Spitting Image: Memorial Portrait – Possum

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1961586_217896621733096_1825452114_nTom (a past customer of mine) contacted me recently asking if I can do another portrait for him. I had drawn a memorial portrait of his niece, Audra 4 years ago and he said he immediately thought of me when he decided to have a 2nd memorial portrait done. This time it would be of his pet wolf named Possum. I was honored he came back to have me do yet another meaningful piece and after seeing photographs of his unique and captivating pet, I became instantly excited to work on it. After finishing the portrait the other night I emailed Tom the first draft. I couldn’t be happier when I saw his response in my inbox. It said….”I LOVE IT!”

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Last night I put a protective spray on the portrait and tonight I am getting it ready to ship out. I can’t wait to hear what Tom thinks of it when he sees it in person.

Memorial portraits are a wonderful way to pay tribute and keep the memory alive of someone we love. I hope that this portrait of Possum brings some peace to Tom during this time and he can look at it and think back of all the wonderful times he spent with his beloved pet.

To see more of the portraits I have done check them out here at the Spitting Image section of my portfolio site!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Loves: Meet Otis!

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So I was sick yesterday (stupid digestive disorder) and didn’t get a chance to share our fun news. We added a new member to our family over the weekend after attending the reptile show. He is a tiny, baby albino axolotl!!

We named him Otis. Yes after Otis Driftwood because due to our axie’s look we could not resist. His coloring and gills reminded us too much of Otis’ look and mutton chops in House of 1000 Corpses ha ha. To top it off they are meat eaters and he is in his cannibalistic stage right now ha ha. If we were to put another axolotl in his tank they would try to eat each other. Fitting…. I think so ha ha. We had come up with a bunch of different names and when I suggested Otis my husband Frank immediately shook his head in agreement ha ha.

We already have a 10 gallon tank and aquarium ornaments and things but we have to gradually move him into that one once he is bigger. He is in a small tank right now because he is only about 1.5 – 2 inches long and we have to make sure he eats so he grows. He literally is a tiny baby. In a big tank he might have issues finding his food etc. It will be fun to get to actually raise this little guy.

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We also of course spoiled Vlad (the red crested gecko we picked up at the reptile show last year) and got him a new really cool vine for his little tropical paradise (aka his tank).

Frank spoiled me by getting me this killer snake ring!!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: Help Linda Blair and the Worldheart Foundation

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As you may have read in some of my past posts or in the Back Bone section of my website that I have helped raise money with my artwork in numerous ways. You may have also read about the items I have created to help raise money for Linda Blair’s Worldheart Foundation. I received a newsletter email from the foundation today reaching out for help. They are currently low on funds and are asking that people help spread the word to get more donations. So because of that I would like to remind everyone about the adorable dog inspired barrettes and pins that I still have available in my Etsy shop. They are currently only $6.00 and every time one is purchased I donate 50% to Linda’s foundation.

I currently have 3 pins and 1 small barrette left for purchase…
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Not only is it nice to get a little something when helping a wonderful foundation, but it’s also a wonderful reminder that you did!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Loves: Vlad in his new tropical paradise

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Had to share what I wake up to every morning 🙂 How could you not love this little guy!

 

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He seems to love his new tank decor!! He loves to hide under the leaves and hang from them as well!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole