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Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Henna

To those of you who are trying to improve your skill at something...don't despair!
Whether it is reading Arabic, or something more hands-on like applying henna, practice does help.
I have been looking at designs and watching videos of henna application. The floral designs are getting pretty easy for me. Once I get better at adding things to make designs dense, I may try some more intricate Indian designs. Believe me, when I first tried applying at henna, I sucked. I couldn't even draw a vine or a basic flower.


The middle one of my palm was about 18hr. after i removed the paste. The others were taken right after I applied it.

9 comments:

Mama Kalila said...

Nice! The bottom one looks a lot like the first one I had done lol.

NeverEver said...

mashaAllah pretty pretty! :-D

NoortheNinjabi said...

Wow, mashaAllah, these look great!!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

I'm so excited to be getting better! It will be fun when Layla can have a slumber party with her girls and I can do henna for them :-)

Wrestling With Religion said...

They look amazing! I tried to do some for Eid recently and I was quite pleased with it although nowhere near as good as yours. Then when I washed it off after a few hours there was almost nothing there! Must have been poor quality henna. For my wedding I got it done in a shop and it was lovely.

angie nader said...

very cute! Layla will be lucky when shes a young girl...her friends will love her slumber parties with henna :)

Dust n Roses said...

beautiful, not only the henna, but your message about not giving up at something just because you suck at it first; that's something i admit i do...

Umm Omar said...

Wow! Pretty! I may use these pics as a guide next time I try to apply henna, if that's okay!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Umm Omar,
Of course! Just post some of your work once you get a little practice :-)