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Friday, October 2, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Hobbies - Art


Happy Friday!

Today begins a new nail art challenge for me with Crumpet's Nail Tarts. Every other week I'll have a mani for you with a specific theme and so will AT LEAST 40 other nail artists! You will be able to check them all out in the links at the bottom. Need inspiration? We've gotcha covered!

Today's theme is Hobbies. I have a lot of hobbies but none has been more of a life-saver or sanity-saver than painting has been for me so that's the direction I took.

I used a base of Elevation Polish Mount Ventoux. Typically yellow hates me, but this is the best one I've found for my skin tone (it still doesn't love me but it doesn't give me zombie hands like most) and I've actually used it so much for nail art and various things that I've had to order my second bottle of it. The rest was done with acrylic paints. It's really not as bright as it's reading here - it's a soft, buttery yellow.

After I lost my husband to cancer I started painting to keep from losing my mind and it's done the job for me. A relaxing, creative outlet.

One of my favorite quotes is: "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso

So I added it over one of my paintings as my everyday FB cover photo:

It's one of the few paintings I've done that's not more abstract. And Now that I have it uploaded here, I'm seeing that it's a really bad photo of it with all the glare.

Next hobby if I ever get the time? Photography because it's SO not my forté and I am quite interested. It just seems so complicated and overwhelming.

What are your hobbies? What keeps you sane?

Be sure to check out all the other manis in the links below - more will be added all throughout the day!

Happy Painting!


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  1. I'm so sorry for your loss.I could have lost my husband to kidney cancer back in 2008 but thankfully he had surgery to remove the tumor and has been cancer free since! so I feel very lucky and fortunate to have him,it was a terrible time to get through as a family but we did,and having a hobby helped with my anxiety so I'm glad you found an outlet and a hobby to help you.
    Your nailart is fantastic! Love it great job :)

  2. I totally agree to that saying. Art is everything and I am so at awe to see your painting, Do you share them regularly I would love to see them. By the way don't you think our nails for the theme matches a bit. :)


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