My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.


Room 702

8x10 oil on board

Do you ever feel like you are running out of time? I'm about 6 weeks away from having my second baby, and feel like that time is slipping through my fingers. I know what to expect with the whole baby process this time around, but my major concern is time.  I love being a mother, a wife, and an artist but it feels like by growing a family, that the other roles are getting larger and the part that's just me is getting smaller.
I think I'm just in this juxtapose position that I want to have all my work done and have the whole birthing process over with. So with losing time, I just want time to go faster.  I know, now, it's just a waiting game for basically life to happen.

It's official, I have started working on holiday and client work, before I go on maternity leave.  After Nora was born, I think I only lasted a couple weeks before I was back in my art studio working.  Making art was the best sort of healing after birth because it was a little patch of time that I was doing something for myself and it's just what I needed. 


Milla said...

Love this painting. I've been inspired to try to procure some actual art on our walls, not just beloved prints.

Sarah said...

Oh, you're soooo close! I totally identify with your fear of losing yourself. But I have to say the second baby really surprised me- how much room there was for all of us once he got here! It's amazing how it all works out in the end. (hugs, mama)

Rach said...

I haven't experienced this yet, but I understand what you are saying. I'm so glad you have something (art) as a way to do something for yourself. So good to have that! said...

I like your painting, there is something from Edward Hopper Inside! Love it !
Only 6 weeks, is just amazing how the time is gone ! Enjoy it each moment ;)

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

obviously my situation was a lot different (10 years between my boys) but i found no longer having an "only child" made me feel so much more free to access that "me" part - so it really worked in my favor where that is concerned.

rooth said...

Blah, I hate the waiting game and sometimes wish life would go ahead and get on with it. Everything takes its own sweet time and I just have to learn patience

Erin said...

Erika this is beautiful. I love the color differences between the top red bricks. Just gorgeous. xo

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