My soul seeks creative expression with a PASSION. To the point where I end up with so many bloody ideas, it can get a bit overwhelming at times.

I could dream my day away searching the tinterweb and social media profiles for pieces of art and the amazing artists that create them. Finding inspiring people who have crafted their idea babies into lovely home-grown businesses that feed their souls. From simplistic black ink illustrations on white paper to messy art journal spreads or even watching hula hoop dancers! MMMMMM yes please!

Creative expression in all its forms feeds my soul and fuels the fire of the creative cauldron in my belly. I know out there is a whole host of women who have a fire in their belly for art and creative expression. It’s not this one-off thing we do it’s something that calls to us EVERY SINGLE DAY. There is always the next thing on the list we want to create. (and believe me, I am a lover of lists!)

This is the archetype I call the Creative Searcher, its that part of us that oodles at the creative output of others. Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE this archetype it juices me up and gets me motivated (and can sometimes, if I am not careful, get me feeling really shit because it is easy to get into that comparison game and judging myself again others) however I’d like to merge into the Creative Doer more…

At the moment I am just the Creative Preacher seeking to inspire people to connect with their inner artists and ways in which you can play with therapeutic art to explore your inner landscapes, to find that bliss state where time blurs and you are in the moment expressing through color and lines!

Now being a Creative Doer is pretty challenging with a little human that needs your care 24 hours a day. I am a first-time momma bear to my little squash man who is now 16 weeks old and finding that my creative fire is BURNING SO BRIGHT! I want to dance with it, to explore it, to birth new creations from it! Growing a real-life human child inside you is one of the most creative things a woman can do, and it shows us that we really are powerful creat

ures and births in us this passion in creating the things that bring us joy in life.

I realise I didn’t take advantage of all the time I had when I was an independent individual. I guess that’s one of the lessons you learn when you have kids. Having little human’s means that the pockets of time we get available need to be used to their full advantage.  They are few and far between and need a good amount of planning for optimum use!

We need an hour to plan what we’re going to do with that few hours we have off!

Not wanting to wish this time away with my squashman but I have been struggling inside with Artist and Mother energy at the moment. I need to create to fuel my soul and I need my soul to be fuelled to be able to fuel the soul of my little man.

So here is to surrendering. Surrendering to the fact that we don’t get as much time as we would like to immerse ourselves in creative expression.

SURRENDER is a key piece to remember!

Here is to riding the waves of stop-start creative output and constant interruptions. This is where the practice of patience comes in for mothers. Here is to accepting that as a Creative Mother things take all that bit longer to accomplish.

In the times I am not able to create I am really engaging in the dreaming up of ideas and listing things that I would like to dabble in so that when I do have the time I can cut through the procrastination and do the thing I want to.

I’m enjoying the dreaming up bit in the times I’m busy being mother and adulting, it gets me into my imagination space and gets me visioning. Which can be super juicy space to be in. The ideas space.. but then you need to take that into the holding space and the birthing space… i.e DOING THE THING AND PUTTING IT OUT THERE!

What I have figured out is that in an evening I can put aside an hour when wee man is asleep to crack on with some making and creating, as well as a sneaky little bit during one of his naps during the day IF I am lucky.  This is how I am tackling it at the moment anyway!

I’m curious how other Creative Momma bears optimise the time they have available to tap into their art and creative projects?

 

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  1. Hi
    I’m a pretty crafty creative person myself and I also feel this struggle to have the time to let it out. Like yourself my ideas are mostly lists at the moment in fact my whole days are broken down in to lists. They definitely help me organise my busy brain and also help me feel achievement through the day. I feel its easily lost in the early stages of motherhood to feel like your days aren’t productive but to tick off activities as simple as had a shower, got ready, dressed the baby etc show you actually do a lot in the day. Having had a cesarean I spent a lot if time sat on my sofa so I finally had the time to nearly finish a cross stitch I’ve been working on for years. I just kept it in a bag at the side of the sofa so it could be easily picked up. I’ve arranged pages and printed photos for a scrap book but I’m still yet to put glue to paper. I’ve also recently started a list of baked goods I like to try that I’m putting on my fridge and ticking off as I make them. I hope this relates to your blog I’ve read and written this during a night feed 😊.

    • Yessss love all of this! I fully agree a next to the sofa art kit is perfect! I’ve got a shelf in the living room with my art supplies so that they are easily accessible for when squashman goes down for a nap! I do love the idea of lists on the fridge and different areas to tick off! mmm Ill definitely have to give that one a go! Ooooo yes to scrapbooking that is something I would love to give a go. I have built up a stash of papers and all sorts but haven’t got down to giving it a go yet!
      Sending lots of love to you mama!


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