Creativity and parenting: do they mix? For some, having a baby spurs the desire to sew, paint, and build. For others, any creativity they had before children gets lost in the hazy, sleep-deprived, pulled-every-which-way jungle of parenthood.
Jackie Weissman is fascinated by the intersection of motherhood and art. She's producing and directing Rock 'n Roll Mamas, a documentary about the struggle and glory that comes with juggling rock stardom and parenthood. Her subjects include Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses among others — all of whom have their own approach to managing their lives as musicians while raising their families. Her film is due out in the fall of 2007, but if you'd like to catch an early glimpse, be sure to visit the website to see the trailer. And if you happen to be in the Portland , OR area later this month, kick up your heels at her benefit party (also listed on her site).
Are any of you pursuing your creative dreams as artists, writers, performers or musicians? How's it going?
(If you don't already know about it, the Mamaphonic forum is a great place to mingle with other creative mamas. Creative dads…have you got a place to hang out, too?)