Saturday, August 7, 2010
Confessions of a Nail Polish Junkie
One reason I like nail polish is the act of painting something with it and feeling I am creating. Well, I am creating, putting a color on my fingernails. It is simply the artist in me, as I like to say, I can't help it.
When I was making the photograph of the bottles today, I jotted down some of the names of the colors. I noticed different themes:
Names of red polish: Remarkable Red, Really Red, Fever, Love That Red, Big Apple Red, Rock N' Red, Ruby, Sharon's Heart.
Names that refer to nights: Black Satin, Night Glow, White Night, Eclipse, Super Nova
Names that refer to emotions and passion: Russet Flame, Blazed, Swept Away, Self Confident, True Love, Fever, Sincerely
My grandmother was such a big influence in my life in so many ways. Looking back I think I shared with her the story of being so impressed with seeing those red fingernails. At the time we are making memories with loved ones, we don't realize the importance of it at the time.
A few months ago I drew this portrait of my grandmother. It was drawn on Canson Textured Mi Tientes Paper using different pencils and pastels.