We've arrived at Day 24 of this 31 Day Challenge, and that means I've been....
INSPIRED BY A BOOK!!!!
It was impossible to name just one book because I've been moved and inspired by a countless number of titles. Where on earth to start?
I considered the reality of my artistic skills, and the decision was then made for me. It's not like I'd have an easy time translating A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, to my index, ring and middle fingers. I mean, let's get real here.
My ultimate choice was the simplest concept I could fathom...
|WARNING: This is what happens when you flood your cuticles with Seche Vite. Duh. Don't do this at home.|
The children's book, 101 Dalmatians has a storied past.
It was written by the English novelist and playwright Dodie Smith, published in 1956, and then it caught the attention of Walt Disney.
In 1961, Disney's animated film adaptation of Smith's book premiered on movie screens nationwide.
That film launched a massive franchise of other dalmatian-related Disney books, films, tv series', and marketing mania.
Seems I'd read and seen all of Disney's various renditions, but I'd never read the original Smith book, and had missed out on the true story....
In my world (i.e., Disney's World), Roger and Anita were the human counterparts to Pongo and Perdita's (Perdie) romance.
In Smith's book, Roger and Anita were the human counterparts to Pongo and Missis' romance. Perdie? Oh, she was the nursemaid.
Huh? Say what? Disney seems to have knocked off Pongo's first wife!
Obsessively intrigued, I tonight ordered Dodie Smith's 101 Dalmatians, directly onto my Nook. I'll report back on all the doggy dirt, even if it means reading the book by hurricane-inspired candlelight, and without that generator I've been pining for.
In the meantime, let's get back to that mani...
We're talking super simple here: Dalmatian dots all over the place, and two dog collars - one in blue, for Perdie (Disney's version); and one in red, for Pongo.
|I unwisely flooded the cuticles with Seche Vite.|
|Sally Hansen, White On; Nina Ultra Pro, Black; China Glaze, First Mate; Nicole by OPI, Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi; Nina Ultra Pro, Big Spender; Palladio, base coat; Seche Vite, top coat|
|Looking hard enough, I also see "Inspired By Some All-Natural French Dairy Product."|
Well, folks...will soon be hunkering down with a bazillion candles, flashlights, and 101 Dalmatians on my Nook; and will check out the ongoing media event they're calling "Frankenstorm." Yup, that's a local newscast's nickname for Hurricane Sandy. In amping up the entertainment value, they've also premiered a new Hurricane Sandy logo, as well as some bizarre "Jaws"-like intro music.
But first, I'll be checking out the book-inspired manis of our oh-so-clever co-challengers. I hope you'll join me....
Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Mari at Nailista
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!