I love this mama’s honest yet inspirational take on what it means to be a creative mama and how her kids play such an integral role in her creative journey!
Originally posted on Beautiful Hello:
The #1 question I get asked about my artwork is “How do you do all of this with two kids?” Oh man. Why did you ask that? You want the honest truth? I don’t know. It’s messy and crazy at times (ok, no, 90% of the time.) That question overwhelms me and I have no solid answer for it. My two little girls (ages 2 and 3) come to the studio with me, they create tiny watercolor paintings, do preschool on the ipad (brilliance), watch too many Curious George episodes, we eat too many snacks, we break out in random dance parties, go on sunny walks, I drink too much coffee and have a 3am bedtime, and that my housekeeping skills are shameful (don’t go into my room – ever).
Over the past year, as my business has grown and this blog has become such a crazy amazing space, I have caught myself slipping into the mindset that my kids are standing in between me and my creative work.
The scary thing about this thought is that it seems true. Kids do get in the way and they do take a lot of time and energy. But maybe they’re supposed to. Children help inspire and soften our hearts. They help us pause and remember the breathtakingly beautiful moments, they change the course of our lives with their first breath. Kids inspire us to live life vividly – the way they do.