The Inbetween.

Over the weekend, my husband gave me such a treat and watched Nora for a couple of hours so that I could have some girl time.  I've been getting into my art studio but have been feeling a little on the stuck side. I have been working on one painting for over a month, and I feel like I just need to finish it in order to start something else.  Since I am in a new place with a lot of things in my life, I have been looking for new sources of inspiration.  Inspiration is super important and before I had a baby, I was able to just pick up and go and could lock myself in my studio for hours at time.  I can't do that now but I get a whole new set of adventures.

I had an artist friend tell me that when she had a baby, she had to change her medium in order to be flexible to being a mom.  I had artist curator friend tell me that he was relieved that I was still making art because usually when artists have a baby then the artist disappears.   I love to make things- and never want to stop but I know I'm different because of my new life and still figuring out my life balance with my art.  I think that is why I have been so quiet on the blog front because like I said I am in a new place with my art and I am not sure exactly how to share it or even what to share.

Starting this new chapter in my life as been an interesting one because it just feels like a whirl wind.  I want to make art and I want to be a great mommy and I also want to have the best life that I can possibly have.   After going through labor and have a baby- the nurses tell you, "Congratulations you made it to the other side." I always thought that it meant more physically and each day that passes I am realizing more of the emotional other side and my life just feels like it's in this fresh start place... ready for new adventures.. new art projects.. lots of new. I completely cleaned out my studio and got a new arts and craft table.  I even pulled out my old sewing machine. I'm terrified and excited for the new creations and endeavors I will take but isn't that what life's all about?

Thanks for hearing some of my thoughts :) and have a wonderful Monday.


The Dainty Dolls House said...

You can do it!! I found that after my children, I had to do a variety of creative things, paint, write, and others instead of just one main creative thing...they were all able to help the other thrive & become better if I just stuck to one thing as time isn't always on a mother's side. And having time to at least do one creative thing a day & rotate was better than having no time to do any of them!! You'll get there & you reminded me that I need a sewing machine :))) Have a great week xx

Outcast said...

I'm glad to hear that you had the chance to go and do some creative things and really flex that creative mind of yours Erica, great post.