Freaky Fanatic Paul

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As you all know my Freaky Fanatic (AKA happy customer) photos always make me so happy when I receive them. Today was no exception. I just received this photo from Paul in MO who is proudly holding up the 2 Spitting Image portrait prints he purchased in my Etsy shop. Paul also left me 2 wonderful reviews …

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Thank you Paul!! You rock!!

See Paul along with my other happy customer submissions on the Freaky Fanatic Slideshow! Have photos of yourself with one of my creations? Contact me to submit your photos and be featured here and on my site! All Freaky Fanatics get a special coupon code for all future purchases in my Etsy shop!

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LDG Nicole

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Remains: Dragnuts and Goblins

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Today we celebrated my Dad’s birthday by going to see Labyrinth on the big screen. A wonderful tribute to David Bowie by the theater but also a really memorable way to celebrate with my Dad as well. He was the one who first introduced me to Labyrinth as a young batling (it came out when I was 5 and I think I literally wore out the VHS) and to this day it is still my all time favorite movie (thank God DVDs hold up so well ha ha). To see it on the big screen 30 years later was unforgettable.

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We also gave him his birthday gift today. It was another model project I did with my husband, Frank. He built it, I painted it and Dad loved it!

It is of Big Daddy Roth’s Drag Nut complete with Monster and Rat Fink. My Dad set it up as soon as he got home and sent me this picture. I of course immediately added it to the Remains of my portfolio site.

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LDG Nicole

R.I.P. Goblin King

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I know I just posted this portrait in tribute to David Bowie’s birthday on Friday, but I feel the need to do it again after the terrible news of his passing (shakes fist at cancer..how dare you take another legend from us). I call this one “It’s Only Forever” because of the movie Labyrinth but I feel it is rather fitting of the way I feel right now about losing such a legend who not only was musically amazing but set the bar for all of us to be ourselves and not care what others think.

As you all know from my Labyrinth obsession that he filled my childhood with imagination and hope when he joined forces with Jim Henson and Brian Froud by transforming into Jareth. That movie was an escape for me as child and to this day is still my all time favorite movie. I often wished he would come take me away even during times of adulthood 🙂

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Thank you for bringing music and magic into my life. For reminding me it’s ok to be myself and that I can be a hero… even if it’s just for one day.

All Hail The Goblin King! May you be dancing magic dances forever!

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LDG Nicole

Happy Birthday David Bowie!

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Thank you for filling my life with magic, music and goblins!

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Prints available in my Etsy Shop!

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LDG Nicole

Remains: Pumpkin Carving Night

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Frank and I spent last night with a couple of our friends carving pumpkins in our dungeon (aka our basement).

I carved Jareth the Goblin King from my all time favorite movie and Frank carved Angus from AC/DC

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Luis carved Michael Myers and Kayle carved the Crypt Keeper. Thank you again to Zombie Pumpkins for another year of providing us with the coolest stencils!

This year starting in May I actually started to grow pumpkins from the seeds of the pumpkins we grew last year. This was my first attempt at ever doing this and it was actually pretty fun to see them grow. The vines grew pretty crazy in our little area (we have a condo with barely a yard). So I had to keep up with pruning and making sure they didn’t go into the neighbors patio ha ha. When it came to carving last night I couldn’t bear to cut my babies up ha ha ha. Plus the little one refuses to grow old. I call him Pee Wee…..our little rebel ha ha…..

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They are going to remain uncut sitting on our porch as extra decor with a sense of pride ha ha ha

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LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: It’s Only Forever

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Forever is exactly how long I have been obsessed with Jim Henson. When I was little my Dad would take me to the video store to rent a movie and I would always go and grab the same movie.. Labyrinth! I was obsessed and that obsession has never gotten old no matter how much older I have become. If you have read my artist bio on my website you probably got a fun little glimpse of my obsession there.

This portrait is long over due. I started it a while back but with all my health issues I have had set backs when it comes to drawing. I can throw together anything with a glue gun and whip up something in no time when it comes to crafts but when it comes to drawing I like to take my time and put all my energy into the piece. And with this being a tribute to my all time favorite movie I did not want to rush it. I had it partially done sitting on the back burner and told myself it’s time to finish it. For not picking up my pencils since last winter (when I did my Dad’s Big Daddy Roth – Rat Fink portrait for his birthday) I am really happy with the way this one came out even if it took me a while to finish it.

So with that I present to you “It’s Only Forever:….

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Prints will be available in my Etsy shop. However with my upcoming ERCP procedure and surgery coming up custom orders will be delayed until I am able to process them. Prints do fall under custom orders because they are printed when they are ordered. Please keep that in mind when ordering.

Want to see the other portrait work I have done? Check out my Spitting Image page on my official portfolio website!

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LDG Nicole

Loves: Happy Birthday Bowie!

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Reise ins Labyrinth, DieHappy Birthday to the Goblin King!

And for all you Freaky Fanatics: Keep coming back here for updates! I am working on a magical new portrait piece (and this post pretty much gives it away!)  😉

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LDG Nicole