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Color Crush No. 4 by Julia Walck

I've been eyeing this wall hanging by Karen Kimmel for a while now. The colors and shapes used are a fantastic combo! I just had to use it on something.

I rounded up the closest colored nail polishes I had and went freestyle on my nails. Starting with a yellow base (obv. because it's my favorite color), I swooped polish over not afraid of going onto my fingers. Lots of remover was used around the edges, but the method made for a super playful nail design! 

Second Hand Illustrations by Julia Walck

Sometimes there's those projects that just don't quite work out. Color schemes that don't flow, logos that are unsuccessful, puns that make no sense... What I love about those projects is that chances are you'll be able to find a home for that illustration, or idea in some other little side project. That's 100% what happened with these lil' hands below. 

We're working on a new app at work called LAQ, and it's based on nail wraps. I thought since hands have nails, and can make shapes to then make letters it would build a pretty sweet logo.

It turns out that an OK sign with a pointer finger coming through it to look like a Q just doesn't really look like a Q. 

So even though they didn't work out the way I intended them to, I got a cute lil' OK sign and LA illustration out of the project.