It feels like some kind of Zen riddle, but nope- it’s just a dang flower. We spent 6 hours on this in nail school, and could probably spend another 60 and not get a perfect flower!
These are my first 4 attempts at a couple different kinds of shaped flowers. They look very simple, but the difficult part is making sure each petal mirrors those surrounding it and that every center is 72 degrees away from the one closest to it.
The point of painting these wasn’t that it’s a popular design, it’s to really look at proportion and mentally sketching a design while doing it, rather than just plopping down color randomly and hoping for the best.
We’ll see how it goes from here, but it’s been more challenging then I expected! Practice makes perfect, I hope.
Speaking of practice….any lovely ladies (or men too, I suppose!) in Singapore want to be my practice manicure/pedicure
victims volunteers? I’m looking for models to practice on in Tanjong Pagar. Mostly I’m free during the week on Tuesday/Thursday, but Saturdays may be an option as well. It’s free of charge, of course, and should take around 2 hours. If you can only spare an hour, that’s fine too! Let me know in the comments or email at nevertoomuchglitter at gmail.com.