Wowzers it’s been a long time since my last blog post! How to wrap up the year… New house and a wonderful baby girl named Lilly with several craft shows scattered throughout that time.
So now that things are “somewhat” settling down, Lilly is “somewhat” on a routine, this creative momma will be getting back into the studio. Well kinda back into the studio first I need to finish setting it up and then hopefully my hands will be holding a torch, wool, and heck throw in some beads and sequins too! That is of course if the lovely Lilly will agree to it. Which brings me to the point of this particular blog post, the balance of creating/being an artist and being a full time mommy (as I type as quickly and quietly as possible because I was able to sneak away from underneath her!). The princess will be 4 months soon (ok well she is four months now hahaha) so I know I still have a very big learning curve to handle and luckily I have the opportunity to make my own schedule (seriously I do not know how moms that have a 9-5 job do it! I applaud you!)… ok well that wasn’t long I will be back hopefully in a short bit, this crafting mommy is being beckoned!
Ok where was I… yes the balancing! Well clearly Lilly’s side of the balance greatly outweighs my need to make but I am truly loving it right now. But it is also strange how my mind is constantly going on what will this year bring as far as shows, pieces, new endeavors. I luckily have a few crafty mommas I can console in and figure out this crazy new life. So I may not be getting into my studio as much, well really at all, at the moment but I did at least get to test out doing craft shows last year with Lilly by my side. Between my mother, father, and wonderful husband’s help I did three craft shows with Lilly, since I am breast feeding she becomes my little show stopper at events (Yes she is my most beautiful piece of work I’ve made and no she’s not for sale =P)
So here is to the new crafting year, to many of Lilly’s first milestones, to me hopefully holding onto some sanity… here’s to a wonderful crazy ride that I am on for the rest of my life ~ being a Crafty Momma!!!
Aaaaaand this post officially took me two weeks to complete! I hope this gets easier… but somehow I feel that my crafting life has just started to become beautifully complicated!