Monday, February 23, 2009

Double Hearts Henna

These girls have been best friends since birth, but one of them lives in Virginia now and they don't get to see each other as much as they used to. As a surprise to her friend she flew into Columbus, and after she was picked up at the airport the two girls came to my house for matching henna designs! They wanted the Double Heart design (that's popular in contemporary jewelry) surrounded by vines and flowers and this is what I did for them.
Unfortunately, it was a cold day and the wind was blowing snow, and these girls had to leave their shoulders exposed so their henna wouldn't be disturbed. I hope they had a great week together.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Random Hearts Party

On Valentine's Day, Bob and I went to a "Random Hearts" Party. I decided to take my paints along and do some body and face painting. I just took one of my palettes, and filled it with pinks, reds, plum, gold and silver, and black and white-- Valentine colors. Sue started out getting just a little bit of a heart over her heart to peek through her shirt, but as I got going she kept giving me access to more and more skin, so I just kept painting.... It looked terrific on her, and her husband liked it too.
It was a real hit with the revellers, it was fun to see everyone walking around with pink and purple swirlies and hearts all over them. I picked a great spot to work too, at the end of the kitchen counter/island, right where Tammy was mixing chocolate martinis and wedding cake martinis.... like I said, great spot! What a great night, fun, friends, painting, and I during it all I had my Valentine with me!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Turbulent Skies

Last year I decided to enter the World Body Painting competition, but, I had never painted a body before! I've painted faces, I've painted paintings, I've painted rooms, but never bodies. I knew I'd be comfortable with the nudity, because I've hennaed my share of breasts, bellies, and booties, but I needed to do some actual body paint, because I needed a picture to submit. So, one afternoon, I pulled out my paints and sat Bob down, and painted him up. I had no idea where I was going with this, I just started swirling colors around, and this is what I ended up with. And even though its only a partial body I was really quite pleased, and very excited about the prospect of breaking into body painting.