Wendy Brightbill continues the conversation about how creative living fits into the bigger picture of life…
tara, it is so nice to know that i am not the only one who lets the dishes pile up in her sink. i often have friends who ask me, how do you find time to paint as a stay at home mom? well, i make time. and just like tara, i don’t really do it all either. so let’s lay it all out on the table.
my name is wendy brightbill. i am a paint from home mom and i have a few confessions to make.
my children often stay in their pajamas until noon unless we have somewhere to go.
i often stay in my pajamas until noon all day unless i have somewhere to go or someone coming to visit. (until noon should be crossed out, but I don’t have that option in email)
my pajamas (and some of my clothes) have paint stains all over them and i kind of like them that way.
my kitchen table has matte medium plastered all over it.
my washing machine and i have a very broken relationship, we are not on speaking terms at the moment.
what is a mop?
i don’t even flinch when my daughter gets into the art markers and colors all over her face.
i let the little things go.
my beautiful macbook laptop was once covered in green crayon… very sad day.
i have made a decision that i will not apologize for having a messy home.
what is a shower?
i have stopped pretending that i am good at paperwork. i don’t know why i lied to myself in the first place. (the best day ever was when my husband hired an administrative assistant for his business. she now handles all the paperwork.)
curious george and i are best friends. i know every single episode.
naptime is my favorite time of the day. my paintbrush and i get reacquainted.
the truth is that, no, i don’t have time to paint. but my family deserves to have a mom and wife who is fulfilled and following her dreams. the cost of not following my heart is far greater. i would be a grumpy disillusioned mess. and i was before i discovered my creative life. i am a better wife and mother when i am happy. and i am happy when i am creating. period.
Wendy Brightbill is a girl and her brush. She blogs about her life, family, and artistic journey to find hope, life & joy through her brush. Visit her Etsy shop to purchase her original works & prints.