Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget.


I don't often go all serious here on my blog, but there are occasions where even the silliest of bloggers and people need to take a moment from the laughter, and observe a moment of silence. There are times in our lives where we know exactly where we were, and exactly what we were doing at a single moment. Sometimes these moments are happy moments, others leave you sad. September 11, 2001 was one of those latter moments, and will be a scar on the memories and hearts of the citizens of our country for as long as we live. I personally didn't know anyone that died on that fateful day, but it still stays with me year after year. It's hard to believe it's been 9 years. I was a junior in college, sitting in my video editing class when we got the news. We were stunned, thought that it was a joke, that nothing could possibly happen to the superpower that is the USA. Sadly, it was true, and the world lost 2,977 innocent people that day during the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, on United Flight 93, and their aftermath. We lost friends, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, loved ones, and, to an extent, a sense of security. I know that this is just a 'nail blog', but today's design is dedicated to those lost and injured, the firemen, policemen, and everyone else who helped on this sad day in our nation's history...you are NOT forgotten.


I used Essie Bone Chilling White as a base, with Nubar Sexy Red for the red stripes, ALDO Sea You in Ibiza for the blue, and Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the stars. For the 9/ and the twin towers, I used American Apparel Hassid. I topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! *wipes tears*

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  2. 360+ days of practice and you still can't draw straighter lines?

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  3. Love it!

    I was at home, middle school, being homeschooled, when I saw. I immediately emailed my penpal, who lived not too far away from the towers, and whose dad worked there.

    She emailed me back, saying that she was so scared, dust and fire trucks rolling past her house, but she also said she was so blessed, because her dad stayed home sick that day from work.

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  4. Sometimes, it's so hard to fathom....almost 3,000 people dead. In one day.
    And we weren't even at war or anything...it was just a normal day with everyone going about their business. People are so horrible sometimes. :(

    And the design is lovely.

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  5. I am Brazilian, but was shocked by the news and even today when I see the scene feel much sadness, it seemed like it was yesterday the scene of the movie, but unfortunately it was true.
    We can only forward the peace for that outrages like this are not repeated.

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  6. I was in my second year at Art College and had stumbled in to school that morning having not listened to the news or anything, to see televisions set up in the foyer. This was not unusual for my school. Always art projects in the halls. I took it to be just that. Then I couldn't figure out why there were so many people just milling about and nobody in the classrooms. Once it started to sink in I just kept watching the footage and my stomach turned inside out. My heart broke for everyone who was waiting to hear about loved ones. So many souls.

    One of my profs that day gave us an assignment to react to the day's events. THE BUILDINGS WERE STILL BURNING and he kept pontificating about how we should be using it as fuel to inspire us. I don't think he realized how much of a jerk he really sounded like.

    I remember the whole day in vivid detail.

    Thanks for posting this.

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  7. i absolutely love your tribute and the words rang true as well.

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  8. I was in 6th grade when it happened. I came late to school and rushed to my social studies class. When I walked in, everyone was quiet and I thought we were watching a movie. My teacher really didn't pay any attention to me, so I just sat down. It took a few minutes and the second plane flying into the building for me to realize this was real. You're right, it's so weird. I don't even remember my 16th birthday so crystal clear like I remember the day of 9/11.

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  9. Such great design idea! That day unforgettable!

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  10. I found your blog yesterday, and I'm overwhelmed how talented and creative you are. You're such a inspiration! It's my new favorite blog!

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  11. Beautifully done and very well said. Thank you.

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  12. Horrible event.. So many innocent people lost.. The nails are great, though.
    P.S: I saw your article on my e-mail news feed!

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  13. Thank you all so much for your kind comments, also thank you to those that shared your experiences.

    and to Anonymous- you can talk shit about my skills all you want, its your prerogative, but on a 9/11 memorial post, really? Way to show respect.

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  14. we are proud of you Liss - in the words of Rita - well said.....

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  15. It's so shocking when the jealous and the cowardly prefer to remain anonymous. Not.

    Beautiful nails.

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  16. r.i.p. to every life lost on september 11
    from australia

    http://www.i-love-nail-art.blogspot.com/

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  17. Super blog....Love it! I'm now officially addicted....and wish that you would keep going after the 365 days!!!

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  18. What a great tribute!

    ditchthemittens.blogspot.com

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  19. I'm from the UK, and I still remember the day as if it was yesterday. I came home from school, and turned on my kids TV to find the news on, i was gutted at the time cos i wanted my tv on, and i didnt even know what the twin towers were. Its amazing, and terrifying, to think that a few peoples selfish actions can affect the whole world like it has. This is a lovely tribute, well done!! :)

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  20. I'm from the UK and I remember the day vividly. I was at work when the first plane hit the world trade centre and watched the events of the day unfold on tv when I got home from work. The first news footage wasn't censored and both I and my kids who were only small (10 and 6) all remember the horror. Sending love and respect to all those who lost loved ones on that horrific day.

    I love your blog, you are very talented and imaginative. Your blog is my first port of call when I wake each morning as it sets a good vibe for the rest of the day! And the message to anonymous "if you don't like the blog don't visit it"!!

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  21. Thank you for this. I was home when it happened, down on Long Beach Island, NJ. My mother had died about two weeks before and her memorial service was Sept. 8th. So I was already in morning. When it happened, I had friends who worked in the area to worry about and it turns out, friends & family of friends, too. My brother is a voluteer EMT in Stafford Township, NJ. He went up there that to volunteer to help. They turned him away that day, but took his contact info and called him and 5 of his squad mates up to work it on the 13th.

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  22. thank you for doing this. sometimes i feel like i'm the only one who still hurts.

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