I really enjoyed this article on Wish Studio about blending creativity with motherhood, as it’s something I struggle with. I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few days how by trying to separate these two parts of my life, I am creating unnecessary struggle for myself. This line really resonated with me:
A mother is a mother even when her kids are at school and she’s at her day job or when she’s up late finishing a painting; she is also still an artist even while she changes diapers and does the laundry.
So, I have been trying to implement the idea of “creating in the middle of things”. My first step was putting together a bag with a few small, self-contained projects that I can just grab and take with me. So far this past week I have done some knitting while my son was playing football and I did some sketches of ideas that have been floating around in my head while I watched the kids at a playground. It felt good to fit in some creating where I never would have before.
I am always left speechless by Andrea Gibson. Watch this, it’s worth investing the time. You will thank me, I promise.
You know about PostSecret, right?? No? Then go there now. Seriously. NOW.
You said I would thank you for investing the time to watch this video, and I am. Thank You. It moved me to tears. I didn’t think I would stay still to LISTEN to the full 12+min. But I did.
And I’m glad I did. It was amazing. And I agree with her. Don’t support the yellow ribbons. Bring the boys and men who want to come home from the war home. And hold them tight.
Thank you Rachel, I’m glad you stuck with it and found it moving. Andrea’s poetry always gives me goosebumps.