Mighty Jungle, Mighty Deer - Hermit Werds - Freehand painted brocket deer in the jungle accent nail with fawn pattern.

Mighty Jungle, Mighty Deer

August 20, 2017 Lisa 0

I’ve been wanting to do fawn patterned nails ever since I saw Lucy’s tutorial on YouTube. I had a Brown, Grey, Green prompt from When Colours Collide and a jungle prompt from #clairestelle8challenge. At first, I figured I could do a tropical bird stamping and fill it in with greys Read More

The Professor's Papers - Hermit Werds - vintage entomological papers from the professor

The Professor’s Papers and Airship Attacked

August 13, 2017 Lisa 2

“Let’s just hope the people who live here understand traders flags. Or a friendly wave,” Ariana eyed Professor Genevieve Forsweth who was waving at the mermaid. With both arms. “Professor, I would not stand so close to the rail right now.” “Do you think she’d let me take a few Read More

Airship Explorers - Hermit Werds - Airships approaching rocky beach where a mermaid waits

Airship Explorers

August 9, 2017 Lisa 2

Sir Ariana Cormorant gestured for the standby signal flags to be run up. The island was inhabited. The bright red and orange coloring of the mermaid made that clear enough. She was the obvious lookout considering everything about her had been engineered. Ariana’s eyes narrowed as she swept her spy Read More

Jaws (NES) - Hermit Werds - shark freehand painted art from Nintendo's first Jaws game.

Jaws (NES)

August 3, 2017 Lisa 2

Jaws is not one of the games my parents bought for our Nintendo, but they did rent it for us one of the few times we had a babysitter. I loved it and we did manage to get them to rent it for us one more time. I beat it Read More

Palm Tree INAD (International Nail Art Day) - Hermit Werds - Freehand painted palm trees spelling INAD.

Palm Tree INAD (International Nail Art Day)

August 1, 2017 Lisa 4

International Nail Art Day appears to be on August 3rd as far as I can google, but I posted my mani today since I made it out of palm trees and that is the prompt for today’s #clairestelle8challenge on Instagram. There was also a contest, but I had to post Read More

#TransIsBeautiful #TransIsStrong - Hermit Werds - support the transgender community

#TransIsBeautiful #TransIsStrong

July 31, 2017 Lisa 2

@chelseasnailstory and @ilze_nailed_it organized a show of support from the Instagram nail art community for the trans community. I heard about it the day the image for the collage was due and hurried but I missed being included in it by a few hours. The show of support is much Read More

Watercolor Rainbow Trees - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite

Watercolor Rainbow Trees

May 9, 2017 Lisa 2

The prompt for this week’s Nail Crazies Unite was watercolor. I decided I wanted to use actual watercolors since I have seen Robin Moses use them before. She has a great tutorial on youtube and so I decided to follow it. Her lines are, of course, much better than mine, Read More

L is for Lemons and Limes - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘L’ is for Lemons and Limes

July 25, 2016 Lisa 2

I’ve been wanting to experiment with transparency with a citrus-y manicure and so the letter ‘L’ in last week’s ABC Challenge was a perfect time to play with some lemons and limes. Here’s a quick look at the nail polishes I used to create the look. Jelly Polishes: Sinful Colors’ Read More

J is for Jackalope - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘J’ is for Jackalope

July 14, 2016 Lisa 0

Last week’s ABC nail art challenge was ‘J’. I’d originally intended to do Joker, but when the time came to paint my nails, I wanted something cuter. And what’s cuter than a rabbit with antlers? Especially after I’d recently read an article about how the whole myth may have come Read More