Welcome to our third BIG Mother Artist Network mini blog festival where we are excited to be again exploring the ever interesting divide/intersection between continued artistic practice and the magic, mayhem and mystery of children’s worlds.
We are currently all in Western Australia revelling in the mix of 4 little ones ranging in age from 4 to 10 navigating vastly different interests as well as our rapidly growing BIG world and the demands of our independent arts projects for 2014. After such immersion in the dual worlds of family and work it felt right to begin the year by sharing stories of other mother artists similarly careering through unique lives and passions. Over the next three days we will hear from three inspiring mother artists and projects and of course we would also love to hear your story either in the comments or via email with MAN in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the links to all of the other MAN festival blog posts here.
As for us, we have spent sweltering days together under vast blue skies feathered with clouds, jumping waves, feeding giraffes, eating ice creams, painting pages, baking treats, kicking balls and reading books from cover to cover. We steal moments during the quiet hours of the day to write blog posts and long lists as well as rapid fire brainstorming for Issue 6! We continue to explore the charged complexities of navigating life as artists, mothers and small business owners and have loved spending late night hours plotting trails and dreaming up another BIG year. Tell us your story!