The Art of Life
Photobucket I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed. Photobucket

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Artist Mom

~~I should spend these quiet moments catching my blog up to everything that's been happening lately. The end of the school year is incredibly busy. There've been more activities, field trips, programs and parties than I could list. Yes, a lot has been going on around here.
But instead of posting a boat-load of pictures and stories I'm going to take this small pinch of time and pull out my paintbrushes.
~~You see, I started this blog as a way to share my journey as an Artist Mom. And it is a journey. There are ups and downs, twists and turns. It's a learning experience every step of the way.
~~I've been so incredibly busy with life lately that my art has been pushed to the side. And that's not good. This morning I made a list of all the "to-do's" that were on my mind and I felt overwhelmed just looking at it. I made a dent in my list during the morning but then I made an important decision: I decided to drop my "to-do" list for the afternoon and nurture the artist part of myself.
~~Someone asked me recently how I balance life as an artist and Mom and I don't really have an answer. Most of the time I don't feel like it's balanced at all. But I keep going, keep trying and like my Hubby said this morning, "keep moving forward."
~~I once read a story about balance that compared it to riding a bike. It said that balance isn't a state we reach but instead is a process that we're continually involved in. When you ride a bike you must keep pedaling in order to stay upright. You're constantly shifting your weight without realizing it. You turn your handlebars, look straight ahead and enjoy the ride. I like that thought. I will never reach a place in life where everything is "balanced." Instead, every day I will make small and large decisions that will keep my life in balance. Maybe being away from my blog for periods of time is simply part of that balance; part of this journey I'm on.
~~I'm still here. I'm the busy Momma with paint on her hands.
Happy Tuesday everyone!


Belinda Lindhardt said...

Good post Kasie, sometimes its so important to do this .. thanks for reminding me :) gorgeous photo btw :)

Valerie Jones said...


It's so good to hear from you! The picture of you and the girls made me smile. Thanks for sharing. I feel like you most of the time and lately wonder who I am. Life is all about the journey and moving forward, as you said.


60 toes said...

Love the picture of you and the girls. Miss you guys.

I was just thinking of you and how you wonderful you were to me last year. I am so glad that we are a year removed from that. Have a wonderful summer with those sweet girls.

Kim Hambric said...

Hi Kasie, I just found your blog. I, too, am an artist mom. I have found that the two can never be separated and to enjoy the journey no matter how frustrating sometime. I liked your husband's comment - Keep moving forward. I'm gonna use that! I also like your thoughts on balance. I have to remember that creating and life itself is a process, not a means to an end.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks for a great post and cute photo. I never could ride a bike well, chuckle.....