Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hexa-Gon With the Wind


Day #6 of fabric week, and today's fabric is simple earthy tones, and geometric shapes. I chose it because I love orange and brown together, and I liked the simpleness of the pattern.

The fabric inspiration:


The nails:


I used Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme as a base, with a mixture of Zoya Jancyn and OPI Ginger Bells for the orange shapes, then lightly dotted with American Apparel Cotton. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Anyone have recommendations for a 'crick in the neck'? I get them all the time lately, but the pain from my current one refuses to go away, and keeps getting worse. I'm having a hard time sleeping, walking, functioning, etc. Not being a wimp, but this shit is getting out of control. I've tried heat, tylenol, massage, stretching, homeopathic remedies, ergonomic pillow, and medicated pain relief patches (not heated patches). It's been 4 days and it's gotten progressively worse. *ARGH*. Thanks in advance for any advice.

25 comments:

  1. I love it!! but i personally think you should have done something having to do with spain winning the world cup. but that's just me.. i also wanted to say that you have inspired me to become an artist.. thank you soo much

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  2. Homeopathy is utterly worthless. (Just ask Great Britian.) Best thing you can do is find a good, non-wooooo chiropractor. Mine has fixed all kinds of neck issues for me.

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  3. I'm always amazed at the level of detail you manage to recreate.

    Also, I second the chiropractor. I always thought they were a load of nonsense, but when I ended up working for one and he started treating me, I was shocked at what a difference it made in my health, not to mention the pain department. Seriously, I know it's a weird feeling (he always laughed at me because I complained "this is the part where the bad guys drop dead in the movies"), but the relief you feel afterward is SO worth it. Plus it's usually covered under health insurance!

    If you have any questions about it, feel free to drop me a line! I know about various treatments you can look into, plus a few insurance angles if you want to know about that. Always more than happy to help!

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  4. Advil/Ibruprofen. 600mg at a time (usually 3 x 200mg tablets). The pack says not to take more than 2 at a time, but my doc says 3 is fine for a cricked neck, but don't take them at that strength for more than a week, and no more than 3 times a day. (Disclaimer: I am not a doctor!)

    As it happens I too have a cricked neck at the moment - woke up with it this morning. Haven't taken anything for it yet, just waiting to see if it goes away or gets worse. First one I've had for about 5 years. Pain is bearable at the moment.

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  5. Look for a chiropractor that uses an activator. It is a device that makes adjustments without any weird contortions, uncomfortable positions, etc.. It is a small thing, that looks kinda like a small gun. Chiropractors can work wonders!

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  6. I 4th, 5th and 6th a chiro. My mom is one and I'm studying for it as well. Chiropractic can really help a wide variety of ailments. Maybe look into some acupuncture if you're ok with needles (I hate them, but I LOVE acu!)

    Feel better! Awesome manicure btw
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  7. Actually to me it sounds more like a herniated disc. I have had 2 herniations and a rupture and it's the worst pain I've ever had in my life. If this is what has happened a chiropractor can actually cause more harm. I would go to a physician first to see if they think it's o.k. to see a chiropractor. Here's a good test for you.....Does it alleiviate the pain a little when you raise your arm and put the palm of your hand on the back of your head? If it does it's a disk problem and you should NOT let a chiro touch you.

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  8. Do you do those on your own hands? I've been following your designs for about a week now, trying to go back through and see them all. This is absolutely insane, you do amazing work!

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your neck.:/ But,the nails look better then the fabric!!!!

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  10. I'm with Lola. It might be something other than a 'crick in the neck' if it hurts that much and is getting worse over time instead of better.
    I hope you feel better soon!

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  11. I would definitely see a doctor before seeing a chiropractor.
    I got whiplash once in a car accident and went to the chiro for it and it was great. I am a fan of chiropractic care, but you need to have it checked first because Lola is right.
    If it is something else a chiropractor can make it worse. My mom went to one after an accident without seeing a doctor first and they just ended up making it worse. Now she's in constant pain and is looking at surgery.

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  12. I am a fan of chiro care - but it's best if you go to one that can take xrays. I like a product called Formula 303 - it's a natural muscle relaxer. It helps to relax the muscles but it doesn't knock you on your butt. Anywhooo...love the nails. They look great! Did you have to go out and buy all the colors (you've used in the fabric looks) or did you already have them?

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  13. I went to a physical therapist for a neck problem and she completely fixed it. Now I'm not in pain anymore.

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  14. very cute!! i loved your mani today!

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  15. Try Robax Gold, this medicine relaxes muscles and also relieves pain. Tylenol and other mediciations just relief pain. Try it, I have used recently for the same cause. "Metocarbamol 500 mg,
    Ibuprofeno 200 mg"

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  16. It looks almost like doughnuts :)

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  17. I love the nails and the fabric! And I really need to track down OPI Ginger Bells- every time you use it, I I love it.
    I am so sorry for your neck drama- neck stuff just sucks, plain and simple. Check out your pillow and mattress- make sure they're still workin' for you, and not against you...
    I second the Advil/Ibuprofen idea, and will add that you should get the liquid gels- they work f-a-s-t! As for body work- I personally appreciate the work of a naprapath rather than a chiropractor- they do the same thing, but the naprapath does it by massaging/
    manipulating the muscles in order to pull the bones back into the correct alignment rather than the bone cracking of the chiropractor- it just works better for me. Less abrupt, and you get a massage out of it! No downside, IMO. Hope you feel better!

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  18. I would highly recommend a chiropractor as well!
    As to previous comments about a chiropractor possibly being harmful, mine was extremely cautious and ran a whole bunch of tests before beginning. I've got pretty bad back problems and my chiropractor diagnosed me and later found that my MRI matched his diagnosis EXACTLY.

    If you can't get to a chiropractor though try taking some advil, using Aspercreme (or any odor free arthritis rub) and adding heat. If it's a muscle problem that combo should at least alleviate the pain.

    Love the nails/fabric week in general!!

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  19. Hey you should see a doctor, only they willl know the true problem with your neck.

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  20. drink water. when you are dehydrated, your neck is the first place to dry up and get stiff.

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  21. I like this manicure, it's so cute ^^

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