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IN Creative ON 20 Jul, 2016
A Spanish painter took it upon herself to give the expectant mothers the most beautiful gift by decorating their baby bump. Fatima Carrion Alfonso, 32, became very popular in Spain after her artworks and started to gain fame. Her clients have already reached a total of 200, in just three years, and the number only seems to grow.
The mother of one seeks this as a way of celebrating motherhood with the fellow mothers-to-be. She paints their baby bumps showcasing her artistic skills and sharing a lovely moment with them.
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'And for mothers, it is a beautiful experience as they feel relaxed and more connected with the baby. I too had it when I was expecting, and I can relate to the happiness and pleasure the painting on our bellies brings,' Fatima explains.
'For mothers, it is a beautiful experience as they feel relaxed and more connected with the baby.'
'I have been a body painter for more than 14 years, and always had the curiosity to paint a pregnant woman's belly. I had seen those pictures, but no one here understood this art form very well or dared to go for it.'
'Then I wanted to paint my sister's belly, who was expecting triplets in her pregnancy, but she did not feel well and could not do it. Later, a friend came to me, and the business kicked off soon after.'
'It is great to see women coming to me for the experience. While I recommend a mother enjoys the belly painting most during the sixth and eighth month of pregnancy, there are many women who come to it during the second or third month as a way to announce the good news to their family and friends.'
'I generally use water-based body makeup, it's like a watercolour for the body so the mother feels comfortable,' she said.
'Every mother is different and has her own taste, hobbies and stories to tell,' she said. 'Sometimes they come up with a particular design in mind and others ask me for ideas.
'The most amazing moment while working is to see the baby kicking! The baby can feel the energy of her mother and brushstrokes are a great sensor stimuli.'
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