This very Earthy dry brush mani would have made a fine blogging addition to yesterday’s Earth Day festivities, had I not been otherwise indisposed via computer busted all to crap (technical term, “busted all to crap.”) I *might* read a lot into it happening on Earth Day, suggest it’s nature fighting back against our impersonal, technologically-dependent lives, except the Big Blue Screen of Death happened over a week ago. In the meantime, I spun my wheels a little. Or rather, I spun my wheels a lot. Turns out I’m way more technologically-dependent than I ever suspected!
Although these low tech nails might suggest otherwise – nothing more difficult here than the very forgiving dry brush technique in a handful of lush, jungley greens and aquatic blues. I’m positively in love with how the tiny bits of holographic glitter catch the light like the surface of tropical, sun-dappled waters. Happy belated Day, Earth!
Hi friends! To all who have been curious as to where I’ve buggered off to this week, I’ve been baby-sitting my computer. Sunday it Blue Screen of Deathed. Monday through Thursday it simply shut down and wouldn’t turn on for the simplest of assessments. It has now been running for the past 36 hours straight as I reinstall Windows, including over 200 language packs – Serbian Latin, very important to my everyday functioning, obviously. If I sound extra twitchy, it’s because I am. A watched progress bar never advances and all that.
In the boring meanwhile, thank you for sticking with me. And to all my new readers, welcome! There’s usually a lot more activity around here, as you will hopefully one day see. One day…
Raspberry Pi circuitry nails, for the major nerd in your life.
The major nerd in MY life (Mr. Finger Candy) has been messing about with the Raspberry Pi (basically a super stripped down, build-your-own-computer system) for years now. One Saturday morning three or four years ago I sleepily stumbled out to the livingroom to find my him gone, save for one tiny, computerized, rainbow-flashing display blipping away on the coffee table, repeatedly informing me that my husband was out procuring breakfast and would be back shortly. It was super cute. His nerdery is really quite adorable, even if three-quarters of the time I have no freaking idea what he’s talking about! 🙂
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. 😉