Month: October 2011

Sugar Skull makeup self portrait

Days of the Dead

I lived in Mexico for a semester in college.  It was right after my mom passed away (she was a hospice nurse and was 49 when she died, but that’s another story).  I was in Mexico City, and also Oaxaca. I spent some time at Frida Kahlo’s house in Coyoacan, and wept next to her bed where her body cast… Read more →

succulents in shoes

Featured Artist for Alberta Main Street

The Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon is an amazing neighborhood full of awesome restaurants, the best ice cream I’ve ever had, and a “Last Thursdays on Alberta” event that is like a mix of Commercial Street in Provincetown and uhhh…Burning Man?  It’s a carnival atmosphere that is largely self-regulated, with the help of Alberta Main Street’s community organization. You… Read more →

pregnant belly henna

I love mehndi (henna tattoos)!

temporary henna tattoos are a fun and beautiful way to commemorate an event (such as a wedding, pregnancy, birthday, etc.). i do intricate henna paste lines, patterns, and shapes both traditional and customized. i’ve worked on bellies, hands, feet, arms, legs, shoulders, and am happy to do small or large designs. these belly designs took about an hour. my rate… Read more →