I made this!
Okay. I didn’t make this gryphon. John Tenniel did. However, I screened it. After three years selling t-shirts, I’ve made my first one. It’s not perfect, but it’s awesome. And since this is one of my favoritest images ever, I’m saving the design for at least a week to have a few more goes at it before I reclaim the screen.
Second image is my new favorite organizing tool. Andrea at work and I were talking about how much we appreciate OPI’s practice of releasing a set of fake nails with their latest collection, so that you can hold the swatch up to your finger and see what it would look like on you. Especially after I started taking beta carotene, looking at the shade against my fingers is crucial. Andrea discovered a place you can buy the blank OPI palettes online. Voila. I did one for each of the colors in my polish retinue currently. You find interesting things out about yourself when you do this. For instance, I had no idea I had three shades of green that were so close in tone. The leftestmost is Aquatone from Chinoiserie. The middle is Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. The far right is Orly’s Gumdrop (as seen on Andrea in the office), which renders a lovely turquoise on my fingers. It’s just as well that they were out of OPI’s Breathe Life. I don’t need a fourth one.
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