Ella's ISP Nail Blog

Just a collective blog of all the designs I would like to turn in as my Independent Study Project for Phoenix class

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manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

I had no idea this episode existed.

I feel a little ridiculous saying this about a children’s show, but this is one of the most sensitive and respectful portrayals of 9/11 I have seen yet.
I really can’t think of a better way to explain it to children.

Whats more, I love the quote “My job is to worry about you, not the other way around.” When my boyfriend was a child he used to worry about his parents financial issues and they used to take birthday gift money from him to buy things they needed. He used to feel like a burden to them. Children should never have to feel like they are responsible for parents. I am ashamed that they did that to him, and I am sad that children ever feel this way. 

(via captureme-dearly)

A clearer view! Matched her dress for an event she was going to!

thisishowelladealswithit:

Kinda loving the accent nail lately! I’ve had a great time doing others nails and I hope to turn a small profit in doing so! That in turn will help pay for my expensive passion (gel nail polish is expensive!!)

thelittlecanvas:

Bottle shot of my bow manicure using @orlynails Gumdrop and their black and white Instant Artist polishes and @zoyanailpolish in Cosmo

thelittlecanvas:

Bottle shot of my bow manicure using @orlynails Gumdrop and their black and white Instant Artist polishes and @zoyanailpolish in Cosmo

Perf rhinestone nails!!

Accidental Pokemon nails!

Gel nails! And rhinestones!

Gel nails!
prim-rosy:

♡ rosy blog ♡

prim-rosy:

♡ rosy blog 

(Source: d-aisypearl, via captureme-dearly)

thisishowelladealswithit:

Nail tape design! I’m still new to working with the tape

thisishowelladealswithit:

Nail tape design! I’m still new to working with the tape