Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Nail Art: The Giving Tree

Once, there was a tree…
And she loved a little boy.
And every day the boy would come
And he would gather her leaves
And make them into crowns and play king of the forest.
He would climb up her trunk
And swing from her branches
And eat apples
And they would play hide-and-go-seek.
And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.
And the boy loved the tree… very much…
And the tree was happy.

-Shel Silverstein, "The Giving Tree"
I read "The Giving Tree" as a kid, and even now, this sad, but sweet little story has not lost its charm for me. While there are many interpretations to the story, what I relate to most is the process of growing up - from a child's carefree play, to an adult's wants and responsibilities. What I find most beautiful is the idea that with love, you always have a place to come back to and rest.

Left to right: American Apparel "Crescent Heights", OPI "Jade is the New Black", American Apparel "Malibu Green", American Apparel "Poppy" (not pictured - black and white polish)
  • nail art brush


Base: Paint your nails a lime green.

Tip: When painting the tree trunk, just use the brush from the bottle.


What do you think of "The Giving Tree"? Any other Shel Silverstein stories you enjoy?

Thanks for reading!


  1. I absolutely love this mani!! I'm going to be getting my first set of nail brushes some time this week (I hope) and I'm SO EXCITED!! I already have a few ideas in mind!!

    BTW I have a blog, too! Although it's so fresh and new and I'm still so new at this! I'd love if you would check it out!

    Keep coming up with your beautiful nail ideas!<3

    1. Oh awesome, that is very exciting! I'll definitely stop by to see your new nail art designs :D

      Thanks so much, Maggy!

  2. Awww! I loved Shel Silverstein and still have my favourite book of poems on my shelf 20 years later! This is beautiful! My favourite story was "If I was One Inch Tall..."

    1. Aww how lovely :) I never owned any Silverstein books, but I do have fond memories reading them at school and in the library.


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