Stars Upon Thars

8 Mar

Who doesn’t love the Star Belly Sneetches?  This book gets read regularly at our house.

In case you aren’t familiar with the story, here’s a synopsis I pulled off Wikipedia:

“The Sneetches”

This story tells of a group of yellow creatures called Sneetches, some of whom have a green star on their bellies. At the beginning of the story, Sneetches with stars discriminate against and shun those without. A “fix-it-up chappie” named Sylvester McMonkey McBean appears and offers the Sneetches without stars the chance to have them with his Star-On machine, for three dollars. The treatment is instantly popular, but this upsets the original star-bellied Sneetches, as they are in danger of losing their special status. McBean then tells them about his Star-Off machine, costing ten dollars, and the Sneetches who originally had stars happily pay the money to have them removed in order to remain special. However, McBean does not share the prejudices of the Sneetches, and allows the recently starred Sneetches through this machine as well. Ultimately this escalates, with the Sneetches running from one machine to the next,

“until neither the Plain nor the Star-Bellies knewwhether this one was that one… or that one was this oneor which one was what one… or what one was who.”

This continues until the Sneetches are penniless and McBean departs a rich man, amused by their folly. Despite his assertion that “you can’t teach a Sneetch,” the Sneetches learn from this experience that neither plain-belly nor star-belly Sneetches are superior, and they are able to get along and become friends.

In retrospect, I should’ve made one nail a plain belly Sneetch.  Oh well.  The yellow is Julep Blake that I got in a Julep Maven box.  I used a white base coat under it so I didn’t have to put on a million coats; 2 coats of Blake was all it took over the white base.  The green stars are acrylic.  I free handed them with a striping brush.


4 Responses to “Stars Upon Thars”

  1. Cheryl Cheryl March 8, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    so vibrant! I love the story too. 🙂 that’s such a pretty yellow. I am going to have to break out some yellow polish soon…’s beautiful.

  2. jackie March 9, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Very pretty mani…..too bad the world cannot learn from the Sneetches 😦

    • TopCoatIt March 9, 2012 at 11:31 am #

      Seriously, we could all use a refresher on diversity and acceptance every now and again.

  3. April Brooks March 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm #


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