The idea of creativity during motherhood has been circling around.
Before having my son, I was always working on creative projects both for work and myself. I've always taken photos as a hobby of sorts, since I was about sixteen. After twenty years, I'm taking a break from "working" as a floral designer and I'm noticing that now that I'm not "working" as a floral designer, I'm taken a lot more photos of flowers than before. Melding my work into something else of sorts. Flowers have always been a tremendous part of my life and I don't think I will ever stop working with them - just in different ways. Anyway, I got lost along the way of talking about motherhood and being creative and finding the times and the tug-of-war one can feel.
As to finding space, I have to make it in a house with a five year old where every space needs to change during the day for the next project or meal - I tend to set up things to photograph on my kitchen table when I have time. It's got the best light in the house and easy to have a little undisturbed time and a fast and easy clean up. Life is messy and constantly moving with children. You can't be too precious, you just have to find a way to push through.