Dexter Week - the Blood Spatter Orchid


Welcome to Day 2 of Dexter Week!
This is one of those iconical pieces of imagery from Dexter that has stuck with me since the moment I saw it.
I searched so hard to try and find the name of this flower/plant, just shy of having to get a hold of this episode to watch it and see what Hannah called it, so if you know, please advise me and I can edit this post. I wish I knew, because I would love to have this plant!






I really hope in Season 8 that Hannah is still around. I liked Rita, Dexters wife, but Hannah is the first female companion Dexter has had aside from her that I could stomach one bit. Lumen was a weirdo and that british broad, Lila, from Season 2 was so annoying I actually stopped watching until a year or two later. Anyway - last season Hannah came on board as the newest love interest of Dexter and really revved the season up. She's a killer, too! And she brought him this gorgeous orchid-style plant with blood splattered petals, which I am trying to recreate here.

This was a 2nd attempt at these flowers after the first try went so far south  I almost didn't bother to re-try this! But these will suffice, I'm kind of split down the middle on how I feel about them, hopefully you guys like them.

My base is Laters, Baby by Literary Lacquers. Then I painted on the orchids with white, light grey, a blood red for the blobs and then a vibrant neon purple and yellow for the middle bits.

So - if you watch Dexter, who's been your favorite love interest of his?

Now please, please, go check out my lady friends also doing the Dexter thang this week:



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16 comments

  1. I love orchids! Never seen Dexter though but I like your nailart.

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  2. I have never seen Dexter and somehow - I don't think I'm ever going to.
    But this mani is so beautiful in so many other levels!!!
    I totally love it!!!

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  3. victoria s andrewsJune 4, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Nice, me likey!

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  4. I do too, they are one of my favorite flowers! And thanks!!

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  5. I agree. I didnt like that he was totally someone else with Rita because she didn't know. But also, the others all DID know and I didn't like any of them until Hannah. She's just got this weird sinister/innocent thing going on that works well with him.

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  6. I like this! Very different.

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  7. I adore orchids! I might be wrong but I think it's a purple spotted orchid. I've heard before that they tend to smell like rotting meat or salami. Nice! Lol It really is an awesome mani!

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  8. Totally love it!
    I've never watched Dexter but you girls have totally convinced me I need to.

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