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

Horribly Ever After - Hermit Werds - double stamping of nightmare carriage, castle, and giant wolf and girl on a glittery background

Horribly Ever After + an Easter mani

April 4, 2018 Lisa 0

Chaos, thy name is what is going on in my head. I’m still behind on my Instagram feed, but today is Emilia’s (@nailseeys) birthday and that means the show must immediately post. The theme was a simple recreate so I scrolled through her feed and came across her design for Read More

It's Raining Fish - Hermit Werds - outlines of a surreal underwater landscape complete with a green girl under an umbrella.

It’s Raining Fish

January 28, 2018 Lisa 0

So, yeah. I’m behind. Between playing Don’t Starve (the old distraction, which I haven’t even touched once for over 24 hours /sob) and moving my blog and breaking it (the new distraction, shoot me), I missed a few prompts from #nailartchallenge. Namely Fish and Umbrella. I figure my previous prompt Read More

Baby Trees - Hermit Werds - spooky red forest with babies hanging from trees

Baby Trees

October 26, 2017 Lisa 0

Edit: This was funny in 2017 and became a terrible reality in 2018. What is being done to people who just want to immigrate to a country where they can be safe is wrong. What is being done can never be forgiven. #FireDazedOct2017’s Spooky Forest prompt that I am also 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

Blind Men and a Kirin - Hermit Werds - collaged kirin anatomy: antler, chest, back, tail, and leg

Blind Men and a Kirin

September 1, 2017 Lisa 0

So what do you do if you’re me and you have Unicorns (#ggfnachallenge) and Oriental (#AZNailArtChallenge) prompts for your last nail art of the year? You decide to paint a kirin of course and theme it along the tale of the Blind Men and an Elephant. And then instead of Read More

The Little Mermaid v2 - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8challenge (book/movie)

The Little Mermaid v2

June 29, 2017 Lisa 1

Sometimes it happens. You finish your nail art and after staring at it for a day, the thing that’s missing eats at you until you have to do something about it. And my pinkie and ring finger were too plain. I had to fix it. Luckily there were a few Read More

The Little Mermaid - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8challenge (book/movie)

The Little Mermaid

June 24, 2017 Lisa 2

Today’s #clairestellechallenge theme is book/movie. I decided to do The Little Mermaid, but I wasn’t interested in following the color scheme from the Disney movie even though I gave it a direct nod on my thumb. The Little Mermaid holds a special place in my heart. It’s the first animated Read More

Beauty and the Beast - Hermit Werds - 30 Days of Colour Challenge

Beauty and the Beast

March 12, 2017 Lisa 4

I refuse to even watch the trailers for the live action Beauty and the Beast movie. It’s one of my favorite fairy tales and I’m going to enjoy every moment in it for the first time when I finally see it! Are you just as excited as I am? I Read More

The Hedgehog's Fairy Tale - Hermit Werds

The Hedgehog’s Fairy Tale

January 19, 2017 Lisa 2

One of my friends has a hedgehog and he brought her in to work (that’s actually a picture of her below). She was adorable. During our regular morning meeting, she ran around the table from person to person and gave hedgehog love (because he wouldn’t let her disappear up his Read More