The Warm Tone Cool Tone Project
Hey everyone! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted something on this blog of mine :). But I’m here now. And it’s to let you guys in, on this project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. It’s one where I have Henna on one hand and Jagua on the other. One, being a warm tone (Henna) and the other, a cool tone (Jagua). Hence the Project name Warm Tone Cool Tone.
As you guys have probably seen, in my particular style (or not, lol), I like things that contrast one another. I feel like it’s just so beautiful, interest, balanced that way. And when I started using Jagua I started to form this idea in my mind that I wanted to do a project one day using both Henna and Jagua. I was hoping that I would be the first one to try this concept of Henna on one side and Jagua on the other but I was beat to the chase by another Henna artist, Debi Varvi. I saw what she had done and was like, “Ah man *snaps fingers*. She beat me to it”. But it was so AWESOME!!! And Here is a picture of Debi Varvi's work.
Even though, I was not the first one to try this concept, I wasn’t deterred from my attempt at it. And after some time, and Major trials in my life, I felt like it was time to finally bring my idea to fruition. I didn’t have a particular design in mind and did not plan it out beforehand. As always is my style, of flying by the seat of my pants and hoping that I come out on the other side with a winner, lol. And, to film these things on top of that!? I just might be the Evel Knievel of Henna, or, just someone that aspires to be that, lol.
I started with the Henna since I knew I had to sleep with the paste on overnight. And, because, Jagua only needs to be on for a maximum of 3 hours to stain the skin well. The night before I had already decided that I wanted to do something that was mainly on the fingers but, had little idea of what style I would do it in. So there I was, all set up to film and do henna. Then it came to me! For the Henna, I would do a Native American inspired Henna design. Yes! So I started, and also threw in some other cool Henna techniques along the way. Two and a half hours later, I was done! It always takes me longer to do Henna designs on the fly, but I love it so much in the end.
Then, the following morning, I started on the Jagua for my right hand. Non-dom (non-dominant) hand is fun because my left hand kinda has its own flow and style. I should make a post about it… later ;). I already knew for this project that I wanted to have both designs to have the same base design flow. So what was left? To figure out what style it would have. Again, after I was all set ready to film and do Jagua, it came to me. Khaleeji style Jagua. It was kinda crazy while filming, because it was daytime, and I usually film late at night, when everyone is sleeping, lol. So while I was filming and Jagua’ing, peeps (my kids and husband) in my house were running around, asking me for things, bumping the table, and making messes and so on. I almost scrapped the mission but, I kept pushing forward, through the adversity and impossible odds and got it done! Yes!
After the stains were mature, I did the Warm Tone Cool Tone photo shoot. Here is a photo from my photo shoot below. Make sure you check out the video too :)
So now that you know, I hope that you can have a better appreciation for this project as a whole. And I hope that you enjoy it. Thanks for reading. I know it was a long one, but, I know that you’re a trooper ;) Love ya