I needed to research a lot for this theme. There’s so many things that I could do. What was the most popular trend in the ’50s? Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, diners, jukebox…but I wanted to do something outside of the box, so I decided to do the TV show I Love Lucy.
I Love Lucy was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings. I Love Lucy is still syndicated in dozens of languages across the world, even my mom was watching the show in Japan back in ’50s.
I sculpted round-shaped nails with acrylics. I drew her face and the television with acrylic paint. The TV show’s title is 3-D made out of acrylics. Then I added some polka dots on the tips because she used to wear polka dots and it was a huge trend back in ’50s.
To see how Ryoko used nail forms to create this design, click here.