Cat Memories - Hermit Werds - black kitty against an orange smoosh marble.

Cat Memories

September 23, 2017 Lisa 2

Last Wednesday, my cat swarmed up over the fence after another cat and went missing for several days. I spent a lot of time knocking on doors, hanging up signs, and wandering around the neighborhood at 2 AM in the morning. After five days of wondering she finally showed up Read More

Can't Hug Every Cat - Hermit Werds - chevrons and kitties playing instruments to the song Can't Hug Every Cat

Can’t Hug Every Cat

September 22, 2017 Lisa 4

I was going to do a different song for #31DC2017 Inspired by a Song, but with my cat’s brief disappearance this month, I am a little obsessed with cats right now. Plus, I’ve loved this song ever since one of my co-workers added it to our group playlist. Can’t Hug 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

Church of the Transient Butterfly - Hermit Werds - stained glass windows with a butterfly in the center.

The Church of the Transient Butterfly

September 9, 2017 Lisa 6

Rumors that the Church of the Transient Butterfly was started by the Stained Glass Worker’s Guild have always been denied as the darkest kind of blasphemy by all members. “The Transient Butterfly teaches us that life is short and yet beautiful.” says the current head priest and president of the Read More

Clueless-ly Back to School - Hermit Werds - the iconic yellow plaid outfit from Clueless combined with "As if" on stiletto falsies.

Clueless-ly Back to School

September 7, 2017 Lisa 2

There were a lot of Back to School prompts at the start of September and since I’ve already done two other manicures based on it, I was just going to skip the prompts this month. But then I thought of the iconic outfit from Clueless (and Iggy Azalea’s music video Read More

Mushroom Garden - Hermit Werds - black and white depiction of a garden of giant mushrooms and mushroom houses

Mushroom Garden

September 6, 2017 Lisa 0

I’m really bummed that I couldn’t do all of the prompts for the #firedazedsept2017 challenge this month, but I just couldn’t pass up Mushrooms. So I combined it with the #31DC2017 prompt of Black and White and the #nailsunitedseptchallenge prompt of Garden and here we are! I started off painting Read More

Retro Cherry - Hermit Werds - cherry patterned nails in retro style.

Retro Cherry

August 30, 2017 Lisa 0

Whenever I think of retro patterns cherries are one of the first things I think of. Red is the favorite retro lip color. And I’d always gotten the impression that soda fountains were a major hang out spot for a pretty big length of time in there as well. Of Read More

Busy Bees - Hermit Werds - metallic pink stamping of bees visiting flowers in the garden.

Busy Bees

August 29, 2017 Lisa 2

I love bees (and bugs in general really), so I was so excited for #firedazedaugust’s last prompt Busy Bees. I haven’t done a truly green manicure in a while so I decided to go for a garden-view of bees working (which also gives me my fourth Nail Challenge Collaborative flower Read More

Wall of Drink

August 29, 2017 Lisa 0

The two challenge prompts for this manicure are: #NailsUnitedAugChallenge – Cocktail #GlamNailsChallengeAug – Mosaic Really a mosaic could be on quite a number of things, but I’d really like to see a giant mosaic that is just different kinds of alcoholic beverages at a bar or something. We all want Read More

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