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Guest post on Balancing Art and Motherhood

Posted on: May 20, 2011 at 6:06 am

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers.

Zen Chakra

"Zen Chakra" 10"x8" Ā© sandhyamanne 2011

So, I wrote a guest post on being a mother and an artist on Art Business Coach Alyson B. Stanfield's Blog titledĀ Balancing the Roles of Artist and MotherĀ ....
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With two young children and an art career, often friends and acquitance ask me how I manage both.
To be honest, I enjoy that question. It makes me feel accomplished (ya already!!).
But, the truth is finding that balance is a continues process. While my growth rate as an artist may not be as fast as it should have been, I genuinely appreciate life much more since the birth of my children. They amaze me every single day be it with their questions or their ability to learn and adapt. I get charged to create every time my daughter asks me what painting I would be making today.
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Since, I have less time for art, I make use of it the right way.
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While motherhood is hard, children are bliss. At the end of the day having them is totally worth the efforts.
So, here is a thing that keeps me going "where there is will there is a way".
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Though the post is written as an artist mother. All working mothers have similar issues of balancing work and motherhood.
So, how do you manage both??

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