A month ago, “Tree of Life” breastfeeding selfies went viral, and our Babymoon community quickly jumped on the trend, sharing their own gorgeous photos in our Facebook group. One Babymoon mama suggested getting together to create painted versions, and thus our January Crafty Mamas was born!
It was an overcast, chilly day today – perfect weather to meet up with friends for some painting. More than 15 mamas (and their babies) arrived at The Nest. Some chose to use graphite paper to transfer their photo to canvas and paint with acryclics. Others opted for water colors, gel pens, or sharpies on cardstock, and others used acrylic paint on a color version of the photo to add depth and texture. As usual, the array of creativity an artistic ability was quite impressive.
As with any Inn Mommies meet-up, there were babies nursing, babies sleeping, babies in slings and wraps and car seats. Some mamas painted while simultaneously wearing or feeding babies, and others painted in between tending to their little ones. The room was full of laughter and talking – a staple of any Babymoon gathering. The beauty of Crafty Mamas is that there isn’t any need to finish anything or meet an expectation. It’s about the process, not the product!
Thank you to all of the mamas who attended today! We are looking forward to next month’s Crafty Mamas. Have an idea for Crafty Mamas? Be sure to share it with us!