February 21

Inspiration Results – February 21

Posted by lori . 17 Comments


Every Monday, I’m posting a painting “inspiration.” Every Thursday, I’m posting how I interpreted the inspiration. I decided to do this to keep myself painting, to strengthen how I go from an idea to a painting, and to give myself permission to play and try new things.

This week’s inspiration was ICE. Here is the girl that came out of this inspiration…

Ice Girl 1

My original idea was to paint a wispy girl against a blue and white background, but as I’m learning, once I get painting, one thing leads to another and pretty soon I have something completely different than what I intended.

How to be HAPPY!


Every Thursday, I’m also participating in How to be HAPPY! a challenge hosted by Jay of The Depp Effect.

This is a great challenge because it really makes you consider the things that make life good, and often those things are small but powerful. So easy to participate…Take a picture and write about one thing that makes you happy in some small way. Then, head on over to The Depp Effect and link your post.

Here’s something that makes me happy…FINGERNAIL POLISH.

Nail Polish

I’ve loved fingernail polish for a long, long time. Until recently, I stuck with red, pink and neutral colors. Last year, I started to pick up a bottle or two of some of the new colors that have been popular the last several years. I am really starting to enjoy it. My new favorite polish is Julep. I’m wearing Daphne in the picture. Wearing fingernail polish just makes you feel…polished.

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17 Responses to " Inspiration Results – February 21"

  • Love that color! I adore my nail polish too. Everything from bright orange to a deep, sexy red.
    Nola’s Mom

  • That picture is sooooo cute, and love the nail polish I would definetly be tempted to get it if I didn’t have a dupe of it already, it’s actually on right now! :)Lovely blog looking forward to visiting again!

  • Not sure I ever gave it much thought, but, yes, nail polish does make me happy! I, too, stuck with the conventional colors until my daughter introduced me to Julep – grays, blues, greens. Love ’em all.
    Your painting is sweet. Is it proper to say a piece of art has personality? If so, I think it does.

  • The nail polish reminded me of ice too! Great painting.

  • houndstooth says:

    That girl is really unique from some of the ones that you have painted before. I love the stripes and the colors you used!

    I love fingernail polish, too, but mostly I stick to painting my toes because it chips off my fingernails so quickly.

  • I love nail polish too! Remarkable for someone who bit her nails until her 30s! In fact, it was a freebie bottle of Clarins shimmer pink nail polish that helped me stop the bad habit. I wanted to use it so badly, I HAD to grow my nails out! I love unusual colours too, and have all kinds. I buy them from the bargain bin for 4 dollars and they’re nice small bottles so they don’t dry out before you get to the bottom. Perfect for experimentation. My absolute favourite colour is deep dark chocolate. It makes me feel evil 🙂

  • Daisy says:

    Wonder where you got the idea of ICE…..BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  • That is a very cute girl for your ice inspiration picture.
    It has been years since I’ve worn nail polish, I use to wear it a lot once.
    Lynne x

  • Sue says:

    Love the painting. The colour of your nail varnish is lovely.

  • Patty says:

    I like to paint my toes. I wish I could keep it on my fingers,

  • Kat says:

    I love nail polish too! Have lots of fun with the different colors and this year have started layering colors a lot with the different “crackle” finishes.

  • Isn’t it odd how paintings/drawings can morph under your hand? I find this a lot, and I think it’s almost always worth following the direction they seem to take you. I think you learn more that way. I like your ice-blue background, and the jaunty little girl! Warm emotion among the ice cold!

    The nail polish is gorgeous. One of my favourite colours is that kind of turquoise-y green but metallic. LOVE it! I haven’t worn polish for a while because over winter my nails seem to crack and flake more, but I must get it out again soon. Thanks so much for taking part! One day maybe we’ll get this one off the ground – I’d love to see it happen so I can go round and see all the little ways other people find happiness.

  • Ann Paws says:

    I think it’s funny how creativity ends up that way sometimes. Love the Ice inspired girl! I have heard some good things about that Julep brand of nail polish and really like that color. Haven’t got to test any out yet though.

  • Love the painting, and love love that color of polish!!

  • Declan says:

    Did you borrow that polish from Puddles?!! Deccy x

  • Penelope says:

    I sure love your girls!

  • Urban Hounds says:

    Very cute picture and I like the nail polish too, I have zero nail polish ability I get it all over my hands. I actually would not really recommend the game of thrones books, nor would my husband. We loved the first three books and then they just got too complicated with no resolution. My late father felt the same way and all three of us are geeky type people who generally love those types of books so too complicated for us is way complicated. Luckily the show keeps it simpler while still getting into the beautiful fantasy world. Im particularly fond of the show because my dad liked it and in the last year of his life 2011 we talked about the first season of the show a lot. He would record each episode and send it to me, so watching it now is a good way to remember him

    urban hounds

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