Every September 1st, my mom and I recite a poem called “September Song.” I had to call her from either Cambodia or Laos one year so we didn’t miss a year, but it was worth it. It’s an oldie but a goodie- my mom learned it in the fifth grade or so and always loved it. So of course I decided to make some nail art out of it!
September Song by Helen Hunt Jackson
The golden-rod is yellow/The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards/With fruit are bearing down.
The gentian’s bluest fringes/Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed /Its hidden silk has spun.
From dewy lanes at morning /The grapes’ sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter /With yellow butterflies.
By all these lovely tokens /September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather/And autumn’s best of cheer.
So, with the poem in mind, I did some nail art using my trusty old nail tips because I can never paint my left hand that well. I included apples, butterflies, 2 nails with corn, some milkweed, grapes with some wavy lines to show the “sweet odors”, some asters (really daisy nail decals, but use your imagination!) and some goldenrod, which looks like alien mutant goldenrod because it was just too hard to paint on a teeny nail.
- Right hand: Corn (freehand), apples (Konad and fimo fruit slice), milkweed pod (freehand), milkweed puffy thingamajig (freehand with plastic jewel.)
Left hand from left to right: Asters reflecting in the brook (decals and freehand), mutant goldenrod (freehand), yellow butterfly (Konad with freehand dotting), and fragrant grapes (Konad).
Thumb: Corn (freehand with dotting tool).
Happy September 1st, everyone! Fall is my favorite season, but I’m not quite ready for it yet. I have a few summery bright colors left in me before I abandon myself to vampies and deep jewel tones.