Belly art project

12:00 AM ET Fri, 14 Oct 2016

While pregnant, Sara Blakely, the billionaire founder of the shapewear brand Spanx had an idea. She thought the belly of an expectant mother would make a unique canvas. So she had her friends paint a watermelon, a beach ball, and a basketball on her belly. After having several novelty photos taken, the idea grew into a coffee table book called “The Belly Art Project” with pictures of painted mothers-to-be.