Hobbies of the Red Queen - Hermit Werds - freehand paintings of the Red Queen's hobbies in black and red: croquet, baking tarts, collecting red things and ordering executions

Hobbies of the Red Queen

February 26, 2018 Lisa 4

#NailCraziesUnite’s latest prompt is Red and Black Hobbies. I was rather stumped on this one since I didn’t feel like doing more nail art on reading and that’s my second major hobby. So… It was time to defeat my tendency to get mentally stuck on what I don’t want to Read More

The Intellectual Owl - Hermit Werds - cute reading owl on a yellow background with lots of books scattered over an ugly pretty color

The Intellectual Owl

December 9, 2017 Lisa 2

I’ve loved the little reading owl on Born Pretty’s Retro Script BPX-L010 stamping plate since before I purchased it. Indeed, as useful as I hope the script elements will end up being, it really was the deciding factor in buying the plate. So when I was asked to join in 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

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

2 Cwl 4 Skwl - Hermit Werds - a book full of fantasy and science fiction stories

2 Cwl 4 Skwl

August 18, 2017 Lisa 2

I really wanted to participate in this month’s #NailAddictsCollab. The theme was 2 Cwl 4 Skwl and since you’re supposed to include a bit about why you chose your subject, I really thought about what I wanted to say. At first I wanted to paint Bart Simpson nails because he Read More

Eternal Hobbies - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8june (hobbies)

Eternal Hobbies (kitties!)

June 27, 2017 Lisa 4

So the second prompt of the month for #clairestelle8june is your job/hobby. Job was possible but obnoxious to nail art so I went with hobby. There are three hobbies that I have been listing out to people for most of my life: sleep, kitties, and reading. “Kitties” usually makes me Read More

V is for Vixen - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘V’ is for Vixen

November 11, 2016 Lisa 2

Squeaking in at the last minute, but I’ve been both perpetually tired and working on more arts and craft stuff this month. I painted the base colors earlier in the week and then just never finished the manicure. By the time I finished the manicure tonight I had to start Read More

Dracula - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (book) - Hermit Werds


October 23, 2016 Lisa 0

Choosing “Dracula” for my book was definitely low-hanging fruit. Now I kinda wish I’d picked Twilight and abused glitter. Oh, wait. I abused glitter anyway! I’ve really been loving Sinful Color’s Luxe Fragments line. I even have a few more manicures planned using them. The jelly and glitter fragment combo Read More