meet a mama – kate mccarthy

This is the first of a series of Meet the Mama “interviews”.  We will be featuring a different, fabulous mama each week – giving you a snapshot of their life.

These Mamas are inspiring women I have come across over the past few years and they come from all walks of life.  They are stay at home mamas, creative mamas, corporate mamas, educational mamas, playful mamas, sporty mamas and designer mamas.

We are starting with a fabulous artistic mama – Kate McCarthy – whom I discovered through my sister (also an artist) and whose work I have coveted for many years.  She’s also terribly funny and, as you will see from her works below, fabulously quirky.  Two of my favourite traits in a person.

Here is Kate …

Tell us a bit about you, fabulous you!

I’m a mummy of two gorgeous boys.  George is six and Louie is nearly four.  We live on the east coast of Tassie which is beautiful and amazing but it doesn’t have enough people! I’ve been craving the city for a few years now…

I paint whenever I can and for some reason I also make tea towels. And face clay of all things.

My partner works in the seafood industry here with odd hours so he entertains the boys like a champion so I can work.


What can’t you live without?
Can I have more than one thing? It’s easy anyway: my boys.

Who inspires you?
I’m usually inspired by people I know. They are my friends and family. People that give things a go in any field amaze me. I’m inspired by my mum so much on a daily basis as I try my best to be a great mummy too. I cannot believe she did this all on her own and survived and did an amazing job and smiled and laughed the whole way through. Seriously wow.

Do you have a favourite blog/s?
Duh, Rudy and the Dodo! Enjoy Parenting saves me at the end of every day too. Oh and Lost at E Minor is perfect for several awesome design injections daily.

How do you like to spend your spare time?
If I had spare time I’d spend it in cafes reading the paper.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Filthy rich in Paris with heaps of creative leisure time.

What is your favourite quote?
‘May the bridges I burn light my way’ – by Anon or someone.

Where can we find you?
Through 19Karen Contemporary Artspace.  I’m also at The Big Design Market in Melbourne on the 7th, 8th and 9th December

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2 thoughts on “meet a mama – kate mccarthy

  1. I already felt like I “knew” Kate, now I feel like I know her a bit better! Lovely idea AJ XXXXX

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