Super Summer Photo Montage

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MAN the smoke this summer was terrible! The few days of clear, fresh air we made sure to make the most of it. We jammed out to Riverside Trail & tested out the Canyonaro (our new name for the stroller), played on the deck, and visited family in Alberta. I tried to add as many photos as I could here, but I also add all my shots to Flickr, as an extra back-up online to photos, so you can always go check them out there as well.

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Momma Writes!

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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*

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Me & Babe working away!

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.

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Editing gets put on hold for snack time!
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Sleeping babe? Bust out the keyboard and 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.

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He fell asleep in my lap and I was scared to move…. LOL!

Here are some excellent links to other parents who chat about parenting & working. I will be constantly updating this as I find more stuff.


b4f60a8a56cdb4ffbec43dfc591eb2dfHow To Write When You’re A Parent by  Danielle Campoamor

HOW TO WORKK FROM HOME WTH YOR CHIL,D SITTING ON YOOUR/ LAPPPPPPP by Maggie Smith

I LOVE Amanda Palmer, but I mostly love how honest she is about parenting. So read her words here  and here, listen here.

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.



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Momma Writes

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Working and parenting win! *falls to a heap on the floor and sleeps*

trish-ro-juan-24th-working
Me & Babe working away!

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.

20170213_175548
Editing gets put on hold for snack time!
20170130_143631
Sleeping babe? Bust out the keyboard and 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!!

20170129_132327
He fell asleep in my lap and I was scared to move…. LOL!

b4f60a8a56cdb4ffbec43dfc591eb2dfHow To Write When You’re A Parent by  Danielle Campoamor

HOW TO WORKK FROM HOME WTH YOR CHIL,D SITTING ON YOOUR/ LAPPPPPPP by Maggie Smith

I LOVE Amanda Palmer, but I mostly love how honest she is about parenting. So read her words here  and here, listen here.

How Has Parenthood Informed Your Writing Life? via The New York Times


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~Trish

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New Year Evolution

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2016 was a weird year. It was full of ups and downs, creative blocks and breakthroughs, of learning all new mindsets, both in my work and personal life, and it definitely ended with a bang!  As some of you know, I had a baby, born January 1st. The ultimate new year’s gift!! Definitely a new beginning, wouldn’t you say?

Babe & I working away


2017 is going to be about patience and growth. Honestly, my new year’s resolution is more of an evolution.


With all these changes,  I decided to update my website and blog to more accurately reflect what I enjoy:  writing advice, short stories, poetry and books. More about the creative lifestyle while also caring for a baby.  More learning about nature, the environment and hiking (once again, with a baby).  


Unfortunately, my posts will probably remain sporadic as I only have a couple hours of work time with a new baby, but I hope to maybe pick a day that works best for posting, then maybe just auto-post that day.  I’m still working out the bugs.


I have a couple ideas ready for future posts, and, also, will update the writing tips post and the book list post.   Maybe get the courage to post some of my short stories…..


Alright, well lets move it along then! I need to get back to writing a poem/short story for my writing group!


Cheers!

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~The Art of Life Wild & Free~