Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Henna , before and after

I was lucky enough to have a real artist do one last display of henna on my left hand today. The first photo is of the henna paste drawing-thus the dark and even color. The paste is very 3 dimensional and the process of application is reminiscent of cake icing. (Any lighter areas show where the paste has already dried and flaked off)
The second photograph shows the stain left behind once the paste is removed-shades of reddish brown and very uneven. Seemingly, different parts of the body stain differently-the palm being one of the areas that shows the color most deeply.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

henna and L.A.F.

Still not much new here. Some excitement though: Clients at the hospital I work at were wonderful enough to bring in some henna and they created lovely designs on the hands of the nurses & I. (I happen to love henna and explored it's use years ago-perhaps it is time to return to this "medium" as it is all about pattern & design...)
And on the same day, Mr. Lance Armstrong came to visit at the hospital. Thus the LIVESTRONG bracelet. Quite exciting.