Doing and Being

doodleLife is, as you know, a constant dance of doing and being.  Adding things that work, and subtracting things things that no longer work.  Since my return to work, many creative endeavors have taken a “back seat,” so to speak.  In their place, I spend more time with friends, and do more activities outside the house with M.

Creatively speaking, I really only have time for a bit of writing (which translates to many unfinished blog posts) and doing my water colours.  I am in the process of figuring out what my current art goals are.

As for this blog, I am still in a state of flux regarding what function it presently serves in my life and how I wish to proceed.  I started writing the baby and the artist as way to share ideas and moments from motherhood with friends and family.  I have for the most part, allowed the content of this space to meander and unfold much the way aspects of my own life do.  Now though, I want to be more deliberate with my writing and my art. I have never viewed blogging as merely an end onto its-self.

I value both the state of being just as much the process of doing because I know that a pause, even a very long one ,means important work is happening under the surface.  With that said, I am left pondering where my blog will eventually fit in as my focus continues to shift and my life evolve.

 

Zero to Two

babyandartistSince M has turned two, my interests have become less and less baby-centric.  And slowly, other endeavors are beginning to peak my interests once again.  I even have made time to pamper my face with a weekly mud mask, which has done wonders for my skin, as well as my inner self.  Suffice it to say I have outgrown this space.