Re: no longer doing henna in public

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Posted by Theadora on September 4, 2002 at 18:24:45:

In reply to: no longer doing henna in public posted by Darla so Dreadly on September 4, 2002 at 16:56:00:

Hi Darla,
Just to add a little to the thread.
Last year at the end of summer henna frenzi I vowed once again but
with more feeling this time "As god is my whitness I am not going
back to the outdoor market again"!!
Me and my henna partner swore at the end of every season, but the
draw of the need to support ourselves would find us back there in
the middle of the carnival again, slinging henna to the fake black
tattoo wanting(for the most part)masses. But this year I stuck to my
promise to myself. It was weird and scary at first when summer
rolled around again and I wasnt setting up my tent. But what
happened is other things formed and I had time to do only those
events and bridal henna or juicey stuff I really wanted. I was able
to do henna in a calm meditative way and began to enjoy it more. The
hardest part was turning down some work and refering some clients
out to other artist helped alot. I figure if I do henna mainly
because I love it and remember why I started in the first place and
be able to begin enjoying the art and connecting with people who
truly appreciate it then maybe I wont just get sooo burnt from the
public noise that it will make me stop loving it.
Blessings to you or honoring your self and finding peace and joy
with wherever your choice takes you.
Do write in here, I would miss you if you didnt.

: this is something I've been considering doing for a while... doing
: henna out in public is becoming more of an aggravation than a
: fulfilling pastime.
: I will still be open to do parties and bridal henna when those
: opportunities arise, and I will still be doing *some* henna at the
: Globe (tho, not as frequently, maybe once a month) where I have
: up my henna table for almost two years... but other than that I
: be severely restricting being in the public with this form of art.
: I'm just too busy and too tired to sit at my henna table alone
: waiting for a customer, or trying to explain what it is I do to
: ignorant masses who really don't give a shit, trying to tell folks
: that "this isn't your cousin's henna she got at the beach..."
: like that. I still love henna, I'm just doing a little soul
: searching and a semi-retirement.
: Peace to all,
: Darlahood


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