Henna Trails

Purely natural henna in Chico, California est.2009


Hello March Henna

Henna Outdoors.

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

Henna is an ancient, yet temporal beauty ritual with enduring traditions and patterns. Henna Trails’ henna is hand mixed from certified Organic henna leaves and quality essential oils for a purely natural and safe experience in body art. Henna patterns dry in 20 minutes, keeping the paste intact at least 4-8 hours will reveal deep henna stains. Henna stains all healthy skin types with a red brown tone and lasts 7-10 days. Walk in beauty.


Leave a comment

Bohemians have the best arms

 

purely natural henna and handmade jewelry

Handmade Jewelry: Jenmoon Creations. Henna: Henna Trails. Model/Potter: California Soulshine Designs Photography: Sasha Fox. Chico, California

Handmade Jewelry: Jenmoon Creations Henna: Henna Trails Model: California Soulshine Designs Photography: Sasha Fox

Handmade Jewelry: Jenmoon Creations
Henna: Henna Trails
Model: California Soulshine Designs
Photography: Sasha Fox

 

 

 

jenmoon_californiasoulshine_hennatrails_chico_ca_watermark_media

Handmade Jewelry: Jenmoon Creations Henna: Henna Trails. Model/Potter: California Soulshine Designs Photography: Sasha Fox Chico, California

 

This is for all of you inspired by the natural beauty which surrounds us, inspires us and offers us a healthy lifestyle. Here, we are never far from volcanoes, canyons, creeks, valleys, impossibly large sprawling oak trees and plenty of sunshine allowing for a simple lifestyle full of beauty. We work with our hands, carefully turning out artistry to bless the wearer and recipient,  it’s what we love to do for you. We believe in the natural beauty of you. What can we do for you?

All the beautiful jewelry is made by Jenmoon Creations. Our friend, model and potter is California Soulshine. Photography by Sasha Fox. Purely natural henna by yours truly, Henna Trails.


4 Comments

Stocking my etsy shop just for you

It lives! After a long hibernation and some reflection, my etsy shop is filling with my various interpretations of henna folk arts. There are new features on etsy that make my Indie heart skip a beat. Gift cards are now available, as well as direct check out if you find paypal to be a hassle. This week I will be adding these earrings as well as pendents made from capiz shells, light as a feather and translucent like antique windows. I accept custom orders for that personal touch.


Leave a comment

Can you feel the shift?

It’s that time when the shift happens and the gloriously hot summer fades away into cool mornings. Maybe it is all the smoke in the air making me think people have lighted their woodstoves already, or the fact my children’s school year is in full swing, or maybe it is the slow down in henna at the market. Whatever it is, all is not lost, for I spend year round coming up with artsy schemes which I try to bring to life in the fall and winter months. I spent yesterday tub dying with 4 colors from the Pantone Fall 2012 color report. From Pantone: Fall 2012 is The Magic of Color. I could use a little daily magic and imagine you could also.

I really like these colors and have some inks in great contrasting tones also from the color palette. I know eventually I will be using colors of my particular choice, but have realized through the years that appealing to many people is not necessarily a bad thing.  If people are looking to add some Olympian Blue to their wardrobe, I’m ready.

I’m hoping to finish one silkscreen today, however last week I burned and then wiped clean one silkscreen 4 times! Every time I found something wrong with it, I cleaned the emulsion off and started completely over. I spent 2 days being completely disgusted with myself, no worries, it’s how I grow. Let’s hope today goes better, I make myself happy and have a nice clear and precise screen to work with, because I really want to play with my new inks!

In other fall news in my henna world, you can now schedule a private appointment in a lovely massage studio, namely “New Beginnings Massage Therapy” in Chico, California. Simply scroll to the top of this page and click the “Schedule Now” button and scroll down until you see my services and book your appointment. Henna is the perfect accessory, ask the millions of women worldwide who love their hennaaaa.


Leave a comment

Days of a henna artist

lately by Henna Trails
lately, a photo by Henna Trails on Flickr.

I spend the mornings light stalking, and the afternoons shuffling through sketches from the past year. Little things that don’t look like much at first, later they bloom into something fluid and moving. I use my sketch book alot, but more often I grab copier paper. I have random stacks of these I go through to inspire and create my pattern books. Tea, lots of yerba mate tea with honey and a spearmint sprig. Trying to think of a name for this book…


1 Comment

Henna Chic design book by Kristy McCurry Henna Trails

henna design e-book

I have been buried under a heaping pile of henna powder, tea, essential oils and cones the past few weeks. I love it! The henna season is in full swing, despite unusual weather in my typically hot community. I am in my 9th week at the Thursday Night Market in downtown Chico, California. My tent has been busy with ladies of all ages loving henna culture. We have had a few local festivals which were great fun and all had a good turn out. My community is vibrant and loves festivals.

This spring my first henna art book was published by Jigna publishing and master mehendi artists, Justine Howland Goodwin of Magicalmehendi and Neeta Sharma of Mehndidesigner. I am honored to work with such talented ladies, who like my art! Big happy sighs from me. My design book is inspired by Northern California festivals and markets I participate in, as well as my love of Pan-Asian decorative folk arts. In my book you will NOT find any tattoo flash style art. What you will find is elegant heart motifs, swirling clouds, suns and moons, floral sweeps and lotuses to mention a few. Click my cover art to buy this e-book for instant download and printing. Place the design papers in protective sheets, print the gorgeous cover in color, and place it all in a binder to take with you to your next gig! PLease. If you have purchased my henna art book, please take a moment to leave a review on the payloadz site and let me know how you like it!

Thank you for supporting the arts♥

happy henna love,

Kristy

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,628 other followers