Rock the Dots

Rock the Dots 1

I saw that Minnie Mouse received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the other day!¬† Good on her; you know she’s the brains behind the whole “Mickey ‘n” situation, and someone’s got to wrangle whatever the hell Goofy is. ūüôā

I really like how this manicure turned out, particularly Minnie herself over on my thumb.¬† Typically my attempts at cartoon or animated characters are, appropriately enough, comically laughable – horribly misshapen, off-brand nightmare fuel.¬† But Minnie looks pretty decent, so I’ll take it!

Rock the Dots Collage

Everybody Polka! (31DC2016)


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. ūüėČ

Dot, Dot, Dot… (31DC2016)


I completed this manicure for day 11’s theme of polka dots in the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge earlier on the 11th, but sat on it until the clock struck midnight on September 12th. ¬†With no judgement towards those who do/did, it’s my personal policy on days of great tragedy, whether they happened 15 years ago or 15 hours ago, to go radio silent. ¬†My brain is a perpetual beehive motion machine¬†under the best of circumstances,¬†and when I’m overloaded with sadness and fear – or even just the memory of sadness and fear – I prefer to stay in that weird little buzzing place and sort through the wreckage on my own. ¬†Blogging and nail art are generally not compatible with that kind of frame of mind, and so I stay respectfully silent.

But I’m posting now at just a few minutes after midnight on the 12th because I didn’t want to lose the fabulous momentum I’ve managed to build up over the course of my participation in two different blogging challenges this month. ¬†As in I’ve been completely on the pace, a feat I have never once managed in any of the challenges I’ve participated in in my three years of blogging. ¬†I have no idea why that is, but it’s an odd little bug in my programming that seems to have sorted itself out with this most recent round of challenges, and I really didn’t want to fall behind. ¬†But now we’re nicely back on track! Onward ho.