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. 

Picture Books and Postcards was born out of realising how happy it makes us to receive nice post.   

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) 

 I started a facebook community with my team to reach out to mums who fancied creating a festive window in December 2020, you can join it here. 

I post LIVE creativity updates there and news on when new Creativity Island for Mums content is ready.  Join us!    

 

 

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.

 

Danielle Slade with her daughter at a local duck pond

Introducing Danielle Slade.. 

Danielle is a writer and mother.  I’ve invited her to be part of the project and I can’t wait to see what we’re able to create together.  Click here to read Danielle’s blog post ‘Moments in the Mundane’ and click here to watch her youtube interview about Creativity, Motherhood and feeling content.  

 

Collage artwork by Josie Brookes

Introducing Josie Brookes… 

Josie is a mother to two boys (aged 5 and 8) and an artist/ illustrator and animator.

Josie will deliver a series of sessions for Creativity Island. 

You can read more about her practise and look at her products on her website and watch our youtube chat together here. 

 

 

Articles and Blogs

I write a life style blog from time to time all about being ‘Creatively Conscious and our slower paced lifestyle in Northumberland.

I also write articles for creatives drawing on my 20 years experience in the industry.  They are all here.   Enjoy!

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