Watercolor Flowers - Hermit Werds - feather nail art filled in with watercolor paints in soft greens and blues

Watercolor Feathers

May 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m combining #NailCraziesUnite’s prompt of Pastel Watercolor and #WNAC2018’s prompt of Feathers. I’ve been enjoying this opal white gel for the lovely translucent effect it can add to your nail art. So far I’ve tried it with glitter, jelly polishes, and now watercolors. The only thing that sucks about Read More

Carnival of Brazil - Hermit Werds - Brazillian samba dancers in costume on a feathery neon background

Carnival of Brazil – Moyou London’s Tourist 14 Plate

April 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Ah, the Carnival of Brazil. I’ve seen images and videos of Brazil’s annual festival held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon. It marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. I love the feathers and the colors and the feathers and the Read More

Phoenix in Flight - Hermit Werds - vertically stacked phoenix design filled in with watercolor paints in yellow, orange, red, and purple

Phoenix In Flight

March 9, 2018 Lisa 2

So #clairestelle8 has all mythical creature prompts this month (like /cough unicorn) and that’s pretty hard for me to resist. Happily, I already had designs I wanted to do for most of these beasties, especially the phoenix. I have already painted a few phoenix designs before, but I bought OS-03 Read More

Phoenix Rising - Hermit Werds - false nails depicting the death and rebirth cycle of a phoenix

Phoenix Rising

November 19, 2017 Lisa 2

@kassnailedit decided to run a collab for her birthday with a Phoenix theme. It sounded like a lot of fun, so I jumped on the chance. I even learned something I did not know about Instagram: apparently you can only have fifteen people at once in a chat channel. I Read More

Sharon's Feathers - Hermit Werds - greyscale feather stamping, design by @sharnailstar

Sharon’s Feathers

November 9, 2017 Lisa 0

Did you think I was done posting nail art today? Oh, you are mistaken because it is @sharnailstar’s birthday and @dianavnisselroy organized a birthday collage for her. The theme was to do a greyscale version of one of Sharon’s nail art designs. I searched around for something that spoke to Read More

Elegant Peacock - Hermit Werds - blue and green metallic peacock stamping with black

Elegant Peacock and Neutrally Scientific

November 3, 2017 Lisa 2

I do love the coloring of a peacock. If I couldn’t choose rainbow as my favorite color, I’d probably have to pick peacock. It’s a testament to how much nail art I want to do that I have only labeled one other nail art as peacock, but it’s still a Read More

Silver Pheasant - Hermit Werds - natural quail feathers on nails

Silver Pheasant

September 15, 2017 Lisa 2

Just as I was getting into nail art sticking feathers onto your nails was starting to be a trend (as far as I can tell). I never did it. So I thought what could be more delicate and fall-like than pheasant feathers which I already have? So I stuck these Read More

Year of the Rooster - Hermit Werds

Year of the Rooster

February 3, 2017 Lisa 2

This actually has the same base colors as Gone Fishing. I decided I was running out of time and since I wanted to use yellow for the year of the rooster, doing one manicure on each hand all worked out. I did a little reading and the lucky colors for 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

Steampunk Fashion - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Steampunk Fashion

October 24, 2016 Lisa 0

I usually plan these challenges out way ahead of time so ideas for my subject can percolate in the back of my brain for a while, but I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the topic of fashion. Initially I was going to keep it simple with Read More

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