**I just entered this nail art in Julep's Olympic Nail Art Challenge. Please show me some love in liking the image in the album!! http://on.fb.me/NMILMb **
Wowza, I can't believe it's that time again... Summer Olympics! I still recall waking up at 6 am to catch the Beijing Opening Ceremony. I can't believe that was 4 years ago, time sure flies! What country are you cheering for? What's your favorite sport to watch? I'm routing for Canada and China like always (I'm Canadian born by the way, but I want to show some Chinese pride). I love watching swimming, diving, volleyball, and badminton. Is Michael Phelps competing this year? I bet he's going to dominate all the races.
So on my thumb, I did an interpretation of the medal design. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the design, but I do enjoy knowing what inspired this creation. There are "5 symbolic elements" represented in this medal design."1) the curved background is similar to the design of the amphitheater. 2) the core emblem is a metaphor for the modern city and made to look jewel-like. 3) the grid represents pulling together and sense of outreach. 4) The river thames in the background is a symbol of London and meant to look like a ribbon. 5) The square represent the sense of "place" as in map inset". I shortened everything, so if you're interested in reading the story behind the design in detail, simply click here.
On my ring finger and index finger, I drew the London Olympics mascots Wenlock (orange) and Mandeville (blue). Thank goodness for fine nail art brushes or else they would have been really hard to draw. Finally on my middle finger and pinky, they had to be the typical London Olympic theme, Olympic rings and Union Jack flag for the hosting country. Anyways, there's no tutorial for this design just because all I did was find a picture and tried to replicate it onto my nails. I hope you enjoy it! If you did an Olympic design, please feel free to send me a link! I hope you all enjoy the games.
If you have been following me on Twitter or Instagram, you probably know that I went through some Instagram drama. I just want to talk about it briefly just to update everyone. Essentially, there was this girl who said "I think my [peacock nail art] is better, do you feature fan art?" in which I replied saying "Yours are pretty, but I went for a realistic approach. I like that it looks imperfect". I guess she overlooked my compliment. She replied saying "Realistic? Um..okay", which I took it as a little condescending and I told her that since I had so many likes and followers, one negative opinion doesn't really affect me. They took it as me thinking my nail art is the best in the world because I had over 1000 followers, which was totally not the case. Since she said right off the bat that she thought her nail art is better, I told her that "better" is subjective and I can also say that I like mine better. I think there's a difference between "I like mine better" (my personal preference) and "Mine is the best" (boastful untrue statement that I did not make). I think the point I failed to make was that since she said she liked hers better, and I said "I can say I like mine better", "better" is subjective so both nail art is neither the best nor the worst. (I feel like I'm not making sense, but I hope you get what I mean)
Anyways this girl got her husband involved and things just escalated. The duo pretty much insulted me and all the people who stood up for me with extremely negative comments. At one point, they played the racism card on one of my followers. Luckily, she had pretty tough skin to handle it. Long story short: enough of my followers saw all the things that they said on my and their Instagram threads and reported them. A lot of people said I handled myself well by not reacting erratically. I don't like swearing in the first place so I ended up blocking them before things got too out of hand. However they brought the harassing onto my blog, which were quickly deleted. I was told that their accounts are no longer active, so I guess that's done with. Life goes on, it's just nail art! In retrospect, I should of just said "No, I don't feature fan art" and left it at that. I'm over it and I hope they are to.