On May 14-17th this year, APP held our first Art Workshop at the beautiful location of Coombe Farm in South Devon. This workshop brought together thirteen women with experience of Postpartum Psychosis to connect with each other, relax in the countryside and most importantly get our creative sides engaged! We produced an incredible body of work which will be displayed on the the APP website soon - we'll keep you updated. This post is a space for workshop participants to keep in touch, and for anybody interested in art and recovery from Postpartum Psychosis to come and join us.
So to kick us off... how has it been going home? I'm missing you all already! How did your partner and children feel about your artwork? Has anybody got things up on the walls at home yet? My two girls loved to touch the big 'Klimt' style piece I made, and to feel the texture of the gems. They have made me some potato printed flowers to stick in the mother's hair so it feels good to change the work and develop it now that I'm home. They were very excited to try out the lino cut as well - we found it works OK even with poster paint. My youngest calls it her 'love onion' which is so sweet!
Looking forward to hearing how you all got on showing your work to your loved ones at home.