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Nevertheless She Persisted Shirt

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in accessories, art, Crafts, nevertheless she persisted | 0 comments

Nevertheless She Persisted Shirt

As a women entraprenuer and business owner, it takes physical, mental, and spiritual toughness to succeed in this world. This quote really struck a chord with me so I made this. The message is true for women AND men. Don’t stop doing what’s right. Made in honor of all women and men with Elizabeth Warren ‘s persistence when she was warned by politicians for speaking up. Wear this ” She was warned, nevertheless she persisted “ shirt to show your support for women and men everywhere.

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Nevertheless She Persisted Shirt- quote about Elizabeth Warren

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Nevertheless She Persisted Shirt- quote about Elizabeth Warren

Perfect timing for any purchase on Zazzle because they have a 15% off coupon for Valentine’s Day. Get 15% off with code STUCKONYOU40 . As with all Zazzle products, this shirt can also be totally  customized which is why I love making products on their site.

For more information on Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senator for Massachusetts and the story that goes along with this, check out this article by The New York Times . Also check out her Twitter account. But be sure to know who your Senator is and follow THEM as well.

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A Wonderful Summer for Henna

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in art, electric forest, Henna, henna feet tattoo designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Farewell Summer! Hello Fall!

As fall is arriving, everyone is getting into Pumpkin Spice mode, raking leaves and going to apple orchards, our public henna festival season is drawing to a close. But what a wonderful summer for henna it was! We got to be in three amazing summer events this year with our henna booth. We got to meet so many of you and share in your great stories while you spent time in our booth. The three top public events we did this year were Electric Forest , DIYpsi , and The Vintage Market in Monroe.

Here are some highlight photos of each event this summer:

Kelly Caroline Henna Art at Electric Forest 2016

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Our henna booth at Electric Forest 2016

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Highlights from our henna booth at Electric Forest 2016

Our Henna Booth at DIYpsi

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Our henna booth at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti

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Our henna booth at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti, MI

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Henna at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti, MI

Henna at The Vintage Market in Monroe, Michigan

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Our packed booth at The Vintage Market in Monroe, MI

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Henna for The Vintage Market in Monroe, MI

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The Vintage Market in Monroe, MIchigan Henna booth

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Happy guests at The Vintage Market in Monroe, MIchigan

All of us at Kelly Caroline Henna Art want to say a HUGE “THANK YOU” to everyone who supported us this summer at all our our public events and private events, too! Here’s to another great season!

Don’t forget, you are always welcome to come into our henna studio in Ypsilanti for private appointments year-round and booking events is easy. Fill out our CONTACT FORM here.

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Electric Forest – Henna Michigan

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in art, electric forest, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, tattoo | 0 comments

Henna Michigan – Summer 2016 Gearing up!

Hello all! So many fun updates to inform you of. First of all, the henna season is off to a jump start! It’s barely above 40 degrees on any day here in Michigan right now, but we have been getting so many phone call sand requests for weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties, graduation parties, after prom events and private henna appointments. Thankfully we have our amazing team of henna artists this summer to handle it all.


 Henna Tattoos in the Henna Studio

If you’re inspired to get a henna tattoo to celebrate the returning of the warm weather, check out our henna gallery full of henna designs for the wrist, feet, back, shoulder and more!

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Electric Forest Announcement

Second BIG announcement! We have been accepted to do henna at Electric Forest this summer!! Our team will be there from June 22nd-June 26th in Rothbury, Michigan. We are unbelievably excited to join the forest family!

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Electric Forest Festival is a four-day multi-genre event, with a focus on electronic and jam band genres, held in Rothbury, Michigan, at the Double JJ Resort. The original event was called Rothbury Festival, debuted in 2008, and focused on jam bands and rock bands. The event was not held in 2010. Electric Forest, which debuted in 2011, is co-produced by Insomniac Events and Madison House. The 2015 event drew an estimated 45,000 attendees. eeming with astonishing art, dreamlike decorations, and incredible musicians will be yours to explore. With a rich history of community engagement and thought-provoking experiences, Electric Forest offers up an astounding adventure for festival-goers.

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If you plan on attending the festival, stop by my henna booth and check us out ! So excited to see you!



 Newest Henna Designs

Here’s a selection of our latest henna designs from private appointments at the studio – Henna michigan

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Henna for Detroit Gets Married

Also, here are some AWESOME shots of the henna I did for the brides for Detroit Gets Married, hosted at The Jam Handy in Detroit . Photos by Chelsea Brown Photography

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Henna for a beautiful bride by Michigan Henna Artist Kelly Caroline

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Henna for a beautiful bride by Michigan Henna Artist Kelly Caroline

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Henna for a beautiful bride by Michigan Henna Artist Kelly Caroline

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Henna for a beautiful bride by Michigan Henna Artist Kelly Caroline

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Celebration Henna Crowns Event !

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in art, Henna, henna crown, henna crown designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

Kelly Caroline Henna Artist Michigan

HOORAY!

February 27th we are hosting “Celebration Henna Crowns” at the Wyandotte Public Library, Bacon Memorial District Library . “Celebration Henna Crowns” is an afternoon of beautiful henna designs for men, women, and children with alopecia or undergoing chemotherapy. The event is from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Henna Crowns offer a beautiful alternative to the traditional hats, scarves, and wigs that many use. Henna is a natural way to beautify the body and celebrate life. This is a free event for anyone who has lost his or her hair due to chemotherapy or alopecia.

“Kelly decorated my bald head when I lost all my hair to chemo treatment.” said Patricia Berry from Ypsilanti. “The design was beautiful and her presence was lovely at the celebration henna party we threw to mark the event.  She’s an amazing artist, a consummate business professional and a good soul.”

Guests may choose from floral designs, tribal and geometric designs, or bring their own ideas. Each guest will get a unique, personal design. It is recommended that the head is free of lotions or oils prior to the henna being applied. There will also be brief presentation of the history and use of henna as well as how the natural paste is made from organic henna leaves and pure essential oils

The event is free, so call to reserve your spot (734) 536-1705

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Join us February 27th 2-5pm for “Celebration Henna Crowns”

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Beyonce Henna Design

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in art, Beyonce henna design, Henna, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, Private appointments, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

Did you see the music video Hymn for the Weekend ? Beyonce henna was so beautiful we had to do an homage I see this becoming a popular design, so I figured we would start practicing . Any other henna artists excited?  I wonder what show we will get to see for the Beyonce and Coldplay Superbowl halftime show.

If you would like to make your appointment to get a henna tattoo, Beyonce henna style, send me an email  to set up your private appointment.

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Beyonce henna design from her new music video with Coldplay

Want to know more? Read this quick history of Henna:

Henna is an all natural dye for the skin. Henna is extracted from the Lawsonia inermis tree by drying and grinding leaves and stems. The greenish powder, when mixed with an lemon juice, makes a temporary red, brown, or orange design on a porous surface. Indian families use henna in ritual skin painting, called Mehndi, for birth and marriage celebrations. Arabic and Turkish cultures also use henna. Western cultures have adopted henna to make temporary tattoos and organic hair dye. The Lawsonia inermis grows in hot, arid regions like North Africa and India. For centuries, people ground the foliage of the plant into a powder to dye cloth and skin. The strong pigment, lawsone, actually temporarily stains the skin. The dye is a dark pigment, but does not alter the surface permanently.
 

Want to see more Indian inspired henna designs like Beyonce’s? See our Henna Bridal Designs gallery.

 

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Pumpkin Painting ideas

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in art, Crafts | 0 comments

Happy Halloween (almost!)

An annual tradition that has been going on for 15 years now in my family has come and gone yet again- our Pumpkin Painting party!  I love this time of the year to be with my family and we all get together and have a competition and a vote to see who’s pumpkin is the best decorated of the whole year. We also fry fresh doughnuts and since all of the men in my family are musical, we have a Monster Mash jam . It is my favorite family event of the year because of its quirks and creativity and everyone has FUN.

 

Here are the photos of our pumpkin painting ideas :

including – a Veggie Tales pumpkin painting, Cinderella’s carriage, Darth Vader pumpkin painting idea, an alien, Pinocchio  pumpkin painting and my mom made the best overall pumpkin by making it into a blacklight lamp with fluorescent paint covering it.

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Cinderella’s Carriage pumpkin painting idea

Darth Vader Pumpking painting ideas

Darth Vader Pumpking painting ideas

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golden pumpkin carriage pumpkin painting ideas

Turkey pumpkin painting ideas

Turkey pumpkin painting ideas

Turkey pumpkin painting ideas

Turkey pumpkin painting ideas

 

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Henna Flower Tattoo video by Michigan henna artist

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Video | 0 comments

Time lapse video of a Pink henna flower tattoo video by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

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How to make Mini Fruit Cones

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in art, Crafts, diy, retro party ideas, Safari Party Ideas | 0 comments

How to make Mini Fruit Cones

Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot cook. However, I do get creative food ideas every once in a while, so they need to come out! This one I am particularly happy with. I was in charge of bringing the fruit to a  4th of July party, so I needed to think of a more creative way to present it than just a bowl. And DING! a light goes off- mini fruit cones ! I worked out the idea in my head, then made it happen. Here’s the tutorial for the perfect party snack Mini Fruit Cones

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Mini Fruit Cones

 

Supplies needed


Joy Mini Cups; Mini Ice Cream Cones for Kids, 42 Count (1 Box (42 cones))

Norpro 5135 Double Melon Baller

OXO Good Grips Melon Baller

Good Old Values Bamboo Toothpicks, Pack of 1000

 

Step 1

First, cut all the fruit you want – I went all melon because then it looks like ice cream, but you can use any fruits. Clean them, cut them into workable sizes, and start BALLING ! We kept all the sizes in separate bowls so it made assembling easier.

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Step 2

And you will have lots of fruit leftover that looks like rotary dial phones! (we cut up that fruit and served it in a large bowl and it was yummy)

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Step 3

Here is the dish of fruit kabobs we assembled. We mixed up what fruits were on the top and bottom, too. In the bottom of each cone, though is a cherry de-stemmed.

Most Important Tip! The kabob assembly can be done the night before, but wait to place the kabob in the cone until the day they will be served because the cone will get soft after 3 hours.

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And ta-da! Mini fruit cones assembled and ready to be loved!

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Jewelry Supplies on Etsy

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in accessories, art, Crafts, crystals, etsy, Quartz, semiprecious gemstones, world of rocks | 0 comments

Hello Artists and makers ! Today’s blog post is for YOU ! I’m writing today about the Etsy shop I co-founded for jewelry supplies on Etsy . The shop is World of Rocks and it features high-end jewelry supplies on Etsy for jewelry making, beading, crafting and more. Our etsy shop has sapphires, rubies, quartz crystal, citrine, druzy ((which I LOVE)) , jade, emerald, kyanite, peridot and much more!

Here is a small sampling of what we have for jewelry supplies on Etsy :

 

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Henna Tattoos – Baby Belly Henna

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Pregnant belly, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Happy Spring everyone! Starting to see more skin lately, here in the great state of Michigan. The majority of the Arctic weather has about passed here and once again it is the beginning of sandal & tank top weather which means the salon is starting to be buzzing with clients once again.

Lately the majority of my clients have been lovely mothers-to-be getting baby belly henna, pregnancy henna, prenatal henna (whatever you call it, it is so adorable!) I have said it before and I’ll say it again, as a henna artist in Michigan, one of my favorite henna designs is prenatal henna – mandalas henna designs, tree henna tattoos, floral henna – all of it is so fun!

Check out my latest henna tattoos for pregnant women . For the first one here, this is the second time I have gotten to do a henna design for this mother. The first time she was carrying twins with this tree design some of you might remember

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tree henna tattoo design for a baby belly

 

This time around, she wanted a tree, but since it wasn’t twins, she wanted a similar design.

We did a single tree design with 5 flowers around it, symbolizing each member of her growing family. So sweet.

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pregnancy henna design with a tree

At her appointment, she had a few friends gathering around her as her support group. They each got henna tattoos done as well. Here are a few:

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henna hand tattoo design

Another fun appointment lately was for a set of two good friends who were about 3 weeks apart in their pregnancy so they decided to get henna tattoos together to celebrate their upcoming births.

One of the women chose to have a mandala henna tattoo with a floral theme.

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Mandala henna tattoo Michigan

 

Her friend chose also a symmetrical mandala design but with an OHM symbol in the center to represent peace for her birth.

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OHM Henna tattoo for pregnancy symbol

And for my favorite picture, here is a very lovely picture of the two mommies together with their prenatal henna designs

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prenatal henna designs

 

Haven’t had enough mandalas? Here is a bonus

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World of Rocks – Jewelry Supplies on Etsy

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in art, Crafts, crystals, etsy, jewelry supplies, Quartz, semiprecious gemstones, world of rocks | 0 comments

I am so THRILLED to announce my newest business with my best friend and now business parter, Reed. She recently purchased World of Rocks – a lovely brick and mortar business in Downtown Ypsilanti. She will be running the store and I will be helping run the online portion via Etsy!

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faceted dark purple amethyst jewelry supplies

The shop is filled with the most exquisite collection of jewelry supplies, rocks, beads, semiprecious and precious gemstones. Quartz, Zircon, Jade, Sapphires, Rubies, Druzies, Garnets, Emeralds, Citrine and Amethyst just to name a few.

Here is a sample of the beautiful items we have on our Etsy site for jewelry supplies :

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Henna Tattoos Michigan – Coupon Code!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

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Happy New Year! Winter is in FULL effect here in Michigan! Celebrate with us and take 15% OFF your next Henna Appointment at our NEW salon or your next Henna Party . Use code 15CELEBRATE when you book your session *.

*offer valid until February 1st, 2015 – Henna Tattoos Michigan

 

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Our new private salon is located in downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan . Open for private appointments or groups.

A fun way to try out that tattoo design you’ve been thinking of getting done, too!

CALL to make an appointment with Henna Tattoos Michigan artist Kelly Caroline

(734) 536-1705

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Click here to watch our latest henna instruction video!

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Check out our latest henna tattoo designs on our Instagram account – #kellycaroline  @hennamichigan


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1950s Party Ideas

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in 1950s party ideas, art, Crafts, diy, retro party ideas | 0 comments

Oh WOW! I have got to share the photos from my collaborated birthday party with my wonderful sister-in-law. We had a 1950s themed birthday party this past weekend and it was SO much fun! All of our friends really enjoyed it so I thought I would post some 1950s party ideas and tips that helped make our shindig a success!

Retro party ideas

Retro party ideas

 

How to throw a DIY Retro 1950s Party

How to throw a DIY Retro 1950s Party

First, we picked a color scheme. Reds, pinks, & black and wanted it to feel like a 50’s diner threw a party. Since it was for both of our birthdays, we  collaborated on pinning to our Pinterest board our 1950’s ideas. Everything made visual is SO much easier to envision how the party should go.

What I Bought

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We ordered our black and white checkered table cloth from Amazon. It really gave that “diner” vibe without breaking the bank.

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black and white checkered table cloth

One of the BEST props we got was the HUGE jukebox standee that was just perfect! If you host a 1950s party, this is the one prop to get. You can find the jukebox on Amazon here.

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Jukebox standee prop for our 1950s party

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Rockabilly 1950s photo wall

Even though I don’t drink pop (or “soda” if you’re from the South) I just HAD to have Coke in a glass bottle with pink striped straws. The Coke from Mexico has real sugar in it and people really loved them. Get them here

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pink and white paper straws

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coke in a glass bottle

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1950s party table design

I needed a lot of crepe paper so I ordered one 500 foot roll of each color – Hot pink & Candy Pink

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magenta crepe paper

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candy pink crepe paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloons I ordered online and rented a helium tank locally to fill them. We made our own balloon arch and I used  Hot pink, magenta balloons & white balloons

*TIP! Helium only lasts 6-8 hours! Don’t fill your balloons until the day of your party!

magenta balloons

magenta balloons

white balloons

white balloons

 

Since this was a late night party, we did snack foods – white cheese fondue, pizza bites, veggies, mudslide milkshakes & chocolate mousse cake.

We used this popcorn maker to make our own freshly popped snack foods! So DELISH !

popcorn maker

popcorn maker

Things I Made

I made the prop hamburger and hotdog out of air dry clay and paint.

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I made some prop candy since candy to fill jars is SO pricey. I used air dry clay for the sugar sticks, let them dry, then painted them. I used my food sealer and a strip of cellophane to wrap them in.

How to make fake candy for a party

How to make fake candy for a party

For the other candy jars I used wadded up paper and cellophane to look like taffy and balls of aluminum foil for more candy filler.

I cut out the music notes for the walls out of construction paper.

Using photoshop, I designed the 1950s party invitation.

I put it up on Zazzle so you can customize it for your own party, too! Check it out on Zazzle 

1950s Party Invitation Postcard
1950s Party Invitation Postcard by KellyCarolineDesign
Browse for more postcards from zazzle.com.

If you want to make it easy, check out the list I put together of ALL my party supplies for your 1950s party !

outfit ideas for couples going to a 1950s party

outfit ideas for couples going to a 1950s party

 

drink station for 1950s party

drink station for 1950s party

 

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Well there you have it! I hope you’re party goes just as well as ours! Don’t forget to put thought into the music selection- keep it authentic and throw in a few 50’s remixes to make it interesting!

Diy retro 1950s party ideas

Diy retro 1950s party ideas

 

 

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My drawing I was inspired to do by ReKnew

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in art, Crafts | 0 comments

My drawing I was inspired to do by ReKnew – check them out http://reknew.org/My drawing I was inspired to do by ReKnew - check them out http://reknew.org/ #drawing #reknew #theology #art #artist #blue #white #design #kellycaroline #michigan #ypsi #ypsilanti #Minnesota #inktober

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Henna Crown Design

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in art, Henna, henna crown, henna crown designs | 0 comments

A side picture of my most recent henna crown design for a lovely lady

 

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Baby Belly Henna Design with Flowers

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in art, Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Pregnant belly, Private appointments | 0 comments

Here’s a fun baby belly design I did at the salon. Her husband surprised her with a great gift – getting her baby belly decorated with henna for their 3rd child’s birth – so fun! Here’s her baby belly henna design .

She wanted 5 flowers – one for each member of her family.

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Streaming Conference 2014

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in art, Crafts | 4 comments

This weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the Streaming Conference 2014 at Rochester College  . It was an event with great speakers including Richard Beck , Greg Boyd, Sara & John Barton, and Jennifer Rundlett. I found about about the conference through ReKnew.org.

I wanted to be involved so I volunteered to help in any way I could.

The organizers of the event commissioned me to take their logo for Streaming and paint it across wood pallets.

What a great project that turned into! I really enjoyed working with a variety of materials : wood, paint, photoshop, digital projection, my belt sander and of course, a drill!

Here is a picture of the logo :

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streaming conference rochester college

This is a picture of a few wood pallets as I was disassembling some and adding boards to the others to make a complete pallet with no spaces

wood pallet art

wood pallet art

This is one quarter of the complete piece – it ended up being 12 feet long by 4 feet high so I worked at it in segments inside ((it just happened to rain all weekend))

wood pallet art

wood pallet art

 

and here’s how it came out, installed in the theatre at Rochester College

Rochester College Streaming Conference

Rochester College Streaming Conference

Rochester College Streaming Conference

Rochester College Streaming Conference

Rochester College Streaming Conference

Rochester College Streaming Conference

Here are some photo highlights of the conference.

 My Dancing Day book by Jennifer Rundlett

Book by Jennifer Rundlett

Book by Jennifer Rundlett

 

Richard Beck covered his book The Slavery of Death 

The Slavery of Death by Richard Beck

The Slavery of Death by Richard Beck

 

Also available was selection of books by Greg Boyd :   Seeing is Believing , God of the Possible , Benefit of the Doubt , & God at War 

Books by Greg Boyd

Books by Greg Boyd

My lunch my husband packed for me ((since I have a hard time remembering to eat when I’m busy))

my lunch

my lunch my husband packed for me

Beck’s talk was very moving – his work with maximum security prison inmates is astounding. It is incredible when an individual can resonate with an outcast group of unloved souls.

Richard Beck

Richard Beck

Greg Boyd’s presentation was outstanding. He crammed so much theology in 45 minutes that brains were spinning when he got done serving it up! AWESOME

Greg Boyd presentation, woodland hills church, rochester college, michigan

Greg Boyd presentation

 

And this happened ((2 thumbs way, WAY up))

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meeting Greg Boyd

At the end of the weekend Greg Boyd & Richard Beck were available for a discussion group.

Richard Beck and Greg Boyd Presentation

Richard Beck and Greg Boyd discussion

 

It was such a great experience – I’m so happy I was able to attend! If you want to see more images, check out Streaming Conference 2014 and #rcstreaming on twitter.

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Henna Michigan – Tattoo Designs by Kelly Caroline

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, tattoo | 3 comments

Tattoo design ideas by Kelly Caroline Henna Art – Henna Michigan

See these designs as tattoos here

Here are some tattoo design ideas I have sketched up. If you fall for one of these and have it done as a tattoo, I’d love to see a picture! kelly@kellycaroline.com

This henna tattoo design is available on Etsy order it here!

see more henna designs here
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Available exclusively on Etsy 

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mandala henna tattoo design by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

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feather tattoo design with 7 chakra symbol tattoo

Here are two pictures of lovely ladies who have had this floral design of mine done as a permanent tattoo.

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henna style floral tattoo by Kelly Caroline permanently done

 

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tattoo design by Kelly Caroline – Michigan henna artist

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henna elephant tattoo mandala design by Kelly Caroline Henna Michigan

 

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floral mandala jewelry tattoo design by Kelly Caroline Henna Michigan

 

henna style flower tattoo design by Kelly Caroline Henna Michigan

henna style flower tattoo design by Kelly Caroline Henna Michigan

 

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henna mandala tattoo design by Kelly Caroline Michigan henna artist

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Henna Crown Designs

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in art, Henna, henna back designs, henna crown, henna crown designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 1 comment

 Sneak Peek of a new project!

This summer I am working with two lovely ladies : Jamie Smith of Hair Peace in Owosso, Michigan and Stacey Jenkinson of Stacey Jenkinson Photography  . We are collaborating for a secret project (that won’t be secret for long) and I am excited to show you a sneak peek of the henna crown design I did . I really loved working with this sweet model – she was so fun and already had her head shaved like that *love* .

That’s one of my favorite things about being a henna artist – each client is has a unique form to work with.

The design starts to develop itself based off the person. 

Here’s the sneak peek of my latest henna crown design for our model.

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Henna crown design

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DIYpsi – Henna Art in Ypsilanti

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in art, Crafts, Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Pregnant belly, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Hello ! What a FUN Summer it has been! I have been most busy with private appointments lately because Lisse has been our main event artist for the graduation parties and birthday parties this summer.

I usually only do one public event each year and it happens to be coming up !  Summer DIYpsi 2014 is at the Corner Brewery on Saturday August 23 from 11-11 and Sunday August 24 from 12-6 . DIYpsi  (dip-see) is a handmade art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town District . I’ll be there in the beer garden. Come be apart of this amazing weekend!

DIYpsi Art Fair Summer 2014 , Ypsilanti, Michigan, Corner brewery

DIYpsi Art Fair Summer 2014

In other news, here are some pictures of  my most recent henna clients :

Here’s a henna mandala design on the upper forearm

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henna flower design on the arm

 

Henna Baby Belly design with a few flowers.

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& a new tribal henna design up the hand

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for more henna designs check here

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Henna Drawing

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in art, Crafts, Henna, henna back designs, mehndi traditional, simple henna design | 0 comments

Lately I’ve been wanting to draw on ol’ fashion paper with a marker so this is what I came up with! Of course, its a henna drawing.

I love to practice henna designs on paper.

I think this design would be so sexy on the back between the shoulder blades or for a baby belly design.

Check out more designs for more inspiration.

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flower henna drawing

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Henna Tattoo

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Here’s a new henna tattoo design I did for the lower forearm . It’s a simple flower with just a few vines & swirls – very feminine and I just love how it came out .

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henna tattoo flower

 

Need more henna inspiration? Watch my Henna Video

 

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Safari Party – DIY Food & Decorations

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in art, Crafts, Safari Party Ideas | 0 comments

Safari Party – DIY Food & Decorations

My son turned 4 this January – I can hardly believe a year has past since his last birthday party ! Last year we did a Lego themed birthday party. This year he wanted to have a Safari Party (with Lego Ninja Turtles as the accent theme hah ) . With our friends at the Ann Arbor Creature Conservancy , we planned an interactive animal presentation for the kids & adults with food, cake & presents to boot . We had a blast ! Our animal guests were the three-banded armadillos, a sloth, the boa constrictor, a giant tortoise & a skunk . Anyone who lives in or around the Ann Arbor area, I would highly suggest hosting an event at the Creature Conservancy – they are a great non-profit that works with rescue animals and they help you host a great party.

 

For the food, I wanted the Safari party theme to be apparent so I enlisted my talented sister-in-law & went with all fruit and vegetables since Judah is a vegetarian anyway. Our guests gobbled up most of the food, but the left over fruit and veggies we left and donated to the animals to eat – and they were happy to have it, too.

 

Here are the pictures we have of the safari party food & event space, food table design, food ideas &  easy decorations I set up .

I love throwing fun, kid parties – little people have the best taste xo

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food table set up for safari party

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safari party food ideas – fruit lagoon

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vegetarian kid party food ideas


 

Snake sandwich – roasted red pepper, mushroom, pesto & mozzarella sandwich – What a hit! Everyone loved that one. The kids had an option of a almond butter and grape jelly sandwich on  gluten free bread that we used an elephant sandwich cutter to cut them out which was so helpful because you can get two elephants per sandwich.. brilliant!

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snake sandwich and elephant sandwiches

 

 

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snake sandwich – safari party food

Fun monkey head we made with a cantaloupe , oranges, sliced strawberry and blueberry eyes

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Monkey head made of cantaloupe and oranges – safari party decoration

Gorilla grape kabobs with ants on a log with animal crackers

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gorilla grape kabobs

The juice bar for the kids . I love those monkey cups !

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safari party juice bar

 

All the kids LOVED the explorer safari hats they received as a party favor .

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kids table for safari party and party favors

And of course, it’s so helpful to let them just color all over the table so cover it with a big roll of paper – they are having fun, giving mom & dad a breather & decorating – a win win win.

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kids party activity


 

My cute sister in law and her adorable safari party outfit showing her food labels she made with animal stickers .

safari party outfit

safari party outfit

His Lego Ninja Turtle cake made by my cake girl and safari cupcakes with plastic animals on each

Lego Ninja Turtle Cake

Lego Ninja Turtle Cake

 

Lego Ninja Turtle Cake

Lego Ninja Turtle Cake

 

We had a great time. I hope this helps you throw your own fun safari party for a birthday party.

*Kelly*

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Shit From Pinterest

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in art, Crafts | 0 comments

Have you noticed that Pinterest is filled with things? I bet you have.

Have you ever actually gotten to the bottom of a Pinterest page, where it doesn’t refresh anymore pictures for your to ogle over?

Have you gotten off of Pinterest only to feel like your lazy and uncreative because the only things you did that day involved unglamorous tasks, not just sugar, glitter and paint?

Have you ever noticed that Pinterest is filled with a perfect blend of the most saccharin-sweet treats that cause you to drool on yourself and a super buff woman that looks like she’s carved from marble which makes you hate on yourself?

Have you realized it’s a perfect balance to keep the vicious cycle continuing ? (I made that and ate it, now I have to work out, but then I get to reward myself….)

Well if you’ve said “yes” to any of those questions,  then YOU will appreciate this “Shit From Pinterest” poster I made. This was more of a cathartic approach to feeling “lazy” or “unproductive” or to squelch the desire to buy EVERY pretty thing I see.

Hope you can appreciate this, too <3

remember : you are creative & lovely just as you are – Pinterest is just fun to look at, don’t get too caught up xoxo

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Floral Longboard Design

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in accessories, art | 0 comments

 

I am happy to announce that I have really been enjoying designing for Zazzle.com  . It has given me the opportunity to get creative in the digital world, too. I’m constantly adding to the store, but you can check it out here: Kelly Caroline Design on Zazzle

A product I’d like to feature today is the Floral Longboard Design . Lately here in Ypsi, I’ve been noticing quite a few female longboarders. I thought about how many will be coming out of hibernation  come April and it lead me to design this.

Here’s looking to Spring!

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Floral Longboard – purple and teal

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