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!
Enjoy a magical trip through the imagination of SarahKate and the women she paints.
It has been really neat to get to know Stacey over the past year, honoring her pregnnacy, postpartum and now breastfeeding stages of motherhood... Her story of how she met her husband, her daughter's birth and now breastfeeding involve a theme of snow, for sure, which was the theme for this breastfeeding henna design. And other important sybols ~ hearts & the infinity sign ~ were incorporated as well.
She returned a couple days later with her beautiful baby girl, just turned 1.
What a joy to celebrate postpartum with this sweet family! Kirsten was fortunate to give birth at home, during the full moon snow storm we had a few weeks back. To support her in regaining her strength, I came to her home when her baby boy was just 6 days old, and covered her in the henna symbols she found meaningful. Kristen has an amazing birth story, I'll just share a little bit ~ they had already decided about their son's name before he was born, and Jupiter is his middle name. It just so happens that on the day he was born Juipter comes close enough to earth to be able to be seen with the naked eye, near the full moon. Friends texted her amazing photos of the moon and Jupiter while she labored. So of course, I painted a full moon, Jupiter, and stars. Kirsten's 4 year old daughter suprised her by being able to identify the storm on Jupiter as I painted it... really beautiful! The weather has been swinging back and forth here in Boulder, Colorado, between snow storms and warm winter days ~ these photos were taken on Valentines Day ~ 64F ~ and it was wonderfully warm out doors for mama and baby.
I love tattoos! Kirsten's sweet husband is an amazing tattoo artist & of course has outstanding tattoos himeslf. I love this shot of him holding his son ~