Memorizing poems is a practice that’s nourishing, meaningful, and entirely unproductive from an economic standpoint.
“At the time I did not feel like anything was easy and I wanted to know if anybody else was struggling.”
What’s been the best surprise about having a creative life in motherhood?
The media landscape expands! As a media artist, my world has become so much bigger and infinitely more interesting since motherhood. I go through my children’s cultural preoccupations and eccentricities with them and I, too, grow. My Little Pony this month? Okay. Red Dead Redemption non-stop for the entire weekend? Okay. Kendrick Lamar last week and Public Enemy this week? Okay. Unboxing Toys videos on YouTube? Fine.
Hard to do something when you don’t have the supplies or even know where they are.
This week I am so pleased to share our first profile. Fiona Reid is a ceramicist and mother working in Edinburgh. For people who don’t know your medium well, could you explain what your art is like? I make functional ceramics for use in the home. I’m inspired by the colours of our coastline and…