Exceptional Henna Art based in Portland, Maine Est. in 2006

ABOUT

Let The Beauty You Love Be What You Do -Rumi

ReMarkable Blackbird founded in 2006 was recently featured for the second time in Style Me Pretty. Located in Portland, Maine (part time in Watertown, MA) we travel to events throughout New England and can accommodate any size event from a large corporate affair to a small party in your home.

When you hire ReMarkable Blackbird you can expect a professional, fun Henna artist will arrive at your door ready to delight. All our artists are practiced in the art of Mehndi both traditional and modern styles. We arrive with many designs ready to hand-draw to your unique liking. Or test the artist’s talent by asking for the “artist’s choice,” and enter into a collaboration with someone with years of training to create a one-of-a-kind custom image. The process of henna is relaxing, both for the recipient and the onlookers. You will be mesmerized as the design emerges. Many people report a deep sense of ease while having henna applied. We bring everything needed for your henna, including Aftercare instructions, optional body quality glitter and gems. You and your guests will remember the day for years to come. Please feel free to call or e-mail for a free phone consultation on your next function.

A Little About Genevieve Levin

Nev’s core belief about the world is that we are all connected through pattern both visual and contextual and she is passionate about exploring that connection in her art.

Making art has been a lifelong enterprise for Portland, Maine based artist Genevieve Levin. A professional henna artist certified with the ICNHA (International Certification in Natural Henna Arts) since 2004, Nev is also a multi-media artist creating imaginative, vibrant artwork with acrylic, paper, fabric, found objects, and all things that shine. After earning her BFA (’97) from The Maine College of Art, Nev spent nine years working as a studio potter and art educator, assisting people with special needs and the elderly to enhance their lives through creative expression. In 2006 Nev made the decision to pursue her dream of running her own business and has since been a full-time henna artist. Her success with two businesses, ReMarkable Blackbird and Blackbird Studios has been well worth the initial risk.

Henna has put Nev in a wide variety of environments; She is as comfortable presenting to large groups in libraries, henna conferences and schools as she is working in more intimate settings with mama’s-to-be for belly henna, brides on that big day or people undergoing treatment for cancer.

Nev teaches beginning to advanced level workshops all over the country. To book a workshop, wedding, party, individual or small group appointment email Remarkable Blackbird
or call 207-232-9014

Credits include co-collaborating on the multi award-winning short film “Unchastened“, features in the New York Times,  published images in the new edition of the industry leader “The Art of Mehndi” by Sumita Batra, Style Me Pretty wedding blog. Plus other books and magazines from New England all the way around the globe to China.

Video at the Common Ground Fair.

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