Sunday Short Stories is a weekly post that shares some of the best short stories out in the ‘verse. So grab a coffee, settle deep into your favorite chair, and enjoy the escape.
WRITE ON! ~Trish
I’m continuously updating this as I find more and more articles about parenting and working on your art.
Working and parenting win! *falls to a heap on the floor and sleeps*
Managing to catch a few minutes here and there to “work” has been a lifeline. Any new parent knows that it is ridiculously hard to do anything AT ALL. I look at these pictures of myself, and they make me feel good, that I was lucky to catch 15-20 minutes of work time to get shit done. Being a new mom is frickin hard, but I have never been so in love, creatively challenged, out of the comfort zone, inspired, awed, transformed and so many more verbs. It has been the best thing that could ever happen to me, for all the normal, obvious reasons, but, because I am writing on my art blog, I want to emphasize what it has done for my work.
While everything takes longer to create, I respect the time so much more. I write more freely, read more non-fiction & short stories, study, learn, absorb & focus so much more than before. I have made more digital art than ever before, and I think Bebe has made me MORE creative, using bold bright colours (babies apparently see bold, contrasting colours better) & making collages like I did when I was younger. That was something I never expected to happen, mostly cuz I AM SO TIRED. Here’s to being a parent!! ALSO NOTE: on the flip side of all this creative genius flooding in, the house is a mess, I am a mess, and I have forgotten….everything? Yes, that must be it. Everything.
Here are some excellent links to other parents who chat about parenting & working. I will be constantly updating this as I find more stuff.
How To Write When You’re A Parent by Danielle Campoamor
How Has Parenthood Informed Your Writing Life? via The New York Times
OF course, my fav badass mom & creator Amanda Palmer has another podcast here
The lovely Felicia Day posted a parenting win of breast milk. What was really great were all the moms commenting, it was all so nice lol! Breastfeeding is fuckin hard so I’m always in awe of other moms that do it like a boss.
WRITE ON! ~ Trish
I will be separating my digital art/photography blog from my writing blog from here on out. This way I wont just have a mash up of all my different creative outlets, and my fellow art lovers or writers can follow whatever they choose! The Poetry Send Off! and Sunday Short Stories will be moving to this writing site as well.
SOOOO if you are here for my writing, head to my new site TrishFibs and follow me on Twitter @TrishFibs
I haven’t added any other social media for my writing site yet but hope to do a Facebook and Instagram account eventually.
Poetry Send Off is a random (because of New Baby) post published on a Friday, so that you can be sent off for the weekend with a new poem to wow your friends/family/date with. It may also cause deep conversations or friendly arguments over what the hell it means.
So, without further ado, this weeks poems.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Lately, I have been trying to find information on the The Muses, the Greek Gods of the Arts. There is surprisingly very little out there, even though it has been the artists crutch/inspiration for hundreds of years. I research a lot behind the scenes for my books and art pieces, and this one quickly becoming a time consuming conquest. The reason I set off down this road was because I have never created so much art as I have with Roland. Starting in the last half of my pregnancy I have started or finished 40 different artworks (short stories, book projects, photos, digital art) and I thought hmmm Ro is my Muse! Then I thought I should write or make an art piece on the Muse….and here I am, reading a dissertation from 1993, which may be the best info I have found yet lol!! Anyway, if anyone out there knows a good book on muses, even a fiction/fantasy let me know!