Sunday, August 4, 2013

Back in the Saddle....

It seems like a only a moment ago I did my latest post, but it's been more like six months! I must apologize for my absence but these babies sure do take up a lot of time. During my hiatus I've been keeping busy in my sketchbook and trying to catch a few art shows, but mostly I've been enjoying being a mom.  However my status as stay at home mom will be changing to work at home mom now that I am doing another title in the Explore Your World Series with Nomad Press about Natural Resources.

I have started work on the cover this past week and when people say everything changes once a baby enters your life - they aren't kidding! Working from home and taking care of my wee one has presented its own set of challenges (which include her being mobile!) I have attempted to adapt the studio in order to accommodate little miss social and so far I think we've come up with a balance.


Not so sure if Emmy agrees.


A full sized play yard is on its way from Amazon - thank goodness! I don't know how much longer I can keep her from teething on her play mat - or anything else she happens to find....



It does feels good to "officially" be back at the drafting table.  I also love the fact that I have a little girl at the other end of it.  Love the curve balls life throws at you. They make it that much more thrilling. Can't wait to share this new adventure with everyone!

2 comments:

Kelley said...

Aww, your baby is so sweet. :) I'm just starting my freelance career, and I'd like to have children someday, so I'd like to hear any tips that you have for being a work-at-home-mom!

JenKellerArt said...

Hiya Kelley!

As soon as I figure it out - I'll let you know (HA!) Really so far I've learned it's just about pacing myself and taking advantage of every opportunity I have to work. If the baby falls asleep I just stop whatever I'm doing and head to the studio. Also being able to work for short periods at a time while she plays and being ready to stop maybe before I'm ready to stop! Every baby is different - and I'm sure as she matures and develops - so will my method. (Also drinking as much coffee as I'm allowed!)