|"Do you like seafood? Shrimp and crabmeat? Often overlooked, District 4 plays an essential role, bringing us the bounty of the sea. These citizens are adept with nets and tridents, and can swim like fish themselves."|
District Four's industry is fishing. The tributes from District Four actually play a rather large role in the Hunger Games series as well. Who can forget Finnick? I loved him, I think his story was sadly underwritten. But that's another story! District Four is a wealthier district of Panem and tributes generally volunteer for the Hunger Games there. There are three known winners of the Hunger Games from this district: Finnick Odair, Annie Cresta and Mags. I can't be sure (it's been a few weeks since I read these and now with the film it's hard to keep track!) but I believe that's more than the other districts. For this district I wanted to do something that was definitely fishing related but not so obviously fish or ocean. So I used the China Glaze Capitol Color Hook & Line for the base and then I stamped OPI Skull & Glossbones over it. The effect is a subtle scale-like pattern which is quite obviously fishlike but also a bit subtle since the colors are very similar. To add some shimmer (since fishies are normally wet and shiny!) I added Barry M Silver Sparkle to the top. Voila! Fish! I'm going to point out as well that while I LOVE District Four, the China Glaze color for the district was a real dissapointment. I'm pretty certain this is due to the change of theme the collection underwent after a legal snafu but it's still a let down. The color has little to do with fishing or water (unless the water is dirty) and it's also a pearly finish which ended up being very streaky and icky on my nail. That said, I love it worn this way so it will probably be great for art. :) Thanks for following! I hope you're enjoying the series!