How do you honor your muse when you put your children first? It’s a question every art-inclined parent surely has weighed. This blog chronicles my return to an art-committed life, but it generally avoids looking back on the choices that kept me off-road. It’s not always easy for me to look back, but it’s part of the story.
I share some of that back story in a short personal essay, “Oxygen,” that has now been published on Creative Flux. The online journal is published by Sirius Press and curated by polymath artist Terre Britton. Terre (@TheFourOrders) is a visual artist, a science fiction author, a graphic design firm owner, and a vice president with Sirius Press. I assume I was fortunate enough to be invited to contribute to a site “where ideas gestate and mutate” because those many muses occupying Terre’s time didn’t allow her to conduct a more extensive author search. I thank her muses for those distractions.
Please enjoy “Oxygen,” and join Terre and I in conversation below the post on the Creative Flux site. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the challenges of honoring both your children and your muses.