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!

  • These hard cover artistic table top books are part of a series that I created from 2011-2016. This volume was published in 2013, here's a sneak peak of the pages. You can buy a print copy here.

    About the Book
    Blessed Belly, Blessed Baby: Honoring Motherhood with Henna Tattoos Volume 5 is the fifth in a series of artistic table top books, featuring bright colorful photographs of beautiful pregnant / new mothers, showing off SarahKate’s inspired henna designs. SarahKate Butterworth adorned many expectant mothers in her 2013 celebration of birth, motherhood and women. Her intuitive style of body art brings out the “inner goddess”. In her latest book, SarahKate’s photos find the honest, glowing beauty in these ripe, pregnant goddesses, at ease with the compelling color, amazing natural backdrops, the closeness of the expectant couples and welcoming siblings. SarahKate’s latest work is inspired by the one thing we all as humans have in common ~ a mother and a beginning.
     

     

    See my other books here, or check out our magazine Artfull Mother here

    Posted by SarahKate

  • These hard cover artistic table top books are part of a series that I created from 2011-2016. This volume was published in 2013, here's a sneak peak of the pages. You can buy a print copy here.

    See my other books here, or check out our magazine Artfull Mother here

     

    Posted by SarahKate

  • This is part of a series that I created from 2011-2016. This volume was published in 2012, here's a sneak peak of the pages. You can buy a print copy here

    About the Book

    A photographic journey of one woman's exploration of ancient traditions and modern fertility, pregnancy and motherhood rites with henna tattoos. This version of Volume 2 is sold in 12x12.

    See my other books here, or check out our magazine Artfull Mother here

    Posted by SarahKate

  • Art vs Artist

    The artist behind the art..... SarahKate Butterworth!

    #artvsartist

    Posted by SarahKate

  • Lotus flower henna blessing for pregnancy

    The blessing of a lotus flower henna design filled this mama's belly. I loved hearing her story, she was so joyful to be pregnant. In fact she told me that she thinks her body looks most beautiful pregnant. I had to agree!

    Posted by SarahKate

  • Beautiful Dragonfly & Feathers Henna

      Henna can feel like a hug...luscious....a pampering like none other you've had. 
     
      It begins with me listening to your ideas, your energy. It's my goal as an artist to create meaningful art, and there are always symbols or themes that are meaningful to each person. With this lovely woman she had shared images of dragonflies and requested something to honor her Native American ancestry. As we talked about the many symbols from the hundreds of cultures that make up this group of people, we settled on feathers. 
      And then the henna began, going on carefully at first as I outlined the center dragonfly and lotus. While this dried, the empowering vision of growth, leaves and spirals, unfolded under my hand with delicious spontaneity. I listened to this amazing woman talk about her life, her opportunities for growth, and the other things we call them.... Every woman has a different story, and insights that fascinate me.  
     
     I most enjoy painting for a couple hours, this henna took about 2 1/2 hours, and then another 15 minuets of drying time. I use a hair blow dryer and the warmth of the air mixed with the natural coolness of the henna produces a unique and delightful sensation. Women often remark how much they enjoy being dried this way. 
      After the adornment, I spent another 15 minuets photographing this lovely lady, who was a pleasure to witness in her henna'd beauty. How I love this work! 

    Posted by SarahKate

  • Henna for the Prom, moon and stars

    My henna art form has been expanding more and more every year. For a long time, most of the women I saw were coming to me for pregnancy celebrations. Now it's such a wonderful mix of fun henna parties, sacred feminine henna, and all variations of Mother Daughter henna. In this case, a Loveland mama brought in her daughter for some special body art for her Prom. Picking a design can be a really wonderful part of the experience, I have so many ideas I'd like to try that I have stacked up and sorted into folders.... With input from the young lady, we found the perfect design - a little of this, a little of that, lots of stars and a moon... I love how it came out, dripping down the back so elegantly. I love creating art like this! 

    Posted by SarahKate

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