Patterns recently came up to bat as day 26’s theme in the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. I always have a bit of trouble with this prompt, as can’t anything be a pattern if you repeat it enough times? So how does that make it any different than any of the other floral, striped, dotted and dashed designs I do every other day? Am I overthinking this? Pretty sure I’m overthinking this.
At first I thought about attempting a repeating pattern type of design, programmer-styles. You know, a pick-the-red-pill-pick-the-blue-pill-and-hop-on-in-to-the-Matrix sort of thing. Then I thought about the aneurysm my husband would laugh himself into once he saw whatever horrendous code I had cobbled together on my nails, and I thought maybe I’d just do some polka dots instead (tightly packed polka dots, no less, and my index and pinkie fingers both beginning and ending with a holographic pink polish, so very nearly a repeating pattern!)
Actually, I’m not giving Mr. Finger Candy enough credit. He’d undoubtedly be completely amused by my efforts, but also quite supportive – if I suddenly decided I wanted to start screwing around with his Raspberry Pi bidness, he’d be…seriously so turned on, probably! And if I could find a way to work some pigtails into there…but I’ve already said too much. 😉