Tag Archives: parenting

The meaning of love

I have written before on how having children has historically been an impediment to women artists. Although we live in a world where child-rearing is less gender-specific than ever before, this is still true. Chrissy Spoor Pahucki is an exception, and someone I really admire. She takes her three kids in turns to plein air events with […]

School’s done forever

Since I was only taking a small collection of dishes, two bedroom sets, the couch and my studio, I thought I’d over-purchased when I rented a 16’ truck for my move. By the time I realized the error of my ways, it was too late to upgrade. My workshop and finished inventory remain in my garage […]

Kids, the great productivity killers

Many years ago I realized that successful women artists generally don’t have children, the notable exception being the great German Expressionist, Käthe Kollwitz. Kollwitz, however, took the highly unusual course of negotiating child care as a condition of her 1891 marriage. Her father, who had championed her career, opposed the idea of her marrying at […]