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.
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