Phoenix Rising - Hermit Werds - false nails depicting the death and rebirth cycle of a phoenix

Phoenix Rising

November 19, 2017 Lisa 2

@kassnailedit decided to run a collab for her birthday with a Phoenix theme. It sounded like a lot of fun, so I jumped on the chance. I even learned something I did not know about Instagram: apparently you can only have fifteen people at once in a chat channel. I Read More

Roald Dahl's The Witches - Hermit Werds - witch looming over tiny mouse that was once a boy

Roald Dahl’s The Witches

October 31, 2017 Lisa 2

I grew up reading Roald Dahl and my three favorite books of his are Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches, and The BFG. I was never fond of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory books and enjoyed Matilda but… I had my sister looking out for me so, while I was Read More

The Langoliers - Hermit Werds - past-eating Langoliers from Stephen King's story and movie chasing the plane

The Langoliers

October 28, 2017 Lisa 4

I binge on Stephen King for a while and and then not pick up a book by him for years. He’s such an amazing storyteller, but he does tend to kill a lot of his characters and I tend to like a different kind of world building. LOL (Someday, however, Read More

Cemetery Roses - Hermit Werds - cemetery with skull and rose vines gone wild

Cemetery Roses

October 4, 2017 Lisa 0

I usually avoid mixing freehand with stamping because the line quality typically ends up being too different. I think I got away with it this time. Maybe. This nail art comes from the blend of #clairestelle8challenge’s Cemetery prompt and #firedazedoct2017’s Skulls and Roses prompt. Huh. Maybe I should have pluralled Read More

Dragon Quilt and Vampiric Snacking

September 29, 2017 Lisa 0

Through lots and lots of swatches, stamping, and trimming, we have achieved a dragon quilt which covers both the #AZNailArtChallenge (quilt), the last prompt from #FireDazedChallengeSept (dragon), and #26GreatNailArtIdeas (Your Signature Style). What do I consider to be my signature style? Too much of too much. LOL I painted these Read More

KARA's "Step" - Hermit Werds - nail art based off of KARA's music video Step

KARA’s “Step” and Quietly Floral

September 27, 2017 Lisa 2

It’s the 27th day of the #31DC2017 and I am finally caught up. Also, I am tired because instead of keeping things simple, I decided to make really complex advanced stamping decals. Like an idiot. #31DC2017 – Inspired by a Pattern (Day 26) #Clairestelle8Sep – Metallic (bit late, oops) #FireDazedSept2017 Read More

Rita and Runt (Tsum Tsum) - Hermit Werds - Animaniac's favorite strays, Rita and Runt, in tsum tsum style.

Rita and Runt (Tsum Tsum)

September 17, 2017 Lisa 0

This ended up being a perfect storm. It started when I decided I wanted to do the monthly prompt for #NailAddictsCollab of New Skills. If you’ve been following along, you’ll notice that I have done quite a number of things for the first time lately (buffing holographic powder into gel Read More

Fantasy Forest Spirit - Hermit Werds - Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke

Fantasy Forest Spirit

September 13, 2017 Lisa 0

One of my favorite movie memories was watching the Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke, both the transformations and when it was walking on the ground and plants just sprung up beneath its feet. It was so utterly magical to me. Like…that’s what a nature god should be (see also: Meredith Read More

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring the movie version of the fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

September 12, 2017 Lisa 4

I ended up swapping out days so you’re getting the Fantastic Mr. Fox early, thus covering both Stripes (#31DC2017, day 12) and Inspired by a Garment (#nailchallengecollaborative). And I know the expectation for Inspired by a Garment is generally something from fashion week or whatever. I’m sure that would boost Read More

Beware the Fist - Hermit Werds - comic book style suited man running forward like Superman

Beware the Fist!

September 9, 2017 Lisa 2

Hehehe I know the guy with his hand up is probably reaching for his glasses so he can turn into Superman, but he’s also bursting through a wall if you’re familiar with the stamping plate. To be honest, I’ve always had a lot of sympathy for the property owners when Read More

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