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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Henna


So I am not very good at drawing in general, but I love henna so much. I've been trying to get better at drawing basic shapes and lines, so here is some recent henna work I did on myself and Layla. One benefit of being kind of ambidexterious is that i can draw on both of my own hands! The last solid flower design on my left hand came out with the darkest color. I got the henna from a local shop that sells spices and produce. It seems to be pretty fresh and doesn't require extra sifting before you mix it.

Needless to say, Layla's didn't get very dark because it barely stayed on  long enough to even dry :-)

17 comments:

Banana Anne said...

Haha, do you have a tattoo that says "kosher"? That's awesome!

Candice said...

I love henna too! Your designs are so nice! Nora also likes to have henna and also doesn't keep it on long enough for it to be dark. It's nice that no matter how ugly the thing is, she always says my drawings a beautiful :P

R.A.~ said...

haha aww so cute and beautiful! Thanks for sharing :D

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Banana Anne, it doesn't say kosher! it says basar, nephesh, ruah, or body, soul, and spirit. You were close though :-) Do you have a Jewish background?

Mama Kalila said...

Nice.. I miss doing henna. Haven't had time & kind of afraid to attempt it w/ Kalila running around lol.

Banana Anne said...

My mom is a secular Jew. Most of what I know about Judaism comes from me babysitting for an Orthodox Jewish family and going on chabad.org!

♥Tiffany Nicole♥ said...

Love it!

NoortheNinjabi said...

MashaAllah, love the henna!

Mona said...

I wish I could do that! I love the designs you made!

N the duckess said...

well, u did it better then me, it's great :D

Henna by Heather said...

Isn't doing henna for yourself fun??
If you'd like to get together with a very large and very fabulous group of henna artists and have them teach you everything they know... join us at the Northeast Henna Gathering! We'd love to have you there!
www.hennagathering.org

Also, if you decide it's time to give professional grade henna a try (it's about $8 per 100g box - but soooooo worth it!!), you can get it here:
www.hennabyheather.com/store

muslim convert / revert said...

awww masha Allah so cute .
:)Your pretty good at henna ,
Im terrible because i hardly practise.
Im also a fan of henna and my friend is a henna teacher she has a brill book out on henna
http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-British-Book-Henna-Art/dp/1434367592
My hands ar on the front page woohoo :P lol
XXX

Non-Crowned Princess said...

Awwwww! So cute ^^

Anonymous said...

are you muslim?

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

Henna is great.

Umm Ibrahim said...

Anon...um, ofcourse she's Muslim! Can't a Muslim woman have an interest in Hebrew and ancient Jewish poetry...jeeze!!! Must a Muslimah ONLY be obsessed with all things Arabic to be considered a Muslim? harumph...I'd love to learn Ancient Persian someday...but wait, thats the language of Zarthushti!!!...so does that mean I'm not a Muslimah?

people...ay khoda...

btw Layla jaan...the henna is magnificent..wow! mashallah.

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Heather, Thanks so much for the advice and comment. I have seen your site from Jamilah's blog. I would like to invest in some better supplies soon so i can get better results.
I would love to come to the Henna gathering but its kind of a no go since I just moved to the west coast.