Nope, thankfully not in the same set of nails! But I made these two sets within 24 hours of each other, which makes me wonder if I’m going a little bit crazy:
A very Japan-inspired kawaii set, with lace and pearls and hearts and then…..
Well, it was a dark day and fall is rolling in, so I got to thinking of Edgar Allan Poe. There’s a raven, portrait of Poe, “Nevermore”, a brick wall, Lenore’s gravestone complete with 3-D stone rose, the Telltale heart, the catacombs, chains and skulls from the Cask of Amontillado, and finally, a rose like the one a mysterious admirer left on Poe’s grave on his birthday for many years.
So I guess this firmly puts me in the Goth Lolita camp. Either that or I have some kind of dangerously split personality. Or both.
I also made up this autumn leaf set, inspired by Japanese kimonos, which is neither goth nor kawaii, so there’s still a relatively normal part of me left. (If there ever was one to begin with!)
In addition to doing some art over the weekend, I also made up several of the ugliest frankens known to man, including one that looks like radioactive dog poo. There are pretty colors, and colors that are so ugly they become appealing, and then there are just plain uglies. That’s what I’ve been consistently making. I’ve been in search of some fresh fall shades that I haven’t seen a million times…and the colors I’m making are so awful I haven’t actually seen them anywhere else, so at least I’m doing one thing right. But I’m afraid someone will see my nails and think I’m some sort of public health risk. Oh well, back to the franken board.