Being a mom is the best thing in the world, but sometimes it feels like the toughest thing too. I am so blessed to be able to work from home, but sometimes all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch cartoons with my kids. Sometimes being a working mom from home makes me feel guilty for telling my toddler for the hundredth time that I can't play with her because I am busy working.
Sometimes I wish I won the lottery, so I could just spend all my time painting, drawing, snuggling my kids, and baking cookies for my husband- wait, that's what I already do. ;)
But seriously, lately I've been dealing with lots of depressing legal stuff: taxes, copyright infringement legal issues with several companies stealing my work, and just being plain burned out of energy.
I also have so many projects going on at once. I'm basically like my iPhone- all the apps open at once- never closing them. My husband makes fun of me so much for how many tabs I always leave up. Apparently that's why my phone is always slow. Lol.
It's been somewhat discouraging because lots of amazing opportunities have fallen through for me this year, and it feels like everything is just not going my way.
But that's okay, because I know in my heart what really matters. Right now I am doing what makes my soul happy, starting with painting my favorite things- animals and flowers.
After all, life isn't about making the most money, or being in the hall of fame- it's about creating beautiful things and having a loving soul. So today I am taking a step back from all the craziness, and taking a deep breath.
I have a beautiful life, a wonderful husband, and two adorable, (messy!), loving, (crazy!) kiddos who have me wrapped around their sticky fingers.
I'm hoping to have these prints for sale up in my etsy shop. But I would also love to give one away to all of you- so let me know which is your favorite, and if you have any requests for new animals!