Wednesday, May 11, 2011

our creative space



have been working on these pieces this week.

i/{we} made the decision to add another work day to my week starting this week, which means our little one is in another day of kinder and childcare. i think it's the right decision, but it does add more financial pressure and a feeling of guilt! it's so tricky to know what's right and to follow through with changes like these ~ but, i am loving the feeling that i can keep going tomorrow on what i've started today. i think working during the week rather than on the weekend might feel more 'normal' for the whole family too ~ something that i've also wanted to change for a while.

so complicated!! i'd love to know how people work these things out!

happy creative space day! check out the new space :)

16 comments:

june at noon said...

Those pieces are gorgeous! I love the almost-translucency of some of the color.

mizu designs said...

Love these new images!
The working week dilemma is a tough one to figure out. I find all 3 versions of my working life (paid employment, study, printmaking/creative life) merge in and out of each other to the point where I'm more or less on (in some way) every day. The funny thing is I don't mind so much. I'm not sure that's an entirely healthy thing but there you go.
Didn't help you much with that ramble, did I?

Kylie said...

They look wonderful Belinda! I think that creative/family dilemma is a never ending one. Just when you find a solution, something changes and you've got to find a new way of 'fitting in' all over again. Good luck with your new day... It'll be brilliant! I have a theory about creative days... they're like salaries and fridges : when we upgrade we seem to grow into them very quickly and it's impossible to go back to what we had before! ;) Have a great rest of week :) Kx

Belinda Saville said...

These are gorgeous, Belinda! Enjoy the extra time for creating :-) I haven't put either of my little ones (3.5 years and 22 months) into childcare yet, but I do long for more creative time!

Belinda
-xo-

Rosalind said...

Lovely pieces, I quite like the pink one. I don't know if we ever get it 'right'? Do the best you can and what works for you and your family I say - ignore the guilt :-)

Tracey said...

These are lovely Belinda.

I think it's always tricky to get that family - life balance right ... I know I struggle with things and I don't even have children! :)

Take care.

lamina@do a bit said...

Such pretty shapes :)

Luna said...

I very much like the pencil line combined with the colour (is it water colour and markers??)
As for creative work life balance maybe re check my mothers day card posted recently to see if I'm getting the balance right hehe :).

linda said...

Beautiful work! I do not think you are alone in feeling guilty...taking time for yourself and your work... but it's something to try and see if it works. You can always change it up if things don't go as you wanted :)

74 Lime Lane said...

enjoy the time, uninterrupted time is an absolute blessing, it will work itself out, changes always need adjustment

ElisabethAndrée said...

I am impressed!

annamaria said...

I am amazed at how much you are doing already with so little time during the week!- the work is so lovely and is continuously developing- I hope the new schedule works out well for you and your family-XX

Sonia said...

Of course I don't know if the move you've made is the right one BUT I do know that you sound very excited and comfortable with the changes you're making. And I think that's very important.
Aside from the financial pressure, I am of the firm belief that if you are happy in what you do then that will flow through to your family.
It is a juggling act, that's for sure. I hope the changes work for you because let's face it, you deserve it!

Seaweed and Raine said...

The first design looks a lot like a crochet pattern :) I think they are cool. I wish you well in your new working schedule - juggling family and work can be tricky. :)

Meeling said...

Love those...there's a vintage kind of quality to them...the bottom one reminds me of a doily. Very pretty!!

Kiele Gregoire said...

i love these, and just love your work .... such great feelings about it. keep up the good work- i'll be following! and thank you for being open and honest with those thoughts on the life/creative/working balance. i don't have children yet, but i do struggle with how to balance the pressure i put on myself and financial aspects when i am adding to my creative time at home in my studio. its all good! but glad someone understands :)

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