I first met Victoria in 2014 to celebrate her rite of passage into motherhood. I adorned her pregnant belly and photographed her in a field by our home. It was a glorious spring day and she was glowing.
It's been really wonderful to stay connected, to return to her home to adorn her postpartum & meet her baby girl. Through the wonders of social media I've had the pleasure of watching her little girl grow up. When I announced my Sacred Feminine art project, she responded and we set up an appointment. Since having her baby she'd undergone a surgery that resulted in a large scar on her belly, and she wanted to incorporate it into the henna design. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would make a beautiful trunk of a tree. There were a few other symbols to incorporate - a peacock for body love as well as a goddess symbol. It can be challenging to love a changing body and there are so many things we can do to see ourselves in a positive light again. Henna is definitely one of them! Sacred Feminine art like this often reminds women of how precious and beautiful they are.