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August Moon Festival – Quincy, MA – Best of Boston

By | June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In celebration of doing henna for the August Moon Festival in Quincy (voted Best of Boston in 2018!), I am happy to share this collection of moon-inspired henna designs with you. This is every single henna design I have ever watermarked and saved to my computer with "moon" in the file name. I hope that [...]

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Rosie the Riveter – as a Pirate!

By | April 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet Rosie the Privateer! You can think of her as Rosie the Riveter - as a pirate. The inspiration for this watercolor painting came from listening to The Pirate History Podcast. The host, Matt, was talking about how the mostly-male pirates were very often busy sailing and looting, away from shore for long periods of [...]

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“The Periwig” by The Dandy Highwaymen

By | January 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

lyrics by Peter Nulton (and Alexander Pope)   Twere ‘bout three years ago In the coster market I was down upon my luck Looking for a little racket When I spotted the mark It a right honored sort of prig Twas magistrate, a judge N’his accustomed robe and wig That periwig would fetch A fetching [...]

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Rainbow Brite Henna – ’80s Nostalgia Time!

By | November 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As a child of the '80s, I have loved Rainbow Brite forever. I was her for the first Halloween I can remember, complete with a *very* convincing handmade wig my mom made out of a yellow mop. I had the themed birthday, books, doll, and probably more . It was the number one consumer culture [...]

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Pegasus Henna Design

By | April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

My friend Giuliana challenged me to do a pony henna. So I did this pegasus. I kinda dig it. I recorded video while doing it, which ended up not being only a pegasus pony henna how-to, but also a demo of how to do open five-pointed stars. There sure are a lot of stars in [...]

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Indian Persian Henna Design

By | April 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

This design is inspired by my new favorite outfit - an Indian wool salwar kameez set with Persian inspired patterning. The design takes inspiration from the motifs on the fabric, but also from the structure of the motifs themselves. There are strongly outlined borders, large focal motifs, and swirling repetitive patterns in all the "extra" [...]

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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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