20 episodes

The Creative Mother Podcast features interviews with creative women from a range of professions, who are also mothers. We will meet artists, designers, musicians, film makers, fashion designers and more, as we talk about the impact of motherhood on women, creativity and business. We hope through these conversations we can create an open and honest space to talk, share our stories and help creative mothers everywhere gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.

The Creative Mother Podcast Kate Hursthouse

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The Creative Mother Podcast features interviews with creative women from a range of professions, who are also mothers. We will meet artists, designers, musicians, film makers, fashion designers and more, as we talk about the impact of motherhood on women, creativity and business. We hope through these conversations we can create an open and honest space to talk, share our stories and help creative mothers everywhere gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.

    Storytelling through Tukutuku and sharing mātauranga with the world with Awhina Murupaenga | Founder & director of Whatu Creative

    Storytelling through Tukutuku and sharing mātauranga with the world with Awhina Murupaenga | Founder & director of Whatu Creative

    Today’s episode is with Awhina Murupaenga, a mum of two and founder and director of Whatu Creative.

    Awhina launched Whatu Creative as a grief response to losing a best friend to cancer. She started with the intention of growing art exhibitions in Te Hiku, the Far North but, as for so many, Covid had other plans for them and she had to pivot her business. She created and launched her Tukutuku kits which are a contemporary take on a traditional Māori artform. The kits were an overnight success and they have struggled to keep up with the demand ever since.

    Whatucreative.com
    @WhatuCreative
    https://www.facebook.com/whatucreative/

    Links from today’s episode:

    Selwyn Muru
    Claudine Muru
    Lenny Murupaenga

    Inspired by:

    Her mentor, Pareaute Nathan

    About your host:

    Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand painted murals.

    She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.

    www.katehursthouse.com
    @katehursthouse

    www.creativemotherpodcast.com
    @creativemotherpodcast

    If you are wanting to start or grow your creative business I have just the thing for you. I have learned over the years that to succeed as a creative, you must understand business. I wish I had a guide to help me when I got started, and the way I see it the more we can share with each other the better it is for all creatives. So I have created a Free e-book with an overview of some of the things I think are essential to know when starting a creative business. I have included:

    5 things you need to get your business started
    7 revenue streams to make income as an artist
    5 ways to sell and share your work

    You can download ‘The Basics of Running a Creative Business’ for free here.

    • 46 min
    Exploring the pain, hope & healing of being a mum with bipolar with Katie Rickson | Poet & Writer

    Exploring the pain, hope & healing of being a mum with bipolar with Katie Rickson | Poet & Writer

    Today’s episode is with Katie Rickson who is a poet, copywriter and editor and mum of one. Katie has had bipolar episodes for most of her adult life, but wasn’t diagnosed until she was eight weeks postpartum, and experiencing insomnia and mania. One thing that got her through this time was the mantra: “something beautiful will come from this.”

    Katie now writes about her experiences of hospitalisation, diagnosis and identity, recovery, work, motherhood and more through her website Compassion Poetry. She’s been a guest lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington every year since 2018, a guest on podcasts, and a lived experience speaker at events. She’s on a mission to raise awareness and reduce stigma.

    www.compassionpoetry.co.nz
    @compassion.poetry

    https://www.katierickson.co.nz/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-rickson-writer

    Links from today’s episode:

    Inspired by:
    Andrea Gibson Poetry
    Shelly Davies
    Dreamers Collective - Michelle Keating

    Reading:
    Roald Dahl
    The Artist’s Way - Julia Cameron
    Becoming - Michelle Obama
    Atomic Habits
    Owning Bipolar - Michael G Pipitch?

    About your host:

    Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand painted murals.

    She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.

    www.katehursthouse.com
    @katehursthouse

    www.creativemotherpodcast.com
    @creativemotherpodcast

    If you are wanting to start or grow your creative business I have just the thing for you. I have learned over the years that to succeed as a creative, you must understand business. I wish I had a guide to help me when I got started, and the way I see it the more we can share with each other the better it is for all creatives. So I have created a Free e-book with an overview of some of the things I think are essential to know when starting a creative business. I have included:

    5 things you need to get your business started
    7 revenue streams to make income as an artist
    5 ways to sell and share your work
    You can download ‘The Basics of Running a Creative Business’ for free here.

    • 48 min
    Adding a dose of humour to motherhood with Michele A’Court | Comedian, writer, performer

    Adding a dose of humour to motherhood with Michele A’Court | Comedian, writer, performer

    Today’s conversation is with stand-up comedian, writer and social commentator Michele A’Court.

    Originally trained as a journalist, Michele has been an icon in stand up comedy since it got started in New Zealand. She was the winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, is a frequent voice on RNZ National’s “Nine to Noon” and “The Panel” and has been a frequent guest host on Three’s primetime show, “The Project”. She has also made regular appearances on the hit comedy show “7Days” since it began in 2009.
    Her motherhood journey and her career are very much intertwined. In the early 90’s she was one of the only women and the only parent on the comedy circuit. She also created the successful stand up show “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” which was then turned into a book in 2015.
    www.micheleacourt.com
    Instagram: @michele.acourt
    Twitter: @MicheleACourt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michele.acourt
    Links from today’s episode:

    “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” by Michele A’Court

    Reading:

    “Needs Adult Supervision” by Emily Writes
    “Eddy, Eddy” by Kate De Goldi

    About your host:

    Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand painted murals.

    She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.

    www.katehursthouse.com
    @katehursthouse

    www.creativemotherpodcast.com
    @creativemotherpodcast

    If you are wanting to start or grow your creative business I have just the thing for you. I have learned over the years that to succeed as a creative, you must understand business. I wish I had a guide to help me when I got started, and the way I see it the more we can share with each other the better it is for all creatives. So I have created a Free e-book with an overview of some of the things I think are essential to know when starting a creative business. I have included:

    5 things you need to get your business started
    7 revenue streams to make income as an artist
    5 ways to sell and share your work

    You can download ‘The Basics of Running a Creative Business’ for free here.

    • 46 min
    Releasing perfection and showing up as yourself with Jess Holdaway | Designer

    Releasing perfection and showing up as yourself with Jess Holdaway | Designer

    This weeks conversation is with designer Jess Holdaway. Jess originally co-founded Frank Stationery with her husband Jason, where for each item of stationery sold they donate a school book to a child living in poverty. She is now the design director at The Opshop, a brand strategy and creative studio, she is a mother of two boys, lover of the beach, deep conversations and good questions and is the first one on the dance floor. Always. 
    Theopshop.com
    @theopshopstudio
    @jessholdawayart

    Links from today’s episode:
    Frank Stationery
    @frankstationery

    Reading:
    - Ocean Vuong Book
    - All About Love by Bell Hooks
    - Design for Belonging

    Listening:
    - On Being - Ocean Vuong - A life worth of our breath

    About your host:

    Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand painted murals.

    She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.

    www.katehursthouse.com
    @katehursthouse

    www.creativemotherpodcast.com
    @creativemotherpodcast

    If you are wanting to start or grow your creative business I have just the thing for you. I have learned over the years that to succeed as a creative, you must understand business. I wish I had a guide to help me when I got started, and the way I see it the more we can share with each other the better it is for all creatives. So I have created a Free e-book with an overview of some of the things I think are essential to know when starting a creative business. I have included:
    5 things you need to get your business started
    7 revenue streams to make income as an artist
    5 ways to sell and share your work

    You can download ‘The Basics of Running a Creative Business’ for free here.

    • 41 min
    Neurodiversity, mental health and the healing power of creativity with Phoebe Gander | Painter

    Neurodiversity, mental health and the healing power of creativity with Phoebe Gander | Painter

    Phoebe is an abstract landscape and still life artist from the UK but now living in Gisborne. Phoebe returned to art making 4 years ago after a long break due to having 3 children. Originally trained as a textile designer, Phoebe works in a similar process working  with colour and layers to create her unique artworks. In this episode she talks openly about her experience with post-partum anxiety, raising neurodiverse children, being diagnosed herself with ADHD in recent years and how healing her art journey has been for her.

    Phoebegander.com
    @phoebeganderart

    Links from today’s episode:

    Listening to:
    Parenting Hell Podcast

    Watching:
    Mayor of Easttown

    Phoebe’s online course:
    https://phoebegander.teachable.com/p/home

    About your host:

    Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand painted murals.

    She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.

    www.katehursthouse.com
    @katehursthouse

    www.creativemotherpodcast.com
    @creativemotherpodcast

    If you are wanting to start or grow your creative business I have just the thing for you. I have learned over the years that to succeed as a creative, you must understand business. I wish I had a guide to help me when I got started, and the way I see it the more we can share with each other the better it is for all creatives. So I have created a Free download with an overview of some of the things I think are essential to know when starting a creative business. I have included:
    5 things you need to get your business started
    7 revenue streams to make income as an artist
    5 ways to sell and share your work

    You can download ‘The Basics of Running a Creative Business’ for free here.

    • 55 min
    Motherhood in the corporate creative world with Genevieve Chunn | Commercial Creative Leader

    Motherhood in the corporate creative world with Genevieve Chunn | Commercial Creative Leader

    This week's creative conversation is with Genevieve Chunn, a commercial creative leader, and mother to two kids who are 6 and 9. Gen's background is in advertising and TV creative, she has worked as a creative director, and is currently Head of Creative in a PR agency. She is also the main breadwinner for her family. 
    Gen has stoked her creative fire in recent years with the publication of a children's book she illustrated, curating a group art show featuring her friends from Elam and life, oil portraiture painting, illustrated pet portraits, and experimental cake decorating. She'll also dance up a storm to music at any opportunity she can. 
    Genevievechunn.com
    IG - @genevievechunn  @lovemypetportrait  
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevieve-chunn-1555998
    Links from today’s episode:
    ‘It’s good to know your neighbours’ - Written by Karin Montgomery + Illustrated by Genevieve Chunn
    Listening to:
    David Farrier’s Flightless Bird Podcast
    This is Love Podcast
    Criminal Podcast
    Liar Liar Podcast

    About your host:
    Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand painted murals. 
    She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.

    www.katehursthouse.com
    @katehursthouse
    www.creativemotherpodcast.com
    @creativemotherpodcast
    If you are wanting to start or grow your creative business I have just the thing for you. I have learned over the years that to succeed as a creative, you must understand business. I wish I had a guide to help me when I got started, and the way I see it the more we can share with each other the better it is for all creatives. So I have created a Free e-book with an overview of some of the things I think are essential to know when starting a creative business. I have included:
    5 things you need to get your business started
    7 revenue streams to make income as an artist
    5 ways to sell and share your work

    You can download ‘The Basics of Running a Creative Business’ for free here.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

annatangartandphotography ,

Love this podcast

As a creative parent trying to juggle work and young kids, it’s so relatable!

Sh33nz ,

Meitaki Atupaka (Thank-you)

This episode spoke to my soul. Simply TY 😊

jasminekroeze ,

Addicted!!

Some amazing conversations, filled with vulnerability and openness. 🧡

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