I was thinking today about the mythical white hind that transports seekers into the deepest woods. The white hind is a beautiful doe. Following her into the trees evokes a spiritual wanderlust and marks the beginning of a quest. The white hind (doe) and the white hart (buck) appear throughout myths and faery tales. The white hind also is the subject of poetry. Here is the second stanza from the Danish poem by Jonas Hallgrimsson entitled After the Ball:
And now I plunge through the woods, my mind
distracted, at sixes and sevens,
seeking my white, my delicate hind--
stars aglint in the heavens.
My manicure today is an expression of what it would be like to pursue the white hind. She is always ahead, with the moonlight touching her. I wanted to evoke the dark green of a glade in the evening. The night blooming flowers are close at hand and the white hind is continually at a distance. Whimsical, yes?
Nubar Verde from the Venetian Glass Collection forms the base. I stamped the deer and ornate leaves from fauxnad plate H34. The deer image on the plate is a buck with antlers. It could also be a female reindeer. I was careful not to place any stamping polish in the antler portion of the design. I used a pin to draw on the other ear (that would have been blocked from view by the antlers).
The deer was stamped using Konad white special polish. The leaves were stamped in pastel green. I placed rainbow white flowers from Art Club to bloom from the leafy vine. I added a pale green pearl to each flower center. The last touch was to position a golden crescent Moon above the white hind.
Nubar Verde is a gorgeous polish. It's a dark green foil with gold, glass flecked shimmer. The polishes I have tried from the Venetian Glass Collection are breathtaking. The application is fantastic as well. Two coats bring perfect opacity.
Nubar Verde was sent to me for review. This beautiful green polish can be found within the Venetian Glass Collection at bynubar.com.
The rainbow white flowers are new from the Art Club Sprinkles line. These flowers along with an amazing assortment of stars, hearts, metallic threads and crushed shell are scheduled for fall release. The rainbow white flowers were sent to me for review.
Image plate H34 was sent to me for consideration. Please visit chez-delaney.com for the full collection of nail art stamping design plates. Would you the chance to win eight design plates of your choice. Stop by the Pick You Plates at Chez-Delaney Giveaway.
Happy painting, ladies!