#WearYellowForSeth on Friday March 27

I’m back with a short and time-sensitive post promoting the campaign to Wear Yellow for Seth. What you can do: wear something yellow on Friday (tomorrow) and then post pictures with the hashtag #wearyellowforseth on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Who is Seth and why the photos?…read on!

[Warning: this post contains sappy sentiment. Kleenex not included.]

First, some thoughts running around inside my head:

The nail polish/nail art community is an incredibly supportive, encouraging and kind group of people. Of course, what’s not to be happy about – right? Colors, pretty nails, amazing magic made by polish makers, and so forth. But, it goes deeper than just happy. Many times folks will reach out for support for serious issues humans face, such as weather catastrophes, political divides, and medical conditions – all needing awareness and/or action. I haven’t been able to participate in many of these, until now; and I hope to be able to do more of them in the future.

Now on to the heart of the matter…here are a couple of image/posters to give you more information regarding Seth and the campaign:

Images from Leesha’s Facebook page found here

As many of you know (evident in my sparse posting), I’ve had a cruddy time physically of late. But on Monday, a very nice and sweet lady that I follow on Instagram (@dreamymm) invited me to participate. Mary is going to create a collage and slide-show of nail art for Seth. When I got her invite, I had just started to feel up to painting again and it was a great motivation to just sit down and have fun. Often times nail bloggers feel a lot of self-pressure to make great and perfect art. This leads to self-doubt, procrastination, and blocks creativity. I am often guilty of this – usually more so when it’s been a while since I last posted.

Earlier this month, one of my body’s meaner tricks led to a swell visit to the Emergency Room. During one of the many tests and after answering many questions, one of the technicians asked, “How do you deal with all of that? Stay positive, I mean…” My answer was, “I guess one of the things that keeps me going is remembering as bad as I might have it, there are many others whose situations are far worse.”

So, you see – I am both in awe and thankful of little Seth’s strength – and by many others (even in my own family). And, his campaign was just the right thing to get me over my perfection issues. I hope my little photo of yellow nails expresses the well wishes I’m sending overseas!

Onto talk nail art…

Design Details:

  • Nail Polish: yellow creme is OPI ~ I Just Can’t Cope-acabana, white creme on pinky is Rica ~ Whiteout, stamping polish is KONAD Black.
  • Stamp plates: ring finger Bundle Monster ~ BM-306 made into a decal and painted with acrylic paints (bones and fire hydrant), pinky Pueen ~ PUEEN40 (colored in open spots with black stamping polish)

As you probably guessed, my inspiration was Seth’s favorite cartoon PAW PATROL (about firefighting pups – one is a Dalmatian named Marshall).

While I see tons of flaws in these large close-up photos; I still am glad to have participated and show them to you today.

Maybe some of you will wear yellow tomorrow and join in!!
If you do, I’d love to see a picture – you can include it in the comments if you want.

Till Next Time,
Kimett

EDIT 3/30/15:
Seth isn’t out of the woods just yet; but he did very much love “Yellow Friday”!!! If you would like more information – here is a link to his Mom’s blog:

https://ourlittlehero.wordpress.com/

 

  • CurlyGirl66

    What an incredible little boy! I hope he gets enough pictures to totally cover ALL the wall space in his hospital room. And I am so PROUD of you to take on this challenge and for your indomitable spirit. I am sure that Seth will smile when he sees your tribute to Paw Patrol!

    • Thanks so much! It was fun to do. And, imagining his hospital room covered in yellow is pretty cool too.

  • CurlyGirl66

    Thanks for your help in getting my message sent to Seth. Hope he gets many, many wishes from all over the world. It certainly made my day to do something!

    • You are very welcome!! I wrote in the email last night that Seth’s fan club saw the photo right away, so I can only assume he saw it. What a great photo – holding Rocky was very cute!! Both of you smiled pretty. πŸ™‚

      You can click on this link below to see a viewer program that shows what I did on Instagram – your photo and everything. There is a button above the comments on the right of the photo that says View All – then you can see the chatter between us gals – you and Rocky were a big hit!!!

      http://iconosquare.com/p/950202673976971814_1277570387

  • CurlyGirl66

    Aww……the comments made me blush! Then when I read one of your comments about not seeing each other all winter, I teared up. You seem to have a nice group of instagram buddies, I’m so happy for you.

    • Glad you could get to see YOUR presence out there on social media!! πŸ™‚ There are a ton of wonderful folks that I’ve been lucky to “meet” from all around the world – it is a very nice thing indeed!

    • I just updated my post – there is a link at the bottom to Seth’s Mom’s blog page if you would like to see how he’s doing now. πŸ™‚

  • How awesome that you were feeling well enough to participate in this cause! I love how you’ve represented his love for Paw Patrol through your design! Your decal looks great and the spots tie everything together perfectly! I hope Seth got to see this on his wall! <3

    • Thank you so much, Karolyn!! You helped me tremendously in my decal-making ability and I’m grateful for our friendship. I hope Seth’s surgery went well…am trying to look up any info on results, if I find any, I’ll edit this post. πŸ™‚

  • Aw bless! such a cute muni for a special little boy. Hope he saw & loved it!

    • Hey Ali – thank you so much!! He sure is a special little guy. Have you heard how he’s doing after surgery at all?
      I’m very much behind in my blog reading, but I have been trying to keep up with your designs on IG. I loved your fashion week – especially the white one with the negative space – you rocked that design with your fancy shaped nails!! πŸ™‚

      • Ooh – I just found Seth’s Mom’s blog about his condition, etc. I edited my post and put the link there for folks to follow. He’s so cute holding a bunch of yellow balloons!

  • What a cute mani for such a fun cause!

    • Oh, crud, Anne – I just saw this today! I’m so sorry! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking this post out and for your compliment too!!! πŸ™‚ You’re a sweetheart. I’m so behind in everything at the moment, but I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel….I miss catching your blog posts and must rectify that very soon. πŸ™‚