Today's challenge prompt is "inspired by a book." Unfortunately I'm not reading as much as I'd like, so my options were pretty limited, but I ended up finding inspiration in a book that I just started reading: comedian Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance. The book is all about dating in the modern age, and while I don't have much personal experience with that (longterm relationship and all, ya know?), I've certainly seen how it has affected my friends and peers!
With their experiences in mind, I decided to paint an ode to modern romance and, more specifically, the booty call.
In my manicure, I included an Instagram "like" heart, the Tinder app icon, and (my favorite part), an iMessage booty call -- with someone in the middle of responding, of course. They are all handpainted and finished with matte topcoat.
I'm not very far into the book yet, but I've especially been enjoying all of the actual data they collected to back up the anecdotes. It's a super interesting read and funny, to boot.
Previous literary manicures include:
- Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
- The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum