I hope everybody is feeling refreshed and ready to take on a brand new year, with new objectives and goals to make it another fantastic 52 weeks. Having taken nearly a month away from social media, please allow me to get the ball rolling with an update on all the news whilst I’ve been “away”…
Something insane and amazing happened at the 2nd anniversary of our #MonthlyMehndiMeet, when a couple of our beloved #MMM ladies revealed that they had secretly collaborated with my husband to jointly gift me with the full conference and travel costs of attending the FIRST East West Mehndi Meet, to be held in Hungary on 31st March this year. The background to this story is that in the days directly following the official launch of the East West Mehndi Meet, I specifically asked my husband if there was any chance he might be able to part-gift the conference fee to me, and I would cover the travel costs myself. He asked me to wait, as he needed time to assess his finances and his budget. His excuse was that he needed to wait until all the bills had been paid out of his account around the 10th of the month. As that date fell on the weekend, he then further requested that I would wait until Monday (the day after the #MMM) when the banks would open as not all the transfers had left his accounts yet. Then this happened…
And so, it will actually be happening! I will be attending and READY TO LEARN MORE at the first international East West Mehndi Meet, featuring instructors announced so far as: Darcy Vasudev (Henna Lounge), Fatima Oulad Thami (Hand Of Fatima), Mary (Ginkas Arts) and Henna Visa (Henna Visa)… with exciting guests yet to be announced! With such a humbling and incredibly moving gesture of generosity bestowed upon me from a seriously awesome group of friends and amazing hubs, I can hardly wait to absorb the maximum potential from this event and bring back that energy to the #MMMers here in Bradford. Who knows, maybe it will even inspire bigger and greater ideas from the group for the future…
Photo Shoot collaboration
It’s amazing how productivity drastically increases without the distraction of social media! Stay tuned for a full blog update on this exciting photo shoot collaboration at Delius Art Centre with Jax Griffin Photography/Curiouser & Curiouser Media Service, Sheeba Khan (A Touch of Glam MUA) and first time model Thamie! And just for you, my faithful blog readers, some behind the scene pictures below. You’ll have to come back again to see the full album in a later blog post!
And the biggest, most super exciting announcement for 2017 is that ‘Created By Connie’ will be moving into a new studio space. The NEW STUDIO plus APPOINTMENTS will be announced imminently on the website. You will be able to pop in to have a look at the new surroundings, before settling down for a proper Yorkshire cuppa (decaff’ available!) and some beautiful freehand henna. I can’t wait to welcome you!