Chico Earthdance 2014

September 21, 2014

Earthdance is an annual Global Peace Party, music and dance events around our world. Social activism since 1997. In Chico, California, it was the 9th annual Chico Earthdance. Featuring performances fromĀ Alli Battaglia and the Musical Brewing Company, Los Caballitos de la Cancion, Soul Union, The Electrified Redemption Project, Lost in Outer Space, and Chico West African Drum and Dance, interactive painting, local artists and producers in Cedar Grove, Bidwell Park one Sunday afternoon. We artists circled at the edge of the oaks in Cedar Grove, one of my favorite festival spaces ever…this park is pure Chico magic.

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Festivaaaaal!

Henna Trails is heading up into the cool Sierra Nevada foothills for 4 days of authentic world music at the California Worldfest in Grass Valley! Find my tent by the main stage where the henna always is. I’m excited to hear new music I’ve never heard, and music I’ve loved for years. See you there!

classic music festival henna design, see you on the green!
classic music festival henna design, see you on the green!

golden tent

painting another banner

Thursday Night Market is starting April 5, 2012 and I am fixing up my henna tent. There is a new layout for vendors, that means a bit of remodel work on my tent layout and fixing it up abit more. I needed another banner, since my tent will be open on 2 sides, rather than one. I sat down yesterday and penciled in my letters to match the banner I already have. I used the Algerian font, I love this font used sparingly and it fits perfectly with my tent vibe. Last year I introduce turquoise and deep red walls, which I like, but I need to embellish them to bring a more cohesive look to my tent. I will be using golden, turquoise and dark brown fabric paints to draw henna designs on these walls. I am working on some panels on the front shaped, or rather inspired by Mughal arches in a deep red. I will paint these with golden and turquoise, adding “All Natural” in the Algerian font. I still need to make a sturdy stool for my clients and a few benches for my henna drying area…