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Creative Partnership Between Two Moms

by Rohana Kenin When my co-writing, co-producing, co-starring partner Laura Frenzer and I decided nearly two years ago to write and produce the comedy web…

How I Re-Kindled My Design Creativity as a WAHM

By Heather Smith I began my journey as a work-at-home mom 4.5 years ago when my oldest son was born. As a designer I was…

Does my creativity help or hinder my child’s confidence?

I was recently reprimanded for drawing with my young daughter. Upon observing this horrendous act – of us drawing together – a very experienced and well-meaning…

Pop! Goes the Surrealism with Painter Seonna Hong

I love these painting which evoke my childhood memories of wandering through nature and feeling adrift in all its richness. The graphic lines and use of color makes it unmistakably…

Visual Inspiration: Mixed Media Artwork by Tasha Kasuma

Tasha Kusama is a contemporary mixed media artist, mom and painter based in the Los Angeles area. We love her use of color and dreamlike…

Love + Art = Marriage

by Melinda Fay Cohabiting like marriage is tough on the ego. Particularly when you come together later in life after all your bad habits are…

Visual Inspiration: Everyday Items into Art by Tara Donovan

     Brooklyn based artist Tara Donovan created these large-scale installations and sculptures from everyday objects like scotch tape, plastic cups, and toothpicks. Her artwork…

I Am Not a Poet

by Ruth Dawkins I used to collect poems, like some people collect postcards or glass paperweights. I’d keep a notebook, and if I read or…

Are you suffering from monetization exhaustion?

by Mary Kastle A few years ago, I hit a big wall in my music career. Looking back, I think it was “monetization exhaustion.” Don’t…

5 Wonderful Things About Having a Creative Side-Business

by Jessica Blue 1. Perfect creative outlet My passion/compulsion to create comes from needing something I can do that feels concrete. Teaching and parenting are so…

It All Began with an Argument About Money, but Lead to So Much More

by Janine Huldie I forget how that fateful fight started, but do recall it was over money — or the lack thereof. Between my husband…

Mother versus Writer: A Tug of War

by Julianne Palumbo The place where motherhood and creativity intersect is a precarious one. I say this—two books, a magazine, and three children later. When…

Did I Mention My Invention Convention?

by Stephanie D. Lewis If you can’t be a famous Blogger, you might as well become a well-known inventor, right? I come from a long…

Confessions of a Paper Hoarder

by Ruth Dawkins I’ve always been a paper hoarder. As a child, and even as a teenager, I’d spend all my pocket money on magazines…

The Power of Pretend… At Any Age from Lily Jones, Teacher and Founder of CreativityPacks

When we got up this morning, my nearly three-year-old daughter announced that she was a baby porcupine and declared me the mama porcupine. She explained…

9 Ways This Pinterest-Phobic Mom Gets Her Creativity On

by Susan Maccarelli This is not a post bashing moms who embrace Pinterest. In fact, I love those moms.  I have a feeling that if…

How examining your various social roles may help to boost your creativity

According to a recent study published by Sarah Gaither in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, found that spending a few minutes thinking about…

How to Get Your Kids to Love Drawing: Tips from an Art Teacher

“My favorite thing about being a teacher was seeing kids start the semester feeling frustrated and unexcited about drawing; however, by the end of the…

5 favorite things I’ve learned about creative moms

Maybe it’s the mulled wine or being stuck inside with bored kids climbing on me, but this time of year always makes me a tad…

Career Q & A: 5 things I wish I knew before becoming a WAHM (work-at-home mom)

I’m quitting my job and am about to make the leap into being a WAHM! I’m excited and a bit anxious. What do you wish…

How I lost my creativity

When I was in design school, I had a 20 minute walk from my apartment on the Lower East Side to class. In that time,…

5 things I learned about creativity from my son

  1. Anything can be used as a drawing utensil and canvas (for example, much of my son’s work is string cheese on window pane)….

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