About Studio Mothers
Whether you’re a professional painter, an unpublished novelist, or a hobbyist knitter, creative mothers are full of plans and creative dreams. But the challenges of everyday life with children, a home, and perhaps a paying job, are sometimes overwhelming. Creativity gets shoved to the bottom of the list, or lopped off altogether. Sometimes it feels like combining motherhood and creativity is an impossible proposition.
Of course it’s not impossible — just difficult, at times. For me and many others, turning dreams into reality is easier with a group of supportive friends watching your back. We benefit from a network of women who share similar challenges and success. Checking in regularly, and seeing the progress that others are making, is inspirational food for the creative soul.
Studio Mothers is a community where you can share your creative intentions and struggles — and receive support in making those goals happen. We look forward to meeting you! Don’t be shy — the more the merrier. All creatives are welcome. A number of our participants are non-mamas — and even male! Don’t forget to join in the Studio Mothers fun at Facebook and Twitter.
If you’re looking for more structured, individual attention, I’m available to you as a coach. I’m a certified creativity coach, writer and editor, and mother of five children ages 22 through 4. I started this blog in January 2008 to support the book I’m writing, A Mother’s Guide to the Creative Life, which is a practical guide to blending motherhood and creativity based on the experiences of dozens of women. A shorter, e-book version of this project, written specifically for mothers with young children, is available here.
In addition to writing and reading, I’m into photography, painting, gardening, and a variety of creative pursuits. I’m also a cat freak. I love cats. And breathing. Breathing is good.
PS: In our earlier days, this blog was known as “Creative Construction.” So if you see references to that name in older posts, don’t be confused!