I've kept a kind of digital scrap book of my journey as an artist and @mehndikajoeyhenna inspired me to open it up today and try to create my very first henna tattoo, now that I've had 15 years of experience.
Technically, this isn't my first henna, that had happened a day or two before, with several of my girlfriends on the beach (on the Big Island of Hawaii). We had passed around the little henna bottle that came in my all natural kit and adorned each other. I had never done anything like that and neither had they, it was a kind of rite of passage. Womens Circle Body Art.
I felt deeply inspired, so I took the kit back out, studied the example drawings, and created this henna tattoo. Over the next few days and weeks I kept practicing and experienced a wave of euphoria washed over me as I realized I had finally found my medium as an artist. Finally!
I was just 29 years old... So much has happened in the past 15 years... I feel so grateful to have crossed passed with henna, what a blessing! Thanks Joey, for the inspiration to rework this design and remember the first times with this art.