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For months I’ve been seeking opportunities…

For months I’ve been seeking opportunities where I can use something I enjoy (art) to connect with other moms and kids. Art is big here and many people do different crafts and have various skills. I’ve hosted a few paint nights and even searched for an art or painting class but ironically couldn’t find anything. Interestingly, during a fund raiser that we helped with, our friend Sönmez was doing henna and everyone just loved it. So afterwards, we invited her to come over one day and teach us. The next day at a neighborhood birthday party, our neighbors (from all ages and places) were so excited and asked if we could do henna together! I was shocked. Traditionally women do henna the night before their wedding, so many of them were sharing with me about what it looked like etc. Since then, almost every day a neighbor and or a friend has come over to hang out and talk while I do a design for them. It’s been so much fun to have people drop by and ask me to do a design for them. I never would have thought the art I’d discover here would be henna, but it’s something people love here and has allowed us to connect with others. ️