Tag Archives: art

Gee, Check Out My Fingernail Canvas

17 Oct

Inspiration

Forget the blah and boring french manicure. These days, nail decor is the new thing. From dazzling glitter to bold patterns, nails across the world are pushing the envelope and catching eyes.

Painting my nails in new and different ways has become something of an obsession for me. I admit it – I get bored very easily. I love changing up my wardrobe and coloring my hair. The art of nail polishing is a relatively cheap way for me to indulge in my desire for change and spice up any outfit.

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Trendy fashion site Refinery29 is my go-to for nail design tricks (and much more). I’ve already tried out a few of their suggested designs displayed in a do-it-yourself slideshow. I invested in a few thin brush nail polish colors to accomplish the looks. My nails definitely don’t look as perfect as the ones pictures on the site, but from far away they look good enough. I figure my hands will only get steadier with practice. It is an artful practice, after all.

Gee, Yoga’s Pretty Cute…And Furry?

8 Aug

Five years ago, I took my first yoga class and never looked back.  While I don’t get to practice as regularly as I would like to, I relish in the experience every chance that I get.  This summer, I have been particularly immersed in the yoga routine.  I attend classes at least once a week at Charm City Yoga, and I walk out feeling like a whole new human being.  I become aware of muscles that I never even thought that I had in my body, and my mind floats in a sweet sense of calm.  The journey to this point is not always easy, but it is always so worth it…

While I love yoga, and I adore animals, I never would have thought to pair the two.  But photographer Dan Borris did just that.  In his famous “Yoga Dogs” calendars, Borris features a different dog in a different position for each month…and I think that the concept is absolutely brilliant.  Don’t worry – the dogs aren’t actually forced into these obscure and awkward positions.  As explained in an article on Express.co.uk, Borris works with his wife Alejandra and uses computer editing to make the poses look authentic.  In 2010, they even branched out to include yoga kittens!  This witty and inspired concept is a top pick for me.  I can’t help but smile when I catch a glimpse of a real dog finding his upward dog.

Actual yoga classes with your pet as featured in an article on MSNBC.com?  Not so sure bout that concept…