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March 16, 2012
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There have been so many Kermit’s over the years — Captain Kermit, Reporter Kermit, Kermit Hyde, Olaf the Frog — but my favorite Kermie is the one hanging out in the bayou with his banjo singing about rainbows.  So for OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air (three coats pictured here) I really wanted to pay homage to that sweet setting. I painted Kermit over the index in acrylic paint, this time trying to not use black to outline everything in first; a little trickier, and I definitely had more “fix” layers involved, but I like how all the greens played together. Also added some log, pussy willow and pond business on the rest of the nails.  And it’s green, so I’m still covered for St Patrick’s festivities!

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air

Kermit nail art

Kermit nails

Bayou Kermit Nails

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ALSO — oh yes I can! — I just found this on my Facebook (because I forgot about it dontchaknow) and it TOTALLY belongs here. Love you Austin Scarlett, you fabulous sparkly faerie king you!

16 Responses


  2. valerie k says:

    I absolutely love this song and it always brings tears to my eyes because it’s so sweet. I walked in to my wedding to a version of this song that my husband played and arranged on my request. (Our attendants walked in to the Tennessee Waltz.) I’ve been enjoying your Muppet posts, but this one is near and dear to my heart. Keep it up. You’re FABULOUS!

    • the nerd says:

      Ok that’s just about the sweetest, what a fantastic wedding you must’ve had! (and, of course, hang onto that fella for all you’ve got, that’s the mark of a good man) I’m so glad this hit you extra special, and that Jim Henson gave us all such wonderful lessons and memories… there can never be enough rainbows!

      And aw shucks, YOU’RE fabulous!

  3. Kaki says:

    This is so great! really loving all your designs

  4. happee says:

    wow this is soo great i love the glitter polish you used! Do you think you could review some hunger game collection nail polish plz. I would really appreciate it! (the collection is by chinaglaze)

    • the nerd says:

      ha! I actually used the ad revenue from this past month to buy that collection, it should hopefully be here soon…

  5. Helga says:

    Waah that Kermit is unreal!

  6. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! I got my hand yanked out from under me while running errands this morning so I guess I did something right!

  7. Gottwinkies says:

    Awww, your Kermit is so sweet I wanna smile! I agree, Jim Henson brought us all a wonderful world of fun and silliness. I LOVE this-thank-you for a great memory :0)

  8. Jacqui says:

    I just stumbled across your blog today, and I am amazed at your nail art skills!!! Love!! This one is so fun, your Kermit is absolutely perfect!

  9. nail crazy says:

    there’s nothing new i can say… really :-D
    awesome job :-D

  10. Katie says:

    Honestly, your skills amaze me. I recently discovered that Kermit video and fell in love with that song. Great job!

  11. the nerd says:

    Thank you ladies! I love Kermie too — he’s the cautious, caring best in all of us I think.

  12. Claire says:

    uhh just curious…this took how long??

    • the nerd says:

      Maybe like two hours or something? I don’t know, I’m really pokey with this stuff… the anal-retentive weirdo in me sort of goes nuts when I’m working on this junk. :)

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