I always took art for granted. I always knew I could do it whenever I wanted. Even if I didn't do something creative for myself, I was an art teacher so I helped my students with their art everyday. When I had a baby, things changed. I was not able to do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. It helped me become less selfish. However, I started to go into withdrawal without my daily art fixes. Whenever "I" would sleep I would do a quick sketch (hence the revival of my 10 minute sketches which I still have trouble getting done!) I finally figured out a way to get in an extra hour of art a day. It is short and sometimes gets interrupted, but at least it is better than nothing!
There is this great interview with one of my favorite bloggers and artists, Rosa Murillo in which she talks about having children and working art into her life. I loved how in the interview she says she is a mother first and then an artist. She says that she is the most important teacher for her kids and I couldn't agree more! I am so excited to share with little "I" all of my experiences I have had with art and to do creative projects together with her! Rosa talks about how her and her children do lots of art together and it just made me so excited for when "I" is old enough to do art:)
For all of you artists and mothers out there, how did you fit art into your lives again after having a baby? What tricks and techniques did you do?