Hello Everyone! I hope you all are doing well. Thank goodness its Friday, right!?!?!
So maybe you noticed I was missing for a couple days. I haven't felt like blogging this week. For quite awhile I have been feeling like I have lost the desire to continue with my blog. When I started blogging it was all about my nail designs and I didn't really care if people read my blog. Once people started showing interest I fed off the attention I was getting. I'm only human and I suffer from those feelings attached to my ego. For the past year (actually longer) I have lost the following that I once had and not that many people notice what I am doing anymore. As much as I want to say it doesn't matter, it does. My ego took a big hit.
I started viewing my blog as a chore instead of the hobby I was so passionate about. I stopped putting the effort into writing engaging posts and only told you the facts. I still enjoy doing my nails and I am constantly inspired to create new designs. But what does that mean for the life of my blog??? I know that the passion is still burning deep down but I think I need to back off a little. I'm not ready to give up and throw in the towel. I need to find my passion again and remember why I started this in the first place. I need to remember that this is about me and my nail art, not about sponsorship, deadlines and worrying that I'm not good enough. All that matters is that I am having fun. My blog is not the most popular, heck most people still don't know about me, and it shouldn't matter. I need to get back to little ole' me and my adventures in this crazy world of nail polish!
Sorry for the ramble! I have been feeling the need to get that out for awhile. Now I will reward you with a design that I created just for me!
Last month I added a few more Elevation Polish lacquers to my collection. I got a shopping bug the same day the shop was restocked. One of the colors that jumped out was Cuernos del Paine. Probably because it is a perfect green for Spring (or Summer). I was not disappointed! I could have gotten away with one coat it was so opaque. The color is a tad off in the photos. It is more of a bright, pale green and the camera did not want to capture it!
Next, I added this awesome flower image from UberChic 1-02. This image is one of the reasons I wanted the plates. LOVE it! I used Spotlight White to apply the stamp. I always worry about thin line images but this one was etched perfectly. I decided on a different placement on each nail. Plus this image is huge so the variation looks interesting.
This next part wasn't planned, it just happened. And I am so glad it did! You really have to get close to see the image and the middle of each flower jumps off the nail. It is like a flower on a flower. I started the centers with a dotting tool and Street Side NYC.
I felt that another color was needed so I added Paprika.
The centers were missing something and I didn't want to add another circular center. These "v"s that I created using Espresso were perfect! Just like a stamen or whatever it is called!
Creating for myself makes a big difference in how I feel and write. That ramble at the beginning helped too! I just need more of this. Here's to getting my passion back!