I apologize to everybody for the recent turn to the frou-frou that Extreme Craft has taken. I promise to make it up to everybody with my D.I.Y. whipmaking post. For the time being, you're going to have to live with a post about fingernail art. I just found out that the Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta will be hosting a temporary 3-day exhibition of fingernail art entitled "Frutézia Fresh Style at Your Fingertips". I applaud the Contemporary for bringing this show, even if it is sponsored by a purveyor of wine coolers. The show is up between July 28-30, and features a reception on the 28th between 6-8 pm where you can actually have your nails done. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Come sample enough "fruit-flavored wine beverages" to get up enough courage to request the above design.
Speaking of the above design--I found it while fishing around for a picture to illustrate this post. It comes from a website from a nail art competition among the Baltic states. Lithuania and Latvia apparently don't fuck around when it comes to fingernails. Spend some time perusing the photos on the website. My favorite photos are near the bottom of the page--pictures of the seemingly normal young ladies who came up with these crazy designs. Beneath the heart of every cheerleader and beauty pageant participant lies the soul of an artist in with a tormented soul.
LINK to art exhibit LINK to Baltic Nail Championship