My customer searched for this design online and I covered it as best as I could. It took me about 4.5 hours to complete. i procured this mendhi from Pakistan almost two years ago and it is still going strong. The color stains quickly upon the palm however it fades as quickly as it stains. This set came out beautiful. Thanks for choosing me to do it!
At an awesome family reunion this weekend in Pennsylvania, I took several pictures of the cabin, surrounding trees and flowers in the grass. I realized, in between my attempts at photography, that building and maintaining relationships is similar to how we maintain and care for plants. They require the same kind of effort.
When handling plants and flowers one must be gentle and nurturing. They must be tended to and cared for regularly otherwise the plants will wither and die. Likewise, relationships must be cared for and tended to, whether it be through meetings or virtual contact. That effort to care must remain otherwise that relationship will not progress, and humans who limit their contact with others find themselves at ease with a loss of social interaction.
I learned a valuable lesson this weekend in the importance of tending to relationships. Meet with your relatives, develop relationships with people, it's an important part of life. it is definitely an important part of mine :)
Once I start drawing, it's hard to stop. The designs keep getting bigger and more elaborate as I try to get everything perfect, down to the very last detail and even the color scheme.
Having a task to complete gives me focus, regardless of how mindless the task may be. The lack of that concentration or focus leads me to feel like a failure, like I am not doing enough to exercise my mind.
Nevertheless I have been enjoying designing and drawing with these metallic colored sharpies. The simple task requires concentration and it feels great not to have my mind racing a mile a minute.
I bought shiny, metallic markers in different colors and felt inspired to draw and color like a first grader! And then my lovely friend let me do some mendhi on her hand :)
Hues that exist in the natural world are the most stunning. Rows and rows of colored flowers in fields really make me realize and appreciate a world that we have very little control of. In the spring, after months of a long, cold, and grey winter, colors begin to pop out of trees and from the ground.
Take these flowers above, they are an inspiration in both shape and color!
I'll be adding pictures and commentary of the things I love. I am an ordinary person in an extraordinary place. There is no special purpose to this blog other than to project what I am thinking of at any given moment.
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