Now I will have to draw the design and practice, practice, practice!
We talked about a "Tree of Life" design. One of Alethea's favorite childhood books is Shel Silverstein's, The Giving Tree . Here is a design that I found at La Baleine A Plumes Blog
for a Tree of Life Pattern:
I will use it as the basis of a Mehndi design that will not have so many birds, but use some other animals, like a scorpian for the father's birth sign, ram, for Alethea's, and a crab for Pebble's (baby's in utero nickname) probable birth sign. Will also include a rabbit as that is a good luck sign for a quick and easy birth. Love the peacock at the base of the tree, which Pebble's Auntie "B" collects. Will certainly include a chicken too, as Tim, Pebble's father, Uncle "C", Pebble's uncle, and grand auntie Linda all raise chickens.