Spitting Image: Deadtime Stories

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When I was a “kiddie” my Aunt gifted me a small tv for my bedroom. Late at night when I was supposed to be sleeping, I would turn on Tales From The Crypt. My Grandma who I lived with at the time was very religious and anything horror was considered “of the devil” so I would make sure to turn the volume down low as I curled up in my bedding for “deadtime” story time with the Crypt Keeper.

My Mom had introduced me to horror and these moments of young-ghoul-rebellion were very freeing from the life I was forced to live after she had passed away. They gave me something to look forward to late at night. It was a time by myself away from the hell I was living during the day.

Tales From The Crypt TV Show

In 2009 when Frank and I got married I designed a Tales From the Crypt comic inspired wedding program that we passed out to all of our guests.

In 2018 we had the honor of meeting John Kassir at Days of the Dead and we shared stories with him and told him how much the show meant to us. He told us how he loves hearing these stories and how amazed he still is knowing how determined so many “kiddies” were to watch the show.

Artist Living Dead Girl Nicole and husband Frank with John Kassir at Days of the Dead 2018

Needless to say as a part of that special late night Kiddie Crypt Club, it was only a matter of time that I would be checking this art piece off my art bucket list. I present to you “Deadside Stories” a split face portrait done in pencil and chalk pastels in tribute to John Kassir and the Crypt Keeper…..

Living Dead Girl Nicole's Deadtime Stories split face portrait of John Kassir and the Crypt Keeper

I can’t wait to cross paths with John once again so I can gift him the original art piece.

For any Boils and Ghouls who are interested in purchasing prints or wearing this art piece on a shirt, you can find them listed in my Etsy and Amazon shops. Prints will also be made available to purchase in store at Closet Collectibles in Crete, IL as soon as I make my next art drop.

Want to see more of my portrait drawings? You can find them on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: The Lovers. The Dreamers. And Me.

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Anyone who knows me or even just follows my artistic journey knows how much Jim Henson has influenced and continues to inspire me. That is why I am very excited to finally share a new art piece that has been on my art bucket list for way too long.

I have always wanted to draw Jim Henson but was not sure how I would come up with what I considered a good enough tribute to someone that has brought so magic into my world. Then last September when his 85th Birthday was upon us, I got a vision of what I wanted to do and I started planning it out. Work, life and filling art orders got in the way but I continued to work on it slowly but surely. I am so happy I did not rush myself to complete it. I took my time because this piece is truly very special to me.

The vision I had for this piece was to pay tribute to the joy he brought into this world from the beginning of his career from the Sam and Friends days to his time on Sesame Street and the Muppet Show. And it was not just Jim’s look I wanted to show that had transitioned over the years but also wanted to incorporate the old and new looks of Kermit. From an abstract lizard made out of his Mother’s coat to the iconic frog we all love and recognize today.

I am so happy to finally be able to share this split face portrait done in pencil and chalk pastels that I call “The Lovers. The Dreamers. And Me.”

You can see this art piece and my other portrait drawings showcased on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website.

For those who are interested in purchasing prints or wearing this art piece on a shirt, you can find them listed in my Etsy and Amazon shops. Prints will also be made available at at Closet Collectibles in Crete, IL as soon as I make my next art drop to replenish my store shelves.

Stay Spooky & Magical!

LDG Nicole

Keep It Handmade Valentine’s Day Artist Auction

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Excited to announce that the first artist auction I will be participating in this year is the Valentine’s Themed Auction at Keep It Handmade!

  • Bidding begins TONIGHT, January 26th at 8pm EST
  • Bidding closes THIS Saturday, January 29th at 8pm EST

Here is a sneak peek at what I will have on the auction block with all starting bids below retail!

Please go follow Keep It Handmade for item updates, comment your bids on the items (once the auction opens) and give some ♥️ love to the artists participating!

Here are direct links & descriptions of my items for easy bidding and sharing!

♥️ “Tossed Human Salad” Giclee 8.5″ x 11″ Art Print
This split face pencil and chalk pastel portrait inspired by the 2 looks of @pattymullen13 as Elizabeth in the classic horror movie Frankenhooker, will have you saying “Wanna Date?” this Valentine’s Day.

♥️ “Invite Me In” Giclee 8.5″ x 11″ Art Print
For all you fangbangers out there. ​This split face pencil and ​colored pencil portrait was inspired by​ that memorable moment when​ we saw an extra sexy side of Jessica Hamby ​portrayed by ​@deborahannwoll ​during her hot love affair with Jason in the show True Blood

♥️ Killer Couple 2 Piece Chucky & Tiffany 8.5″ x 11″ Giclee Art Print Set
includes: (1) “Friends Til The End” Chucky & Charles Lee Ray as portrayed by @braddourif & @chuckyisreal art print and (​1) “Eat Your Heart Out” Tiffany Valentine​ as portrayed by @jennifertilly & @tiffnymoviestar art print

Can’t participate in the auction itself? Then please share this blog post to help spread the word!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Technicolor Auction House Sorcery Themed Artist Auction

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I will be participating in another artist auction at the @the_technicolor_auction_house! Like their last auction theme, this too is very fitting for me and my artwork… Sorcery and Witches!

The auction begins THIS Friday Oct. 1st at 7pm EST and ends Sunday Oct. 3rd at 7pm EST.

Here is a sneak peek at what I will have on the auction block with all starting bids below retail!

Please go follow their account for item updates, to bid on items (once the auction opens) and to support artists!

Can’t participate in the auction itself? Then go show the artists support by liking our item posts and sharing this blog post to help spread the word.

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole