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Mini Masterpiece 2017 Winners: Feline Grace

by NLS Staff | July 25, 2017
<p>Lexi Majack, Racine, Wis.</p>
<p>“Woman with a Parasol Facing Left” by Claude Monet</p>
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Lexi Majack, Racine, Wis.

“Woman with a Parasol Facing Left” by Claude Monet

<p>David Huynh, Savannah, Ga. “Mona Lisa” By Leonardo Da Vinci</p>
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David Huynh, Savannah, Ga. “Mona Lisa” By Leonardo Da Vinci

<p>Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif. “Portrait de Madeleine Grey a la Rose” by Kees Van Dongan</p>
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Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif. “Portrait de Madeleine Grey a la Rose” by Kees Van Dongan

<p>Lexi Majack, Racine, Wis. Rosie the Riveter</p>
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Lexi Majack, Racine, Wis. Rosie the Riveter

<p>Lexi Majack, Racine, WI.</p>
<p>“The Girl with the Pearl Earring,” Johannes Vermeer</p>
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Lexi Majack, Racine, WI.

“The Girl with the Pearl Earring,” Johannes Vermeer

<p>Cassandra Clark, Aubrey, Texas</p>
<p>“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer</p>
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Cassandra Clark, Aubrey, Texas

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer

<p>Jennifer Hans, Englewood, Colo. “Deer’s Skull with Padernal” by Georgia O’Keefe</p>
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Jennifer Hans, Englewood, Colo. “Deer’s Skull with Padernal” by Georgia O’Keefe

<p>Nattalie Mcclelland, Cory, Ind.</p>
<p>“The Head of White Horse” by Theodore Gericault</p>
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Nattalie Mcclelland, Cory, Ind.

“The Head of White Horse” by Theodore Gericault

<p>1st Place: Stella Sampson, <br />Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>“Audubon” by Marjorie Sarnat </p>
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1st Place: Stella Sampson,
Athens, Greece.

“Audubon” by Marjorie Sarnat 

<p>Heather Temple, Pittsbugh <br />“Under One Umbrella” <br />by Leonid Afremor</p>
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Heather Temple, Pittsbugh 
“Under One Umbrella” 
by Leonid Afremor

<p>Lee Antolini, Somers Point, N.J. <br />“The Weeping Woman” by Picasso</p>
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Lee Antolini, Somers Point, N.J.
“The Weeping Woman” by Picasso

<p>Amber Takano, Rochester, Minn. <br />“The Soul of the Rose” <br />by John William Waterhouse</p>
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Amber Takano, Rochester, Minn. 
“The Soul of the Rose” 
by John William Waterhouse

<p>Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla. <br />“Solid Green” by Wassily Kandinsky</p>
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Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla.
“Solid Green” by Wassily Kandinsky

<p>3rd Place: Kary Berger, Logan, Utah.<br />“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali</p>
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3rd Place: Kary Berger, Logan, Utah.
“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali

<p>Honorable Mention: Stella Sampson, Athens, Greece <br />“Golden Tears” by Gustav Klimt</p>
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Honorable Mention: Stella Sampson, Athens, Greece 
“Golden Tears” by Gustav Klimt

<p>Jennifer Hans, Englewood, Colo. <br />“Blue Horse 1” by Franz Marc</p>
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Jennifer Hans, Englewood, Colo.
“Blue Horse 1” by Franz Marc

<p>Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif. <br />“Better with Age” by Tom Fedro</p>
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Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.
“Better with Age” by Tom Fedro

<p>Honorable Mention: Jodie Rahaley, Saylorsburg, Penn. <br />“Barbie as the Art of Le Portrait de Dora Maar” by Jocelyne Grivaud</p>
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Honorable Mention: Jodie Rahaley, Saylorsburg, Penn.
“Barbie as the Art of Le Portrait de Dora Maar” by Jocelyne Grivaud

<p>Adelaida Guzman, Camden, NJ.</p>
<p>“Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers,” by Vincent Van Gogh</p>
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Adelaida Guzman, Camden, NJ.

“Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers,” by Vincent Van Gogh

<p>Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.  "Interlude" by Tom Fedro</p>
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Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.  "Interlude" by Tom Fedro

<p>Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla.</p>
<p>Peggy by Craig and Karl.</p>
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Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla.

Peggy by Craig and Karl.

<p>Lee Antolini, Somors Point, NJ.</p>
<p>“Woman in Hat and Fur Collar,” by Picasso</p>
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Lee Antolini, Somors Point, NJ.

“Woman in Hat and Fur Collar,” by Picasso

<p>Rachael Peterson, Rochester, Minn. “Turquoise Marilyn” by Andy Warhol</p>
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Rachael Peterson, Rochester, Minn. “Turquoise Marilyn” by Andy Warhol

<p>Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla. “Spanish Culture Painting” by Picasso</p>
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Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla. “Spanish Culture Painting” by Picasso

<p>Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla. “Spanish Culture Painting” by Picasso</p>
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Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla. “Spanish Culture Painting” by Picasso

<p>Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla.</p>
<p>“Ragattas at Argenteuil” by Claude Monet</p>
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Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla.

“Ragattas at Argenteuil” by Claude Monet

<p>Beth Shistle, Deland, Fla.</p>
<p>“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer</p>
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Beth Shistle, Deland, Fla.

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer

<p>Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.</p>
<p>“Carmen Vincente Dansant” by Kees Van Dongan</p>
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Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.

“Carmen Vincente Dansant” by Kees Van Dongan

<p>Shona McBride, “Balloon Girl” by Banksy.</p>
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Shona McBride, “Balloon Girl” by Banksy.

<p>Tanya Ross, Fayetteville, NC.</p>
<p>“When Will You Marry?” by Paul Gauguin</p>
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Tanya Ross, Fayetteville, NC.

“When Will You Marry?” by Paul Gauguin

<p>Amanda Viviers, Tokoroa, New Zealand</p>
<p>“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte</p>
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Amanda Viviers, Tokoroa, New Zealand

“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte

<p>Tanya Rose, Central City Ky.</p>
<p>“Sky and Water” by M.C. Escher.</p>
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Tanya Rose, Central City Ky.

“Sky and Water” by M.C. Escher.

<p>Honorable Mention: Knieya Peterson, Temecula, Calif. <br />“Medusa” by Leonardo Da Vinci</p>
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Honorable Mention: Knieya Peterson, Temecula, Calif.
“Medusa” by Leonardo Da Vinci

<p>Honorable Mention: Lisa Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif. <br />“La Belle Dame sans Merci” <br />by Sir Frank Dicksee</p>
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Honorable Mention: Lisa Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.
“La Belle Dame sans Merci”
by Sir Frank Dicksee

<p>2nd Place: Jessica Warzyniak, Crown Point, Ind. <br />“Unconditional Love Krampus” by Travis Louie</p>
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2nd Place: Jessica Warzyniak, Crown Point, Ind.
“Unconditional Love Krampus” by Travis Louie

<p>Kirsten Watkiss, Taranaki, New Zealand<br />“Government Property” by Banksy</p>
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Kirsten Watkiss, Taranaki, New Zealand
“Government Property” by Banksy

<p>Melody Torres, Manteca, Calif. <br />“American Gothic” by Grant Wood</p>
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Melody Torres, Manteca, Calif.
“American Gothic” by Grant Wood

<p>Lexi Majack, Racine, Wis.</p>
<p>“Woman with a Parasol Facing Left” by Claude Monet</p>
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Lexi Majack, Racine, Wis.

“Woman with a Parasol Facing Left” by Claude Monet

<p>David Huynh, Savannah, Ga. “Mona Lisa” By Leonardo Da Vinci</p>
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David Huynh, Savannah, Ga. “Mona Lisa” By Leonardo Da Vinci

<p>Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif. “Portrait de Madeleine Grey a la Rose” by Kees Van Dongan</p>
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Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif. “Portrait de Madeleine Grey a la Rose” by Kees Van Dongan

<p>Lexi Majack, Racine, Wis. Rosie the Riveter</p>
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Lexi Majack, Racine, Wis. Rosie the Riveter

<p>Lexi Majack, Racine, WI.</p>
<p>“The Girl with the Pearl Earring,” Johannes Vermeer</p>
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Lexi Majack, Racine, WI.

“The Girl with the Pearl Earring,” Johannes Vermeer

<p>Cassandra Clark, Aubrey, Texas</p>
<p>“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer</p>
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Cassandra Clark, Aubrey, Texas

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer

<p>Jennifer Hans, Englewood, Colo. “Deer’s Skull with Padernal” by Georgia O’Keefe</p>
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Jennifer Hans, Englewood, Colo. “Deer’s Skull with Padernal” by Georgia O’Keefe

<p>Nattalie Mcclelland, Cory, Ind.</p>
<p>“The Head of White Horse” by Theodore Gericault</p>
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Nattalie Mcclelland, Cory, Ind.

“The Head of White Horse” by Theodore Gericault

<p>1st Place: Stella Sampson, <br />Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>“Audubon” by Marjorie Sarnat </p>
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1st Place: Stella Sampson,
Athens, Greece.

“Audubon” by Marjorie Sarnat 

<p>Heather Temple, Pittsbugh <br />“Under One Umbrella” <br />by Leonid Afremor</p>
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Heather Temple, Pittsbugh 
“Under One Umbrella” 
by Leonid Afremor

<p>Lee Antolini, Somers Point, N.J. <br />“The Weeping Woman” by Picasso</p>
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Lee Antolini, Somers Point, N.J.
“The Weeping Woman” by Picasso

<p>Amber Takano, Rochester, Minn. <br />“The Soul of the Rose” <br />by John William Waterhouse</p>
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Amber Takano, Rochester, Minn. 
“The Soul of the Rose” 
by John William Waterhouse

<p>Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla. <br />“Solid Green” by Wassily Kandinsky</p>
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Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla.
“Solid Green” by Wassily Kandinsky

<p>3rd Place: Kary Berger, Logan, Utah.<br />“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali</p>
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3rd Place: Kary Berger, Logan, Utah.
“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali

<p>Honorable Mention: Stella Sampson, Athens, Greece <br />“Golden Tears” by Gustav Klimt</p>
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Honorable Mention: Stella Sampson, Athens, Greece 
“Golden Tears” by Gustav Klimt

<p>Jennifer Hans, Englewood, Colo. <br />“Blue Horse 1” by Franz Marc</p>
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Jennifer Hans, Englewood, Colo.
“Blue Horse 1” by Franz Marc

<p>Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif. <br />“Better with Age” by Tom Fedro</p>
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Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.
“Better with Age” by Tom Fedro

<p>Honorable Mention: Jodie Rahaley, Saylorsburg, Penn. <br />“Barbie as the Art of Le Portrait de Dora Maar” by Jocelyne Grivaud</p>
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Honorable Mention: Jodie Rahaley, Saylorsburg, Penn.
“Barbie as the Art of Le Portrait de Dora Maar” by Jocelyne Grivaud

<p>Adelaida Guzman, Camden, NJ.</p>
<p>“Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers,” by Vincent Van Gogh</p>
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Adelaida Guzman, Camden, NJ.

“Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers,” by Vincent Van Gogh

<p>Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.  "Interlude" by Tom Fedro</p>
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Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.  "Interlude" by Tom Fedro

<p>Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla.</p>
<p>Peggy by Craig and Karl.</p>
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Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla.

Peggy by Craig and Karl.

<p>Lee Antolini, Somors Point, NJ.</p>
<p>“Woman in Hat and Fur Collar,” by Picasso</p>
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Lee Antolini, Somors Point, NJ.

“Woman in Hat and Fur Collar,” by Picasso

<p>Rachael Peterson, Rochester, Minn. “Turquoise Marilyn” by Andy Warhol</p>
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Rachael Peterson, Rochester, Minn. “Turquoise Marilyn” by Andy Warhol

<p>Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla. “Spanish Culture Painting” by Picasso</p>
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Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla. “Spanish Culture Painting” by Picasso

<p>Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla. “Spanish Culture Painting” by Picasso</p>
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Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, Fla. “Spanish Culture Painting” by Picasso

<p>Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla.</p>
<p>“Ragattas at Argenteuil” by Claude Monet</p>
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Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla.

“Ragattas at Argenteuil” by Claude Monet

<p>Beth Shistle, Deland, Fla.</p>
<p>“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer</p>
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Beth Shistle, Deland, Fla.

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer

<p>Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.</p>
<p>“Carmen Vincente Dansant” by Kees Van Dongan</p>
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Jennifer Guthrie, Claremont, Calif.

“Carmen Vincente Dansant” by Kees Van Dongan

<p>Shona McBride, “Balloon Girl” by Banksy.</p>
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Shona McBride, “Balloon Girl” by Banksy.

<p>Tanya Ross, Fayetteville, NC.</p>
<p>“When Will You Marry?” by Paul Gauguin</p>
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Tanya Ross, Fayetteville, NC.

“When Will You Marry?” by Paul Gauguin

<p>Amanda Viviers, Tokoroa, New Zealand</p>
<p>“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte</p>
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Amanda Viviers, Tokoroa, New Zealand

“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte

<p>Tanya Rose, Central City Ky.</p>
<p>“Sky and Water” by M.C. Escher.</p>
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Tanya Rose, Central City Ky.

“Sky and Water” by M.C. Escher.

<p>Honorable Mention: Knieya Peterson, Temecula, Calif. <br />“Medusa” by Leonardo Da Vinci</p>
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Honorable Mention: Knieya Peterson, Temecula, Calif.
“Medusa” by Leonardo Da Vinci

<p>Honorable Mention: Lisa Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif. <br />“La Belle Dame sans Merci” <br />by Sir Frank Dicksee</p>
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Honorable Mention: Lisa Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.
“La Belle Dame sans Merci”
by Sir Frank Dicksee

<p>2nd Place: Jessica Warzyniak, Crown Point, Ind. <br />“Unconditional Love Krampus” by Travis Louie</p>
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2nd Place: Jessica Warzyniak, Crown Point, Ind.
“Unconditional Love Krampus” by Travis Louie

<p>Kirsten Watkiss, Taranaki, New Zealand<br />“Government Property” by Banksy</p>
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Kirsten Watkiss, Taranaki, New Zealand
“Government Property” by Banksy

<p>Melody Torres, Manteca, Calif. <br />“American Gothic” by Grant Wood</p>
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Melody Torres, Manteca, Calif.
“American Gothic” by Grant Wood

Congratulations to this year’s Mini Masterpiece winner Stella Sampson, who skillfully captured the fine details and striking colors of “Audubon” by Marjorie Sarnat, a painting sure to win over any cat lover (and the judges). This year’s contest received dozens of amazing entries featuring art from Dali to Banksy.  

Meet the Winner

Nail artist and chemical engineer Stella Sampson looks for a challenge when it comes to nail art. “I am the type of person who loves to take note of all the tiny details,” she says. “I’ve always liked complex designs and in the beginning I would find it very hard to achieve the desired result.” That’s why she chose “Audubon” by Marjorie Sarnat, part of the artist’s “Kleo Kats” series, for her winning Mini Masterpiece. “I love this decorative style in a painting,” she says. “This cat combines a Klimt-inspired style in a more contemporary depiction with a plethora of patterns, textures, and colors.”

To create the tiny details, she started with a white acrylic paint base and sketched the design in pencil before adding the colors and details. She chose a matte top coat to make the nail look more like a real painting. To paint such small designs, “it was vital I found the ideal brush for what I wanted to paint, she explains. “I realized that it didn’t need to be extremely thin as long as it was firm.” She also dilutes acrylic paints with a little bit of water to make it easier to create very fine lines.

Sampson has great advice for anyone thinking of entering Mini Masterpiece in the future: “If you never try it, you’ll never know if you are good at it. If you try and fail, you can get some extra lessons and try again. The most important thing is never ever giving up!”

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Congratulations to Jodie Rahaley, who took the top spot in this year’s Mini Masterpiece nail art contest after entering the two previous years. Her detailed, contrasting rendition of “Urban Expressions” by Michael Lang impressed the judges. Other beautiful entries ranged from the ever-popular Vermeer to Dali and Basquiat.

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