Hobbies of the Red Queen - Hermit Werds - freehand paintings of the Red Queen's hobbies in black and red: croquet, baking tarts, collecting red things and ordering executions

Hobbies of the Red Queen

February 26, 2018 Lisa 4

#NailCraziesUnite’s latest prompt is Red and Black Hobbies. I was rather stumped on this one since I didn’t feel like doing more nail art on reading and that’s my second major hobby. So… It was time to defeat my tendency to get mentally stuck on what I don’t want to Read More

The Brilliant Trees - Hermit Werds - lovely holographic green and red background with water decal trees on top

The Brilliant Trees

January 19, 2018 Lisa 0

The collage for #NailAddictsCollab posted yesterday and I was completely unprepared! I need to get caught up on (mostly) writing my blog posts when I finish everything else. This was a fun one and, for once, easy. The prompt was Untried, Unused, Unloved and you were supposed to get in Read More

Beauty BIgBang - press samples

Beauty BigBang Review – Christmas Stamping Plates

December 5, 2017 Lisa 0

Press Sample I apparently needed a mental break on top of spending the weekend with family. Well, today I am back with four different nail designs as I explore the possibilities and quality of the stamping plates Beauty BigBang sent to me (I will do a review for the sequins Read More

Squirrel Park - Hermit Werds - a squirrel under the trees on a green background

Squirrel Park

November 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Squirrel! Forever connected with the movie Up! I also have a bizarre story about a squirrel ripping through a hawk’s body like an Alien when it tried to have squirrel lunch living in my head too. That part is a less universally known story and probably shouldn’t have been mentioned Read More

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

Baby Trees

October 26, 2017 Lisa 0

#FireDazedOct2017’s Spooky Forest prompt that I am also late for. This has not been a good month for being timely. :p Anyway, I have in my hands the Bundle Monster Happily Never After set and it has the image of a baby in a bird cage. It also has several Read More

Rainbow Nature - Green - Hermit Werds - bonsai tree freehanded in all green

Rainbow Nature – Green

September 3, 2017 Lisa 8

We’re at the fourth day of the #31DC2017 and so far my health is hanging in there. I’m hopeful about not falling behind. 🙂 Today I decided to feature one of my favorite kinds of plants: bonsai trees! I framed it with a round-ish frame in the hope of giving Read More

Rainbow Nature - Red - Hermit Werds - red willow tree with blossoms

Rainbow Nature – Red

September 2, 2017 Lisa 4

I’ve got a little girl begging to play with me so I’m going to write this quick. I change my mind and I’m going to be doing the 31 Day Challenge this year. I also decided to make a kind of set of the first six prompts that I’m calling Read More

Watercolor Rainbow Trees - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite

Watercolor Rainbow Trees

May 9, 2017 Lisa 2

The prompt for this week’s Nail Crazies Unite was watercolor. I decided I wanted to use actual watercolors since I have seen Robin Moses use them before. She has a great tutorial on youtube and so I decided to follow it. Her lines are, of course, much better than mine, Read More

Fox in the Red Wood - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Fox in the Red Wood

April 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I’ve been wanting to do a red and yellow manicure for a while so when the prompt for 26 Great Nail Art Ideas landed on Pastel to bold gradient with something on top, I felt like it was a good time to do it. My bottle of Colores de Carol’s 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