This series shares brave, honest, sometimes hilarious stories of how we hold it all together in one breath and let it all go in another. I want to share stories of what mamahood + biz really looks like, and demystify the idea that we can’t do both well….because I believe that we can do both really well.
Click here to see all the posts in the Motherhood + Business series.
:: Everyone, meet my new friend Clare ::
(clare + me)
Earlier this year, I randomly sat next to a beautiful red headed woman at the opening of Jen Lee’s new documentary
. We started chatting. About life. Marriage. Kids. Business. Motherhood. She had me at hello. About 30 minutes into our conversation, I knew this woman was amazing, but I had no idea exactly who she was. I just knew she spoke my language, and that I liked her. A lot. We were fast friends (don’t you LOVE it when that happens?).
Photo credit: Brenner Lianna
When she left for a bathroom break, I quickly googled her. Ha! It turns out that the lovely amazing red headed woman I was sitting next to was Clare Bowditch, a famous (and crazy talented) musician from Australia. Among other stand out achievements, I learned that she’s been Rolling Stone’s Woman of the Year, and ARIA’s (Australia’s version of the Grammys) Best Female Artist. She’s had top ten hits, toured with Gotye, Cat Power, and Leonard Cohen, and has played to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. And, oh yes, she’s also stars in one of Australia’s most beloved TV shows!
Photo credit: Anna Robinson
But it doesn’t stop there. During our conversation, I also learned that she was the woman behind one of my favorite online places to visit: inspiration bombs
, a brilliant part of her newest venture, Big Hearted Business
. I couldn’t believe it. A woman who has a passion for art and soulful business? Count me IN! Put simply, Clare says Big Hearted Business “is all about teaching creative people about business, and business people about creativity, in ways that make sense. And in doing so, we get to live what we call Our Bigger Story: to be a living example of that fact that it is indeed possible to Do What You Love, Make Money, and Save The World (just a little bit).” LOVE THAT.
:: Inspiration Bomb! ::
The next day Clare came to my studio and we continued our conversation around motherhood and business and art and money and all of it. She interviewed me for one of her inspiration bombs and I’m honored to be one of her features. Her inspiration bombs combine interviews with art so in the video below you’ll hear me talking paired with the artwork of someone else. Pretty cool. Check it out below or over here
. I talk a lot about my story, my community, money, and more….enjoy!
:: Our Motherhood + Biz Convo ::
I asked Clare if I could interview her via Skype for this Motherhood + Biz blog series and I’m so glad she agreed. Below is our recorded conversation. Please note: the video quality isn’t the best, and I’m not a great interviewer, but what you’ll find is a real deal true blue honest peek into the life of someone who is navigating business and motherhood very authentically and beautifully. And you’ll find silliness. Lots of that, too.
Photo credit: Andy Vukosav from Coco Productions
Huge thanks to Clare for time, and for giving us a peek into her life.
Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!
Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed.
Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore and nourish their creative souls.
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