Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ABOUT ME


A little about me :

I am an artist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. My work is focused on telling stories through cut paper. My work is often narrative and inspired by history and family. 

I am a mother of four amazing kids. I have been mothering and chasing my dreams as an artist for nearly twenty years. I believe that balance is possible and that any dream worth having is worth chasing. I consider myself a dream chaser. 

I created the Mother Artist Project to inspire women and to create a sisterhood of artists. It is an honor to document the lives of these artists as they find balance between parenting and their passions. My goal is to share their truths through words and photographs in hopes to inspire you. 

Erin Hüber

10 comments:

  1. Hello, I found this through a friend...John McKee. I am a mother and an artist. Well, I was an artist. I did go to herron and graduated and now I do not create art. :( My life is consumed by children and depression. I have great respect for you for keeping the passion and painting whenever and wherever! I miss painting so much and I know I would feel better if I did. We are actually considering a new place to live that would have a room where I could paint. Even if it's just a small corner, at least it would be my art area! Anyway, thank you for this. It is a great project :)

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    1. Rachel- I am so happy that you Johnny shared this link with you. I hope this blog and project will be a source of inspiration for you. I know what it is like to ponder the question of "should I be an artist OR a mother". I have been there! I have felt the depression and cried many times about it myself. I set simple goals for myself - like a sketch a day.. (in a sketchbook) just to keep my mind in some sort of art mode. It helped me... it was a simple task but sometimes it felt like a huge one. Good luck to you! I hope you find the inspiration you need here! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I so SOOOO would love to be part of this!! Will there be a hashtag or anything of that nature?

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    1. Rachel- I am so happy you found out about the project. You can email me for more information on the process .. :) erin.huber@yahoo.com
      Hope to hear from you soon . Thanks!

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  3. I am so incredibly moved by your story. I am moved my the ownership you take of it and the vulnerability and honesty with which you tell it. YOU are an inspiration just as you are and I love this project. I found my way here through a link on FB from Lisa Wilson - a friend who always seems to motivate me to explore things with fresh eyes. I'm so glad she shared this ...as an artist, a writer and a mom it's exactly what I needed to see today. Good luck with this project. This little Mama from NYC will be following along.

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    1. Natasha - wow! Thank you very much! I got goosebumps reading your comments. I hope this blog and project will inspire women from all over the world.
      I was just in NYC - I hope this project continues and spreads to other cities.. maybe you'll join us here one day:) I hope so! Thank you for your support and inspiring words!

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    2. This is truly an inspiring idea - Thank you for sharing your story and insights. It was wonderful to meet you, and I appreciate you coming out to the show tonight (despite bed times and freezing temps)! I know this is going to be a successful project for you because of the way you reach out to other artist mothers, and share your true feelings about being both. I sometimes feel like a bad mother because I am still so active in the process of creating, photography has helped my do both.

      I would love to be involved in this project and will spread the word to my artist mothers!

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  4. Bravo!

    I look forward to reading more and following along with your embracing narrative.

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  5. I am interested as well. My daughter is also a photographer!

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    1. If you know any mother artists I'd be happy to feature them here - email me at erin.huber@yahoo.com

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