Hello friends! As you may know, I have recently moved from Abilene TX to Odessa TX – and am just getting around to updating my website, business cards, and all the other little things that seem to take forever to get done. As I write this I am up late again working on this stuff – there are exciting new things coming this summer! I will still be at The Chicken Farm for First Saturdays (San Angelo) as usual, but I’m adding more venues and hope to spend lots of weekends working at my booth in various places. The second weekend in June, I’ll be in Stanton TX for Old Sorehead Days.
What’s new: first, the jagua. Last summer I had jagua – the paste that’s much like henna but stains blue. This year the product has been updated and I have yet to try it out but it sure looks like it’s going to be awesome, partly because the way it comes packaged now makes it easy to mix either by itself for the blue stain, or WITH henna for either a darker henna stain or different shades of brown. I can’t wait to see how those turn out. Second, I’ve been experimenting with a different medium on which to create the beautiful designs I love so much, but not skin. I wanted to be able to work on the designs when I wasn’t doing shows or appointments, to create something that captures the look and tradition of the henna art, but that will last longer. Maybe something for people who like the designs but don’t want to wear them for three weeks. After some research and experimentation, I discovered pyrography, aka woodburning. More to come on that later, but for now I’ll just say I’m finding there are a lot of similarities and the designs on the wood and leather look a lot like henna designs on skin. Pretty cool. So I will have some of those things for sale at my table.