Thursday, May 13, 2010

Who Does She Think She Is?

I really need/want to see this movie: Who Does She Think She Is?
I have been an artist for over 40 years. When my kids were small, I stayed home during the day to paint and worked at night as a waitress since we needed my income. During those years I was very prolific. I created  thousands of paintings. Some sold, some didn’t. But I was always painting every day. I always thought when I got older I would have so much more time!
Now that I am older and my kids are grown I find I have less time to create. Between full time work as a graphic designer (we still need the money), a grandson who needs me as much as I need him, aging parents, a husband who needs attention etc.
I went down to 4 days a week and try to get into my studio on that day off. But it is much harder than I thought it would be. There is always something competing for my attention on that day. Doctors appointments, babysitting, parents, etc.
My advice to young artist/mothers is do it now while you think you don’t have time! Later may not be what you think....

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