I am in splits as I sit down to write my first blog post on my still shiny new site. My sister makes me laugh so hard as she describes her husbands brilliant impromptu stand-up comedy routines. Its good to laugh deep and hard. I'm grateful that I have a Studio Partner in my sister who loves me and my art. Veena and I are both unschooling mammas who are deeply immersed in our joint journey with our children. And are also pulled to creating a business that feeds our souls. I create art. She creates platforms for it to expand beyond my studio walls. We are learning, creating, growing and researching our art business while being full time life-learning facilitators, drivers (well one kid is almost ready for a drivers permit), home-managers, short-order cooks and more for our families. Hence the title Arting and Kidding ;-) Its a pretty messy ride but worthwhile and so spiritually satisfying.
So this month, I have my first Studio Tour (https://www.hemabharadwaj.com/open-studio-tour.html) My artist-photographer friend Parvathi Kumar offered to share her newly renovated garage studio space with me. Looking forward to recreating a bit of my studio in her space... my tools, my inks, brushes, paper etc will all be on display. I will be working on a piece the entire time... a live demo.... unless someone wants to chat with me. Its a lovely way to give children a view of what goes on in the artists' studio. Bring your children and bring yourself.... be ready to feel a creative spark. Try some ink dipping tools and ask questions... anything you wanted to know about the creative process.
Try making some art that speaks to you! Calvin says it best: