The images above were created by hand-letterer extraordinaire, Mary Kate McDevitt
I keep telling myself that I need to start backing off and slowing down, to make space in our world for this bundle of joy growing in my ever-expanding belly.
But I'm having trouble.
Yesterday, I started an online class (through Skillshare.com) taught by the awesomely talented Mary Kate McDevitt on hand drawn type. I LOVE the art of typography, and want to hone and refine my own hand drawn lettering skills.
I also met with some potential clients this week about working on a packaging project for a new product they are bringing to market (last night, I had trouble sleeping because my head was buzzing with ideas for their label--which would be so much fun to work on).
This isn't slowing down. If anything, it's trying to cram as much as I can before baby A arrives.
The thing is, I love what I do. And that makes me a better mama.
When I'm with my daughter, my goal is to be with her, 100%. Stopping--sometimes laying on the sidewalk--to watch caterpillars and roly polys when we are out on a walk. Or painting with her at the kitchen table.
Having my own creative outlet fills my well of patience. It feeds my soul. It balances me out.
Some parents stay home with their kids. Others work full time. I am lucky enough fall somewhere in the middle and it feels like the best of both worlds. For this, I am incredibly grateful.
What do you do that makes you a better mom or dad for your kids? I'd love to hear from you.