Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bad Mother and Seeing Red

The following pages are from a monochromatic red swap that I participated in during the month of May over at Amusing Muses. Like many mothers, I find myself this summer trying to sneak in creative time, but, have had little success. I guess that's okay for now.

I've been thinking about reading a book called "Bad Mother." Anyone read it? I'm one of those women who love my kids and love being with them, but, at the same time I enjoy my private art time and really need it to be happy. Having the kids around all day... and mind you I have three boys who are constantly jockeying for position.... is a real stress inducer for me. Truly, I would fail miserably as home schooler. I mean seriously, just bring in the white coats right now.

A couple of weeks ago I was looking for some reason to join twitter and found an artist who has made it a personal challenge to create art at least 20 hours a week. She has started a following of other artists that are attempting the same and even though they aren't all able to achieve 20 hours, they are all joining together, talking about it, working together, posting art etc. I love the idea of it, but, at this point in my life, I have to be realistic. Twenty hours ain't gonna happen, but, maybe I can squeeze in 4 hours or even 2. That's okay though. How many times have you heard someone say, "They are only little once."?

Next post, I'll add some pages from my recent monochromatic green swap. Now I've gotta go and see what color comes after green. Stay hydrated!

Inspired by the "red light district" in Amsterdam

I just heard from a friend that Rainier Cherries are on sale this week.
Woot!! I love those things.