Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr. Seussical


You'll never guess whose birthday it is today!! (Especially since Google sucks and didn't do a cool themed logo for it) You may already know, but this guy was the master of rhyme, silly illustrations, and odd characters that we all grew up with and still love. It's Dr. Seuss! Fun fact: Did you know that Seuss is actually supposed to be pronounced 'Soice'? Later in his career, he adopted the mispronunciation because it helped better relate his stories to that of Mother Goose, and because it was already widely pronounced the way we now know it as 'Soos'.

Anyway, as a kid, I was no different than the masses, and I, too loved Dr. Seuss. (Just ask my mom!)  My favorite book was 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish', and even as a kid I knew it by heart! So today, on his birthday, (he'd be 107 years old today!) I decided to honor Dr. Seuss by doing 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish' nails!!



I used MAC Vestral White as a base, with American Apparel Manila for the yellow fish, China Glaze Hey Sailor! from the Anchors Away Collection for the Dr. Seuss logo, the fins on the yellow fish, and for the entire red fish. :) For the green fish, I used BB Couture Poison Ivy for the green fish, CND Anchor Blue for the blue fish, then used American Apparel Hassid to outline everything as well as shade the letters in the logo. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat

I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them, Sam I Am!

43 comments:

  1. Wow, HOW did you do that!? I could never even draw that on a huge blank board, much less my tiny naills... you're very talented! haha

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  2. Good Lord, you are RIDICULOUSLY talented! These are quite possibly the most picture-perfect representations I've ever seen you do. CRAZY!!!

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  3. Awesome nails Liss! How about big A little a what begins with A - Aunt Annies Alligator.......I think I know all of the Dr. Seuss books by heart - think that is how you learned to read so early :) Love ya!! Mom

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  4. awesome!!! you're so talented!!!

    ps. soo cute that your mom commented!

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  5. My shoe is off, my foot is cold, I have a bird I like to hold. :) One fish, two fish was my favorite, too!

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  6. Haha this was my favorite book too! :D

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  7. I LOOOOOVE THIS!!! You are so amazingly talented.. I'm constantly in awe of your work. Plus you inspire me to do nail art so much more often than I used to :)

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  8. I love this, you're very talented!

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  9. O: I just LOVE this nails. And, I'm sure that: Kids will think it funny.

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  10. These may be my favorite ever. NICE JOB!!!

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  11. Once again, another awesome mani! Brings me back to my childhood, hehe. =]

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  12. This is insane! I love these as much as I loved the Finding Nemo ones!!!! I would love to see a sped up video of you painting these. What brushes do you use to get such thin lines? You are so talented.

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  13. Wow what an unbelievable design! Omgosh!

    I was also bummed when google didn't switch things up for Dr. Seuss' birthday.

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  14. I am always so impressed with your designs, but this one is my absolute favorite!

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  15. Yesterday, I taught a 4 year old class about nutrition from the book Green Eggs and Ham. I had no idea yesterday was Dr. Seuss' birthday until this post! Love your nails! You're an amazing nail artist!

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  16. OH my GOD! That level of detail is incredible. Fifty million thumbs up!

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  17. Everytime I see your nails I'm like "That's awesome!" or "Whoa" but this, just WOW. Since I know that you do the art yourself it's not "that shocking" but since I keep thinking "Gotta decals".... ya, wow. You are truely a mini canvas artist :)

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  18. muito impressionante!! que criatividade garota!!

    unicaesmaltices.blogspot.com.br

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  19. Haha, LOVE this!!
    You are quite talented!

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  20. *This* is what I totally depend upon you to do. *This* is precisely the type of thing you do better than damned near anyone else! So frakkin' kewl, you've made me smile bigtime!

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  21. If these are not just darling!!! Love it!

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  22. TOTALLY IMPRESSED! You're very talented! :)

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  23. LOVE IT! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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  24. I am quite sure they will learn lots of new stuff here than anybody else!

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  25. HEY ANY ONE IZ THERE WHO CUD TELL ME WHEN DID LISS COME TO PAKISTAN?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????FOR GOD'S SAKE TELL ME..........

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  26. Hi! She did not come to Pakistan - she was interviewed over the phone :)

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  27. I know-late comment BUT awesome nails. The best so far. You just keep getting better and better. Maybe you should quit your day job and teach nail art. I know you here it every day but you are a talented artist. I heart you! You rock so hard. (Seriously, maybe you can make money by offering online classes)

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  28. *thunk* Whoops, that was my jaw hitting the floor...I wish I had your talent!

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  29. SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD! Lady, you're the best.

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  30. These are lovely!

    And I know you probably get people offering your unwanted ideas all the time, but one of your previous manicures - black with highlighter colors on the tips - really reminded me of those old Lite Bright toys! And since you seem to like the 80s... well, it could work.

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  31. reblogged...twice! this is awesome! like super duper crazy awesome!

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  32. WOWEEEE! These are amazing. I love Dr. Suess so much, he was really fascinating. You should check out some of his artwork that did not end up in kids books, it will blow your mind. :)

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  33. I was thinking about a crazy design for my nails, but this really blew my mind, I mean, I think you have not to exaggerate if all what you want is to call people attention.

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