Desi Art...Abbie J Zuidema

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I have had Abbie's henna inspired watercolour art bookmarked for a while. She is a artist living and working out in Brooklyn, NY. Abbie's uses watercolour as a medium to create gorgeous pieces where she draws on childhood nostalgia for inspiration.  I love her mendhi/henna pieces because they feel so pretty and feminine and well, they make me feel like celebrating. I asked Abbie what inspired her to do the mendhi paintings and this is what she told me,


"When I make a painting I always test my colors on bits of paper. I’ve taken
those fragments of history & used them as backdrop for my drawing/painting
practice. I have always loved mehndi/henna. It amazes me-all the
individual gestures that work together to become story, a whole. Mehndii is
like handwriting. These paintings are me practicing my handwriting."


You can see all of Abbie's beautiful paintings on her website as well as her Etsy shop.

Crimson blush Mendhi is my absolute favourite! Available here. 
Lovely Indigo mendhi available here.

Simple and pretty. Brilliant Tranquility Mendhi Watercolour available here.
A lovely pink scared heart available here.

10 comments:

Hogger and Co. said... [Reply to comment]

Yes the crimson one is pretty, I could see that one in an enormous scale, can't you?

nanditark said... [Reply to comment]

lovely henna-inspired... love the last one very much .............all are equally beautiful !

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

So pretty. Gotta love a unique Etsy shop!

jenny b said... [Reply to comment]

so pretty!!!

jessica {creative index} said... [Reply to comment]

oh, these are beautiful! love the first one!

Shabana Buwalda said... [Reply to comment]

new favourite etsy shop, alert! love these!

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