Festival Henna

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.

A sweep of florals and paisleys in henna for a naturalista.
A sweep of florals and paisleys in henna for a naturalista.
Sisters together for henna, naturalistas for life.
Sisters together for henna, naturalistas for life.

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.


Exploring Moroccan fan motifs

Last week I found myself drawn to Moroccan style henna designs. I wanted a bit of strong geometric lines, floral, and some of those fan accents in my Tuesday personal  henna. I am loving the fan accents, I have neglected using them in the past and now I am inspired to put them in many designs! Which I did. Last week at the Thursday Night Market, where I have so many opportunities to do “artist’s choice” designs. Lots of my clients choose this and it gives me a chance to go with the flow and see what conspires. One of the most popular design styles in my tent, consistently, is Moroccan. The designs I offer  are from the e-book, “Moor on the Spot” available thru Henna Tribe.

How Henna Trails explored the use of fan elements in henna design last week, May 2012…

combining elements I love, as inspired by fellow henna artists

Oh, I can totally use fan accents in this design….

The floral centers are from “Lavender” and I added the fan accents to the motif.

A heart and eye henna design thought to ward off jealousy. This motif is from “Moor on the Spot” by Lisa Butterworth and Nic Tharpa Cartier. Hugely popular style of henna in Chico, California

feathers brought down the mountain