Baby bumps are artist's canvas

Mother-to-be Jean Becker, holds her pregnant painted belly on Wednesday, Feb., 13, 2013. RACHELE...

Mother-to-be Jean Becker, holds her pregnant painted belly on Wednesday, Feb., 13, 2013. RACHELE LABRECQUE/QMI AGENCY

Rachele Labrecque, QMI Agency

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SAULT STE- MARIE, Ont. -- Janna Goulay-Pond has a unique canvas for her work.

For the last year, the city artist has been painting her creations on the bellies of mothers-to-be.

Goulay-Pond has owned and operated her part-time business, Perfectly Painted Faces, for the last five years. She's painted countless faces of all ages at festivals, parties and community events.

To hone her craft, Goulay-Pond is often on the Internet reading message boards and forums to learn different techniques from artists around the world.

“About a year ago, many makeup artists began posting photos and talking about painting the bellies of pregnant women,” Goulay-Pond said. "I thought it would be a unique and different canvas to work on."

So far she's painted half-a-dozen baby bumps.

The custom, hand-painted designs offer a mother-to-be the opportunity to celebrate her pregnancy in art.

 


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