Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You're In My Sights


Once upon a time, in a frigid land (Michigan), long, long ago (about 6 years) there were two girls who were the best of friends. They lived together, they went out with friends together, they cooked together, and they...killed together?! Ok, Ok, not really.

To clarify the story, when I was so very much younger, 23, I lived in that frigid land (Michigan), and was one of the girls in the above story... the other was my friend Jacquie, whom I affectionately called/call Yaki. We went to school together for design, lived together for a year, hung out with all the same people, and eventually...got sick of having to explain what we did for a living, what it entailed, and why we did it, so we decided to come up with a far cooler sounding profession...we were going to be professional hitwomen. The joke went so far that I designed us each business cards and had them printed. She was 'the brains', because she was the organized one, and I was 'the brawn' because #1, I have huge muscles (not really), and #2, I can shoot guns. The business cards were simple (mine is shown below, but don't get any ideas- it's not my phone number anymore..hehe), with only the words 'the brains' or 'the brawn' on the front of a black business card in the middle of a gunsight, and on the middle of a stark white back, just a phone number, nothing else. It was fun. We never actually performed any hits, but we did kill a few beers and Yesterdogs* in our time...

*(best hot dogs on earth, in Grand Rapids, MI...order the 'Lucy' if you go)

Fast forward to now. Yaki and I are separated by a few years, and a few thousand miles, but I still have those damn business cards, so today, I did nails to match. :)

My business card:



The nails:



I used American Apparel Hassid as a base, with Nubar Stronghold for the gunsight, then I used Sally Hansen All the White Stuff as a base for American Apparel Downtown L.A. for the red dot in the middle. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Bang Bang, this lady shot you down

15 comments:

  1. That's a great design.
    I'm English and very anti-gun. I know those 2 statements don't necessarily go hand-in-hand. One of those Michael Moore Columbine types. NOT one of the Charlton Heston types...
    But that IS a great design.

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  2. I love those designs! You find inspiration in the best things.

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  3. I love this so much. My best friend and I did this weird thing growing up where we'd be characters while we ate. It's embarrassing to describe, but your story reminds me of that.

    Love the design. :)

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  4. awesome!!! great story & your design is top shelf!

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  5. I definitely like the story. Michigan is ...* interesting* to say the least. I still live there. Oh, school. If only you were done. :) Great nails. I'm always jealous of your artistic ability.

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  6. Hilarious and fabulous, as usual...!

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  7. Are you able to post a video so that I can watch how you do your nails. Is all your artwork freehand? If so, it's very good.

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  8. I love that story and the nails are awesome!

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  9. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!

    Vitor from Brasil.

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  10. The soccer world cup opens in Cape Town South Africa today!! For all your South African fans you should paint SA flags on your nails!! Will make us so proud!!! xox

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  11. Great nails as always - and a great story to boot!

    I have painted English Flags on my nails at the mo - post to follow after the weekend .. but my hand is nowhere near as steady as yours - am so envious!

    Sal xXx

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  12. I'm quite a few days behind on this but thanks for the tribute! I also still have our business cards... just in case there is a need. :-) Fabulous work!

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