Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I have the solar system on my fingernails

This was pretty challenging, especially because in order for everything to line up correctly, the more complicated planets had to end up on my dominant hand. Turns out it is really hard to paint a tiny Saturn with a nail polish brush and toothpicks, right-handed!

I tried to represent their relative sizes correctly, more or less. Well anyway, I did my best, given my limitations of tools and skill. :o) And yes, Pluto gets to be part of my solar system!

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On the far left (my right pinky) is the sun. Might be hard to see here.

I'm quite pleased with Jupiter and Mars.

My palette!

The giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) and Pluto.

Thanks, Kevin, for the pictures. Somehow we failed to take a close-up of my right hand, so here's a bad iPhone selfie, just to share details:

Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.