Creative musings in bright colors

Day 27: Artwork (Chihuly)

Sculpture has always been my favorite type of artwork. And glass has always been my favorite sculpture medium (it helps that I blow glass, but hey). My favorite glass artists is Dale Chihuly (and if you have never seen his works GO LOOK AT THEM THEY ARE AMAZING). While in Seattle for a conference in May, I stopped at the Chihuly glass gardens, and this mani was inspired by his artwork.


Although he is most famous for brightly colored floral glass art, I chose a stranger piece…something that looked like a glowing striped vine.


For the nail polish, I started with a deep grey, and painted on glow-in-the-dark vines. I thought the color matched almost exactly!


I then moved on to adding the black lines, to make them look like the glass sculpture. It didn’t work perfectly, but I’m actually rather pleased with how close they look to the original (even if they aren’t the best idea for nail art).


What’s more, since my polish was glow in the dark, I had awesome glowing vine nails!


Oddly, I think the design stood out better indoors:

…than in sunlight, because the grey turned almost black in the sun!


  • Grey: OPI – Black Satin
  • Yellow: Serum No 5 – Dayglow
  • Black: Julie G – Black Sheep


What do you think, artsy enough? Let’s see what the other ladies have put together for today!

Comments on: "Day 27: Artwork (Chihuly)" (4)

  1. That grey looks green on my monitor!

    Is there a reuse for nail polishes? I’d love a light colored holo, but don’t want to spend $10/bottle.

    • Hah! I don’t know of a reuse for nail polishes…there was some company that let you send in your used ones and would send out other people’s used ones for you to try and then continue the cycle, but I don’t know what happened to them!

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