…yet, (working on chapter 3) I swear that this photo from ‘Boredpanda.com’ does accurately describes how I slept last night. I woke up this morning – in my clothes, and still in my son’t bed with our nighttime book – and got up to change and make coffee.
(*the following essay can be found online at: http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/04/portrait-motherhood-creativity-c-v-r.html) A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom: Is domestic life the enemy of creative work? by Kim Brooks The question of what effect domestic life might have on creative work, both in the abstract and in my actual life, first dawned on me 14Continue reading “A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom”
Here’s to another round of late nights, camping, marshmallows, canoeing, sprinklers and sunscreen! (love) ..and a little bit of “magic” thrown in given that their birthdays happen over the summer. SLOW DOWN Here’s to you You were pink or blue And everything I wanted Here’s to you Never sleeping through From midnight till the morning HadContinue reading “School’s out for summer..”
Though for many parents ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ may indeed correspond with this popular Staples ad: While it’s a different story at our house. “The most wonderful time of the year” sometimes means something more like this video below – I and feel like that’s ok too. Both of my children haveContinue reading “It’s the most wonderful time of the year, August birthdays: ‘Making Special-work’ at home”
As part of my practice-led research, I am currently investigating the ideas of Ellen Dissanayake (associate professor in the school of Music at the University of Washington) from her text Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why. Dissanayake approaches the origin and purpose of “art” from an anthropological perspective. In this book she asks,Continue reading ““Making (Mum’s 72nd Birthday) Special””