When a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes some incredible changes. It can be really quite a shocking and stressful period, watching yourself expand out and look so much different than normal. But – as everyone knows – there aren’t many more beautiful things in life. Pregnancy should be celebrated. And that’s what ‘Pregnancy Art’ does. Check it out:
These wonderful murals are the work of a lady called Carrie Woodside.
She runs a bump-painting service out of her home in Truro, Cornwall, England.
She calls her rather unique company, ‘My Little Sweetpea’.
Pregnancy can feel like the longest nine months of your life. Carrie should know – she’s got two kids of her own.
She says that having your bump painted is a fun and relaxing experience.
It’s also a great way to bond with your unborn baby.
You can choose a design that means something to you to make it even more special.
Carrie will paint any bump, so long as you’ve been pregnant for at least around 30 weeks (that way there’s plenty to work with!).
Over the past two years, she’s painted more than 120 bumps.
Most paintings take place in her studio at home, but Carrie’s just as happy to visit people at theirs, especially for occasions like baby showers.
She’s even organised and painted at two ‘bumpathons’ (as many bumps painted over two days as possible), which raised over £6000 for her local neonatal unit.
She uses face paints on the bumps so that the paint will wash off nice and easily…
Not that most mums ever want it to wash off!
All paints comply with EC and US standards for safety (of course!).
‘Every sceptic has changed their mind once they see a real life painted bump! There really is something truly lovely about it.’ She told us.
Carrie always take professional photographs of her art for mums so they’ll always have a keepsake of it.
Carrie reassures mums that painting their bump isn’t about covering it up, it’s about making the most of it.
And they really are quite lovely, aren’t they?
Carrie’s eager to spread the word about bump painting. Even if you live nowhere near her, she wants to let everyone know that how great pregnancy art is and that there’s probably an artist near you for you to find!
How fantastic are these? If you’d like to find out more about Carrie’s wonderful ‘bump art’, you can like her on Facebook or visit her website.