Friday, July 27, 2012

Will 'O' the Wisp

I just recently went to see the movie Brave with my daughter.  If you are a mother of a daughter and have not gone to see it, you absolutely must!  It was a truly moving and adorable movie.  Not only was it a Disney movie where a girl didn't need to be saved by some boy, but it was a story about a girl coming of age and what it's like to butt heads with her mother.  What woman doesn't know what that is like!!  I don't want to give anything away but Holly and I held onto each other at the end and cried.  It was a very good bonding moment.  Part of the story involves a mystical creature from Scotland called the Will 'O' the Wisp.  The Will 'O' the Wisp is a ghostly light that leads travelers from their path into dangerous places or situations, often marshes or bogs.  In the movie it leads the young Merida to what she believed was her destiny. I find this idea to be both intriguing and just plain cool.

I also did these nails on the Will 'O' the Wisp for a contest for Nat over at No Holos! Frankens and Nail Art Blog.  This contest speaks to me in so many ways....being the history and nail nerd that I am.  The contest is all about history, myths, and legends.  How cool is that!  I am entering for the beginning stamper prize (as I am still a beginner).  The prize for this is Hard Candy Frenzy, CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Dazzle, and Nicole Save the Last Dance.  I sure hope I win!!  So, onto the nails.....

Base-China Glaze Agro
Flower stamp is Maybeline Color Show Bold Gold using stamp BM-316
Wisp stamp is Maybeline Color Show Blue Blowout using stamp m24






One of the things I love about art is that it is open to interpretation.  I love the little wisp and how it came out.  I would follow it through the woods ;-)

As always, thanks for looking and I appreciate all your comments!

8 comments:

  1. Not only are your nails beautiful but so is the writing. You should try your hand at at that too! This one is my favorite so far and it really does say Will 'O' Wisp!!

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    1. Thanks mom! You are the best! Thank you for supporting me no matter what I do :-)

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  2. The colour combination is beautiful. You did an amazing job

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  3. Wow..I love the stamping you did and choices of color! Very detailed and antique-looking!

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  4. I love these,but after reading your story about the movie I don't know of I want to see it. Think I miss my mom tooo much.(she died half a year ago way tooo young) Already have teary eyes reading about your bonding with your daughter and.seeing your mom comment on your blog. It is also kinda late here must go to sleep (at night I am always more emotional).

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    1. I'm so sorry Diana. I can't imagine how hard that must be, my heart goes out to you. Yes, unless you want to completely lose it in the theater I would suggest not going to see it. Maybe when it comes out on video and you can watch it in the safety of your own home. Take care and be emotional! We're women....we're allowed :-)

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