I love painting with my children. Why don’t I ever get the paints out when I’m alone? I have always loved to paint. When I was a kid my mom bought me a special art desk for my birthday and I painted and drew at it all the time.
Now that I’m a mom I spend way less time creating art and more time creating life. I create chore charts and birthday parties. I create school lunches and opportunities for learning. But I hate that shit. Maybe hate’s a strong word because I love being a mother. But I don’t want motherhood to be my sole creative outlet.
Blogging has reintroduced me to the artist in myself. And I love her. I need to create more. Tonight after the kids go to bed I’m getting out the big canvas I’ve been saving and I’m starting a masterpiece.