SarahKate's Blog

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

  • Autumn Maternity Session ~ Ganesh ~

    From an autumn  maternity session  in Boulder several years ago. This mama has incredible strength and grace!

     She requested Ganesh and I love how that came through. I loved these photos so much that I used them in publications! Erin is on the cover of Volume 3 of my Blessed Belly, Blessed Baby series  and the back cover of my magazine, Artfull Mother, Fall 2016. 

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  • Red Earth Herbal Gathering 2018

      What an inspiring weekend at Red Earth Herbal Gathering! I absolutely loved being in the company of women and held in love. Part of my contribution to the event was henna, of course, and I loved creating art for the participants. (This goat is copied from a quick google search on goats) 

      Mid day I opened the flap in the Red Tent and slipped into the sweet, red sanctuary. I cured up and laid my head on one of the red pillows and felt myself deeply relax and surrender. My heart was opened through the weekend as I listened to one wise woman after another share  their story & knowledge. 

      I was moved by Lorene's talk on community - why creating community is so important, so girls can have a right of passage INTO something worth joining. Later Lorene mentioned her mother who had given her all the beautiful red pillows, blankets and tapestries that hung in the Red Tent...what a gift!  

      Laura awakened me to the power of my heart center and how our breasts are an extension of this. Ixeeya inspired me to open wider into femininity and find peace in the Red Tent she tended. Ann's class  filled me with joy as I watched the tail end of her class, and witnessed women giving each other herbal baths, mostly nude. 

      Astrid's strength in holding space fills me with awe. I loved seeing so many women gathering in circle, in song, in ceremony. Brigette's talk was fascinating and reminded me of the power of our breath and the value of staying oxygenated. Brianna's talk on plant journalism awakened me to the fascination of biology, the tiny details of the shape of plants. 

      The meals were absolutely delicious and filling, I was pleased that I could gaze upon the Boulder Flatirons while eating and chatting with new friends. Such amazing women! 

      I loved the fire circle both nights, reminding me of our power and connection to spirit, to the stars and our long line of ancestors. Sharing song was a true highlight for me! I am excited to attend next summer as well as the local Red Tents held throughout the year near the New Moon. 

      One of my favorite moments was listening to Bethy Love Light (conscious hip hop) sing. She expressed such strength and wisdom in her songs... "Power to the plants, power to the planet," we sang with her in chorus. This sweet woman has GIFT and I felt honored to witness it.

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  • Welcome Fall!

    Welcome Fall! I adorned this lovely mama for both her pregnancies, and loved watching her family grow. Read about this mama's journey of motherhood in Artfull Mother Magazine, Winter 2018 issue

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  • Last Fall, celebrating pregnancy at sunrise

       This sweet mama was a joy to create art for! After adorning her with henna (feathers and tree in the design) we photographed her at sunrise when the henna was peaking in color. I love how she is glowing with love and laughter! These photos were taken in Lafayette, Colorado. 

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  • From September 2012... fall pregnancy love

    About 6 years ago I adorned this lovely mama, Katie Wise, for her 2nd pregnancy. I remember traveling to her Blessing at Nyland co-housing in Lafayette and seeing so many familiar faces (I used to live there!) We photographed her near Waldon Ponds in Boulder, when the leaves were just starting to turn. So beautiful! I ended up using this image as the cover of our magazine, Artfull Mother, Fall 2015. You can read/download all the back issues on, or here's a link to page through on your phone. Flip through the magazine and read my interview with Katie Wise, and see how she created a support system for 2nd postpartum period.

      The leaves are starting to turn here in Boulder - text me 303-3345-1516 or send me an email at if you would love to make an appointment! You don't have to be pregnant, I honor women in all stages of their lives. 

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  • Preparing for Red Earth Herbal Gathering 2018

    I am so excited about the Red Earth Herbal Gathering I went to last weekend - a local women's gathering here in Boulder, Colorado! I attended last year and loved it so much. This year I helped out with creating posters as well as these chalkboard signs for the weekend event. I also adorned several of the teachers and offered henna at the event.

    I am an artist with with many skills, not just henna. Contact me to create drawings, signs, murals, logos and all kinds of digital art.
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  • Quetzal henna blessing

    Ebracing yourself! 

    This stunning 50something woman is part of an art project I've been working on for a few years - the Sacred Feminine Art Project. She requested feathers and two of her spirit animals - the quetzal bird is visible here on her shoulder. She also requested a little henna love for her belly. I love creating art like this! 

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