These Artist Are Redefining Mom Goals

by Hannah Kelly May 10, 2017

They're painters, designers, artists, and moms. In honor of Mother's Day, we're celebrating our favorite Consort mothers by asking them to sound off on their biggest creations ever: their little ones.

Consort: What was the most surprising thing about becoming a mom?

Erin Fetherston: I didn't know I could love this much! Motherhood opened my heart in a way I could have never expectednot just for my own child but for all humankind. I have a new level of appreciation for life.

C: How has motherhood affected your art?

EF: It's definitely brought out my inner earth mama which I can definitely see coming through my work.  My style has become much more relaxed and natural.

C: The one thing no one tells you about motherhood is _____

EF: You need to be really strong to carry a baby around all day!  I wish I had done more strength training to prepare.

Tribal Mud Cloth & Linen Striped Large Pillow by Erin Fetherston ($325)

Vintage Shandong Stool by Erin Fetherston x Fragments Identity ($455)

Mud Cloth Table Runner by Erin Fetherston x Fragments Identity ($125)

 

Consort: The one thing no one tells you about motherhood is  _____

Kristen Giorgi: How laid back things can actually be. I always witnessed moms looking so stressed and frazzled. It's definitely like this in the beginning, but taking deep breaths and living in the moment is the best approach. Don't sweat the small stuff.

C: What's your dream Mother's Day present?

KG: A quiet morning of coffee moving into a crisp chardonnay by the pool somewhere.

C: What's your favorite kid-friendly curse word and why? 

KG:  I may have a little trouble with this. I'm often hearing from a tiny voice in the backseat while in traffic, "Mommy, that's a bad word."

"Krack II" by Kristen Giorgi of NG Collective Studio ($1500)

 

"Dark Nude" by Kristen Giorgi of NG Collective Studio ($900)

"Kandescent VIII" by Kristen Giorgi of NG Collective Studio ($950)

 

Photo by Katie Gibbs

Consort: What was the most surprising thing about becoming a mom?

Amber Earl: I never saw myself as the nurturing/motherly type. The fact that I find motherhood fun and invigorating was a shock to me.

C: How has motherhood affected your art?

AE: Motherhood has actually inspired me to be more inventive. I’m really into interiors, and refuse to make our home “baby proof” to the point of changing everything. I’ve re-arranged and simplified a lot of the decor we had that was unnecessary and added items that made more sense. 

C: The one thing no one tells you about motherhood is _____

AE: ...it’s one of the more challenging, gratifying and creative jobs anyone can do.

Kids Table Set ($1,145)

Indigo Splatter Nesting Bowls (Set of 3) ($180)

Switchback Coffee Table ($2,600)

Consort: What was the most surprising thing about becoming a mom?

Laura Naples: I'm never sad to leave a stage behind...It's fun to look back at old memories, but even more fulfilling to witness [my children] become the individuals they're meant to be, and have somehow always been.

C: How has motherhood affected your art?

LN: It reminds me to be more open in my own process. Less controlled and concerned about the outcome, and more engaged in the moment.

C: Motherhood has made me _____ 

LN: ...empathetic toward other mothers and fathers. I feel we are all genuinely trying to do our best.

 

"Lamont" by Laura Naples of NG Collective Studio ($3,000)

 

"Lilibet" by Laura Naples of NG Collective Studio ($850)

 

"Leland" by Laura Naples of NG Collective Studio ($3,000)

Consort: What was the most surprising thing about becoming a mom?

Nicole Cohen: I know every creature on earth was born, but its still SHOCKING on every level when you’re going through it. What also surprises me is that you can do things that you totally would never ever choose to do when you HAVE to. Daily tests of my endurance and gag reflex have taught me that there’s probably not much I can't handle. 

C: How has motherhood affected your art?

NC: Motherhood makes you so happy that you almost feel sad about it. Sometimes I get nostalgic for moments that are currently happening—I just want to freeze little mini moments. I think that's part of why I take photos...that nostalgic happy/sad is present in my work. 

C: What's your favorite kid-friendly curse word and why? 

NC: Fuck? My kids know all the real curse words! They don't say them though.

C: The one thing no one tells you about motherhood is:

NC: The security of making your own family, your own home, with its own vibes—vibes you create—brings incredible happiness and stability and I found that that helped me grow as an artist. And your kids will be your new favorite people to hang out with. Kids are only annoying when the adults are preoccupied. 

"Sun" by Nicole Cohen ($1,290)

"Pink and Black Splatter" by Nicole Cohen ($5,000)

"Embroidered Boob" by Nicole Cohen ($550)

 



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