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Today I welcomed Spring with a warm heart! So far this has been a warm and gentle Spring, idyllic compared to the local norm or to the blizzards they are getting back East. Spring is the season of starts, new green leaves and freshly blooming flowers, it’s pure inspiration, especially working with pregnant mamas and new little ones. It is my favorite time of the year for outdoor photography, expecting mothers blooming right along with the nature around her... I am very excited for Spring! Hello Mothers and Mother Lovers!  Thank you for joining us for the Spring issue of Artfull Mother - Mothering and Art! We have some really great stuff for you this season!  Starting with: I am unveiling my most extensive single Art Project to date, both in duration and in Henna Bellies, for one mama: From Seed to Blooming Flower.  Check out the artistic magic; as her pregnancy progresses, so does her henna.  Each moon cycle, we photograph her as the full moon is setting and the sun is rising, right up to when she gives birth. We have a new column, “The 4th Trimester,”  this is a lot of fun, I call on women who I’ve adorned previously, 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.  Artfull Mother: Martha, shares some of her poetry with us, accompanied by her husband’s art, check-out the photos from their family farm in Lyons.  I love to follow them moms I paint, Rachel (a mom) sparked my interest by writing this post describing how ‘Tidying Up’ can be done with a baby, if your read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,“ then you’ll know why I am really excited to reprinted her post, here for you.

out another one of Monet’s Nicole’s beautiful birth stories, told through photographs.    I want to take a moment and mention Stacey Malik our amazing editor, without her sharp eye and attention to detail, I would have died of embarrassment 1000 time over!   Stacey has a busy life, yet makes time for us when we need her! So here is to one of most awesome Artfull Mothers around, thank you Stacey, we love you!  Spring is a great time for Henna; if you’re lucky enough to be pregnant this Spring, don’t miss out on your chance to get your own henna pampering, photo shoot and a high quality book of photos as an awesome keepsake of this very special time.   Spring spots are filling up. book your hennapampering appointment today!

I am happy to say we have another story from Samantha Jessup  & “ 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.   We just wouldn’t be the same with

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Artfull Mother Magazine Spring 2017 Boulder * Denver  

Welcome and thank you for joining us for the Spring 2017 issue of Artfull Mother - mothering and art! Our Regulars Monett & Samantha are jo...

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