Body Art Therapy- Using My Henna Art for Healing Breast Cancer Warriors

Henna is a beautiful art form in many ways. Its been used for hundreds of years in many cultures for ceremonial purposes and celebrations ,primarily weddings. Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art serving the Philadelphia PA area and Key West, FL, recently shared this amazing art of henna with ladies on the breast cancer journey whom are going through chemotherapy. It was Jennifer’s idea to share her art , especially during the holiday season to bring some smiles and spread joy to these special ladies. Jennifer had been thinking about a fulfilling way to offer her art as a gift to those who would appreciate it. She gets many requests for in kind donations from charity organizations but really loves to work with those that are meaningful to her. Jennifer saw henna crowns online and remembered an experience she had doing henna on a woman in Key West who had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments. When she came to Jennifer, she hadn’t taken her hat off since she had lost her hair, having the henna done was her first courageous step in doing so. Jennifer felt so honored to be applying the henna that she felt overcome with emotion but kept herself together to get the art beautifully finished. It was truly an amazing experience and thats how the idea to offer this to groups of ladies was born.

Henna Crowns for  Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Recovery by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia PA and Key West Florida Henna 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net  Photo by Shannon Adelson

Henna Crowns for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Recovery by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia PA and Key West Florida Henna 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
Photo by Shannon Adelson

After reaching out to some contacts and Facebook friends, Jennifer was equipped with enough information to begin reaching out to see who would like to help make this happen. The quickest and most receptive response was from Rebekah Ulmer of Team CMDD in Downingtown PA. With her help and support, the event came together in less than 2 weeks!!! Jennifer also had the amazing artistic talent of Photographer Shannon Adelson of Adelson Media, Inc. Jennifer met Shannon at the Wilmington Flower Market in Wilmington Delaware several years ago when he captured her face painting designs. Jennifer felt this would be the perfect opportunity to work together.. and it was!

Henna Crowns for  Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Recovery by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia PA and Key West Florida Henna 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net  Photo by Shannon Adelson

Henna Crowns for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Recovery by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia PA and Key West Florida Henna 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
Photo by Shannon Adelson


Everyone came together in a cozy location in Downingtown PA with 3 lovely ladies ready for henna! It was such a beautiful experience. Each woman had a unique story about her journey and experience with breast cancer. Thats one of the most rewarding parts of the job…. connecting with others. You never know what someone else is going through, we all have trials and tribulations in this life. I appreciate these one of kind opportunities to come together and share through art, stories and acceptance… from the bottom of my heart. Jennifer feels truly blessed with many opportunities to work with and reach people and realizes what gifts we are born with is what we should be pursuing. Live your best life:)

Henna Crowns for  Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Recovery by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia PA and Key West Florida Henna 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net  Photo by Shannon Adelson

Henna Crowns for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Recovery by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia PA and Key West Florida Henna 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
Photo by Shannon Adelson


Jennifer would like to offer henna crowns on an ongoing basis in the Philadelphia PA area and also Key West,FL
Henna Crowns for  Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Recovery by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia PA and Key West Florida Henna 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net  Photo by Shannon Adelson

Henna Crowns for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Recovery by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia PA and Key West Florida Henna 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
Photo by Shannon Adelson

. For interest in working with her on this contact Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery at 610.764.0853 or crazyfacesfp@aol.com www.jennifermontgomery.net

Henna Crowns for Beautiful Queens!

Henna Crowns for Cancer and Chemotherapy beauties in Philadelphia,New Jersey, Delaware by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery

Henna Crowns for Cancer and Chemotherapy beauties in Philadelphia,New Jersey, Delaware by Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery


Yesterday was so super amazing!! I was going to wait and write a big blog about it but I’m still so excited that I had to share right away! So I had had this idea to do henna crowns for women in the chemotherapy process as a way to share my gift and help women feel beautiful, as we should:) So , with the power of intention and help from my awesome supportive circle of friends…. this became a reality in less than 2 weeks!!! A very generous soul, Rebekah , from Team CMMD REALLY helped me get this whole thing underway. She connected me to these amazing ladies and even offered her home for us to meet and create awesome body art on a dreary Sunday. My photographer friend and fellow creative Shannon Adelson joined in the process to capture images of the art as it was created and smiles were emerging. It was a beautiful experience for me and I hope the same for everyone else as well. It was nice to share what I have to offer with women that have gone through the trials and tribulations of cancer but still manage to smile. As I’ve said previously, I love what I do with my art, but mostly, I love connecting with people. This art gift I have has connected me to amazing souls and formed friendships with the best people ever! I’m so grateful for everything. I learn so much from people and families I interact with, its so special to hear firsthand about life experiences from people of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, geographic areas, etc. We can easily get stuck in our own worlds and forget to empathize with others and learn about their experience, this job allows me to connect with others. I just really love this, thank you so much to everyone who has helped me along the way- it truly is awesome. I hope to be doing the henna crowns ( or hands) once a month- if anyone in the Philadelphia area or the Florida Keys has interest in this, please contact Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net