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CREATIVE CARE WEEK WITH ARCHER AND OLIVE

It’s World Bipolar Day. First, I want to say —It is OK if you aren’t OK. Second, mental illness is REAL. If you’re fairly new to Archer & Olive, you may not know that my own mental health is the reason I started Archer & Olive. In college, I was diagnosed with Bipolar and Anxiety disorders. Journaling and art were a tremendous help in my journey and STILL ARE. I take medication and meet with a therapist twice a month, but journaling and art have become just as vital to completing my treatment puzzle. I recognize my privilege. I’m SO fortunate that my family supported me, that I had health insurance, and the income to afford therapy. These are huge hurdles for SO MANY others in the world.

With my team, I hope to help others through hosting Creative Care Week, running March 28 - March 30. We hope to bring awareness to mental health by sharing ways you can use creativity for your mental wellness, and help those who don't have access to creative art supplies with a giveback. Here’s what it will look like:

Creative Care Week Giveback

If you struggle with mental health issues and it is difficult for you to be able to afford a journal or creativity tools, then we want to give it to you for FREE, because I believe everyone should have access to these tools that have helped me SO MUCH. To make it easy to reach out, just fill out this formand we’re going to send creativity tools to as many people as we possibly can. 

When I do givebacks, I ALWAYS get so many generous and kind people reaching out to offer help. So if you would like to donate a product to our giveaway entries, you can do that here:

Creativity Cares Donation - Archer and Olive
Creativity Cares Donation - Archer and Olive
Creativity Cares Donation - Archer and Olive
Creativity Cares Donation - Archer and Olive

Creativity Cares Donation

Creativity for Mental Health

Throughout the week, my team will be providing you with content and products each day on the Archer & Olive platforms to help YOU get inspired for creating for you mental wellness. 

Here’s what to look out for, and you can check back in on this blog where we will update each day with links to the content so you have it all in one place!

Day 1 - Get Involved

To kickstart Creative Care Week, make sure to apply for our giveback. Alternatively, if you are in the position to help, look at donating to our Creativity Cares initiative or share on social media so we can help as many people as possible!

Come back tomorrow for more mental wellness content!

Day 2 - Get Creative

COME BACK MARCH 29th

Today our UNBOUND artist and educator Lori will be sharing some more great ways to be creative for your mental wellness. Using soothing cool colors and positive words and phrases, paint alongside Lori to create an Affirmation Art piece full of optimism and care.

YouTube Video - Five Easy Ways To Start Being Creative For Mental Wellness

Next, as a special event for Creative Care Week, today we are launching new Archer and Olive T-shirts! Creating can be a lonely hobby, but these fun t-shirts will help you find other journalers in the wild!

I've Got A Notebook For That: T-Shirt - Archer and Olive
I've Got A Notebook For That: T-Shirt - Archer and Olive
I've Got A Notebook For That: T-Shirt - Archer and Olive
I've Got A Notebook For That: T-Shirt - Archer and Olive
I've Got A Notebook For That: T-Shirt - Archer and Olive
I've Got A Notebook For That: T-Shirt - Archer and Olive

I've Got A Notebook For That: T-Shirt

$18.85

Also, follow me along in Instagram Stories today for a 'Day in the Life'.

Day 3 - World Bipolar Day

March 30th is World Bipolar Day, so yesterday I shared a true day in my life over on Instagram Stories. I shared my personal experience with Bipolar and Anxiety disorders, and some of the things that help me daily. You can watch them all here.

Me (Bonnie) and my son.

And congratulations for following along with Creative Care Week! As a reward, here's a free printable with creative mindfulness exercises to use today and in the future.

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Reminder that this is your final chance to sign up for giveback, so if you have found our content this week inspiring but you cannot afford a journal or creativity tools, then please fill out the form where I hope to help as many people as possible.

Beyond Creative Care Week

Sad the week is over and want some more mental health content? Check out my Youtube video talking about specific ways I find it helpful to use creativity for my mental health.

YouTube Video - Simple Ways To Be Creative For Your Mental Health

Our Youtube and Blog is jam-packed with content for wellness, creativity, journaling and more, so we hope you continue to create past this week! Or make sure to check out our product highlights below for the tools to keep creative though the year. 

Product Highlights

Here are some items particularly catered to getting creative for your wellness. 

UNBOUND

The product I most recommend is UNBOUND. UNBOUND is a guided creative experience designed to remove barriers and give you everything you need to start benefiting from creativity for your mental wellness.

Our recent eCourse is all about COLOR! Learn how to paint with acrylics, understand color theory and color mixing, and paint a beautiful and harmonious botanical art piece.

UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive
UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse - Archer and Olive

UNBOUND Color Course: Digital eCourse

$29.00
$39.00

Wellness Planner

There are still many months in the year ahead, and our Dated Planners are designed with wellness and self-care in mind. They feature pre-printed pages including yearly spreads, monthly cover pages, coloring pages, monthly calendars, weekly spreads, monthly trackers, wellness prompts/exercises and more. ⁠Get them now for an extra discounted price and they will ship early April once we're in our new warehouse!

Digital Workbooks

And finally, if you need some help getting started with journaling or achieving your goals, we have some helpful digital eBooks to guide you!

Each eBook includes practical strategies, helpful insights, activities, and free templates to help you dive in with confidence to acheive.

Popular Journal Layouts Digital Workbook - Archer and Olive
Popular Journal Layouts Digital Workbook - Archer and Olive
Popular Journal Layouts Digital Workbook - Archer and Olive
Popular Journal Layouts Digital Workbook - Archer and Olive

Popular Journal Layouts Digital Workbook

$15.00
Reconnect With Your Goals Digital Workbook - Archer and Olive
Reconnect With Your Goals Digital Workbook - Archer and Olive
Reconnect With Your Goals Digital Workbook - Archer and Olive
Reconnect With Your Goals Digital Workbook - Archer and Olive

Reconnect With Your Goals Digital Workbook

$15.00

We really hope you get involved with our Creative Care Week, running March 28 - March 30. Make sure to head over to @archerandolive on Instagram and keep this blog open to keep up with what is happening through the week! And let us know what you are MOST excited for!


1 comment

  • JENNIFERMay 20, 2024

    Love this. I survived a stroke on march 11th. One of the ways I’m keeping strong in my recovery is through journaling. I really do have a journal for that (as the t shirt says)!

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