Are you a mum to a little one under 7?
Do you find it hard (almost impossible) to make time for yourself?
Are you interested in how creativity can impact your mood?
Would you like to look after your wellbeing with a group of other like-minded mums?
Creativity Island is an Arts Council England Funded project which offers an online space for mums to connect, create and look after their wellbeing in 2021.
You are so welcome to join us where-ever you are in your motherhood journey.
I’ve designed the programme to be a pick and mix of ‘easy to do’ activities. You can take part whilst taking care of your little ones and balancing all of the other ‘jobs’ you might have.
I promise it’s not another thing to put on your to-do’ list but more a welcome retreat from the everyday juggle.
Hello, I’m Claire and I’m a mum and a creative.
Whilst on ‘maternity leave’ with my second child in 2021, I wanted to create space for a brand new community for new mums and mums with children under 7.
The original idea was around ‘something’ to do from home whilst managing the fears of ‘going back to normal’ with a little one in tow the pandemic has brought about.
My project Creativity Island for mums is a chance to connect, up level your wellbeing practises and create together!
If the pandemic has taught us anything (and I actually think it’s taught us a lot), it’s the importance of community, connection and creating outside of the mundane for our mental health and I can’t wait to share what I’ve got in store for you.
Fill in my research survey and sign up to hear more via the link below.
You can also join our super informal facebook group here.
Image ID- me (Claire Venus) pregnant in my third trimester with my second child. I'm wearing a white dress and a bobble hat standing by a tree and holding my baby bump.
Ready to take part RIGHT NOW?
A SUPER easy to do project ‘Picture Books and
Postcards’ is ready and waiting
just for you on Creativity Island for Mums
Whilst I was walking the streets with my newborn daughter during lockdown in January 2020 I had a flash of inspiration. Making it to the post office was a goal I had in postpartum recovery and I needed purpose to go there.
It can change the whole trajectory of our day don’t you think?
You can take part for free and find out more by visiting my podia site here.
The purpose is simple – to send smiles, to capture your day on a postcard to a mum friend and to share the magic of your favourite picture book. It’s really easy to do and I hope you love it!
Want to hang out and see what it’s all about – join the Facebook Community (It’s a closed Group)
Read more about my story of motherhood with my first born..
Click here to read my blog on how I un-intentionally set up my own Creativity Islands in motherhood.
Introducing Danielle Slade..
Articles and Blogs
I also write articles for creatives drawing on my 20 years experience in the industry. They are all here. Enjoy!
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