I learned how to *be* an artist by reading and doing the exercises in these two books: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards and The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Betty taught me the art of seeing with an artist's eye, which I thought you had to born with. Julia's book encouraged me to live the creative life I was meant to live and gave me the tools to build it.
For Pregnant and Postpartum Mamas:
Boulder area Moms Online: BoulderRocknMoms is a yahoo group for local mamas who want to get together for hikes, playdates, or talk about anything releated to parenting.
Becoming Mothers, mamas I paint share about how Stephanie Moore has be an incredible local resource for them, with her classes, events and of course her store.
Boulder Nurse Midwives Many of the mamas I paint have loved their expereince with these lovely ladies.