Bead Dolphin - Hermit Werds - seed bead dolphin following Marilyne KΓ©rΓ©neur's pattern and adding in my own details

Ocean/Water Beaded Animals

September 22, 2018 Lisa 0

So…a week or so ago I finally realized what the strange traffic patterns that Google Analytics kept showing me meant: people trying to reach my old art gallery were getting redirected sideways into this post. These poor visitors from Pinterest wanted to see bead animals, not nail art. And my Read More

Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top

Pass the Puffer Fish

September 21, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m back with another fabric and sea creature design. There are so many stamping plates combining fabric patterns and flowers. I am unsure why fish haven’t caught on yet. #AZNailArtChallenge has continued to enable me in this mission by picking ‘P’ is for Plaid and I happily dug out Read More

Carry Rum - Hermit Werds - green shimmer nail art with pirate crew decals and a hook holding a bottle of rum "Keep Calm and Carry Rum"

Carry Rum

September 19, 2018 Lisa 0

Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the holidays that I try to make nail art for. Last year it was Space Pirates and the year before that I was still getting my feet under me. Two years in a row is still a tradition, right? πŸ˜‰ Normally I Read More

Fox Among Daisies - Hermit Werds - teal and terra cotta nail art with daisies and a fox decals on top

Fox Among Daisies

September 19, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m feeling like a complete-ist this month, but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to finish all of the #GlamNailsChallenge prompts and everything else I wanted to do unless I got a little bit creative. So I decided to combine daisies and foxes. It also conveniently meant that Read More

Snail Garden - Hermit Werds - lovely spring garden snail in autumn colors with a rich purple texture polish

Snail Gardens

September 18, 2018 Lisa 0

Well, I’d hoped to post some nail art inbetween my two #ClaireStelle8Challenge prompts, but it wasn’t to be. Instead, I’m back with my second #clairestelle8sept design: a spring mani in autumn colors (See: Ornate Owl for a fall mani in spring colors). And it’s a garden snail! Base Polishes: L’oreal’s Read More

Ornamental Owl - Hermit Werds - autumn owl in spring pastels with light blue textured polish

Ornate Owl

September 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m mostly following @glamnailschallenge this month, but #clairestelle8sept had an autumn in spring colors and a spring in autumn colors prompt that intrigued me. I couldn’t resist. Owls do show up year-round, but I think of them most in the fall so I decided to use a beautiful across-nail image Read More

Grape Vine - Hermit Werds - purple grape-colored nail art with green grape decals and grape vines

Grape Vine

September 12, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I am bringing you some super purple grape nail art for #glamnailschallengesept. At the start of this month I finally went through my helmers and recorded all of the polishes I haven’t used yet on the blog. I had 52 Sinful Colors/Shine polishes listed alone, 150 total unlisted polishes. Read More

Summer Woodland - Hermit Werds - green woodland nail art with bronze deer and flowers

A Summer Woodland (with winter stamping plates)

September 9, 2018 Lisa 0

You may remember that I reviewed these stamping plates back in December 2017. So even though I’m not sticking the [press sample] notice on the top of the post because this isn’t a review, you should be aware that I did not use my own money to buy BeautyBigBang06 and Read More

Life in the Sea(weed) (macro) - Hermit Werds - brown ocean bottom nail art with duo-crhome seaweed and fish

Life in the Sea(weed)

September 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Yesterday we were traveling over the sea and today we’re beneath the water’s surface with this brown ‘O’ is for Ocean mani for #AZNailArtChallenge. I wanted to pair China Glaze’s shimmery “Choo-choo Choose You” brown with duochromes and see what kind of magic would happen. I’m loving the results. I Read More

The Owl and the Pussycat (macro) - Hermit Werds - Freehand nail art of The Owl and the Pussycat by Lear with acrylic paints. The owl and the pussycat at sea in their pea green boat.

The Owl and the Pussycat

September 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a design inspired by a poem: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. For a brief period during and after high school I would read poetry and therefore be inspired to write my own. But it wasn’t something I cared about deeply so I drifted away Read More

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