does anyone else ever have trouble finding the right balance as a parent and an artist. i go through totally dry spells artistically, they can last months..sometimes whole years. then i find myself inspired and i want to create create create. during these times i find myself reminded of why i put away that part of myself for so long while the kids were little. i don't feel like a good mom when i'm in artist mode. i get blinders real bad. total tunnel vision. with the kids being so independent now, it doesn't feel too bad to spend so much time indulging myself. but still, it feels like too much of a pull sometimes. and i get frustrated with myself for not knowing how to find a better balance.
can anyone relate????