So I wanted to write about my new venture called The Olive Tree – Create, Love, Inspire.
The Olive Tree will include my blog where I will write about parenting, creativity, personal inspirations, and my poetry. I will also be launching my Etsy shop where you will be able to purchase handmade milestone cards, post cards, art prints for the home, illustrated recipes for children and lastly it will include illustration services.
The Olive Tree came to me as a way to bridge my creative self with my values and my life as a mum, a partner and as a flawed individual.
For as long as I can remember, my art was my way of escaping and exploring. In my younger years, my art was my bubble of make-believe worlds to help me deal with the real world and to calm the chatter in my head. As I grew into womanhood, my art’s purpose became about collaborating with other artists and exploring my practice but there was a part that continued to use it as a tool in creating a space to run to when I needed the quiet or when I didn’t want to face reality. My art has and will always be an obsession but now my purpose for creating has changed.
For a while now, I haven’t felt that need to escape and to keep the two parts of me (art life and mum life) separate. My art’s purpose has changed as I have changed and grown in this life.
The Olive Tree is about bridging that gap between my art life, family life and self-growth. It’s also about promoting a more positive, creative and loving life. We need that in these times and we need to align ourselves with our values again and this is what I want The Olive Tree to reflect.
In the coming month, you will see snippets of my new designs and products which will go up on my Etsy Shop in a months’ time and you will also hear more about my story and more detail about what The Olive Tree will entail. I will also be revealing my new logo and will aim to do some video posts (yikes! Scary!). Lastly, I will be doing a free giveaway of my new work.
I am very excited to be launching The Olive Tree and am very grateful for the support and encouraged that has been given ne to start this.