... and your kids are just adorable! (n/t)


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Posted by shaon on June 11, 2002 at 20:03:38:

In reply to: A full circle (with thanks!!) (long) posted by Lauren on June 11, 2002 at 19:19:05:

: You all may have noticed I'm not posting any pictures since Sirius
: NYC. I had thought I was pretty good, impressing the locals
anyway,
: then when I saw the designs the other "pros" were knocking out, I
was
: almost ashamed I had been charging for it. After getting home and
: looking at my old pictures again, I realized I wasn't as bad as I
had
: thought at the time, but I did sit down to think about why I
wasn't
: better. I especially thought about Heather's design. I'd never
: before seen something so intricate and gorgeous, not to mention
she
: covered up a design I thought couldn't be done. I thought a lot
: about this. I've been doing henna on myself for ten years and
people
: who have been doing it for half as long are doing stuff that's
hugely
: better than me. I knew I would have to make a change, but I
didn't
: know what until just now.
: On a whim, I rolled a cone like Heather showed us at Sirius NYC
and
: started doodling. I had a decent design on the back of my hand,
but
: I was going to be working at an Indian restaurant and I needed to
be
: impressive, which the back of the hand wasn't to people who are
used
: to bridal mehndi. WOW. The result was the picture posted above.
: This is far and away the best work I've ever done. I'm
remembering
: that I started out using a rolled cone and doing lovely work, of
: course nothing like this! I took the cones to an event and did
some
: terrific designs that I know would not have turned out so well
done
: by any other means. I finally feel like I'm doing the art I
always
: knew I could. The link below has both the pictures from Sirius
that
: inspired me and some other pics I took this weekend. There's also
a
: picture of Max and Quinn, for those of you who wanted to see them.
: Thank you so much to everyone here who has been such a great help
and
: inspiration!! Also thanks to Alissa for her help with the page.
: Lauren

 


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