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Anyone else making pregnancy art? I've been feeling pretty creative these days and drawing a lot of figure drawings of pregnant women. It has really made me feel more in tune with how beautiful pregnant women are, and conversely, how beautiful I am, even when I feel like a beached whale.

But this last project, I thought I would share. I had been looking for a meditating mama figurine to meditate with during labor. My last pregnancy I search high and low for one, but could only really find fertility goddesses, and I guess I didn't want to be surprised by a hiding baby. . Buddha sometimes looks pregnant , but I wanted something decidedly female and pregnant. Anyway, I decided to make one.

It is still drying, and I'm hoping it doesn't crack, but thought I would share. Anyone else have any cool pregnancy art to share?

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I love it, I want one!
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Not in your DDC but that's beautiful! I love it!

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That's beautiful!

I haven't done any this time so far, but here's what I did (the Birthing From Within pregnancy/birth art) with Lilly:
http://xakana.deviantart.com/gallery/#Birth-Art

Sorry, I'm not a great artist!

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Beautiful! All I'm planning to do is let ds paint my belly later on. I'm not sure that would classify as "art" though (at least on my part)
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love the clay figurine!

yes i've been doin' some art

the studio photos in this set of images were a bit more creative than the usual mug shots i've been doing

the sepia toned image near the end is gonna be printed big and integrated into a painting i started the other nite.

and way early on i did a "Hello, Little One" painting but haven't got pix to show this or the previous one yet.

my usual art website is here

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wow, that art is amazing. i love the photographs, ommom. and xakana, that is so cool. how do you do that?

i definitely think painting your belly is art.

thanks for your comments. hope we get to see some more stuff. keeping them coming ladies.
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and xakana, that is so cool. how do you do that?
I'm assuming you mean the ultrasound overlaying the belly pic (since that's the only thing I did that wasn't a drawing)? It's really not that hard if you have photoshop. It involves layers, transparencies and a good u/s pic, that's all.

onmom, those are great pics! And it's cool having a face to associate with you!

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I made a new one for this pregnancy:

http://xakana.deviantart.com/art/Pre...dling-99737279

(and if that doesn't work this one should)

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I am not artistic at all, so I have not done anything. We had a client once that did these beautiful wall hangings of pregnant women whose bellies you could see the baby through. She did a combination of sewing and painting for them.

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xakana, that is so cool.

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xakana, that is so cool.
Thanks ^_^

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I haven't done any this time so far, but here's what I did (the Birthing From Within pregnancy/birth art) with Lilly:
http://xakana.deviantart.com/gallery/#Birth-Art
OMG! I just went onto Photobucket and threw "pregnancy" into the search (Im looking for a specific picture that I cant seem to find so I am using every keyword that comes to mind...) and this was the FIRST picture that came up! Small world!
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OMG! I just went onto Photobucket and threw "pregnancy" into the search (Im looking for a specific picture that I cant seem to find so I am using every keyword that comes to mind...) and this was the FIRST picture that came up! Small world!
That's cool!

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i had my 1st ever piece in a juried art show last nite - and it was a self-portrait from 25 weeks
pix from the event here.

there are 2 other mixed media pieces (36x48" acrylic & photograph on canvas) i finished this week that i love & i'll post the link when i've had a chance to photograph & upload 'em.

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That's awesome, Ommom!

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thank you

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I've done a belly cast, I don't know if I'll do another BUT I am making something new this time around but it's not necessarily pregnancy art because I will not be pregnant at the time I can do it buuuuut.....

Placenta art

I saw something a while back and I loooooved it

http://www.ebsqart.com/Galleries/cmd...ing_10_3_G.htm
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ok - just photographed & uploaded the latest art to the gallery. it's the 2 mixed media pieces @ the end of this gallery.

10/22: uploaded 3 new paintings into this gallery, the square ones that are just acrylic on canvas @ the beginning, middle, and end of the gallery

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ok - just photographed & uploaded the latest art to the gallery. it's the 2 mixed media pieces @ the end of this gallery.
cool!

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My newest art:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...regnancy_4.jpg

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My bellycast art:

Fiona's (my angel baby):
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...a/DSC06488.jpg

Orion's:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...a/DSC03231.jpg

And another one for twins when I was trying to get a portfolio together:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...astoutside.jpg
and inside:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...insidecast.jpg

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Oh and my friend's belly I air brush painted at Pride about 3 days before her baby was born:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...a/DSC03720.jpg

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