S1 E6: Navigating chronic health, motherhood and healing through art with Mica Still | Street Artist

S1 E6: Navigating chronic health, motherhood and healing through art with Mica Still | Street Artist

This week on The Creative Mother Podcast host Kate Hursthouse talks to Wellington based street artist Mica Still. Mica has represented herself throughout her career, showing in over 100 exhibitions. She has been an art mentor, curated shows, a fundraiser and has caught the eye of many NZ and Australian collectors. In the last decade she has moved her practice to the streets gaining recognition quickly for her bold animals that dominate the urban landscape and serve as guardians. Mica’s work, with its radiant colour and optical punch, howling tigers, wolves, guardians and naughty bits – is alive, daring, yet refreshingly sensitive. The jolt of her work contrasts with Mica’s trademark gentle demeanour. Mica has battled several chronic health issues over the years including Endometriosis and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, while juggling motherhood and a creative career and I really appreciate her openness in this conversation.



Links from todays episode:

Graffiato Festival - Taupo

Chronic Health:


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS


Yellow Jackets


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.






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