Saturday, March 20, 2010

A 'Mary' Widow, Perhaps?


The title is a spin (pun intended) of the term Merrywidow- a type of lingerie, and because the colorful gender of Black Widow spiders are the females....the males are dull and brown. (I know the title is a stretch, but I tried. ;)) In just a few short months, our backyards will be overrun with these stupid things, with their ominous-looking red hourglass markings, and their venomous bite. I had never seen one until I moved out west, and man, they're everywhere. Creepy buggers.



I used American Apparel Hassid as a base, and then painted the hourglass with China Glaze Salsa over Sally Hansen All the White Stuff. Two coats of Seche Vite top coat to seal the deal.


14 comments:

  1. I like it. It's sssooo shining. It's also sssooo bold black color I have ever seen on nails. impressive. keep up the work job and hoping you are feeling better today. take care and enjoy the first day of spring. YaY!! from your Oregon Viewer. :-)

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  2. Love the nails. Hate the spiders! I have a bad case of arachniphobia!

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  3. hate those things!!! hate them with a passion! i'm sorry i'm "one of those" that will kill any type of spider that dares cross my path. lol

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  4. You should totally send this to one of my favorite authors. His first book is called The Red Hourglass Lives of the Predators.
    It's a great book about nature. Here's his blog. http://deadlykingdom.blogspot.com/

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  5. I think black widows are gorgeous! I miss them. I'm from CA but now I live where you used to, widowless! I would love to try this design myself some day. It's awesome.

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  6. spiders are awesome. they serve an important ecological role in their pest-filled diet that we'd otherwise have to deal with way more.
    i appreciate that they can be creepy, but i think the price is totally worth how overrun we'd be with "pest" insects that spiders lure into their webs instead.

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  7. These are very striking, in spite of the connotations...
    Hope you are feeling better!!!

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  8. What type of nailpolish remover do you use?

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  9. Great design! I hate those things though. They like to hide out in our mailbox - yikes.

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  10. and I go psycho over our non-venomous wolf spiders! Love the "brightness" of the black....keep your critters out of your luggage if you visit during spideer season!!! Mom

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  11. Awesome! =) But Black Widows do scare me... (I have lived in GA all my life and see them, and brown recluses alot) they scare me alot more now that I have a 2 year old son who likes to pick up bugs

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