Hi! My name is Heather Beemer. I am a native of Indiana and currently live in Los Alamos, New Mexico. I am the proud parent of one amazing boy and I'm a full-time Speech-Language-Pathologist in the Los Alamos Public Schools District. I love my career and what I do, but it's henna that provides me with an outlet to create.

 

Several years ago I took a leap and a basic class on henna. From there I began attending retreats and workshopts across the country, getting lessons from some amazing henna artists. I began to understand the beauty and the depths of henna as an art form with continued practice. After coming across an explanation of the term "shringar" I knew that henna was going to continue being a part of my life for a long time.

 

A book by Loretta Roome, "The Timeless Art of Henna Painting" states, "In India, there is a special term (shringar) that is used to describe the beauty of a woman's creativity. The concept of shringar is a particularly lovely one. A woman displays her shringar in the act of creative expression. She may do it with a gesture or in a great work of art. She may reveal it in the way that she adorns herself or another. Shringar is the power of beauty beneath the surface, and mehndi/henna is one of the many ways that such beauty is made manifes

 

Not too long after I started doing henna did I realize that I could apply it to so much more than just the human body. I am also a hunter. Or should I say, "huntress." I began to henna elk, deer, and antelope skulls. I have even had the pleasure of adorning the skulls of a skunk and a domestic sheep. Each design is different and I take into account what my clients want with a dash of myself in every one. Nowadays, I will henna anything that will hold still long enough to be adorned.

 

I am so thankful for this form of art. It allows me to get to know so many different kinds of people and to create beauty. Thank you for being part of my journey.

 

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Jemez Springs, New Mexico 87025

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