Hi! I'm SarahKate, welcome to my Blog!

My Speciality is honoring motherhood with Henna Tattoos, but I adorn women and their daughters for all kinds of reasons - birthday parties, rites of passage, even weddings. I love to adorn pregnant and breastfeeding women with henna then make beautiful photos for them. I live in Lafayette, CO and travel the front range from Colorado Springs, Denver and as far North as Fort Collins to find my living works or art. I am also the creative director of Artfull Mother magazine - a local magazine devoted to the interests of mothers and the art that empowers them!

  • Henna Body Art ~ Jewelry ~

      Creating art that empowers women and heightens their awareness of their sacred femininity is a passion of mine! These photos are from this past few days, photographed right after the henna application in my home studio, then later when the henna was peaking in color, on Day 3 (indoors) and Day 5 (outside). This design was inspired by Ginkas, a Russian artist. I loved putting my own spin on this new form of henna body art / jewelry. I adorned this lovely young woman for 3 hours to create the art, and I am so pleased with how it came out! I have a private studio in Lafayette, Colorado and I am currently booking appointments for this kind of work this summer. 

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  • Maiden, Mother, CRONE

      As a women's artist, I really enjoy seeing the incredible variety of beautiful women that live in this area. Over the past 14+ years I have adorned hundreds of mothers and maidens, but it's only been in the past 5 years or so that I began searching for models in their 3rd phase of life, sometimes called Wise Woman years, sometimes Crone. There is a depth in older women that comes from vast experience, and being in the presence of this wisdom is empowering in itself. I love that my art project takes me deeper, to listen to a woman and do my best to create that art that reflects her vision, her feelings. 
      I am fascinated by the women I meet! This model introduced me to a fabulous, relaxing yoga pose that can relieve hot flashes (though I haven't had any yet) and shared all about her journey through menopause and into these wise years. It feels like an honor to get to hear these stories, and as I absorb them I realize what a gift it is, to learn directly in this way, face to face. 
      My art project is all about exploring the Sacred Feminine, in every form it takes. Now that I've adorned over 100 women for this project I realize what a immense realm of study this is... there is so much to see and explore, so many ways to express feminine empowerment. I have dove in, and sister, this ocean is DEEP. I'm not sure how long it will be before I rise out of these welcoming, enlivening waters with my book, Glimpses of the Goddess, but when I do, it will be with a surge of JOY.

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  • The Family Tree


    I love creating art! The design request was for a tree, with two birds, one for each daughter. 

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  • A growing family

    I really love creating art for pregnancy! Henna design blended a lotus blossoming with a bird family - a family of 4, soon to be 5. 

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  • Natural henna artist, natural henna colors

    I have been adorning women with henna nearly 15 years now, and I feel so grateful to have had this opportunity as an Artist, to find my medium and express it. I actually learned how to henna during my 3 year stay in Hawaii. I bought a kit, read the instructions, and never took a henna class. 

      My journey as a henna artist has been a unique one. I found the medium of henna in 2003, and then met the people that would become my family in 2004. My experience of henna & family are so intertwined. I created many rituals to bond us together and henna often marked all of us. I love how dark it can get on the palms. The skin is so thick there, it can really absorb a lot of henna's natural dye. This photo is of my palm & Laurel's. 

    Natural henna goes through many color changes. It comes out of my applicator a dark green / brown and dries dark brown. Very light applications of henna dry orange. Henna paste should sit on the skin for several hours before it is rubbed off & oiled (with edible oil). Sara was just 1 day away from her due date when I hennaed her belly with a kind of floral zendoodle. 

    The night before I adorned Sara, I had covered myself in henna in celebration of Mother's Day. I had taken off my henna that morning to reveal this beautiful shade of bright orange. 

    I have had the incredible blessing of being Momma to three beautiful daughters & Nana to our twin grandsons - and I love to recognize my blessing with henna each year. Our oldest daughter, Aleah, lives with her family in Alaska and we were so happy to have her & her twins over for the holidays this past winter. Of course, I had to give her henna when she was pregnant! She gave birth shortly afterwards - the photo from 2015 shows the boys at 3 days old. The photo from 2018 was from the holiday visit... I'm so grateful for family! Rob took this photo, but really, he should be in it too. 

    On Mother's Day I was part of several Mother-daughter celebrations & other festivities, and my husband caught me on camera here. I love the way henna looks on my skin, it's the perfect color tattoo. 

    A few days later we did some Mother Daughter photos of our own, and I wanted to share this one of Laurel and I. In May she graduated from Boulder High School and this fall she will live in the dorms at CU. We are so proud of her and excited for the next chapter of her journey. Our youngest daughter still has 3 more years of high school, and these last few years feel precious. 

    Sara didn't come back for more photos while her henna was peaking in color, instead, she was busy giving birth. I am so grateful for this photos she sent me of her newborn laying on her hennaed belly. It feels like a wonderful blessing to give birth adorned with henna. What a cutie!

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  • Mother Daughter pregnancy henna!

    Mother daughter henna! I love it when girls want to celebrate with their mom. This young lady wanted a tree, two birds, and a dream catcher. Mama requested a flowing river and mountains. 

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  • I have had the most wonderful time adorning this mama and her daughters! Yesterday I spend about 3 hours working on the mama, down both arms and across the chest, incorporating requests for columbine flowers. 

    Her daughters came today, and I spent about 1 1/2 hours on each, incorporating their spirit animals. I really love hearing about why kids like certain animals, feeling that energy in them, and artistically representing that on their skin. The older daughter chose birds of prey, which we ended up having owl & phoenix represent. 

    The younger daughter had a long list of sea creatures she adored, and after hearing her requests I incorporated a whale, turtle, octopus & otter. I love how they are just swimming down her arms. 

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