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!
My desk is covered in bits of paper filled with doodles....
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I lost myself in this doodle today ❤
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It was great to see Deb again! It’s a massive transformation that a woman goes through as she becomes mother to one child, then two. It is a remarkable thing to witness and celebrate! The circle of life continues, a family grows, a daughter will soon be born.
For this pregnancy she requested a moon/sun over water, so this idea came through. I love creating watery doodles, I love to express that feeling of FLOW in so many ways. Father and son joined her for some special maternity photos, and it was so wonderful to connect with this family again. It’s truly something I love about my job, I get to watch women grow into motherhood, and it is a beautiful sight. It’s a big bonus when I get to meet the little one that was in the belly that first time around…
The last time I celebrated with her was for her first pregnancy and birth of her son in 2014. We connected early in Deb’s pregnancy to create a series of henna designs, one every month for the last 6 months of her pregnancy. This sweet mama-to-be suggested a theme of caterpillar to butterfly.
This is the birth of parents! Aren’t they adorable?
See more photos of her belly in the magazine, Artfull Mother:
On the website as a back issue: http://www.artfullmother.com/magazine-back-issues
Easily read on your mobile at: https://issuu.com/artfullmother/docs/artfull_mother_fall-
A detail from yesterday's pregnancy art! Mama requested elephants to celebrate her 2nd pregnancy because "...elephants stick together." I'm wishing this family decades of harmony together.
Doodling again! A favorite past time of mine is to listen to a podcast and doodle. These often end up on envelopes that I'm mailing out with a client's custom photo book. This design incorporates a lot of zentangle-ish ideas that I love to play with.
Fresh Colorado snow and henna celebrations are such a joy! This mama-to-be is originally from South Africa and has family back there who are enjoying a very warm summer - and here she is pregnant in the snowy cold. Most women I see are 4 to 6 weeks away from giving birth (this is really the ideal time to schedule so that a mama doesn't miss her opportunity to receive henna before birth), but sometimes I have mamas come to me less than a week before they are due - like this lovely, young mama. It was really neat to feel the baby moving under the henna applicator as I applied this design - a theme of bears, mountains and flowers... and I just loved to see the dark color the henna came out. You never know how dark a henna stain will be - bellies are pretty unpredictable, especially in the winter months. Anyway, it was pretty cold that day when she came back with her partner for photos, and we started inside the studio where it was nice and warm. Then we just stepped out into our backyard for a few minutes and captured her rosy belly against the freshly fallen snow. Beautiful!
Yesterday's pregnancy henna art! Of the 700 pregnant models I've adorned over the years, I think I've had about 3 women request an eagle! I was prepared with lots of reference photos of eagles flying and this sweet mama just let me have at it with my doodling landscape designs.