Jem Fingers

Is truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous!

So I’ve noted on more than a few occasions that I’m total crap at drawing stars.  Always have been – it’s one of those odd little mental blocks that decades of practice have failed to rectify.  So I thought to myself, “Self, why not jump head-first into the starry abyss and do a manicure that’s practically nothing but stars?  And completely inspired by Jem and the Holograms, which you never watched because you thought it was stupid, but pink and guitars, yay!  And that will also take you about two hours, because stars are still not your thing, even when you go super slowly and carefully?”  Okay, so I said that last part to myself after the fact – two hours after the fact, actually.  What can I say, myself and I both have a lot to say for ourselves. 😉

So there’s a lot going on in these nails, right?  I see the gradient here from Jem’s yellow star-topped band logo, the yellow stars themselves, the pinky-purple sparkle dust that seemed to accompany every toss of her platinum-pink hair, the little pink guitars that I assume at least one of the Holograms actually played, plus Jem’s magic-and-music-making red star earrings (again with the freakin’ stars!)  Cute, although I’m not sure I’d call them truly, truly, truly outrageous.  Maybe just one truly.

Jem Hand

12 thoughts on “Jem!

  1. Perfect use for the guitar nail charms! So much patience for those stars!

    I remember watching this cartoon, and have had numerous conversations with people around my age about the movie (bomb) they put out this year. Not sure there is anything left of our childhood left to mine for nostalgia dollars? (Transformers, GI Joe, Ninja Turtles, etc)…

    • I was never really into Jem – think I had a doll, who might have actually been Jem herself, but I preferred Barbie. My husband was a big fan, and we watched the first episode on Netflix, I think, a while ago…holy crap, it was BAD. So shrieky, and the songs are idiotic and repetitive. Even the Misfits were kind of lame, and they were supposed to be all punk and awesome.

      And you’re right – there is very little left of our childhoods to mine, so they’ll just move on to the next generation. I’m already feeling anxious about the supposed Beetlejuice sequel…

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