Spend two hours making art and building sisterhood with online phenomenons Pippa and Penny Best of the Story of Mum in Great Britain and FeMail artist Suzi Banks Baum of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
Join us for a FeMail and Story of Mum Mash-Up at the Museum of Motherhood in NYC: Thursday December 5th from 5 pm to 7 pm
When Laundry Line Divine blogger Suzi and Pippa Best, co-creator of Story of Mum, a vibrant online community of mothers (yes, that's us and YOU!) met on twitter, they created a bond through sharing their work with and for and as mothers through the arts online.
Suzi’s art inspired the Mama Mash-Ups of Story of Mum’s touring exhibition and events programme: Story of Mum: Mums Making an Exhibition of Ourselves. With Story of Mum’s other half, Pippa’s mother Penny, a mighty collaboration has been forged.
Come make Mama Mash-Up postal art with these three dynamic fire-starters.
Learn some simple art techniques you can take home and help support the Museum of Motherhood by contributing to the art archive with a piece of mail art. In this workshop we will be making mail art to send as messages of hope to other mothers and creating a group poem.
The Museum of Motherhood is excited to host this art workshop and a inaugural reading of An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice by several of the contributing authors, Cheryl Paley of Hoboken NJ, Joanne Tombrakos of Manhattan, NY and Lori Landau from Mahwah, NJ.
These mother artists will read stories from the book.
This special event, hosted in partnership with Laundry Line Divine and the Museum of Motherhood, also marks the New York launch of Story of Mum: Mums Making an Exhibition of Ourselves, Story of Mum’s exhibition and events programme from Thursday 5 December to Sunday 8 December at M.O.M.
Join www.storyofmum.com’s community of creative mamas in New York to celebrate the ups and downs of motherhood, share your own story, hear moving words from the mouths of wonderful mother-writers, and make an exhibition of yourself on and offline....
If you know any mothers in New York, please let them know we're coming and we'd love to see them there!
Image credits: Suzi Banks Baum, Pat Kelman