Bead Pig - Hermit Werds - seed bead pig made by Lisa @HermitWerds following Marilyne Kéréneur's pattern

Misc Mammal Beaded Animals

February 21, 2019 Lisa 0

It’s been a while since I last posted about the bead animals from the old art gallery that used to live at this domain. Today I’m covering the cute little mammals and, of course, I’m featuring the pig since we are now in the Year of the Pig. That snout Read More

Origami Zodiac - Hermit Werds - black and bronze nail art with stamped baby boomer french tips and origami zodiac animals for the year of the rooster, dog, pig, rat, and ox

Hello Again & Origami Zodiac

February 3, 2019 Lisa 0

Wow… So I hadn’t quite meant to take such a giant step back from social media, the blog, and nail art. I rearranged my workroom and found I could fit in my grandfather’s old unfolding table that is so perfect for crafts and cutting out patterns and, well, I got Read More

Christmas Carolers - Hermit Werds - nail art of a pig, a pug (dog), two cats, and a sheep singing Christmas carols against a shimmery background in purple to orange to raspberry tones

Christmas Carolers

December 23, 2018 Lisa 2

The last time I combined animals and music I was painting the Bremen Town Musicians. It feels like I painted them ages ago, but it’s only been a few months! I already knew that I really wanted to use UR Sugar’s UR-L007’s singing animals as Christmas carolers and then I Read More

Bremen Town Musicians - Hermit Werds - nail art with a neon rainbow gradient with white musical notes and the Bremen Town Musicians (donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) stamping decals on top

Bremen Town Musicians

July 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Today’s mani is inspired by the classic German fairy tale “Bremen Town Musicians” (retrieved and recorded by the Brothers Grimm). The basic premise is that an elderly donkey, cat, dog, and rooster left their home(s) to go to the city and earn a living as musicians. They drive off a Read More

Year of the Dog - Hermit Werds - bold red and gold Chinese New Year nail art for the Year of the Dog with hanging lanterns

Year of the Dog

July 21, 2018 Lisa 0

I never did get around to painting some nail art for the Year of the Dog, so, while many different ideas popped up for #clairestelle8’s Far East prompt, I decided to go with the one that I’d be really sad to miss if I didn’t get it in this year. Read More

Black Bird/Black Dog - Hermit Werds - two black jelly nail art spelling out "bird" and "dog" with black birds and a dog

Black Bird/Black Dog

June 13, 2018 Lisa 0

Sometimes you create a theme that is just easy and fun to revisit. I stumbled across one in October last year with Black Cat. The idea is simple: 3-4 letter animal word, black jelly base, my favorite netting texture from KADS KADS 017, typewriter key letters, and black stamping images Read More

Animal Abuse Awareness - Hermit Werds - Animal Abuse Awareness stamping over purple/black holographic water marble

Animal Abuse Awareness

October 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I decided to combine #WhenColoursCollide’s prompt of Holographic and Black Water Marble with #nailaddictscollab’s Claws for a Cause where you could paint your nails with whatever cause was close to your heart. So naturally I picked animals because people are both amazingly good and brave and barely worth the air 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

National Dog Day - Hermit Werds - a dog and their owner enjoying the sunset from a mountain top

National Dog Day

August 26, 2017 Lisa 2

I’m a cat person, but I figured since my sister loves dogs the most it would not be disloyal to create nail art to honor dog life companions for #StampingSaturdayAug. Since #clairestelle8challenge also had a prompt for Sunset, I decided to combine the two into this nail art. I did Read More