Friday, April 4, 2014

White daisies on blue nails for Autism

Hellooooo there! I'm back with some more blue nails! I'll be doing a whole bunch of blue this month to support Autism Awareness Month. I'll tell you a little bit about my life with Asperger's in each blog post, but first, we're gonna look at these nails! Click to see more!

I started out with a saran wrap using Gosh Blue Balloon and a brandless blue polish. I used acrylic paint and my Christrio brush to paint the white curls first, and then I added white daisies on top of that. I painted the outlines of the daisies and made the hearts of the flowers with a dotting tool.

I think it looks pretty nice, don't you? I wasn't very happy about how the saran wrap base turned out, but I figured you wouldn't see it when I was done with my artwork so I just left it as it was. It looks okay now anyways :)
I'm doing blue nails for Autism Awareness because I have Asperger's, and most of my friends have Autism too. It's just really easy to have friends who understand that I might have a hard time with certain things, things that are normal and basic but are somehow really difficult or scary for me. For example, I can't just pick up the phone and call. Scares the crap out of me. My dad has even noticed that I actually stop breathing when I have to call. So yeah, not so great.

Going out on my own is incredibly exhausting for me. There are so many stimuli in public that most of you won't even pick up, because a normal brain is wired to shut most of it out. My brain picks everything up (hence me being detail oriented) and tries to work with that information. That just drains my energy.
I like things that are familiar. I like it when I know what to expect. This is very common for people with Autism! It doesn't make me boring, because I like new things as well. I just like them at a time when I'm prepared for them.

If you want to read more, be sure to check out my blog post from last year and my previous Autism mani: blue dragonfly nails

Thanks for reading and for looking at my nails (it's a weird thing we do, isn't it?)! I really appreciate you stopping by on my little blog!

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