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I have decided to let go of some of my original drawings, both recent and from a little while ago. This one here is one of them- the link to my website shop is in my profile. Thanks for looking🧡✨🧡
Here is a picture of my ageing stain ( 11 days old, to be precise) just the way i like it- mostly intact with all parts still visible... but really only hanging on for dear life and ready to be scrubbed off completely by tomorrow. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ... this is a little follow-up to my 'confession' the other day, about having secretly harboured an intense dislike for stubborn stain leftovers ( aka 'The Gangrene Stage') ever since... well always, really.  I go to great length in order to avoid those dreaded days of having to awkwardly hide my arm to notgettingtheweirdlooksandquestionsandpeoplecrossingtheroadasiapproachoutoffearfrompossiblycatchingwhateverlookstobespreadingonmyskin ( ok, i may just have made all of this up;)). Either way- i have always greatly admired my fellow Henna wearers who are able to fully embrace this less than pretty stage just the same.✨✨
Finally i have found a way to live out my finger henna fantasies without fear...😬 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Some of you might already know that i have suffered from an irrationally severe case of ' The ageing gangrene stain' Angst for quite some time now... i almost never henna my own fingertips- and i dare not even consider palm designs- for that reason. I MUST  be able to scrub off the remains of an old design in one go😬! ( ... and for those of you who might wonder what the heck i'm on about- in some areas henna stains tend to hang on for much longer- especially where the skin is thickest- and towards the very end it might turn a rather unsightly shade of green/grey. Let's just say i personally do not lovingly embrace this natural process at all...)
✨Mo' Books✨
Sunny balcony naps with The Vinnster
Sometime over the past few months my CrustyOldLadyEyes appear to have stopped focussing properly close up, and drawing small details became a bit of a drag, which is all sorts of unfortunate. Now i have a pair of mildly unflattering drawing specs- they work superbly,and order is restored.
Here's a little 24hrs stain update on that Mandala from yesterday, on my gorgeous daughter ✨🧡✨...
I don't often use tape to fix a design... put when i do, i looove ripping it off the next day to reveal the fresh stain🧡🧡
... another 'HennaCraft&AfternoonSun' Situation...
Sometimes things just don't... and yes, that is indeed the same mangy grid i have repeatedly pulled out for the past ten years. What can i say- i'm gridtastically challenged.
Drawing henna designs on flat surfaces has always felt a bit unnatural for me somehow, and i am yet to find any limb templates i truly like. A few weeks ago i had the glorious/perhaps slightly questionable idea to draw a stippled version of my own hand, and now, after an insane amount of time dotting away furiously, it's finally done! I think i'm quite pleased with the effect and the look of this first design drawn over it...
Mo'Notebooks... i think i might try to seal the paste on these ones.
So happy to finally be wearing henna again! (... in this little close-up, the paste had been left on for almost 24hrs to ensure a great stain)
✨WE HAVE A WINNER!✨ Congratulations to @dee.cavill ! Please message me with your address and your limited edition @wearewingback wallet will be sent on it's way asap🖤🖤! ( swipe to see the draw) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Thank you so much to everyone entering this little giveaway- i've very much enjoyed reading all about your favourite words... so much fun!🧡🧡 And, to use our winner Dee's word... i almost had a minor CONNIPTION  while writing out all those usernames onto tiny strips of paper😂 ( just kidding...)
After several month of henna deprivation, i have finally managed to adorn my own arm today! I thought i'd best play it safe while getting back into the swing of it, but then things went a little odd further down... eh. •😬•
I haven't hennaed it many months, which is truly sad, and i have no idea how it happened.... So i finally mixed up some fresh paste the other day, but thought it might be best do have a little practice on a notebook first before going nuts on my arm. And GoshDarnIt that was a good choice... turns out i may be just a tiny tad RUSTY! Hennaing ain't bicycling, that's fer sure😂.
I just wanted to share this wonderful tattoo! I came across it by chance the other day and thought it was pretty special, as i hadn't seen one of my full arm henna designs tattooed before😀!Thank you so much Jazmin for kindly sending me great photos of your new adornment!🧡🧡 ( done by a tattoo artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ( On a sidenote- While it makes me very happy to see people wanting to wear my art forever, and i always enjoy sharing some of those tattoos with you, posts like this one here are NOT an open invitation to anyone to take, use and claim my work as their own. Unfortunately it appears we live in a time where any original art shared online is reduced to becoming 'ideas' and 'inspo', and the internet is viewed by many as a free-for-all library of pretty pictures- i call it the Pinterest Generation. At times this still makes me sad and angry, and personally i cannot imagine not wanting to know who created an artwork if i was planning to wear it for the rest of my life, or to be content with using someone else's artwork instead of creating my own...but i also realise these are simply my own views. I don't consider myself overly precious about my stuff, but sometimes there is a very fine line between feeling honoured and rather taken aback...)
... time for a little- GIVEAWAY!!... ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ The wonderful people at @wearewingback have kindly sent me a wallet from our recent limited edition collab to gift to one of my lovely followers!  Now, i've had this in my drawer ready to go for a while already, but simply can't figure out how to do that whole Giveaway thing... i'll be honest, i'm not a fan of the 'must follow' 'must repost' 'must tag a dozen friends' kind... so let's do something that probably doesn't make any sense whatsoever, but might be a bit of fun: To enter, simply tell me what your favourite word is ( and why, if you like). I will draw a winner randomly from the comment section on July 8. Good luck!!✨✨