Whilst perusing the internet avoiding doing my Pregnancy yoga Essays, I have come across a rich resource for henna tips.
The Henna Page
I absolutely love the henna tattoos of Hindu brides. Astounding and beautiful.
Also I stumbled across yoga for henna artists. I think it could work for typers on laptops too!!!
"Happy Hands" presented by Catharine (Hennacat) Hinton (23 MB wmv )
This video shows yoga techniques for the henna artist: relaxing and strengthening hands, wrists, and backs for comfort and endurance in those important henna jobs!
As I am being more and more creative every day through running Yoga Quota, I am doing more and more little projects. From Advent Calendar tea cosies (not for sale), Hoodie mash-ups, Om pebbles, writing and illustrating books, yoga class design. It's like doing a job you feel that is meant for you opens up this wave of happy-creative-energy that hasn't had an outlet for me for years! My art has gone up and down in waves. Down the more Engineery or businessy or busy I have been. Up the more happy I am.
So I've wanted (for 1 week) to do a henna tattoo from my fingertips to my toes, in a long line down my flank. Forearm, humerus, armpit, side torso, side quad, side shin and foot. Just doodles: birds, oms, swirls, flowers, dragon flies...you know.
The thing that is holding me back is my broken and allergicy skin (yuk), and if it were to get into my derma layer because of that I would be stuck with my doodles forever. Which as I regularly change my mind, is not a good thing.
Also, going to my parents at Christmas, tattooed may give them a heart attack. Yes I am nearly 30. Even though they are much cooler than me frequenting rock festivals and planning a retirement road trip around Scandinavian hard goth metal festivals in a VW van I still don't think this would go down well.
Still, we can dream and research can't we? Anyone who wants to be a gineau pig let me know. As long as you don't have broken allergically skin or care about your tattoo fearing parents!