Julie Keon discovered the art of belly casting in 1999. At the time, she was just beginning her career as a doula when one of her clients invited her to assist in making a cast from a mail order kit. Following this experience, Julie was asked to assist a colleague in creating belly casts for a future art show. It would take a couple of years for Julie to begin to master this fine art through trial and error and to offer it as a part of her doula services. To this day, she continues to experiment and improve on her technique offering this unique art form to both pregnant and non-pregnant women.
As well as a Professional Caster, Julie Keon is a Birth/Postpartum Doula, Prenatal Educator, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor and owner of Mother Nurture Childbirth Services. Julie lives in the Ottawa Valley with her husband, Tim, and their daughter, Meredith.