Like so many women, I'm still learning how to balance mothering with my own creative pursuits. So when I saw this trailer for Pamela Tanner Boll's documentary Who Does She Think She Is? I was intrigued. The film is being screened at a college near my home on Friday night and if I can successfully flee my nest, I really want to go see it.
The documentary features five women who refuse to choose between mothering and their art. I am curious how they do it. Since my grand declaration to sell my novel, I have spent not one minute writing, as a feverish, little chick has required what feels like every moment. And there is always something ready to take priority over a creative project. I know there is a balance to be achieved, an equilibrium of family and creativity.
Children offer so much creative inspiration, motherhood appears the ideal time for women to write, paint, sew and make - if they choose - their art or craft their work. I'm interested to see how the women in this documentary are harmonizing mothering and creating.
And I'd really love to hear your thoughts on the subject too!