Studio Happenings 4/21/16

Things have been busy, busy, busy! My partnership with Bigfoot Hydrographics keeps me on my toes with all the custom painting and my daughter is quite successful at devouring any time remaining in the day. That being said, I wouldn’t change it for the world. There’s nothing I enjoy more than having the opportunity to be with my little Valkyrie all day and do what I love. I am very grateful. Kudos to all the mommas out there- love to the working moms, love to the single moms, love to stay at home moms, love to the entrepreneur moms, love to the empty nest moms, love to the retired moms, love to the teen moms, love to the moms who are just barely keeping their heads above water…because let’s be honest. Mom’ing is hard.

I’m writing this while my little naps (at least I think she’s napping, it’s been quiet in there for about ten minutes so….) There are a million other things I should be doing right now. I should be doing the dishes, or picking up the house, or feeding the dogs, or actually working on my art, or painting for Bigfoot. Working at home is such a blessing, yet often feels like dancing the polka on a moving scale where one side is weighted with all the tasks that NEED to get done and the other is the time available to do them. Let’s not forget that adding children to that situation is sorta like sweeping the whole apparatus off the table at random intervals (usually when you are closest to balancing the scales).

My work is art. Art requires concentration and some inspiration. Concentration is tricky to turn on and off, and inspiration comes from some magical land where the fairies get a kick out of inspiring you at 2 AM or right before you fall asleep. I am finding that inspiration seems to come most often on days when my baby is especially demanding…and there is zero chance of me sitting down at the table to work. Thanks a pantload magic fairies…I hope you choke on fairy dust.

Much love and hugs from this momma to you.





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