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

Sushi Cats - Hermit Werds - cute nail art of sushi cats colored in watercolor style

Sushi Cats

January 31, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been meaning to use these images for years and apparently this was the month. Sushi Cats! I am trying out a new (for me) challenge #AdultsColoringBookNails (Your Favorite Pet). I think these turned out rather well even though I used a glossy top coat and had a really hard Read More

Coffee Cats - Hermit Werds - watercolor nail art of little cats in coffee mugs and a rodent sipping a cup of coffee

Coffee Cats

January 29, 2018 Lisa 2

I’m not sure why but Harunouta seems to think that cats in cups is a very good thing. There are at least six small ones on their stamping plates and one big mug with three kitties. And since I like making colorful coffee nail art I decided to do one Read More

Black Cat v 2.0 - Hermit Werds - negative space nails in purple and silver with scrappy black cats

Black Cat V 2.0 and Pink Villainy

October 27, 2017 Lisa 1

This black cat nail art is for #26GreatNailArtIdeas Halloween w/Negative Space. I was going to do something more complex, but then I asked myself, “Why am I making my life hard right now?” And the answer is that sometimes I think if I don’t struggle I’m not doing a good Read More

Cat Memories - Hermit Werds - black kitty against an orange smoosh marble

Cat Memories

September 23, 2017 Lisa 2

Last Wednesday, my cat swarmed up over the fence after another cat and went missing for several days. I spent a lot of time knocking on doors, hanging up signs, and wandering around the neighborhood at 2 AM in the morning. After five days of wondering she finally showed up Read More

Can't Hug Every Cat - Hermit Werds - chevrons and kitties playing instruments to the song Can't Hug Every Cat

Can’t Hug Every Cat

September 22, 2017 Lisa 4

I was going to do a different song for #31DC2017 Inspired by a Song, but with my cat’s brief disappearance this month, I am a little obsessed with cats right now. Plus, I’ve loved this song ever since one of my co-workers added it to our group playlist. Can’t Hug 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

Cats, Cats, Cats - Hermit Werds

Cats, Cats, Cats

February 21, 2017 Lisa 2

I am definitely a cat person if the image at the top of this blog hasn’t tipped you off. Harunouta has some great nail stamping plates for pet lovers and that is what inspired today’s nail art. The only thing I did out of my usual was remove the fish Read More