Life of an Artist in Rural Australia — painting

My studio is now his nursery. I now have two loves (...and my husband lol)

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My studio is now his nursery. I now have two loves (...and my husband lol)

I've just applied for an award created for parents who are also artists or writers. Or perhaps it's for artists or writers who are also parents...this will be my last blog post (probably) about the juggle of parenthood and creativity/starting a business because I have other way more interesting things to talk about. :-) Below is the final part of my application. It's a bio, a description of how I came to be a working artist and how having a child has inspired and challenged my art and self. If there's one bit you read, make it the last paragraph. Sustainable...

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The first day of my career as an artist…Daycare Day 1.

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The first day of my career as an artist…Daycare Day 1.
All parents are going to relate to this one…it’s the night before the big day, in our case DAYCARE DAY 1! Who wakes up at midnight and then DOES NOT GO TO SLEEP FOR 3 HOURS??? It was a perfect storm of bin night, husband on school camp and anxious mother.

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On Being a Mother and an Artist

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On Being a Mother and an Artist
On juggling new motherhood and the relentless pull to create. P.S. A playpen in the studio garage is not the answer. :-/

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