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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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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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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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