Sunday, June 28, 2009

Inspired by OM

It's a sunny Sunday afternoon, and after walking around on the West side of New York City with a bottle of water in one hand and a new camera in another, I tried to look around me for inspiration of new mehndi designs.  Granted I always use a certain combination of designs as a base, but I wanted something new to add to it.  As I was walking today, I noticed that lots of individuals had OM t-shirts or OM written on their handbags.  As simple as it may be, OM is a great addition to my collection of designs.  

Another design that I remembered was a particular type of flower design that I can draw on paper very easily but with mehndi, it's a challenge for me.  More so when I apply it on my own hand.  So here are some photos of what I came up with...

I tried out the black-and-white effect.  

I got religious on this part of the design:-)

This is an up-close of the main flower design.  It took me a couple of times before I was somewhat satisfied. 

Thursday, June 25, 2009

simple yet gorgeous

Although mehndi designs can last for up to two weeks, I decided to try out another design on the opposite side of my hand.  The difference is that I washed it off almost right away so that I don't have to wait for two weeks.  I decided this time to go with a more simple design but a lot of it.  Hope you like it. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The first of many designs

So I've blogged in the past, and this time, I'm trying something new.  Mehndi has always been a hobby of mine, yet I have had no one to practice on.  Tonight I thought, why not apply it on my own hand?  So I did.  I only applied the mehndi on my left hand but took many pictures of different angles.  I also tried using different photo finishing formats just to see what would look better.  

Once these designs fade, I'll try something out again.