Ladybug Aggregation - Hermit Werds - nail art with soft, sweet ladybugs and daisies against a bright yellow background

Ladybug Aggregation

May 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Ladybug aggregation is when ladybugs form large clusters and hibernate together over the winter. Sometimes they try to do this in our buildings and people get really fussed. But as numerous as they seem in such situations, their populations are in decline. You can help by not only stopping people Read More

Egg Carton Critters - Hermit Werds - a spider, lady bug and some scorpions made from egg cartons

Egg Carton Critters – Moira’s First Bugs

March 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Ever since my stepdaughter and I completed a mermaid craft kit together, I’ve been plotting to do more crafts with her since we had so much fun. Egg carton creatures seemed like a perfect project. The cost of materials is small and we eat a lot of eggs because, as Read More

Beetles Are Just Warrior Butterflies - Hermit Werds - neon dry brush nail art with beetles and leaves stamped on top

Beetles Are Just Warrior Butterflies

March 8, 2018 Lisa 2

My husband has gotten used to me shoving my hands in his face and squealing ‘look-ee!’ Well, I finished these after he went to bed and I wasn’t quite awake yet when I said “Look, husband, butterflies!” I think it’s fairly obvious these are not butterflies and I corrected myself Read More

In a Garden, Darkly - Hermit Werds - dark blue smoosh marble background with shimmery purple flowers on top

In a Garden, Darkly

January 11, 2018 Lisa 0

I have been part of the nail artist community on Instagram for about a year now and I recently found out one of the ways I’ve left myself out of the loop. Stories are apparently being used to announce that someone is putting a birthday collage together. Then anyone who Read More

War of the Ladybugs - Hermit Werds - red ladybug stamping on a light orange background

War of the Ladybug

December 8, 2017 Lisa 2

I really love the style of the images on Born Pretty’s BP-161 stamping plate. They’re almost tribal and yet somehow not. I especially love the ladybug for reasons I can’t fully explain. Partly it is because it looks almost mechanical and that is where the inspiration for this nail art 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

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

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

Spring Bee - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - 30 Days of Colour

Spring Bee

March 23, 2017 Lisa 4

I had two different themes to complete and both had a spring theme. It was natural want to have flowers or fuzzy baby animals, but as I was letting my cat out into the yard yesterday (and leaving the door open so her coward butt can run back inside if Read More

I Love Bugs - Hermit Werds

I 💕 Bugs

February 12, 2017 Lisa 2

I think bugs are cute, so I’m a sucker for nail plates that have them. And Harunouta’s L018 plate had some cute ones. I decided to skip the butterfly since you see them everywhere and the flying bug was too cheesy for me so that left only three. I filled Read More