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Please join me and partake in natural henna art this weekend at the Wildflower Music Festival Saturday June 29, 2013 in Chico, California. Junior Toots is headlining, proceeds from this event will go to Wildflower Open Classroom school in Chico. I’m hosting a giveaway for 2 tickets on my facebook page this week. It should be a beautiful day on the green! See you there!
Join me at our local markets this week;
Thursday Night Market in downtown Chico, California from 6-9 pm on Broadway Street between 3rd and 4th streets.
Chapman Farmer’s Market at the end of Cleveland Avenue, by the Community Park on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway 2-5:30 pm.
Summer is your perfect time for henna! Henna is the naturalista’s body adornment of choice. Temporal, yet steeped in ancient tradition and purely natural, made by hand from the leaves of the henna plant and infused with artistic skills. Purely natural henna stains last 7-10 days; as your skin exfoliates, your henna will gradually fade away completely. Henna stains your hands and feet the best, your henna stains will be lighter elsewhere.
Purely natural henna style in California. Henna is made from the leaves of the henna plant, a small shrub grown throughout Southeast Asia for skin decoration. Skillfully applied by hand for best results. Always check your henna artists’ portfolio for consistent skill and style in her designs. This henna is at day 4, after plenty of chores and hard work.
A delicately henna’d palm allures like an ancient beauty. A rather discrete place for henna and also the absolute best place for deep and dark henna stains.
Happy New Year, now go find an excellent henna artist and try something new!
It rained this week for the first time in maybe, 5-6 months. Deep and heavy rains, the earth smells fantastic now. After some adjusting, I don’t mind at all.
The season may be changing, however you can still indulge in henna for your self with a private appointment, with friends for a henna party, or consider your future wedding henna. Please contact us for availability. Experience purely natural and artistic henna with Henna Trails.
There are so very many styles of henna design, I think just about everyone can find something they like. I got into henna because I have a tendency to love all things natural, ancient, and tradition based. I loved the look of henna hands, yet I only found henna artists locally a few times a year. Since I have always been of a creative mind I thought I would give henna a try myself. I got a few books, ordered my henna powder from a natural plant dye company and got to mixing. Needless to say, I experienced serious frustration as the henna making its way onto my hands looked nothing like the incredible and exotic image in my head. So I set to practice practice practice and left odd marks of henna on my family for a few years. I am so thankful for my gifts of patience, serious focus power and creativity…because all these years of study and practice have paid off. I’m still practicing! I have lofty goals for my future and I know I can improve my skills in application and design. I am just so completely fascinated by henna, such beauty derived from a simple leaf.
But enough about me. Henna is certainly a type of beautification. You don’t necessarily need a special or formal occasion to justify henna adornment. This is purely my opinion, others have different viewpoints and reasons for henna times. I can respect traditional henna cultures and their use of henna for auspicious occasions. I can also respect traditional cultures who love using henna as a part of their beautification regime. I liken henna as beautification similar to manicures. A simple act of beauty can make a lady’s week brighter. Setting aside time for personal adornment will slow you down in the best way possible. I hope to see you pop up in my email with requests for henna, whether it is a private appointment or a henna party for 6. Come ladies, embrace henna adornment. Try something new, which has some pretty ancient roots with our sistren thru the ages. Contact us and arrange your appointment, I have a few options for you.
Today you can find me at 319 Main Street downtown Chico, California from 1-6pm at Eye Of Jade Tattoo. I’ll have my purely natural henna and many patterns to choose from!
After that I’ll be packing my tent for my weekend festival booking with over 2 dozen silk screened shirts, 1 dozen hand painted earrings, 2 dozen hand painted glass votives, hand painted cards, silk henna chokers, and all the henna Full Belly Farm can handle! We’ll be in the Capay Valley for the annual Hoes Down Harvest Festival. October 6, 7 2012
It has been a rather inspiring 6 months of henna in the streets of downtown Chico, California for the Thursday Night Market! All my supporters have my utmost gratitude for embracing this exquisite, ancient and temporal artistry. I will miss the hustle and bustle of this beautiful evening market, meeting up with my community, and supporting other artists, farmers, and cooks! Incidentally, our humble little market was named one of the best of the World’s Best Late-Nite Foodie Havens! Pretty cool for a small, rural college town amongst organic farms and orchards. We love excellent food here, that is for sure!
This year will mark my 4 season slinging henna on the street for the market. I have learned so much thru the years. I look forward to coming back next April, refreshed and armed with new henna patterns, books and ideas just for you, dear Chico. Come see me tonight and revel in the awesome of our town! Purely natural.
Come find me for your purely natural henna artistry today from 2-5 pm at Eye of Jade Tattoo. Drop in and get adorned with henna to style your weekend.