I recently had the privilege to meet the world’s fastest henna artist Pavan.In just one hour she painted a staggering 314 armbands – where each design had to be different from the other – beating the previous record by a mind-blowing 100 armbands. And for this she won her an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.
She was at an event where she had the chance to showcase her art work in form of a portfolio and to show her skills on event attendees.
I hadn’t had anything to do with henna, knowing its the traditional Asian/Oriental body art for numerous festivities, so when I looked through Pavan’s portfolio, I was actually blown away by her art work. She even showed me some pictures on her phone, because she doesn’t only do henna art on bodies, but also on walls and clothes and so on. It’s really amazing.
I’m not sure if you recognize it – but the chick here is from the Sugababes (I didn’t recognize her, but that’s because the members of Sugababes change like Linsay Lohan changes her addiction status lol).
Pavan breaks out of the conventional perception of henna art (like my opinion of henna being traditional Asian/Oriental body art) and I love that about her. And I generally appreciate art coming from a musical and artistic family myself.
Don’t you just love the way she doesn’t just use the standard henna but also glitter glue and rhinestones and all of that? She said most of her work her didn’t take her more than 30min! THIRTY MINUTES! eeeek!
Henna itself lasts for about a week, obviously some of the other stuff comes off unfortunately. But this is a great means of testing what sort of tattoo you want, isn’t it?
I love her delicate work, her creativity and the idea of breaking henna art out of its perceived constraints!
Miss drifted Snow White