Origami Daily Calendar 2007

#origamidaily2007 A Year of Origami

January 1, 2017 Lisa 2

Years ago (2007 *cough*) I received an origami day calendar. I never used it. I sorted through it and picked out the things I was interested in making. I even bought another package of origami paper so I had extra paper to play with. Those papers have moved from Utah Read More

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment - Hermit Werds

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment

December 25, 2016 Lisa 2

You may not be aware of it yet, but I am a jerk. So instead of doing a normal Christmas theme, I chose to spend hours on this instead because it amused me. It all started with the jack-in-the-box Santa. I knew I had to do something terrible with it. Read More

Pastel Christmas - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Pastel Christmas

December 23, 2016 Lisa 2

The challenge was pretty simple and so I decided to keep it simple and use patterns that reminded me of Christmas wrapping paper. I dug through my nail plates and found a few Christmas-specific patterns and a few that fit given the right colors and surroundings. In contrast to my Read More

Z is for Zeppelin - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘Z’ is for Zeppelin

December 15, 2016 Lisa 2

I did want to try to get at least one more steampunk nail art in before the year ends, so my topic for the letter ‘z’ was pretty obvious. Zeppelins! I planned this manicure out the same time I did Christmas Preparations. I thought I’d love the other one more Read More

Christmas Preparations - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Christmas Preparations

December 11, 2016 Lisa 4

I didn’t want to do presents or trees or holiday ornaments. So I thought I’d do a Christmas date night theme instead. I wish I’d stamped some background holo snowflakes on all of the nails instead of just my thumb, but I think it still worked out okay. Base Colors: Read More

A is for Apricot - ABC Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

‘A’ is for Apricot

December 6, 2016 Lisa 0

Yes. I was following the ABC Challenge from the start just…late and silently. I chose apricot for ‘a’, threw polish at it and then proceeded to procrastinate about photographing it until my nails were utterly chipped and ruined. I have gotten so much better at it, but pulling a lazy Read More

Y is for YOLO - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘Y’ is for YOLO (You Obviously Like Owls)

December 2, 2016 Lisa 4

I’ve been reading the comic Questionable Content for several years now. I love his crazy characters (of all sizes), references to an indie music scene I am no part of, and incorporation of AIs into daily life. Back when the phrase ‘YOLO’ (You Only Live Once) was at its peak Read More

B is for Breakfast - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (winter warmth) - Hermit Werd

‘B’ is for Breakfast

December 1, 2016 Lisa 0

While I was lagging behind the ABC Challenge (and also didn’t have a blog to post in), I chose breakfast as my subject for the letter ‘b’. I wasn’t really happy with the manicure that resulted and also had no idea that I really needed to clean up my edges Read More

C is for Crane - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (inspired) - Hermit Werds

‘C’ is for Crane

November 29, 2016 Lisa 2

I’ve followed Cassis P’s YouTube channel for about half a year now and her manicures are always amazing. Her nails are far longer than I could handle and when it comes to nail art she has plenty of canvas to work with. Her nail art mostly focuses on reverse stamping Read More

Color Paints - 31 Day Challenge (tutorial) - Hermit Werds

Color Paints

November 27, 2016 Lisa 0

I think this is edging on nail fail. I think I needed to use a slower-drying clear polish with OPI’s Color Paints series. The drops of color came out way too opaque so while the needle drag technique worked pretty well, it’s hard to see in the photo. The silver Read More

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