Julia requested 4 turtles, one for each member of her family (including this unborn baby). I often paint sea turtles, but she wanted land turtles near a tree. I really enjoyed creating this henna belly design for her, because we have turtles like this in Boulder, Colorado, and it's really neat to paint local wildlife. In fact the day after I painted her belly, we saw this turtle on our hiking trail - it's shell is over 1 foot in length.
Julia returned a few days later for photos while the henna was peaking, and brought her dear little boy.... he was adorable! Reminded me so much of cupid with his gorgeous curly blond hair.
This last photo shows Julia with her family members that came that day, including her son, mom, sister, neice and nephews.