Re: Spellbinding (that's my business name) Henna
Posted by Maureen on September 5, 2002 at 17:43:30:
: flyer including PPD warnings...less to chat...more tangible)
Actually, you may discover the flyer will open up the conversation
and lead to more questions. It is however, always nice to have
something for people to hold onto and carry away with them, or that
you can send out as a promotional piece about yourself and your work.
but Spirit gave me this
: opportunity to expand and so that's what I'm doing.
Sorry that your business closed. But again we see how when one door
closes another opens.
I tend to let customers make the choice of whether or not they want
some sort of visual of what their resulting design will look like or
if they want me to just go for it. I find that the people I do more
frequently are more willing to say, "Just give me something nice...Do
your thing!" Others seem to need to or just love to look through the
design books and choose something they relate to strongly.
I guess too much of my "other life" when I am wearing my "other hat"
has to do with having insights into the person before me for me to
desire doing henna in any other way than providing a wonderful
representaion of Mehndi/a henna design on the skin the person
designates. I am at those times reading nothing. Just providing an
experience and a design. If I do well, the experience becomes a
relaxing one and the person leaves feeling tended to...and the design
is well to their liking. Because of the nature of some of my
workshops and the issues I know are in the room with some of people I
work with using henna, I put some clear and firm boundaries around
the work to separate it from anything that has to do with the other
things the person may be sitting with.
But, I think we all got to henna/Mehndi differently and each bring
different things to how we do what we do...and why.
It seems to me that Catherine either posted a while back or had/has
something on her website about her ability to work similarly to what
you described. It may not have been Catherine. I am not sure. But
I do remember reading someone describing something similar. If it
was Catherine, I think she was describing an event that took place at
one particular woman's place...on this woman's land and there were a
lot of people there. I remember it was a very colorful post or
narrative piece on her website.
: I've met other artists who do custom work, to be sure, but have yet
: to meet anyone who works so much by the seat of their pants and
: furthermore, who reads them.
: Has anyone else experienced henna in this Spiritual way?
I wish you continued success in your work. Keep us posted as you
continue in your henna-life!
Take care. And, BTW, I agree with Alissa and Nick. This is a busy
and transitioning time for many people. So, sometimes you will post
and get and immediate response. Other times, your post can sit there
for a while and as people show up and read it and think through their
responses, they post back to you. So, it is possible to see replies
to your post showing up for some time. You will get a hang of the
flow of things. Just continue to hang out. And the responses have
little to do with folks measure as an artist or criteria for
inclusion or exclusion...but that folks get here when they can, read
posts when they can, respond when they can. And sometimes the "when"
is more frequent than at other times.
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