So this design was surprisingly challenging. I found it tricky to be confident enough to do a smooth, tapering sweep as I started off too wobbly and shy. I was also finding it tricky to sweep from left bottom corner to top right as I’m left handed, therefore I couldn’t get the correct wrist action going on. Once I started to sweep right bottom corner to top left I started to find it much easier. However I’m not sure if that counts as copying the design correctly, I mean technically it’s the same, but flipped which means it isn’t the same… eeeekk.
So this design was actually inspired by my recent trip to Glasgow. We were on a sushi and cinema date, but what caught my eye were all the amazing shop displays for their Autumn Collections. I can’t remember exactly what shop I saw this colour palette in, as it amalgamated with all the Mexican blanket-esk things I was seeing along the way – resulting in an ‘I’m a bit squiggly as I was done free-hand’ design.
So I was planning on painting some tiger stripes, as I wasn’t really in the mood or focused enough to do anything exciting. My mood resulted in some messy stripes so I changed it to being this kind of messy, grassy looking thing – almost like some sort of weave too? I think I quite like it though!
So my mum and I went to Blackpool for a day trip. We obviously needed to have our nails painted, so I let my mum chose the colours to mix things up. I really liked how her nails turned out, but I didn’t really like mine – they reminded me too much of the Cancer Research logo (which wouldn’t be a problem if I was trying to raise awareness for the charity but). I also let her name them which was hilarious, she shouted about a million different ideas at me, some were absolute stoaters, before settling on ‘Teal Tiger’ and, ready for this, ‘Blue Candy Burst’ for mine. Whaaat?…