Washington Family Magazine : March 2016
washingtonFAMILY.com March 2016 13 which makes him an excellent accountant for my business. Do your kiDs have artistic abilities/ interests as well? I’m trying my hardest to encourage artistry in my kids. They occasionally enjoy drawing, but so far would much rather build Legos and play construction. They do love to play in the studio while I paint though, so my hope is they see me doing something that I love and know that they can find a similar passion, whatever it may be. I didn’t develop a love for art until high school, so I’m still holding out hope! what aDvice woulD you give your younger self? I don’t know any other profession where rejection is so much a part of the game, and this is especially true for young artists. Rejection doesn’t qualify work as good or bad, it just means it isn’t a good fit for the particular audience. Don’t let the opinions of others, especially those who question the path less taken, distract you from continuing towards your dreams. Your persistence will lead to a broader portfolio, clearer artistic vision, and in turn, more opportunities. how about some aDvice for other working mothers? Being a mother is hard work. Combine that with jobs, hobbies and activities, and it can be quite draining, especially in this high-paced area. My advice is to reach out to other families and get help as much as you can, whether it be through a Moms Club or babysitting swap. Any opportunity to take care of yourself is a good one and will make you a better mother. I’m still learning that myself. Ann Marie’s work and more information about her can be found at www.annmariecoolick.com and on Instagram @ amcoolick and Facebook.com/annmariecoolick.