Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sister Suffragette

Although it is not an "official holiday" in the U.S., today is International Women's Day. In some places, it is sort of just a combination of Valentine's Day and Mother's Day to show love for women. In other places, it's a political holiday for women's struggles and achievements.

Nonetheless, I decided to do a mani for today.

When I think of women's rights, women's suffrage, feminism and things like that, I always think of the scene from Mary Poppins when Mrs. Banks sings "Sister Suffragette" about women's suffrage, and the "we can do it" poster with the working woman flexing her arm on it.

Therein lies the origins of this look.

I tried doing a portrait from the poster across my ring and middle finger nails, but learned that I SUCK at realistic painting, so I just pulled a couple of elements from it and did that instead.

If nothing else, I think this is the best painting of lettering that I have ever done! ^.^

What do you think?

Buenos días. =)

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