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Mehndi for the Inspired Artist – my first REAL, printed henna book!!

By | February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

I am so excited to finally share the news I have been holding onto for almost a year!!!!! I AM OFFICIALLY A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! In a physical, printed book you can hold in your hands, as an author/artist contacted by a publishing company as an authority on the subject matter!!!! With three other fantastic henna [...]

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Welcome to Kerala

By | January 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  This is what happens when you are watching the Care Bears movie in the background whilst planning your henna season, and the theme song, "Welcome to Care-a-Lot" comes on. You know, if you're me. First, you collect images of Care Bears and Katakhali dancers from Kerala: https://www.pinterest.com/hennabyheather/welcome-to-kerala/ Then, you ask your friend whose family is [...]

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Victorian Language of Flowers Henna Project: Chrysanthemum Video

By | November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

I am happy to share this video with you showing two Chrysanthemum designs from the Language of Flowers ebook that I'm currently working on. Chrysanthemum symbolizes Perfection, Truth, and Royalty in the Victorian tradition of the language of flowers. We'll have lots of designs for flower lovers, steampunk enthusiasts, and people just looking for more [...]

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Egyptian Henna Design – Horus, Blue Lotuses, Wadjat Eye, and more

By | September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Egyptian Henna with Horus, Blue Nile Lotus, Wadjat Eye, and Faience Beads   Egyptian Henna Design I did this Egyptian inspired henna design today for my husband, who teaches ancient archaeology and art history at the Rhode Island School of Design. He agreed to be my model, on the condition that I did [...]

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Martha’s Vineyard Gingerbread House Drawing

By | April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I've been lucky enough to do my henna art on Martha's Vineyard (particularly for the Midsummer Faerie Festival in Oak Bluffs). When visiting there, I, like so many others who visit there, fell in love with the adorable Victorian "gingerbread houses". This winter, shortly after helping my friend Penni of TheHennaFaerie.com build her website, I [...]

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The Earliest Evidence of Ancient Henna

By | March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This blog post is brought to you courtesy of my husband, Dr. Peter Nulton, a professor of ancient art history and archaeology at the Rhode Island School of Design. He just quickly put it up as a note on facebook, but then we realized it would be more useful if we also put it in [...]

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Bharatnatyam Inspired Diwali Henna

By | November 10th, 2015|Portfolio, Private Appointments|

This design was inspired by the bharatnatyam dance costume worn by a dancer at the Wellesley Diwali event this Sunday! It was a unique way of wearing the saree, even compared to other bharatnatyam costumes I have seen. The pleat was off to the side, giving a sassy, asymmetrical look. Per the weekly challenges that [...]

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Boston, Providence, and Pawtucket City Flags

By | September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

I turned to TED Talks to wake up my brain while I had breakfast this morning. This one piqued my interest: The Worst-Designed Thing You've Never Noticed Roman Mars This ended up being a bit of a call to action for me. In a discussion of what makes flags good, it became immediately clear that both [...]

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Dushanbe – Henna Design Ebook Available

By | September 15th, 2015|Design Books|

Dushanbe is a collection of henna designs I created based on the art of the Dushanbe Tea House. Get your copy here. Here's the description from ArtisticAdornment.com, the publisher: "Dushanbe is full of henna designs inspired by the art of Tajikistan. This book features over 50 designs by henna artist Heather Caunt-Nulton, ranging in complexity [...]

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I’m Learning to Draw Chibis!

By | September 3rd, 2015|Non-Henna|

I never got super duper into comics when I was younger - which is odd, really. So I never really got into drawing characters. And figure drawing in art classes involved a bit too much nekkid for my sensibilities. The only time I've ever really had to try to draw the human form much is [...]

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