Tomorrow should be the last full day of Ramadan for us inshallah (“God Willing”). Today I did Henna for the first time myself. I started to dabble a bit in drawing with no training this past December. I used a doodle technique called Zentangle, I’ve been hooked on how relaxing it is when I draw different patterns. I’ve already added some of the work I’ve done to this blog, including the cover photo.
I just received “Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo: Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions, patterns, and projects.” by Brenda Abdoyan in the mail. I was able to purchase henna paste from the local Halal store and I drew the first beginner pattern and mixed a few other styles from the book.
I wasn’t able to sleep after Isha prayer (the last of our required five prayers for the day), I started making a few decorations. I found a pdf template of some suncatcher lanterns the other days. The original design for these was on another blog called Sweet Fajr. This sister has a ton of great crafts I hope to try inshallah. I stayed up making a few as you can see in the photo:
I also started to wrap and put together a few eid gifts which I will finish up tomorrow night inshallah.