Collaboration and textile play with my toddler twins (November 2010)
Ruth Asawa in her San Francisco studio via Community of Creatives
People often ask me how I get work done with three year old twins, and I would have to say that work gets done, but the process resembles nothing like the days prior to having children. Space and time are collapsed into some sort of jig-saw puzzle that miraculously gets pieced together throughout the day, although in no specific order. Sure I aim to keep a set schedule and run a tight ship, but the 'happenings' are so numerous, I feel more like a film editor who is marveling at random scraps on the floor that are delightfully out of sequence and literally underfoot.
The Oikos Project (2008) Abigail Doan
Fiber is a great medium for artists with families, and given that I prefer to work on projects in the outdoors, there is often opportunity for twining the two. For eye opening inspiration and ideas regarding creative practice and family life, do not miss Broodwork. It will make you feel as if everything and anything is possible, with just the right twist on things.