This Artist Used Disney Princesses To Illustrate The Joys Of Becoming A Mother
Anna Belenkiy (aka Annabell Illustration) is an artist experiencing being pregnant for the first time and shares her journey with her followers using Disney Princesses and some hilarious everyday moments as part of her project “Real-life princesses”
It all begins with a fantasy, just like any other…
“This incredible and magical moment that you realize you about to create new life to this world is one of a kind and Mulan decided to surprise Shang Lee to Christmas with a super unique present. congratulations to the future Mommy and Daddy.”
Then comes the big announcement:
“I’m really excited to share with you some news: I am pregnant!!!
Before the pregnancy assumed that pregnancy is so glowing and magical covered with fairy dust but to be honest, for me it is way way different experience than I imagine, mostly funny and surreal so I decided to create special series about the truth behind the pregnancy.
The first one to start is princess Belle lost all her French manners, same for me"
Jumping into real talk territory:
“So I wanted to talk about the elephant in the room:
I imagined my pregnancy really gentle and magical, no one prepared me for the fact that I’m gonna be a huge gas balloon without any control over my gasses I’m here to tell you the whole truth about the pregnancy. The stars of my illustration are Rapunzel and Flynn. I can definitely say that the romance is gone”
Next, a relatable moment to all moms-to-be:
“Morning sickness that continues all over the day is a huge part of my daily life as a pregnant woman. My dearest husband decided to capture this "previous" moment on a video in order to show it to our child in the future. So thank you for this unforgettable moment.”
This one is for the dads:
“A few weeks ago we got the news that friends of us also pregnant and the birth due is on the same exact day !!! (Can you imagine!?!?!)
Today they discovered the gender of the baby and the father started to cry. Isn't that adorable?!
We gonna know the gender on Sunday as well. Want to dedicate this illustration to all the sensitive daddies, you are the best!”
“Mulan and Shang lee decided to celebrate super romantic valentine's Day, but the upcoming baby warrior had a different plan for their romantic date. This illustration was inspired by my baby first kicks.”
No More Skinny Pants:
“Oh god, I just realized that all of my pants and denim are just too tiny, since we in lockdown there is no place to buy new pants until my online order gonna arrive I’m stuck!
God damn, it is hard to be pregnant in a lockdown. To portray my feelings I illustrated princess Tiana struggling with her pants.”
Pregnancy glow they said:
“They said pregnancy makes you glow and pretty, glow and pretty in my ass !!! It looks like I haven't slept for ages. When I look at the mirror she screams and begs me to stop! and what is the deal with all the pimples? when I was a teenager I had less! Feel my pregnancy pain”
Stop crying your eyes out…
“What the hell is wrong with me? Can it be fixed?! I find myself hysterically crying about everything! My tears can fill a bathtub. I decided to capture the moment of me and my husband and illustrate us as Cinderella and her prince as a day in my life (FML)”