Thursday, October 1, 2015

#31DC2015 027 // Inspired by Artwork

I've never thought of myself as an artist, but I do have a bit of an obsession with art. I could easily spend an entire day traipsing through an art gallery. Ever see those people camped out in front of a painting, tilting their head back and forth, viewing from far away, then moving closer, inspecting every detail? That's totally me. Mr. Sparkle and I visited the National Gallery last Spring and it was incredibly inspiring!

Choosing a favorite genre... where do I start? I have a deep affection for Impressionism. I pretty much love every work by Monet, and it really doesn't hurt that he's French. Anyone who knows me will tell you I'm quite the Francophile! I also love Photography, specifically Black & White Photography. There's a sense of wonder in draining all the color out of a scene. But no, neither of those are really my favorite.

So what is?

Abstract.

Hands. Down.

Splashed, drips, splatters, washes, watery hues... make it Mixed Media and I'm alllllllllllll over it.

Not really too much of a surprise, when you consider the types of layerings I like to create on my nails. Seriotypes? Yeah, they're basically tiny little Mixed Media masterpieces on my nails. I especially love that each and every nail turns out just a little bit different from the next...





Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
2 Coats Wet n Wild A Latte Love
China Glaze Mingle with Kringle
SinfulColors Tempest
SinfulShine Go Glossy
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

My ARTWORK nails were inspired by a painting I found online. It's actually part of a DIY post on HGTV. The original is Spray Bottle Art, and if you click through, the article will tell you how to recreate this masterpiece yourself!

Rustic White Photography c/o HGTV
Pretty huh? It's practically my three favorite colors. Pink, purple, and glitter! I did use a lavender color in my layering, but you can't really see it. In hindsight, it probably would've made sense to use that one last, rather than covering it up with the pretty raspberry shade of Go Glossy!

This layering is partially responsible for getting me even further behind in the 31 Day Challenge. I really didn't want to take it off, so I just didn't. I think I wore it for a whole three days, which for me? That's a record! As for the challenge, it presses on. Tomorrow, I'll be combining my Fishbowl Friday prompt with either my FLAG nails or my SUPERNATURAL nails.

Now, I know what you're thinking, and normally I don't skip around with the prompts. BUT... I have had these prompts backwards in my head for a couple of days now, so I've been thinking SUPERNATURAL when FLAG comes first. Sadly, the FLAG prompt is really limiting to begin with. I feel like adding Fishbowl Friday to all of that is just going to complicate things even more. And I don't really want to be up until midnight brainstorming my nails...

Sooooo, I'd probably expect me to be mixing SUPERNATURAL and Fishbowl Friday for tomorrow, but there's an off-chance that the FLAG prompt might work. So, stay tuned for details! I'll be posting what I'm doing on Instagram sometime tonight! In other news, Mr. Sparkle is pulling the prompt for Fishbowl Friday 048, so let's hope he pulls something good!!! He keeps teasing me that it's going to be the 10 COLOR prompt... O.o

#31DC2015

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