Polynesian-Style Denver Henna Belly Art

Belly henna for pregnant mamas in Denver has kept my wintery off-season time fun and creative. And some moms and their designs just stick out in my mind because they push me creatively to do something different and explore new artistic territory. I’m always grateful for this experience! I feel proud when I step away …

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Client Appreciation with Denver Henna!

MaryPat Munding, the Realtor, ROCKS.  Yes, I’m living in my dream house because of her (I now have a Real, Grown Up Office, not just a desk lodged between the litter box and washing machine), but I also get to work at the best parties because of her — because I’m her client AND her …

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Wild Bear Face Painting

The first time I ever did some Wild Bear face painting was back in the Fall of 2003. I met Jill Dreves (the founder of Wild Bear Nature Center) in my first season of painting faces at the Boulder County Farmers’ Market  in Spring of 2003 — I was a total face painting newbie who had no …

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Face Painting Classes

Finishing up my off-season right now (Jan through Mar), and thinking about the number of people who ask me about teaching classes! I’ve taught a few henna classes over the past couple of months but not any face painting classes. Why? Because honestly, henna appeals to a MUCH broader local audience for me — a …

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Body Painting in New Orleans

This is the fourth year in a row that I’ve had the pleasure of creating a body painting with Deborah Brommer! She is a dear friend and a creative force to be reckoned with!! And I wish that I could somehow document here the creative process that we go through together every year for coming …

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Rose Henna Baby Bump

Sometimes finding the right composition for a large design is my biggest challenge! My mama-to-be gives me her ideas for her design, I create a sketch, and then we get together and henna her design on her belly. Typically I do ONE sketch with a couple of little tweaks, and we’re good to go. At least, …

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Henna — Honoring Loss and Moving On

A couple of weeks ago, starting the new year, one of my favorite henna artists, Fatima Oulad Thami (of Hand of Fatima) posted this photo and these words about moving forward — leaving the crap in your life behind, holding your head up and just MOVING ON. I reposted her post because I was so …

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New Year, IVF and Henna

  One of my favorite things about 2015 was how I’ve had more clients than ever contacting me to have henna incorporated into part of their daily lives, rituals, and celebrations. More and more people are using henna to mark important moments in their lives! Last month, I had a client request something I had …

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Baby Bump with Turtle, Orchids, and Feathers

  One of the best things about going to a conference is that the things you gain are never quite what you expect or are looking for — sometimes you find yourself in a class by chance, and it ends up being one that affects you the most! Catherine Lent’s class on “Surprising Shapes and …

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