About Mama on Palette
Mama on Palette is Singapore's first community for mothers who love arts. It was founded by Alice in 2018 after she became a new mother. Through her pregnancy experience, she discovered art as a tool to help her walk out of baby blues. Recognizing the healing power of art and with the hope to raise awareness towards mothers’ mental wellness, Alice started building Mama on Palette to gather mothers who love art. It provides all types of support to mothers who are passionate about arts, such as inspiring articles, artist features, art exhibitions, sharing sessions and workshops.
Now with 1000 members and growing, Mama on Palette has collaborated with public libraries, NGOs and private institutions for a variety of art exhibitions and workshops featuring mother and women artists in Singapore. It was featured on Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Capital 958, Channel 8, and recognised as a leading Ground up Movement (GUM) by Singapore Kindness Movement in 2021.
Hi mamas, I am Alice, mother to Bobo, who’s 5 years old now and happily growing.
I have never imagined how motherhood will be like. Baby blues, we all know about it. Pees-and-poos, we all felt it (literally!). Sleepless night. Engorgement. Pain of latching. Lost in feeding...Trust me, there were many times that I felt useless. I doubted if I could be a good mom.
Arts saved me from the darkness. I clearly remembered that I was panicking near my EDD. I became obsessed with cleaning house and sorting out goods, ending up crying on the floor and worrying that my ability just reached its maximum. Then, my wise and always supportive husband said, “maybe you should try picking up your brushes again?”
Oh yes. I have been a freelance cartoonist for years. Having been studying drawing since I was in primary school, and contributed to various publications. I once had my own bi-weekly column on Zaobao Comma called “Sing-Animal”, where I turned life of Singapore into a humorous animal world.
Creating things makes me happy. Thinking of a story, making it real on paper, coloring it so it’s full of vitality. I began to feel myself again with the help of arts. Who can tell? I have completed a full picture book of 20 pages one week ahead of my delivery!
I started Mama on Palette in April 2018 with three goals: to share my experience and knowledge in parenting, art and education; to stimulate the appreciation of arts among parents; and to encourage amateur mama artists to showcase and really make use of their talents.
By building this community, I hope to meet other mamas who are certainly more talented than me. Together we could support each other, inspire each other and tell each other loud and sound, “we are the best super mamas in town!”
Welcome to join Mama on Palette!
Help mothers embrace happier parenting through art
Transform aspiring mother artists into artpreneurs
Enable collaboration and mentoring among mother creatives for greater social impact
Mama on Palette aims to become the Etsy for Mamas to pursue happier parenting through art!