My Motherhood Story: Baby Biscuit

What's it like to be the daughter of two artists? After spending a lovely morning hanging out with baby Lillian (a.k.a. Biscuit) and her artist parents it seems pretty awesome. As May 8th inches closer, we asked Miss Biscuit's lovely, artsy mama what she wanted framed this Mother's Day and what being a mom has meant to her.


Name: Carolyn Sewell

Occupation: Designer/Illustrator/Letterer

Favorite Things: Wine, Glitter, Bacon, Hugs

Favorite Instagram accounts: @adamjk@lisacongdon, @erikmarinovich

Baby footprints in our Georgetown frame. "High Five" by Carolyn Sewell. Lillian sign and chandelier by Richard Sewell. 

Baby footprints in our Georgetown frame. "High Five" by Carolyn SewellLillian sign and chandelier by Richard Sewell. 

Footprints in our Georgetown frame with a white mat. 

Footprints in our Georgetown frame with a white mat. 

What does a day in your life look like? Feeding, changing, bouncing, burping, walking, talking, playing, pumping. Baby nap time = Mommy work time. It's tricky.

What do you admire most about your mom? Oh gosh there are so many things! But right now, as I struggle to be a stay-at-home-mom and freelancer, I have such a greater respect for my mom, who freelanced while staying at home with four kids! She's pretty much a badass in my eyes. And she's also my best friend.

How has being a mom changed your life? All my answers boil down to the same sentiment: it's not about me anymore. My daughter has sucked all the selfishness out of me (well, most of it anyway) and everything I do, I do for her now. She makes me a better person.

What is the most important thing motherhood has taught you? Patience. I wasn't born with much of it, and it's a necessary ingredient to parenting.

How do you stay inspired? I don't get out as much as I used to, so my cellphone is my outlet to the real world (bonus: I can use it with one hand), and Instagram and Pinterest are my main feeds of inspiration these days. 

How were you creative as a child? In Junior High I would charge $1 to color people's book covers ($2 if you wanted paisley). 

 

"You can watch her hands memorize the surface of an object, her face mimic the movements of yours, her legs learn to launch her forward...it's better than any painting or play I've ever seen."

 

How do you see creativity developing in your daughter? As the daughter of two art majors, Lillian has a lot of pressure to be creative. But honestly, it's more her engineering something out in her head that I find so amazing. You can watch her hands memorize the surface of an object, her face mimic the movements of yours, her legs learn to launch her forward...it's better than any painting or play I've ever seen.

Proudest mom moment (so far)? Watching my daughter roll over from her back to her stomach. She's been practicing for a week and to see her face when she nailed the landing was priceless.

 

"It's the most precious limited edition I have ever owned, and the first of many art projects that she'll do with her dad."

 

What did you frame with us? I framed my daughter's footprints.

What's so special about it? It's the most precious limited edition I have ever owned, and the first of many art projects that she'll do with her dad.

How do you feel when you look at your frame? Ugh, I get ALL. THE. FEELS. It reminds me of her birthday and how tiny she was and how fast she's growing and I get all happy and mushy and weepy and want to stop time because it's happening so quickly and I want her to be my baby forever. 


Every mom deserves a piece *this* perfect this Mother's Day. What art or family keepsake do you have that will give the mom in your life all. the. feels? We'd love to frame it for you.