Trying my hand at belly casts…

I also am able to paint your blank belly cast to something meaningful to you!  I have a BFA in illustration and use it to work with you and your vision for the cast.

Cost:

1.  All over color (you can add more decorations yourself if you’d like): $50

2.  All over color plus a simple design on the belly:  $100-175

3.  All over color plus a mural of your choice:  $175 and up

For #2 and #3 the fee is $40 an hour plus materials.

To give you an idea of how long things cost, the below “Tree of Life” mural took 26.5 hours to complete plus $30 in materials.  This is a very elaborate piece, the most elaborate I’ve ever done, and is on the more expensive end of the spectrum.  The second cast (blue with the vines) took me about 10 hours plus $30 of materials.  These represent the middle and high-end of the range.   Contact me and I can definitely create something within your budget!

The first cast is Brandy’s cast.  She wanted to incorporate a tree of life, sparrows, a “mother” symbol, her son’s zodiac symbol (Cancer), a labyrinth (which turned into a beautiful placenta), and a mandala.

View my process!  Click here to see a slide show of the cast going from blank to decorated.

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The birds are the Jamaican doctor birds, a hummingbird with a really long tail.  This baby is half-Jamaican and mama wanted to add something from that country (also the Rasta colors and blue like the Carribbean)

Jamie with her henna belly

Jamie with her henna belly

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Mother Blessing Beads – Bead for Life

index_08I just did henna (mehndi) at a party for Bead for Life.  This fantastic organization teaches African women in Uganda to make beautiful beads from recycled paper.  They in turn sell them over here to provide income, food, medicine, and pay school fees.

I thought this non-profit would be perfect if people are looking for that special bead for a Mother Blessing or Blessingway.  Not only are they beautiful, but give back by empowering the women who make them and creating opportunities for their communities in Uganda.

I strongly encourage you to visit their store or host a bead party!