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The Digit-al Dozen does Books: Miss Tizzy

Hey guys! I’m back today with another Digital Dozen mani to show you all. If you’re just tuning in our theme this month is Books, and despite not reading a whole book in many many years I did manage to come up with 5 books that have meant something to me throughout my life. This one is near and dear to my heart, read on to find out more…

PolishandPaws Digital Dozen Miss Tizzy Book Nails *includes press samples

Miss Tizzy by Libba Moore Gray

Before she was Libba Moore Gray the author she was Libby Moore high school english teacher. My high school english teacher to be exact. She was a sweet and kind, yet very tough, teacher and I believe every student she had felt the care and compassion she held for everyone. After this one she went on to write quite a few more childrens books, but sadly a few years after I graduated she died from cancer. I can’t help but think that Miss Tizzy was her, a kind eccentric old soul. 

PolishandPaws Digital Dozen Miss Tizzy Book Nails

For this mani I felt that representing the wildflower garden in Miss Tizzy’s backyard was the key, but I could not accomplish the eclectic feel with stamping so freehand it is. I started with a gradient of Zoya Josie and Sally Hansen Sky Blue, then started drawing on the wildflowers using acrylic paints. I wasn’t concerned with making them neat and clean, and just kind of went where the brush took me. Finally I added in Miss Tizzy’s purple hat with white feathers.

PolishandPaws Digital Dozen Miss Tizzy Book Nails

Items Used: 

  • Zoya Josie
  • Sally Hansen Sky Blue
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Detail Nail Art Brush

PolishandPaws Digital Dozen Miss Tizzy Book Nails

I absolutely love how this mani turned out, I really like how its just a bit rough and whimsical and really captures the spirit of the book. This ones for you Ms. Gray. RIP

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new set of book themed nails. Be sure to check out the link up below to see what the other ladies did for today.

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Until next time, stay polished!

  • I just love this! I want to go picnic in that garden!

  • I like your tribute to your teacher, great job!!!

  • marciaf

    What a sweet story about your teacher. I always hope that I’ve made that kind of impression on my students. Beautiful art work that’s so fitting.

  • Kristi Vasquez

    I adore this mani so much. I love the garden look – perfect for Spring.

  • Ehmkay Nails

    This mani just screams spring and is perfect for the inspo

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    This is really pretty and happy

  • Oh wow you did a great job! It’s so intricate and beautiful!