Tuesday Henna ritual with Henna Trails

henna for the artist, by the artist

Nearly every Tuesday I apply henna to myself in preparation for the Thursday Night Market in downtown Chico, Cal. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to do.  Other times I am scratching my head, which is overflowing from the days views of maybe, oh…tons of mehndi photos. I totally understand my clients when they say they just can’t decide, it is the same for me. Last night I  chose what I think is a Yemeni design from Olga Rashida, a henna artist and Anthropologist from Berlin, Germany. I couldn’t really put my finger on what I liked about it…it is delicate and fine with nice flow across the hands. My turned out quite different from the Yemeni, but that is how it should be with henna. Different artists have certain little details that make it their own work. Rarely are any 2 mehndi the same, unless done so purposely…which is possible. I am happy with how it turned out and I am waiting for the color to develop fully.  Maybe I will henna my right hand tonight.

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