The Artful Cricket

The Artful Cricket Ancient Art in the Modern World BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - hours listed above are for Individual Appointments & Small Groups (up to 4) taken in-house at Studio 2091 in Cuyahoga Falls.

House-calls, private parties, festivals and other events are available outside studio hours; just contact me at [email protected] to get a quote or schedule an appointment! Body art for about everybody!! (ages 6+) Henna paste is home-made, using ORGANIC Rajasthani henna powder, lemon juice, and lavender, cypress and geranium essential oils. **I do NOT use "Black Henna" - It contains the chemical PPD, which can cause skin irritation, blistering, scarring, and life-long allergies!** For guys and girls, young to young-at-heart, henna is the body art you can get over and again. "No pain, no needles, no commitment!" :D The Artful Cricket is available for individual appointments, public and private celebrations, and business events. Drop me a line for details on how to make henna part of your next celebration!

Operating as usual

She's alive!"Make your friends "go green" with envy when you flaunt this beet-utiful veggie queen on your gear or in you...
09/17/2020

She's alive!
"Make your friends "go green" with envy when you flaunt this beet-utiful veggie queen on your gear or in your home! Keep your eyes peeled for her sisters, coming soon!"

Visit my Threadless #threadlessartistshops at https://theartfulcricket.threadless.com ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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#veggies #veganfun #veggiesfordays #foodiefun #foodiefashion #pinupqueen #pinupclothes #theartfulcricket #ohioartist #akronartist

We still have 10-minute appointments available between 12:45 and 2 TODAY!  Call the store at 330-258-9003 or just WALK I...
09/12/2020

We still have 10-minute appointments available between 12:45 and 2 TODAY! Call the store at 330-258-9003 or just WALK IN! โค

Henna is back, by appointment - 10 minutes for $10!  Please call The Market Path at 330-258-9003 to schedule - event is ...
09/08/2020

Henna is back, by appointment - 10 minutes for $10! Please call The Market Path at 330-258-9003 to schedule - event is 11A to 2P. 5 minutes between appointments to allow for sanitization of my work area. #wearyourmask
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#hennafriends #hennahabit #hennalovers #akronhenna #akronhennaartist #akronartist #artisnotdead #fairtradeshop #fairtradeohio #naturalhenna #handmixedhenna

@tikiunderground #tikiflea I. Love. #customhenna..........#akronhenna #akronartist #tikiohio #tikilife #hennapro #hennah...
08/22/2020

@tikiunderground #tikiflea

I. Love. #customhenna.
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#akronhenna #akronartist #tikiohio #tikilife #hennapro #hennahub #hennahabit

Join me at Tiki Underground this Saturday the 22nd from 12 to 6 for TU TIKI FLEA 7 featuring Kymm Bang + TOPES Art !  Ma...
08/20/2020

Join me at Tiki Underground this Saturday the 22nd from 12 to 6 for TU TIKI FLEA 7 featuring Kymm Bang + TOPES Art ! Masks and sanitized hands required before you enter the henna tent, and chair and table will be sanitized between each customer. ๐Ÿ’–
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#hennaadventures #hennaohio #ohiohenna #akronhenna #akronhennaartist #akronartist #ohioartist #tikilife #safehenna #handmixedhenna

Back at The Market Path this Saturday!  Masks required โค#hennahabit #fairtradeshop #theartfulcricket #fairtradeohio #akr...
08/12/2020

Back at The Market Path this Saturday! Masks required โค
#hennahabit #fairtradeshop #theartfulcricket #fairtradeohio #akronhenna #akronhennaartist #akronartist

I may have done another thing. ๐Ÿ˜… #cantstopmenowDesign by special request for a dear friend, just the kind of blunt advic...
08/09/2020

I may have done another thing. ๐Ÿ˜… #cantstopmenow
Design by special request for a dear friend, just the kind of blunt advice we all need to meditate on occasionally (especially these days!). Don't like the color of the home decor or accessory item you want? Check back next week - the colors will change weekly!
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#threadless #akronartist #theartfulcricket #inspirationalartist #meditateonthis #goosefraba @ Akron, Ohio

Let the strength and wisdom of one of the most glorious mammals on the planet mingled with the beauty of henna-style lin...
08/07/2020

Let the strength and wisdom of one of the most glorious mammals on the planet mingled with the beauty of henna-style linework bring you peace and joy in uncertain times. Transparent portions of the design allow you to decorate Elle in your favorite color on your chosen apparel!

https://theartfulcricket.threadless.com/designs/elle-1-color

I've added a new design to my Threadless shop!  This powerful beauty is based off a henna thigh piece i created for a yo...
08/03/2020

I've added a new design to my Threadless shop! This powerful beauty is based off a henna thigh piece i created for a young woman 7 or 8 years ago!! Many items available, and a new version in partial and full color will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled ๐Ÿ˜

https://theartfulcricket.threadless.com/designs/elly-1

10 minutes for $10!  Just a few appointments left - please call The Market Path at 330-258-9003 to schedule - event is 1...
07/16/2020

10 minutes for $10! Just a few appointments left - please call The Market Path at 330-258-9003 to schedule - event is 11A to 3P. 5 minutes between appointments to allow for sanitization of my work area. #wearyourmask
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#hennafriends #hennahabit #hennalovers #akronhenna #akronhennaartist #akronartist #artisnotdead

With the generosity of previously unmet henna fans and old friends newly reconnected with, my attic studio space is read...
05/12/2020

With the generosity of previously unmet henna fans and old friends newly reconnected with, my attic studio space is ready for work! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– Right now I'm rolling cones for the next round of #tachennabasics kits ๐Ÿ˜ They're still available for local pickup/delivery within 15 miles of Highland Square Akron, OH - get yours here! https://bit.ly/3fKcnfC

๐Ÿ’–Dont forget,  you can get your very own #TAChennabasics kit here: https://the-artful-cricket.square.site/product/hennab...
05/05/2020

๐Ÿ’–Dont forget, you can get your very own #TAChennabasics kit here: https://the-artful-cricket.square.site/product/hennabasicskit/44?cs=true ๐Ÿ’–

Finally got the time, energy, and inspiration to do some #quarentinehenna on myself! This is not quite #fessihenna, but it pulls strongly from that style. Stain is 24 hrs old - this is the kind of results you can get with quality #handmadehenna and good #hennaaftercare!
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#fessiinspired #moroccaninspired #hennapro #hennahabit #akronhenna #akronhennaartist #ohiohenna #naturalhenna #theartfulcricket

05/04/2020

Hey #hennafriends, I just had to say how grateful I am for the enthusiasm about my #TAChennabasics kit! This is my first-ever #hennavideo, so please forgive any awkward camera angles ๐Ÿ˜… I'm #learningasigo ! Please enjoy my first #hennameditation video and stay tuned for more news coming up about making lots available for "out of town" henna fans!

Purchase your own henna basics kit here (currentlymust be w/in 15 miles of Highland Square, Akron, OH): https://the-artful-cricket.square.site/product/hennabasicskit/44?cs=true

๐Ÿ’–Music:๐Ÿ’–
"Nightstep" by Delhi 2 Dublin
"Subah" by Falguni
"Return of the Nightingale" by Bahramji & Maneesh De Moor

I am SO THRILLED with the first pics I've gotten of work done with some of the recipients of #TAChennabasics kits!!  Tha...
05/04/2020

I am SO THRILLED with the first pics I've gotten of work done with some of the recipients of #TAChennabasics kits!! Thank you so much Lisa, Chelsie, and Kari for sharing!

If YOU'D like to share your work, I would absolutely ๐Ÿ’–LOVE๐Ÿ’– to see it! Tag your post with #tachennabasics to show your fun, progress, and if you have questions! Love you, #hennafriends!
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#hennahabit #funwithhenna #learnhenna #hennabasics #akronhenna #ohiohenna #akronartist #ohioartists

05/01/2020

ERMRGHRD!! Big news on the horizon for those interested in #TACHennaBasics kits but outside the local delivery zone! Stay tuned!!

Aaaaaand we're a GO!  https://the-artful-cricket.square.site/henna-kits-and-kaboodleNow's your chance to try henna for y...
04/29/2020

Aaaaaand we're a GO! https://the-artful-cricket.square.site/henna-kits-and-kaboodle

Now's your chance to try henna for yourself :) Get your hands on TAC's Basic Henna Kit for just $20! Available for pickup, local delivery (within 5 miles of Highland Square Akron, OH), special delivery (+$5 for delivery between 5 and 15 miles of Highland Square).

All I need is a chair (and an AC unit for the stupid-hot summer months) and my attic henna office will be complete!!!  A...
04/26/2020

All I need is a chair (and an AC unit for the stupid-hot summer months) and my attic henna office will be complete!!! Almost ready to start making those videos - stay tuned!

Thinking forward to when I make the "Basic Elements" video, and also thinking of those who, like myself, might be lookin...
04/22/2020

Thinking forward to when I make the "Basic Elements" video, and also thinking of those who, like myself, might be looking for creative ways to fill the time, who'd be interested in a "Henna Basics Kit"? Would include 1 cone of my hand-mixed, high-quality henna, a detailed aftercare card, a reusable practice board, and basic elements worksheets? I'm thinking cost would be $20, free porch drop-offs within 5 miles of Highland Square, small delivery fee for up to 15 mile delivery zone.

(FYI: The fundamental elements sheets shown here are just examples - they were created by my favorite henna crew, Henna Caravan. If there's enough interest in these kits, I'll be creating my own Basic Henna Elements sheet to include in the kit ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚)

04/21/2020
Yo-Yo Ma

Angรฉlique Kidjo features heavily on the Pandora station I created to listen to while I'm slinging henna. Yo-Yo Ma has been one of my favorite musicians since I first heard "Hush" with him and Bobby McFerrin.

May music soothe our souls, and prepare us with the strength to move forward and upward.

Iโ€™m grateful not only for musicโ€™s comfort, but for its connections. I heard my friend Angรฉlique Kidjo sing โ€œBlewuโ€ โ€” a dirge for the dead and an anthem of thanks โ€” almost two years ago, and itโ€™s never left me. This is for those we have lost and for those who risk their lives so we donโ€™t lose more.

โ€œBlewu,โ€ based on a traditional Ewe song, composed by Bella Bellow #songsofcomfort

So in the spirit of "I need to do more henna or I may shrivel up like a prune", I'm considering doing some videos for my...
04/17/2020

So in the spirit of "I need to do more henna or I may shrivel up like a prune", I'm considering doing some videos for my henna-friends. I have gotten some requests for lessons, and many, MANY comments at henna events to the effect that watching henna application is very soothing and fascinating. SO - What would YOU like to see from The Artful Cricket? Comment below with your top 2 choices:
A) Design videos - real-time
B) Design videos - sped up
C) Lesson - Ancient Art in a Modern World: An Intro to Henna
D) Lesson - How to roll a henna cone
E) Lesson - Basic design elements
F) Have another idea? I'd love to hear it! :)

This is the first and second henna I've done on myself in about 6 months.  #Winterblues were really rough, COVID has bee...
04/08/2020

This is the first and second henna I've done on myself in about 6 months. #Winterblues were really rough, COVID has been terrifying, and trying to find my creativity amongst it all has been nearly impossible. I still dont really consider this being creative (hand design is by @maplemehndi, foot design by @jadornacopaea ), but at least I'm wearing henna again ...
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#lockdown #loneliness #hennahabit #akronhenna #akronhennaartist #ohiohenna @ Akron, Ohio

#5dollarhennaday is back!  Join me tomorrow (Saturday) at The Market Path  in Copley from Noon to 3 for 5-minute henna a...
03/06/2020

#5dollarhennaday is back! Join me tomorrow (Saturday) at The Market Path in Copley from Noon to 3 for 5-minute henna and 15% off the whole of your favorite #fairtradeshop !
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#hennahabit #fairtradeohio #fairtradegifts #hennapro #akronhenna #ohiohenna #akronartists

TODAY (Saturday) at @themarketpath !  (Great opportunity for holiday shopping too!).........#5dollarhennaday #fairtradeo...
12/14/2019

TODAY (Saturday) at @themarketpath ! (Great opportunity for holiday shopping too!)
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#5dollarhennaday #fairtradeohio #themarketpath #naturalhenna #akron #shoplocalakron #akronhenna #akronartist

Our last #5dollarhennaday of 2019 is this Saturday from Noon to 3pm! Join The Artful Cricket at The Market Path for some...
12/11/2019

Our last #5dollarhennaday of 2019 is this Saturday from Noon to 3pm! Join The Artful Cricket at The Market Path for some #fairtradegifts and #handmadehenna!
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#fairtradeohio #theartfulcricket #themarketpath #akronhenna #akronhennaartist #ohiohenna #ohioartist #akronartist #copleyohio

Needed to wear some henna, but my inspiration engine always breaks down when I work on myself. So, I decided to attempt ...
12/06/2019

Needed to wear some henna, but my inspiration engine always breaks down when I work on myself. So, I decided to attempt to recreate the beautiful piece @hand.of.fatima adorned me with at #hennacon2019 . Some adjustments had to be made because it was my other hand, and of course the angle I was working at was so different, but I think I did okay, except for one BIG goof. Can you recognize where I went wrong with the rules of #moroccanhenna ?
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#akronhenna #akronartist #hennapro #hennahub #akron #ohiohenna

Register now through 11:59pm on #cybermonday2019 and get $10 off using code 10HENNA101! Click here for more I fo and to ...
12/02/2019

Register now through 11:59pm on #cybermonday2019 and get $10 off using code 10HENNA101! Click here for more I fo and to register: bit.ly/TACHenna101
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The class will take place at Kave Coffee Bar in #barbertonohio on Jan. 4, from 1pm to 3:30pm. Select the $10 Henna add-on to get a special henna after class!
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Want to give this class as a gift? I'll send you a lovely gift certificate PDF to print and give to your special someone!

TODAY (Friday) 2pm to 6pm! Come feed your #hennahabit at @kavecoffeebar in #barbertonohio .  #naturalhenna from $10 to $...
11/22/2019

TODAY (Friday) 2pm to 6pm! Come feed your #hennahabit at @kavecoffeebar in #barbertonohio . #naturalhenna from $10 to $30!
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#hotandhennaed #barberton #theartfulcricket #akronhenna #ohiohenna #akronartist #ohioartist

11/21/2019

Henna night at Ursuline College! ๐Ÿ’–

The Artful Cricket is excited to announce that I am partnering with Terra Amma Grove in beautiful Merriman Valley for he...
11/08/2019

The Artful Cricket is excited to announce that I am partnering with Terra Amma Grove in beautiful Merriman Valley for henna appointments! House-calls are still available as well - click the "Book Now" button on my page to schedule your appointment! ๐Ÿ˜Š

TODAY (Saturday Nov. 2) from 1 to 4 at The Market Path.........#5dollarhennaday #fairtradeohio #akronartist #akronhenna ...
11/02/2019

TODAY (Saturday Nov. 2) from 1 to 4 at The Market Path
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#5dollarhennaday #fairtradeohio #akronartist #akronhenna #hennahabit #sunnysaturday

I actually got some pics this year at Akron Civic Theatre's Masque of the Red Death party!! It's all little designs ther...
10/27/2019

I actually got some pics this year at Akron Civic Theatre's Masque of the Red Death party!! It's all little designs there, but there were so many happy folks walking away from my table it warmed my heart ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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#littlehenna #akroncivictheater #masquedball #partyhenna #akronhenna #akronartist #hennahalloween #hennapro #ohiohenna

What. A. Day.So heart-full and tuckered out ...More about today tomorrow. ๐Ÿ’–.........#hennacon2019 #hennacon #hennaadvent...
10/20/2019

What. A. Day.
So heart-full and tuckered out ...
More about today tomorrow. ๐Ÿ’–
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#hennacon2019 #hennacon #hennaadventures #feedyoursoul #feedyourpassion #hennapro #akronhenna #theartfulcricket

Finally I got to learn in person from @hand.of.fatima ! First class with her was Teggest Inspiration: Designs Inspired b...
10/19/2019

Finally I got to learn in person from @hand.of.fatima ! First class with her was Teggest Inspiration: Designs Inspired by North African Tattoo Art. WOW. Such beautiful art, such profound, beautiful, and painful history. My heart was so full after this class ...
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#knowyourhistory #respectthepast #celebrateculture #celebrateart #hennaheroes #hennapro #hennaartist @ Palm Garden Hotel & Spa

Wanna follow along with my #hennacon2019 adventures? I'm posting lots to my story and @henna_con Highlights reel on Inst...
10/18/2019

Wanna follow along with my #hennacon2019 adventures? I'm posting lots to my story and @henna_con Highlights reel on Instagram!
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#hennaadventures #hennacon #hennapro #growyourself

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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Individual appointments, small groups, and large parties! Click the โ€œBook Nowโ€ button on this page, or visit www.TheArtfulCricket.com/scheduling.html to view prices and schedule your appointment or event. Body art for about everybody!! (ages 6+) I make my own henna paste by hand, using ORGANIC Rajasthani henna powder, distilled water, brown sugar & molasses, and lavender and frankincense theraputic-grade essential oils. **I do NOT use "Black Henna" - It contains the chemical PPD, which can cause skin irritation, blistering, scarring, and life-long allergies!** For guys and girls, young to young-at-heart, henna is the body art you can get over and again. "No pain, no needles, no commitment!" :D

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So pretty! Thank you!
I would like to schedule an hour or so. Both arms again. Sept 9? Msg me. Thx.
This my second trip to Nikki. Both times she is knowledgeable about her craft/artwork . but the best part is she is just nice and friendly and makes my daughter happy with her tattoos !! What more could i ask for !! Thank you as always Nikki....im sure we will be back !!
Love my henna!!
Hello, I'm interested in having Henna as part of a ladies night. We have a psychic, and a massage therapist and would love to have you there also! Can you please private message me ,๐Ÿ˜€
Fingas!!!
โค๏ธHennaโค๏ธ
Just wondering-How long does one of these last? Thx
thank you for the amazing henna!
There's still time to get in on the party!! (And get complementary henna as part of the festivities ๐Ÿ˜)
Your work is beautiful and amazing and I'm glad I got to meet with you when we were PA! Can't wait to come see you again for way more work!
Appt set...cya soon!