The Motherhood of Art (Hardcover)
Balance motherhood and creative pursuits Women and new mothers are constantly encountering the message that they can never do anything for themselves once they have children. This conversational book is like brunch with girlfriends, offering you friendly advice, community encouragement, and tips on carving time out for creative endeavors. Meet women who not only defied the no more time to be an artist stereotype but found motherhood gave them focus, confidence, and efficiency in their art and creative endeavors. Becoming mothers renewed a sense of purpose in their creative pursuits, and by prioritizing this need to create, they became more patient and better mothers to their children. Interview questions cover a range of topics, including early days and creative work, community and vulnerability, and tactics for regular creative practice. Whether you read it front to back or pick it up for a 5-minute dose of encouragement, this is the encouragement you can lean on for balancing family life and art in your own way.
Marissa Huber (Florida) is an artist, writer, mother, and connector. Heather Kirtland (Maryland) is a mother and artist with a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. They founded the online community Carve Out Time for Art to encourage other mothers to find a creative outlet. www.themotherhoodofart.com & www.carveouttimeforart.com