Memories of Trees (And The Lack of Climbable Surfaces)

Self-portrait on the rooftop. Outfit of the day details: Forever21 mint dress, Urban Outfitters forest landscape printed tights, Top Shoes brown boots, Agate necklace gifted from the Natural History Museum at Washington D.C.

Self-portrait on the rooftop. Outfit of the day details: Forever21 mint dress, Urban Outfitters forest landscape printed tights, Top Shoes brown boots, Agate necklace gifted from the Natural History Museum at Washington D.C.

Self-portrait on the rooftop. Outfit of the day details: Forever21 mint dress, Urban Outfitters forest landscape printed tights, Top Shoes brown boots, Agate necklace gifted from the Natural History Museum at Washington D.C.

Painted pink to purple gradient nails.

Self-portrait on the rooftop. Outfit of the day details: Forever21 mint dress, Urban Outfitters forest landscape printed tights, Top Shoes brown boots, Agate necklace gifted from the Natural History Museum at Washington D.C.

Close-up of agate necklace.

Animated gif of stop motion pixelation on the rooftop. Self-portrait.Forever21 dress // Urban Outfitters tights // Top Shoes boots // gifted agate necklace

This was the first time I tried painting a gradient on my nails. I was doubtful about the outcome when I first started, but it was surprisingly easy to do! The key point was to use nail polish that is thin, so that applying multiple layers with each subsequent layer covering a smaller surface area would create the effect of a gradient. I only had a few thin nail polish colours, which was the pink I used in here, and a blue one that I dipped at the tips of my fingers. The blue created a purple sheen to it, which surprised me until I ashamedly reminded myself that duh, colour theory. Must be the fumes from those polishes.

It’s also been a while since I had the luxury to make some pixelation. It is my favourite hobby, albeit one that occurs rarely.

Speaking of ‘a while’, I finally created an Instagram account last week! Am still trying to figure out what I should do with it- so far it’s merely a regurgitation of photos that have appeared (or will appear) at the blog here. I’m not too keen on social media, as any of you following my mostly-stagnant Pinterest or Twitter can vouch for, though Tumblr and Instagram managed to maintain my interest after I’ve given them a whirl, so we’ll see how things go I guess.

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