Thursday, February 25, 2010

gray thread...

There has been no yellow and just gray in the NY sky today. I awoke to a flurry of snow and had to trek into Manhattan in the slushy snow. And to my 8 month pregnant body it was exhausting!
Though I did get the pleasure of seeing a lovely Deborah Turbeville exhibit. But the trek left me super tired and grumpy so I trekked home instead of to the studio.

I think my body and mind needed the rest since I know my next 2 weekends are hectic. But I was disappointed as my floating face piece has been moving along really well and I am excited to continue working on it and to get my other piece started soon too.

But I may just finally have to accept that I am super pregnant and that I may not be able to keep up my usual crazy schedule for awhile...
Which terrifies me. I will be honest that I am so afraid of not being able to maintain the commitment to my studio practice once this little one arrives and how I will balance the studio and the babe. But my hopes are high and we will see.
How do you artist mama's out there do it?

image from here.

5 comments:

Amelia said...

it's not easy, but it's possible. You need lots and lots of people-support to enable you to go and do stuff. You probably need to succumb to the first few months/years and not fight it - this makes it worse.

If you get sleep and have cleaners etc you may be able to get to 'create'. But your world will rock for a while, but it will also make you probably utilise your time incredibly well. I don't watch TV anymore, I would rather make or plan . . . . .

Good luck, I love your work

Amelia.x

nadia said...

wow eight months joetta, yes very pregnant!

Joetta M. said...

yes, very pregnant indeed.

yeah, i have figured that i must succumb for a few months and hope that the support i have developed around me will help. and yes i have heard cleaners are a life saver so i am hoping that we can pull it off ... thanks for your words. it is comforting to know there are people out there doing it too:)

Liz said...

thank you for your help getting the work for CPW's upcoming exhibit- I imagine dragging art around nyc is not fun with or without a baby bump. You are a life savor darling!

Joetta M. said...

ofcourse, and yeah it was a little bit hilarious on the slush and snow with by gigantic belly - but i survived:)