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Meet Mom-Entrepreneur Becky Steele and her Luna Bella Belly Casting

Tell us about your business…What got you started?

Since childhood, I have enjoyed creating unique works of art on a variety of surfaces.  As an adult, I have grown to cherish pregnancy, and I am awed at the amazing work that women’s bodies do in carrying and nourishing a new life!  During my second pregnancy, when I first heard of casting the pregnant torso and had the opportunity to create a work of art using God’s curvaceous handiwork, I was hooked.

Did you do it to bring in money or as a hobby?

For the past five years I have been belly casting as a hobby. Just recently I decided to follow the advice of family and friends and offer my service to others to share the joy of belly casting and help bring in money.  I speak Spanish and named my business ”Luna Bella”, which means “Beautiful Moon,” just like our full gorgeous pregnant bellies.

How do you balance working from home and your children's schedule?

I rely on my husband and parents to help care for our three kids, or I work while my kids are sleeping. We also have a room in our home dedicated as an art studio, which makes set-up and clean-up quicker and easier.

Looking back, what was your proudest moment?

The belly cast of my younger daughter was created under unusual circumstances. My friend and fellow artist was scheduled to come over on a Thursday morning to cast my belly, but the evening before I went into labor.  Unable to relax or stop fretting about the loss of belly cast, I woke my husband at midnight and told him I wanted him to do it!  In between contractions, I coached him through creating the cast, and an hour and a half later, I quickly scrubbed the kitchen, showered, hopped in bed, and then realized it was time to leave for the Birth Center!  Eleanor was born an hour and a half later, traces of plaster still on my shoulders.  When I see the cracks on the inside of the cast caused by my contractions, I feel proud of our calm belly casting session during active labor, all for the sake of art!

What are you looking forward to in the future?

In the future I look forward to getting to do more of everything I love about belly casting: celebrating the feminine form, rubbing pregnant bellies, admiring the incredible act of growing a child, creating unique works of art, incorporating meaningful symbols into the finished pieces, and offering families a three dimensional work of art commemorating their labor of love.

What would you like the readers to know about your business?

I offer a variety of finishes and sizes for belly casts, and work with the moms to find the right design for you.  I have a studio in my home where I do the work, located here in central Woodlands.  In addition to belly casting, I also paint murals and offer paintings and mixed media artwork for nurseries, homes and businesses.

Find me at www.facebook.com/LunaBellaBellyCasting or email me at: BeckyWomanofSteele@gmail.com