Monday, October 11, 2010

Where the Sidewalk Ends...


Shel Silverstein was the master of awesome. I've LOVED his books ever since I was a kid, both the drawings AND the poems. They're silly and funny, and absolutely wonderful, and I knew I had to incorporate the art into my 365 day project! My favorite Shel Silverstein poem of ALL TIME is 'Sick'. on page 58 and 59 of 'Where the Sidewalk Ends'. I seriously knew it word for word until I was about 20, and I still can recite bits and pieces! I cannot go to school today, said little Peggy Ann McKay, I have the measles and the mumps, a gash, a rash, and purple bumps! Ok, enough of that, on to the nails... I did 'Sick' on the thumb, 'Warning' on the index finger, 'Hug o' War' on the middle finger, 'Hat' on my ring finger, and 'My Beard' on my pinky. :)







I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the drawings. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

What's that? What's that you say? You say to day is Saturday? G'Bye, I'm going out to play!

34 comments:

  1. aawwww i swear we're kinda the same person :) i la la love shel and still read "where the sidewalk ends" whenever i need a pick-me-up.

    love this mani!

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  2. I absolutely love this mani! 'Where the Sidewalk Ends', is a book I have given as a gift to children I have babysat for.

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  3. OMG I LOVE his books! I like so many of his poems. Now I wanna go crack open one of his books! I love the nails!

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  4. This. is. AWESOME! Shel is one of my faves, too. You make me want to read his books all over again. In fact, I will!

    -Tammy

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  5. So amazing! My favorite is There's Too Many Kids In This Tub. "I just washed a behind/that I'm sure wasn't mine/there's too many kids in this tub!" You rocked Shel's drawings! Good job. :)

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  6. My Beard made me giggle everytime I read it when I was a kid...love shel...love the nails!

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  7. So, how many more ways am I supposed to find to say 'Awesome! Incredible! They're darn nearly edible!'. You've run me out of superlatives.

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  8. I love Shel Silverstein! I need to find my Silverstein books...hmm...anyway, I love your nails as always! Like Sandi said, though, I'm fresh out of superlatives. :)

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  9. Its a walk down memory lane with your nail art for me everyday. <3 it!

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  10. I loved this book as a kid. I can't wait til my boys are old enough to appreciate the Silverstein books.

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  11. This is so cute! I remember reading that book and loving it when I was a kid.

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  12. rock rock rock! i think i still know sick by heart. great job!

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  13. YES!!!! I love this so much!! Just when I think I have a favorite Daily Nail manicure you do something even better. :)

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  14. In 2nd grade, I recited "Sick" for the school talent show and I still remember it too!

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  15. LOVE this! brings back so many memories!

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  16. I absolutely love this. I read all of his books as a kid. Great memories!

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  19. This entry is honestly my personal favorite--and I've read ALL your posts. :) I LOVE Shel Silverstein and your nails! Really this brought the biggest smile to my face and I feel so young and carefree again [well i'm only in my 20s, BUT STILL!]

    thank you!!!

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  20. This is my favorite so far. Literary nail design makes my heart smile. :) I'm getting my Masters in Library Science, and I think I want this manicure for my graduation ceremony.

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  21. Your nail art is very cool. First blog I came across that feaures people's faces as the subject.

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  22. I have little kids and we love to read Where the Sidewalk Ends. Love these nails. I'm sad your 365 are nearly done.... perhaps you will keep going just to see how far you can go? PLEASE???

    I have followed you since a few weeks after you started your project. Recntly I've been going back to the start to see your early nails again. While you have always done good, fun work, and are a great artist, you have really progressed in your skills at painting fun and intricate nails. I will miss checking in with you daily.

    Congrats at nearly reaching the end!

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  23. Awesome.

    I love quite a few, but especially the selfish child's prayer. =)

    ~Incognito_Katty

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  24. Amazing!!!!! MY favorite book and I have shared The Warning with my 5 year old already. My fav from Where The Sidewalk Ends is True Story!

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  25. i love this one so much! shel silverstein is always my inspiration! perfect depictions too! keep it up :)

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  26. OMG Sick is my favorite as well, I have to do these nails myself, thanx for all of the ideas!

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  27. These are my absolute FAVORITE nails that you did all year. LOVE THEM!!

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  28. i used to read those all the time they were my favorite way back when

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  29. I love Shel Silverstein's works. My sister and I were corrupted by his Uncle Shelby's ABZ book as kids ("Here's a coupon for a FREE PONY! Just cut it out and take it to your corner grocer and he'll give you a real pony!") as well as the songs like the Unicorn and Boy Named Sue and a zillion other works. I even wrote and performed a tribute poem about Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout's cousin who would not clean his closet out. Great nails!

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  30. I love this book. I forgot about it. But now that I have a 3yr old daughter, I just have to have it for her. Headed over to B&N's today.

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  31. OH MY GOD

    how did u to these?? unbelieable, unbeliable

    wow, u r a master for so sure!!

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