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Digit-al Dozen Does Art: Mondrian

It's the second week of the month and that means Digit-al Dozen theme week! I'm still pinching myself for being invited to participate with this group of talented ladies! This week's theme is ART. Yikes! I've chosen to take five artists and do a (very simple) interpretation of each. Before you get all shocked with my ambition...know that I specifically chose artists whose work would easily translate to nail art using pretty common (and easy) nail art techniques.

Today's artist is Piet Mondrian. This mani is based on his well-known composition paintings, specifically Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow (1930). During a semester abroad, I actually made a special trip to visit his birthplace in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. I was an art nerd back in the day. But this theme week has reminded me why I switched majors!

Piet Mondrian Nails (work / play / polish)

I don't know what came over me, but I decided to be a purist and use only nail polish and scotch tape to make the design. I've concluded it would have been decidedly easier to use black striping tape or even acrylic paint for the lines. OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls is the white base. The other colors are Orly Shockwave (blue), Zoya Carmen (red), OPI The "It" Color (yellow) and Essie Licorice (black). This was a fun mani to wear...so bright and shiny.

Piet Mondrian Nails (work / play / polish)

BTW...I'd like to give a shout out to the Manager of a local professional photography shop. I cornered him last Friday and he patiently answered no less than 200 novice photography questions. I learned so much...now I know enough to be dangerous! I haven't settled on a new setup yet...still experimenting. Please bear with me as my pictures will likely look completely different each day.

Don't forget to visit the link to see the other awesome Digit-al Dozen masterpieces!