Saturday, March 26, 2016

Blessingway for Marit

I got to do a belly blessing for beautiful Marit last night, while she was surrounded by loving friends and family. I find this celebration of mom and motherhood and baby and the exquisite anticipation very touching, and I love my role as henna artist. Baby stretches and kicks and seems to say, 'This is new, what is happening?'  Mom is surrounded by stories and wisdom and support and love and I'm an extension of that. #ilovemyjob #hennaartist #mehndimadememories #bellyblessinghenna #bellyblessing

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bridal Mehndi for Sidney

In late February, I had the privilege of doing bridal mehndi for Sidney. The families came in to Minnesota from other states and countries for the ceremony to take place at a temple here.  The blending of cultures and traditions with honor and joy and support of many family members was truly a joy to be a part of. I learn from and enjoy each family I get to join in celebration in my role as mehndi wallah, and the warmth and sharing was special at this event. All my best to the couple and their family!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spring 2016

We are experiencing unusual warmth for mid-March in Minnesota.  Normally when the earth starts thawing and air temperature warms up, it means henna booth season is right around the corner.  I'm already hankering for booth life, plying my trade to happy festival attendees, listening to music and sharing the joy of summer.

I need to use the booth fever I'm currently experiencing to prepare for the season.  I must revamp or start fresh with my design books and website, order new banners for various situations and to display more current work and the candles shirts, frames and boxes I've purchased for decoration and sale in the booth aren't going to decorate themselves.

All I really want to do is draaaaaaaaw :).

What effect is spring having on you?