Monday, February 23, 2009

Mommy Paints

Facebook is an interesting way to stay connected with other artists.  It is also how I stay connected to my kids who are living out west.  With many "art groups" to choose from on FB, I joined one called, "Mommy Paints".  The creator of the group proposed a 3 month project where all participants would show what they are working on, with the goal to have something at the end of 3 months.  Yesterday, Priscilla (part of the group and mom of 3) and I painted.  Here is the start of an 18"x24" head study of Ryann (who happens to b a mom of 2).


Alia El-Bermani said...

This is really inspirational. I am a mom of two young children. Although, my kids will always come first, I don't think that means I have to put my work on hold until some fateful day when they are all grown up. I feel part of showing them how to be a good and whole person, is sharing with them my passion for painting. It does often seem like a juggling act, but well worth the balance.

I'm going to look up this group. Thanks for sharing it.

Karen Winslow said...

Hi Alia,

Being a Painter/Mom is an amazing juggling act. It is a wonderful journey!