I’m an artist. Whether I’m a good artist or not is subjective and for each person to decide on a personal level. The fact is, I believe that true creativity comes from not stifling yourself during the creative process. This means that whether I’m doing my nails or writing a book, things are going to get messy before the project is finished.
I think perfectionism, and the need to appear perfect in public is rampant these days, and I think it not only stifles creativity, but it encourages people to think they have to be perfect at all times, and if they aren’t they’re “doing it wrong”. This discourages a lot of people from even trying, or if they do try, they’re afraid of failure. And that is just a shame, in my opinion. I think we need to celebrate the *process* just as much as the end result. And if that means showing our “messy side”, so be it. We shouldn’t be afraid to acknowledge that sometimes it takes getting dirty to create something beautiful.
So yes, I post pictures of my nail art in process, mess and all. Other bloggers may work more cleanly throughout, but this is how I work. The final photos show the end result – which probably won’t appeal to everyone, but hopefully appeals to some (art is subjective). If you are someone who only wants to see the perfect end result, and would rather the messy creative process stays hidden, this is not the site for you.
For anyone out there who wants to try nail art, but is worried it won't be perfect - check out my tutorials, and then check out the "clean up" page I'll be posting in the next day or so. Anyone can do this. You don't have to be perfect, you just have to play, and be willing to get a little dirty. :-)