Hello! We are Lizz Brady & Jamie Yates.
We have each battled throughout our lives to find positive ways to live with our respective mental health issues. We are also both Evertonians, and both have art degrees. These three things might not appear to be linked, although as we all know being a Blue can be painful at times!
We both believe strongly that creativity and self-expression is one of the greatest tools we all possess to combat depression, anxiety or any other form of mental illness. We agree that some people might not realise they have it in them to be creative and we are keen to help people find the artist within them.
In partnership with Everton in the Community we are developing and producing workshops to aid self esteem and confidence in a safe, nurturing and collaborative environment. Activities will include drawing, printmaking, photography, story writing, zine making, spoken word, comedy, and installation building.
We really believe in Talking Blues and know that we can make a real difference for people who are going through difficult times. We've been there ourselves!
This crowdfunder will help us to research and develop workshops, purchase materials and fund all of the elements which will make Talking Blues as powerful and effective as we know it can be.
Our motto is our standard: Nil Satis Nisi Optimum!
We are really excited about this next step and hope you can join us in supporting the project!
Many thanks, Lizz & Jamie x
Signed Everton shirt!
Examples of artists work for prints!