It’s wild to think that when I first joined Instagram I was pregnant with Phoebe. In those early days, all I posted were mom pics: breastfeeding, napping, first steps, first foods.
I never wanted to misrepresent my reality, but I also wanted to make something beautiful. The task of keeping one foot in hardship and one foot in hopefulness has been a challenging one, but I’m glad that I started pursuing an honest voice long before my divorce. I think that honesty has helped me grieve, adapt and heal better.
All I want is to be with my kids, and I’ll do everything it takes to be present in their lives and to take care of their needs. That’s why I work. That’s why I paint. My kids are my inspiration, not only as subjects of my paintings, but also because they are my drive to keep working hard in the first place. My art has been the narrow path forward, allowing me to hold them close. And we get through each day, together, slowly, one step at a time.
#momlife #wahm #sahm #singlemom #artistmom #breastfeeding #ebf #artistsofinstagram