Bead Dolphin - Hermit Werds - seed bead dolphin following Marilyne Kéréneur's pattern and adding in my own details

Ocean/Water Beaded Animals

September 22, 2018 Lisa 0

So…a week or so ago I finally realized what the strange traffic patterns that Google Analytics kept showing me meant: people trying to reach my old art gallery were getting redirected sideways into this post. These poor visitors from Pinterest wanted to see bead animals, not nail art. And my Read More

Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top

Pass the Puffer Fish

September 21, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m back with another fabric and sea creature design. There are so many stamping plates combining fabric patterns and flowers. I am unsure why fish haven’t caught on yet. #AZNailArtChallenge has continued to enable me in this mission by picking ‘P’ is for Plaid and I happily dug out Read More

Life in the Sea(weed) (macro) - Hermit Werds - brown ocean bottom nail art with duo-crhome seaweed and fish

Life in the Sea(weed)

September 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Yesterday we were traveling over the sea and today we’re beneath the water’s surface with this brown ‘O’ is for Ocean mani for #AZNailArtChallenge. I wanted to pair China Glaze’s shimmery “Choo-choo Choose You” brown with duochromes and see what kind of magic would happen. I’m loving the results. I Read More

La-sea with a Chance of Sharks - Hermit Werds - nail art with elegant blue lace ocean with a great white shark stamped on top

La-sea with a Chance of Sharks

July 26, 2018 Lisa 0

I don’t know about you but I’ve been operating with a personal list of holidays I celebrate for a while and it’s now bleeding into my nail art. So I had to paint some shark nail art for Shark Week (July 22-29 in 2018). I was looking around without much 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

Vector Pond - Hermit Werds - vector-like koi swimming in a holographic purple cat's eye magnetic background

Vector Pond

January 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I think #NailArtChallenge’s Blue/Purple prompt is the perfect time to share this mani. This is not the first time that Born Pretty’s gorgeous Chameleon Cat’s Eye 24 appeared on this blog. In fact, what you are seeing right now is the same application of the polish. Hey, it’s a gel. Read More

Rainbow Nature - Blue - Hermit Werds - blue nail art of a lily pond from below with fishes!

Rainbow Nature – Blue

September 5, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the fifth day of the #31DC2017 and I’m still hopeful about keeping up. Lot of blog posts though, so I am sorry if this is brief. I know a lily pond is probably a pretty typical nature subject–I mean, I’ve done a lily pond manicure before and it’s Read More

All the Sushi - Hermit Werds - my travel dreams in emojis. Take a plane to Tokyo, take the subway, eat the sushi

All the Sushi(s)

August 6, 2017 Lisa 0

If someone were to say Travel Dreams to me, one of the my first thoughts would be to fly to Japan and eat all of the sushi. I’d visit the gardens and eat lots of other foods, but I’m pretty sure my first task would be to fill my belly Read More

#origamidaily2007 - Frogs

#origamidaily2007 – July

July 30, 2017 Lisa 2

I was looking forward to folding the frogs, but I didn’t think I would enjoy this month as much as I did. The fish were a lot of fun and I learned how to swivel pleat (see the fan tail fish’s instructions). The origami I was a little worried about Read More

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