Alla Prima is an Italian phrase meaning "first time". The term is used for when one paints directly in one session with no under-drawing or painting. It usually refers to oil or acrylic painting.
Ela is me, Elaret, aha and it sounds like Alla.. get it? Oh aren't I clever. Anyway, I like the term and the implications for how I go about doing my nails, polish first and lots of nail polish remover when things don't turn out the way I thought they might. Also, it sounds pretty neat if I do say so myself.
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