Re: great color for such a short time....

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Posted by Paul Cerra on May 13, 2002 at 17:35:37:

In reply to: great color for such a short time.... posted by Alissa on May 13, 2002 at 13:09:33:

[Sumita Batra's book]
: I think most of the regulars here have all read that book, myself
: included. Some of her designs I liked real well, like the ankle and
: wrist cuffs, but most of it was so-so.
Alissa, I'd agree with you about those ankle/wrist cuffs. I remember
those distinctly.

: : And to Alissa, thank you for the encouragement, I'd love to share
: my
: : work, but it's still *really* basic... [snip]
: Doesn't matter, keep hennaeing! And keep posting! All of us are at
: different point of learning the artform and appreciate the efforts
: all make along the journey. I don't consider myself an "artist" in
: anything but henna, and it took me at least a year before I was
: willing to call myself a "henna artist" and not cringe inwardly at
: the grandiousity. :)

At the risk of repeating myself, thanks for the encouragement! It's
appreciated. I think I know just what you're talking about, above: I
couldn't, at this point, feel comfortable calling myself "an artist."
My skills just aren't where I'd like them to be. On the other hand, I
try to discard my natural perfectionism and instead I try to remember
that being a great artist isn't the point or goal... having fun with
henna is the goal. And I must say, I've had a blast with it. Henna
smells great, it's fun to work with, and there's something really,
really satisfying about peeling back a wrap, seeing that your henna
stayed in place (sometimes all night long) and then scraping off the
henna and seeing the wonderful design emerge. And I love watching the
design change colours over time. So anyway, thanks again for the kind



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