We had our very first Boise Mehndi Meet on Wednesday night, and the theme for this month was “party strips”. This refers to henna that goes on the hand starting at the wrist and goes up the hand usually in a diagonal fashion and then sometimes ending on a finger.
The trick to the party strip is repetition. You repeat the same themes over and over again up the hand. These rules aren’t strict, but this is the general idea. They are called party strips because they are perfect for henna parties where a small group of people will all be receiving henna. The party strips aren’t too big and time consuming, but they are still beautiful and elegant, and who doesn’t love getting a henna tattoo that goes up one of your fingers!
I thought it would be fitting for my first blog post to do a party strip, using a theme that needs repeating over and over again. In Priscilla Shirer’s “Armor of God” Bible Study, she has a list of scriptures that tell us who we are in Christ. The first and defining item on the list is that through Christ we are children of God (John 1:12). The flower in this party strip is us, is me.
And I am a child of God, a state of being that is simple to say but harder to grasp. Repetition will help, so here is the party strip design, a reminder reminder that you are a child of God and that you are a child of God.
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