I recently bought a set of paints that I’ve had my eye on for a while.
Holbein 102 set of acrylic gouache! When I’m not painting nails, I actually do paint other things, believe it or not! I picked these up because they’re cheaper in Japan than overseas. Despite the German-sounding name, Holbein is actually a Japanese company. They’ll be a pain to get out of the country but I love them. The only thing is, I don’t want to use them since they’re all pristine and new! I’ve always felt this way about art supplies- even as a little girl, I never wanted to use new crayons and would always try to keep them in their original pointy shapes as I colored. I guess some things never change!
But I decided to start off with a little seasonal artwork. Here are some acorns (called “donguri” in Japanese, isn’t that cute-sounding?) with happy faces. I’m afraid I have truly been in Japan too long, since smiling acorns are popping up out of nowhere. Next I will be attaching rhinestones to plastic acorns and sticking them on trucker hats covered in silicone whipped cream or something. That’s when I’ll know I’ve gone too far!
Anyway, here’s the happy acorns!
It’s a cute and simple design. I so want to put the little nubbly that goes on top of the acorn’s ‘hats’ on the middle finger and pinkie. I can do it with some acrylic, but I’m afraid I’ll scratch myself. Maybe that will be a “photoshoot only” style.