I can't believe it took me so long to write my very first blog post. It is something that I imagined would be so time consuming so I kept putting it off and focused more on producing artwork and products and getting it all in the hands of you all - my loyal followers, customers and clients!
While doing all of that I realized that there was so much I wanted to share behind every single piece of art I was putting out in the world for you all to see. I use my Instagram page (@NehaAssar) as the primary platform for everyone to gain a feel of the pieces produces but I am now ready to share so much more. I would like to see you all subscribe to my blog to keep up with all of my work! New subscribers get 10% off in my online shop!
Customized USC football catching gloves mehndi design for Raakhi
With hopes to carry on with blogging consistently, I want to start off my first blog post with a brief introduction of myself and all of the creative things I dabble in. For those of you that don't know, this is my 26th year of doing henna professionally. I started in 1994 by holding a mehndi cone for the very first time on a random Tuesday. By that following Thursday, I had a bridal client waiting to get her mehndi done by me. The rest is history. I now work on 100 brides a year and in addition to the bridal work comes a slough of other side projects that I have going simultaneously.
First off, I am a wife to an awesome husband and a mother to two amazing kids. I also juggle my full time career in the engineering world.
Photography by Shivani Reddy
Secondly, my online shop. About two years ago, I decided to dabble in e-commerce and I am so happy I did so. My online shop consists of hand painted glassware, apparel with my original paintings printed on them as well as fresh, made to order, mehndi cones. I also do custom artwork on street wear such as sneakers.
I am also a painter. I specialize in large scale canvases and create custom pieces for my clients that commission me to fill their walls with my aesthetic. I really hope to have a gallery showing at some point so I can share with you all in detail what my paintings are all about!
As of late, I have been expanding my apparel line a bit but we will save that for the next blog posts to come. C'mon, I can't spill all the tea at once!
I really hope to see you all come around more often. Please don't forget to subscribe to my website to keep up to speed with all of my blog posts, new products and on going sales! New subscribers get 10% off of their first purchase in my online shop!
As always, thank you all for your continued love and support. I couldn't do this without you all!