Well, today, I'm making a new one. I am redefining myself as a CAHM. Create-at-home mom. I really don't think WAHM fits, because creativity is an elusive enough beast when you aren't distracted by a very small person. It doesn't schedule itself. I can't get my husband to watch the baby and hope my muse shows up then. I just have to cross my fingers and hope I can remember that idea long enough to write it down when Amelia is playing or sketch out that new design while she naps.
|This has nothing to do with the post, but I think baby hands are cute.|
I mean, I don't know if you've noticed, but I have not added an entirely new design to my Etsy shop in nearly a year. Not a print, painting or card. I did do some creative things while pregnant (I'll have to do a post on the nursery soon!), but nearly all of them were for the baby. The simple truth is, pregnancy fries your brain (at least temporarily, though I admit to still feeling like a dunce most days). So it was hard enough to come up with ideas then, let alone carry through with them. Thankfully, I feel like I'm back on track these days. I don't know when my muse is going to pop in, but I'm scattering a bunch of drawing pens around the house just in case. I also think I might have a new one, hidden in a tiny, chubby face.
So, yes, I feel being an artist and a mom deserves it's own acronym. When you're trying to sketch out an idea with one hand while jiggling a cranky baby with the other, you totally get to make up your own title.
And am I writing this while the baby sleeps, three days in advance of posting? Hell yes.