Inspiration from Kite Flyer Art

I love being in the art world. There’s just something so sincere about artists. When you come across someone with a real passion for what they do, that’s something special .

Here’s an interview with artist Christina Steele of Kite Flyer Art . As I read her reasons for creating its truly inspiring!  I hope you really enjoy it, too.

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Q: How did your business get started? What was the motivation?
Christina: Kite Flyer Art got started in 2008 shortly after I graduated college with my BFA. I knew from day one that God  henna hands paintingcreated me to create, so I made an intentional decision to pursue art as a career. I started out teaching art lessons and painting simply to develop my portfolio, but in 2010 I started my Etsy shop (which was original art and prints), began showing in galleries, and began receiving commissions. It felt so epic! It wasn’t until last December that I began working with the pointe shoes, and when I listed them in January, they quickly began selling. Everything I do is motivated by relationship! it is all birthed out of my relationship with God. I want to share that relationship with the people, and display it to the best of my ability through the art I create. العاب ماكينات

mehndi pointe shoes, hand painted

Q: Where did the inspiration come from?
Christina: I’m a bit of a chameleon and pull inspiration from all over the place, but my deepest inspiration comes again from my relationship with the Lord. He shows me images, designs, dreams, we have conversations…I see the most amazing things and want to share them with people. That’s what happened with the pointe shoes! They were given to me by a close friend and fellow ballet dancer. They sat in my studio for nearly two years. I was laying in bed in December (certainly not thinking about them) and God showed them to me with the mehndi designs on them. Each pair is different. I usually sit down, begin, ask Him what He thinks and if He has any ideas. He always shares designs with me. We basically work together.

peacock painting, kite flyer art

Q: What’s your process in creating your products? 
Christina: My process in creating my pointe shoes is somewhat simple. I have had shoes old and new donated to me. I prep the old shoes by cutting off unraveled fabric, re-gluing parts as needed, and by making them presentable while still preserving their history. Then I simply dye them with fiber-reactive dyes. Once they have dried, I apply the mehndi designs with acrylic paint using the same application methods as most henna artists. لعبة قمار اون لاين

ballet pointe shoes, kite flyer art, henna

Q: Are you planning on expanding your product line?

Christina: Well…I’m never entirely sure where things will go next. Does expanding my product line on to skin count?

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Q: What’s your most popular item? Which is your personal favorite? 
Christina: In the 1.5 year I’ve been open I’ve always offered prints and original art. It wasn’t until January that I listed the pointe shoes, but those have by far been my most popular item! It is so difficult to pinpoint a personal favorite because I pour all I’ve got into each piece I create. ربح المال مجانا

Q: What’s the future for your business?
Christina: In the immediate future, I will continue to creating and developing the shoes. With time I would like to move onto skin (but not abandon my paintings). I have a deep love for body art (henna and tattoos). I’m not sure when or how that will happen, but God always brings things around in perfect time when I’m hanging out with Him!

Thank you Christina! Keep up the amazing and inspiring work <3

Henna Art – Off the Body

Here is a beautiful array of henna art in many forms off the body! Showcasing artists who have taken the allure of henna designs and used them on other mediums.

A great example of henna design off the body, but still lovely traditional design, is Carry The News’  mehndi-inspired wedding invite. And what’s better? You don’t have to wait for these to be shipped to you because they are PRINTABLE! When you send your info, Carry The News emails a file for you to print and email to your guests. How awesome (and green-friendly! الربح من الانترنت مجانا )

henna art, wedding invites, mehndi hands

I really like this henna-inspired peacock by  Sometimes I Swirl  because of the bold colors and the fluidity of the motion.

hand drawn, henna peacock, painting

But the embroidery by Sometimes I Swirl is equally as impressive.. I don’t know which one I like more.. !

embroidered mandala, henna inspired, purple

Lime and Purple! Such a hot combination. <3 Then add a high heel and henna design into the mix and you have one radical shoe! العاب كازينو اون لاين These yummy heels from Kezbirdie make me drool a little on the keyboard….

hand painted, henna, heels, green, purple

Like elephants? Like vividly colorful elephant paintings? Me too! That’s why this next painting by Masala Memories is a favorite.

colorful indian elephant painting

From fellow Michigan Henna Artist Be*Henna*ed  we get this great “Iceberg Blue Canvas Henna Mandala” – Perfect title for such a saturated, deep blue and stark white design.

Oh! Did someone say hand-painted pendant glass necklace with a henna design?!? Because that’s right up my alley. العاب ربح الجوائز حقيقية Awesome design by Mehndi Glass with a antiqued copper frame.. yes!

henna, hand painted, glass pendant, necklace

And last, but certainly not least, we have an adorable painted  tea cup and saucer by Heather with my favorite : flowers and paisleys . I love her description here, too : “Spot of tea? Oh, live a little – impress your grandmother with this hand painted porcelaine tea cup and serve in style.”

hand painted, henna, tea cup, saucer