Life is work and work is life….

The other day my 6 yr old son said to me, ” I wish I was a girl b/c then when I grow up I don’t have to work”. I almost fell over, and believe me while others in my family have found it amusing & hilarious, it’s actually been a source of sleepless nights for me. So allow me for a minute to stand on my soap box….
For a wile now I’ve struggled with labeling myself as an Artist, Illustrator, Designer , Stay at Home Mom or none of the above? And for this reason I’ve come to dread mtg new people and the inevitable…. what do you do question? The sad part is my first instinct is to say “NOTHING”!!  I realize I only say this b/c to so many people (including myself) I am not really working unless I set my alarm, get suited up, grab my Starbucks and drive off to my cubicle. I am not sure why I think this way, especially considering that I am about a million times more exhausted at the end of each day in comparison to when I had a corporate job. The truth is, I (like so many Mom’s), am all of those things, and  rather than being so concerned with labeling myself as a “Working Mom”  I should just be content with knowing that I work my ASS off everyday!
To that end, here are a few shots of some of my recent hard work, including some new city prints and a pictures of a Trunk Show that I did this past weekend.
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6 thoughts on “Life is work and work is life….

  1. Your prints are always so gorgeous, I love when you add new ones 🙂

    As for your son, I wouldn’t worry too much–as a graduate of a women’s college I feel confident telling you that someday he’ll grow up, a smart girl will come along, and she will set him straight 😉

  2. Imogen says:

    Seriously! I feel the same way when I have to “reveal” that I am a stay-at-home parent and fear the eyes glazing over. My son said something similar about dads earning all the money, oy! But, speaking of your beautiful work, will you ever run your Champs Élysées print again? I would be so excited!

  3. I just discovered your city prints today via Etsy, and I wanted to say I love them! I also love this post. As someone who is currently considering leaving my ‘corporate’ job to pursue my illustration career/stay at home with the kids, I struggle with this everyday – for myself, for my son, and for my daughter on the way! Thank you for sharing, and I’m so glad to have discovered your site!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I am SO thrilled that this post resonated with you. I know there are many things to consider when you are considering leaving a corporate job, and honestly it’s been the most difficult and challenging past few years on many levels. That being said, it’s also been the most personally rewarding and treasured time in my life. I would not trade it for the world! I hope you are able to make it happen. 🙂

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