SarahKate's Blog

Enjoy a magical trip through the imagination of SarahKate and the women she paints.

  • Artfull Mother Magazine

      I am grateful to be the Creative Director for the magazine Artfull Mother! This issue ~ Fall 2015 ~ is the the Postpartum edition:

    In this issue we explore the postpartum time of motherhood, it's what we have all been waiting for, meeting your new!  In this Issue we explore Postpartum with beautiful photos of women pregnant and then, as mamas with their brand new babies!  We also have a must read interview with The moma'hood's Katie Wise, in her 1 woman effort to remove some of the sigma from Postpartum Depression, in part by candidly discusses her own 'bout, after the birth of her first child, what she did the second time around and how well it worked for her.

    We also have some AMAZING guest artists including Amy Haderer, a Denver artist & doula, shares some of her artwork from her latest project, The Mandala Journey.  We have a nice birth story and photos from, Monet Nicole, who we are hoping to see lots more of around Artfull Mother's pages.  Lets not forget  Boulder's own, we have a nice Q & A session with Tarah DeVries Beyer,  from a Dimple in Time, brings us some of her extra fine Momma & baby photos.

    In the Fall issue of Artfull Mother there are more than 14 beautiful pregnantmothers (to be), brand new mama's with their new babies and women breastfeeding their dear ones!. 

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  • Laura

    Laura drove from Thornton, Colorado for her breasfeeding session this summer, and requested a henna design that incorporated a fairy, paisleys and water. I love how it came out! Rob photographed me as I was painting Laura, and you can see some henna on my hand and arm (this is my birthday henna!). After adorning her, she let the all natural henna paste sit on her skin for a few hours before she rubbed it off. We met 2 days later, when the henna tattoo was peaking in color. We started in the studio and then went outside - it was a perfect summer day... I love the reflection of the sky in the water.... and Laura is just beautiful as she nurses her baby boy. 



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  • Liz postpartum

    Liz contacted me after she gave birth to let me know she wanted to schedule some postpartum henna. I was so happy to hear her birth had gone well, and that her extended family had supported her with meals & cleaning. Her sweet newborn slept quietly beside her while I adorned her arm and hands with roses and butterflies. Rob and I returned a few days later to photograph her with her sons, some inside her home, some in her front yard. It was a beautiful warm summer day, and Liz is glowing. I especially love big brother gazing over mama's shoulder at his new little brother. So much love overflowing here... was a privilege it is to visit mamas postpartum and witness this deep bond of love. 



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  • Tara's twins

      Tara drove in from Denver to participate in my art project all about honoring breastfeeding with henna tattoos. She requested a traditional design, so we looked through my book of traditional Indian henna designs and picked out a few things to incorporate. Each breast is adorned with a mandala with ivy like leaves flowing around her heart. In the photos below you can see henna on my hand and arm as well - I'm wearing my birthday henna. Gorgeous! She returned a couple days later for the photo shoot, and it was such a joy to meet her precious daughters. Tara's husband came along too, to help hold the babies and place them for nursing. We took some photos inside and then headed out to a special spot right by Boulder Creek. It was a perfect summer day, not to hot or cold and thankfully no biting bugs. Sweet girls nursed in the shade of the cottonwood forrest. 



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  • Katie nurses her twin boys

      Katie responded to my call for breastfeeding mothers of twins and drove all the way from Pine, Colorado to my home studio in Boulder. I loved hearing about life deep in the mountains and as we discused her henna design, one of the reasons she chose an elk was because she actually sees them where she lives. In addition to an elk we have a deer, fox and monkey  - one for each member of her family. She make the 3 hour drive (round trip) again a few days later with her twins for an breastfeeding photography session, with some images in my studio and some beside the lakes just a few minutes from our home. Her baby boys are just adorable and I loved witnessing her nursing them. Breastfeeding twins is a serious accomplishment! 


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  • Susan's twin pregnancy honored with henna

      Ever since our daughter Aleah gave birth to twins, I have really been interested in meeting and adorning as many twin mamas as I can! Susan drove in from Erie, Colorado to be adorned, with a request for a henna belly design with flowers and a butterfly for each baby. We met a few days later at sunset, when the henna tattoo was peaking in color, and photographed her in a wilderness reserve near our home in Boulder, Colorado. Susan is just glowing! We were able to catch her with the moon too.... so beautiful. 


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  • Dragonfly magical henna ~

      It was fabulous to meet with Erica and hear her vision for her henna design ~ a focus on dragonflies, lotus flowers, cattails and a fairy. I drove to her home in Lafayette, Colorado and spent 3 hours adorning her with henna. As I painted we talked and her vision grew to include mushrooms, a leaping frog and stars.... what a magical delight! We met a few days later near Boulder Creek for photos ~ isn't she beautiful!? 

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