February marks the annual Spring Fling Henna Conference hosted by Neeta Sharma. Neeta describes how the event idea came to be: “Our very first conference in 2006 had 6-10 local artists. Slowly and steadily this has increased to approximately 100 artists from across the country and even around the world, with one henna artist coming all the way from New Zealand."
The main purpose is to get henna artists together, freely sharing henna tips, and to provide education for the artists from presentation to delivery. This is an event where a new artist can attend for three days and learn the basic art, buy supplies, plus gain valuable business knowledge.
My philosophy in life is to share,” says Neeta. “When I was learning, everyone guarded the knowledge like treasured gold. I personally believe in destiny, so my purpose was to establish classes to share design tips, business plans and encourage all artists to educate others in their unique style. My goal is for the event to thrive on the philosophy of sharing and community building."
Neeta Sharma, Mehndi Designer