!! The more entries means more donations and the quicker I will be medical expense free!!!

Stay Spooky and Supportive!
Living Dead Girl Nicole

*Keep in mind the person, pet or creature (ha ha) you want me to draw will have to be a very CLEAR photo in order to draw it as realistic as possible. Please do not ask me to replicate someone else’s portrait work or drawing as I do not do that out of respect for other artists.