I took the definitions that Wikipedia has to offer and extracted the essence of it.
- A mother is the female parent of a child. Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring
- An artist is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing the arts, or demonstrating an art.
Why have I done that?!
Just so you understand the difference between the two and probably, by doing that, you will see the similarity!
I will give you an example: You are a woman and a mother.
Where is the artist? You might ask.
It’s right there within you! Look around! You have created art just by creating that human being inside you! 9 months of carefully crafting every cell of that little body! And, like myself, you’ve probably done that more than once!
You cook for your family therefore you create a dish! And it’s not just one. In most of the cases, it’s a whole palette of dishes! Appetizers, main course, second course, desert, more desert after desert! Different dish for the kids because they are 4 and 2 years old and they don’t like what you cooked and because why not?! Not to mention Holidays! You’r on a crafting annihilation dish level then!
You clean your house, therefore you create a clean and pleasant environment for your family! Water the plants because they make oxygen and you need oxygen to stay alive and create (in my case, every plant i owned has died, the only two I have, survived because my husband takes care of them) .
Everything you do, you do it from your heart. Just like an artist, you do it for you and those around you. Therefore, by creating all of this, it is pure art.
And yet, this art form became so overlooked, so much little attention is given to the person behind it. So many women and mothers are not given the appreciation for what they do every day. It became a routine that everybody expects them to do.
Why is that?
An artist’s job is to create, a mother’s job is to create.
An artist desire is to see its creations appreciated, a mother’s desire is to see her creations appreciated.
The only difference between the two, is that the actual artist, the one that paints, or sculpts, or composes or writes or what ever other artistic ability he or she has, takes time to create. He or she must be inspired to create their piece. They have to be in specific state of mind and spirit to do that.
Mothers! They must create. They must do it every day! Rain or shine, sick or healthy, stressed or no stressed!
No one asks mother ” Mom are you in the inspirational and creative state to do my laundry today?”
No! No one does that! They expect it to be done because that is what she does!
We fail to see these wonderful creatures as the artists that they are!
They are the creators of our world, they can transform a house into a home, they give you all of what is best in them: Love, compassion, encouragement, support and they don’t ask for much in return! Believe me when I say this! A hug, a kiss even a smile will make their heart full of joy.
Tell your mother or your wife that she is the artist of your world.
Tell her that her creations make your life more beautiful.
Tell her that even if you don’t understand how she does it, her art form makes a difference in your every day journey!