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New Moroccan Henna

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2011 by kenzilisa
New Moroccan Henna by kenzilicious
New Moroccan Henna, a photo by kenzilicious on Flickr.

This is a quickie, late-night henna I did with some new henna I just got. The henna will be available soon and I think you’ll love it: quick release, mixes into a smooth, creamy paste, goes on like a dream and stains rich and dark. More on that soon.

The design is pretty typical Moroccan of my own creation. I felt very inspired using this yummy new henna from a new supplier; I wanted to cover my entire body with Moroccan henna designs. Unfortunately it was late!

I’m still working on getting this henna out to the public; I want everything to be perfect. If you want to be notified when this henna powder is released, follow me on twitter @moorhenna.

K’s Moroccan belly

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2011 by kenzilisa
K's Moroccan belly by kenzilicious
K’s Moroccan belly, a photo by kenzilicious on Flickr.

What a pleasure to create something crazy and Moroccan on this big canvas. Pregnant bellies are so potent with possibilities that I find them a bit unnerving. My creativity runs for cover at the sight of all this space; I try to coax it out of hiding by asking the clients lots of questions about what she wants from her henna design. My client’s instructions to me were “random and tribal stuff all over”. Confused, I tried to tease out more information until I realized that she wanted Moroccan designs. My client is a painter who has lived in Morocco and has been very inspired by Moroccan rug designs as well as henna. I went with the idea of Moroccan rugs–which I also love with a passion–specifically the bands of design that are a common feature especially in the kilims from the north of Morocco. I also wanted to stay away from a radial and centered design on her belly which is very common. I think that I definitely got the “random” that she asked for.

I had a blast doing this design while pumping my client for information about her experiences in Morocco. She was thrilled with what I channeled for her and I hope that she and her baby will always be protected from the evil eye!

Unsubdued, Jew & Proud Moroccan: Abraham Serfaty Dies at 84 (via the Mirror | المرآة)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 by kenzilisa

I remember reading about Serfaty in Malika Oufkir’s book Stolen Lives. What a fascinating life he’s led and what a great loss to Morocco and the world.

Abraham Serfaty, the leftist Moroccan militant and "unsubdued" opponent to the regime of late king Hassan II, has died today at the age of 84 in the city of Marrakech. His lifelong struggle for democracy and social justice in his country made him an icon for a Moroccan Left he helped create back in the early days of independence. He was a Moroccan Jew, a relentless anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian advocate. He paid a heavy price for his positions … Read Morevia the Mirror | المرآة

Les Femmes Du Maroc (via V for Voracious Bobcat)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 by kenzilisa

Nic and I LOVE Lalla Essaydi, we hope you will like her too!

Les Femmes Du Maroc …which translates to "the women of Morocco"; in addition, is artist Lalla Essaydi's own take on the classic Les Femmes d'Algiers: Where to begin a single interpretation? I … Read More

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Edwin Lord Weeks, Orientalist American Oil Painter of Morocco (via Luxurious Pastimes in Marrakesh – Writing, Painting, Music, and Wine)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 by kenzilisa

Edwin Lord Weeks, Orientalist American Oil Painter of Morocco Edwin Lord Weeks, one of the two most celebrated Amercian Orientalist Oil Painters. [caption id="attachment_1999" align="alignnone" width="435" caption=""Man Leading a Camel" – by American Orientalist oil painter Edw … Read More

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Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Orientalist American Oil Painter of Morocco (via Luxurious Pastimes in Marrakesh – Writing, Painting, Music, and Wine)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 by kenzilisa

Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Orientalist American Oil Painter of Morocco Frederick Arthur Bridgman, the most famous American Orientalist painter of Morocco and North Africa, was born the son of a physician in Tuskegee, Alabama, and lived from 1847-1928.  In his early career, he became a draughtsman for the American Banknote Company in New York City, while co … Read More

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Fez—and an ode to the soul of Morocco. (via Bazaar Hopping)

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 by kenzilisa

I really love these photos of my 2nd fave city in Morocco. The saturated colors accentuate the crowded, medieval city of Fez. It’s always nice to see the city from outside instead of being lost and hot and frustrated inside it. Can’t wait to get back there!

Fez—and an ode to the soul of Morocco. Fez. Oh Fez! Described by many as “the soul of Morocco.” Fez, a city of cracked and dusty streets that hide all kinds of beautiful and forlorn relics. Mysterious and mystical. Faded but stately. Crumbling but proud. Fez… As Bowles put it, an “enchanted labyrinth sheltered from time,” Fez manages to reveal its beauty, while still remaining hidden. Fez speak in symbols, you see? The symbols that encrypt the meaning contained in the patters of han … Read More

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