What I want to do:
I want to embark on a personal journey educating and sharing the joy, creativity, symbolism, and beauty of the art of henna around the world. Henna is an amazing traditional art form that I want to bring from the ancient world into the modern world for everyone to enjoy and appreciate. It's not just for women getting married - but for men and women, of all ages, all cultures, and for all occasions. Getting a henna tattoo is an awesome experience worth having and sharing!
After a trip to Morocco 6 years ago, I started teaching myself to do henna. (You can read about my adventures in Morocco and why I love henna here.) Since then, it has just been something I do for fun, practicing on friends, family, and strangers alike. But, over the past couple of years, the fun and creativity of doing henna made me realize that I should seriously pursue my artistic endeavors.
My Henna Around the World Tour
just the beginning of my journey
to go after my dreams
to infuse my passions and talents
to be a traveling henna artist
sharing the art of henna around the world.
Henna brings fun, happiness, and creativity
to everyone who experiences it!
How I will do it:
The project goal is to do 300 free henna tattoos around the world. It's very travel-friendly, so I will take my henna kit with me wherever I go. This is my plan and itinerary* for the next couple of months to share the art of henna around the world:
- Cajun henna in New Orleans, Louisiana (7/2 - 7/4)
- Howdy henna in Austin, Texas (7/5 - 8/30)
- Family-style wedding henna in Los Angeles, California (7/27 - 8/2)
- Wedding henna in Chiusi, Italy (9/1-9/3)
- Roman henna in Rome, Italy (9/4-9/6)
- Tapas henna in Altea, Spain (9/5-9/9)
*more cities and tour dates can be added with sufficient funding. Want me to come to your city and do henna? :)
What the money will fund:
Pledged funds will help off-set my biggest expenses, airfare costs to Italy and Spain, henna art supplies, rewards, postage and shipping, and project fees. Actual costs are estimated to be greater than the funding goal. I will supplement the travel/lodging/food expenses with my personal savings.
- Airfare to Italy/Spain - $1500
- Henna art supplies, rewards, postage/shipping - $600
- Project fees (Kickstarter and Amazon) - $200
Thank you for your support and sharing the love!!
I hope you enjoyed watching my video as much as I had blast producing it! It was a challenge to put my heart and dreams in a 4 minute video. And you'll definitely be seeing more video creations from me in the future, documenting my Henna Around the World Tour. A very special thank you to my friends who helped me shoot my video and make my dream a reality (Dale, JLaw, Larry, Prashant, Ruba, Victoria). An enormous thank you to White Lightning for editing and Stephen for donating the new Haberdashery albums. And to my dearest friends and family for loving me, believing in me, and supporting me through all of this, especially the last few months. Even though one dream shattered, another one is coming true! Thank you, with all my heart. Love, Peace, Namaste, LPN xoxo
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