I’ve always appreciated the music (and especially the food) of the Middle East and India, but it was not until I moved to Austin, Texas and began taking belly dance lessons that I began to really notice henna as an art form.
The year was 1997: Henna…I was fascinated. I was entranced. I had to learn more. I eagerly read everything I could find about the subject, but I still hadn’t tried henna. Then my husband gave me a kit for my birthday and I was hooked. That was July 1997 and I’ve been henna-ing ever since. In March 1998, my friends began insisting on paying me for doodling on them and Crescent Moon Designs was born.
We moved to San Diego in 2000, and henna gradually took over my life! And now I am a full-time artist! I continue to learn and meet fascinating people, and the more I learn the more there is to learn — the journey has just begun…
When I’m not doing henna, you can find me making bread, painting or playing the ukelele. And whenever I can I attend henna conferences and gatherings… the more I learn, the more there is to learn!!