May 1, 2011

Henna Baby Belly Painting!

I've always loved Henna designs, read about them, seen hundreds of photos of Indian brides and princesses adorned and embellished with this beautiful and mysterious artwork which has been around for over 1000 years.

Recently, it was my turn to create something of this art style, collaborating with photographer Claire Teague and soon-to-be-mum Vanessa (39 weeks)!

I was a little nervous about getting the paste the perfect consistency (toothpaste-like) and was fortunately  successful, (mixing enthusiastically like it was masterchef!) although this henna kit I used, made a green, organic coloured paste, and had a lighter tan stain on it after; which could be a plus for future clients if they don't want the stain to be too obvious.

Here are the photos! Claire did an incredible job capturing the moments  with artistic flair and sensitivity while I was painting. Please check out her fan page & website:

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