About the Book
This issue has some really great stuff for you this season! I am unveiling my most extensive single Art Project to date, both in duration and in Henna Bellies for one mamma,its called: " From Seed to Blooming Flower." Check out the artistic magic; with each moon cycle, I expand on the design before. As her belly grows, so does the henna belly design. Each moon cycle, we photograph her, as the full moon is setting and the sun is rising, right up to the birth, of her second baby. In another new piece, “The 4th Trimester,” I call on some of the women who I’ve adorned while pregnant to come into the studio, with their baby now in arms to talk a little about pregnancy, birth, where they find support and knowing what they know now, what they would tell themselves at the beginning of their pregnancy. Click here to read the article. Another Artfull Mother, Martha shares some of her poetry with us, accompanied by her husband's art. Martha lives with her growing family on a farm near Lyons. Photographs were taken on their farm. Many of the mothers I paint have blogs; I love to read them and see what they are up to, what they have to share. Some of you may have read, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,“ I did and thought it was great. Rachel sparked my interest by writing this post describing how ‘Tidying Up’ can be done with a baby so much that I’ve reprinted her post for you. Samantha Jessup brings us another story from “ The Bond Project,” her insightful blog about women & breastfeeding. This season Samantha brings us Raquel Williams’ experience with breastfeeding - an easy going story of inspiration and success. And of course, Monet’s beautiful birth story & photographs. Plus remember to support our great sponsors (who are awesome), and who help make this all possible.