I am a creative being.
Hello to everyone reading this. It’s been over a year since I started raising funds to launch my illustration company. SmillustrationS has been successfully started in may 2016. Sales weren’t sky-rocketing, but that’s normal I guess. I was already very grateful for the attention and support I was receiving from all kinds of directions. That there could be a financial extra in it as well, has definitely been a bonus, but never my main goal for this company. In fact, I started SmillustrationS to gain some self-esteem and to send a positive message throughout the world. Life hasn’t been easy on me as I struggle to overcome some chronic health issues. But then again, I truly believe we all struggle in a way. My creativity has helped me a lot in having a more positive outlook on life, whether this comes from the joy of creating things, or the happiness of using colours, or the animals that pop in my head and come out of my sketching pencil. Sometimes I use quotes, as I find them very empowering and useful myself. It still is my dream to spread this joy, to have more eyes seeing my silly animals or whimsical artwork.
I am a creative being, and I believe in authenticity. In honesty, in hearing your inner voice and responding to it. That is what I do. If you remain true to yourself and your personal style, you can never fail. At the very least, you have translated what lies within you to something visible to others. You have experienced the joy of a creativity flow.
That flow is also a subject to ebb and flood. SmillustrationS has had a period of hibernation this first half year. This gave me the time to contemplate what direction to take. Of course this came along with doubts and struggles.
That is why I am extra proud and grateful to introduce you to this NEW LIFE.
I’ve translated this in a new postcard design, very soon to be on sale, on the website (www.smillustrations.com) and on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/SmillustrationSART). One of my favourite animals is getting into production and is joining the product line!
I believe in the power of art, in the power of offline living. That’s why I create postcards. I personally love sending and receiving them. They’re so much more personal than an email or a text message. The sender has taken the time to choose something especially for the lucky receiver, and written his/her words down carefully as they remain on the paper. Unlike email, this is real, it’s touchable, you can read it over and over again. You can cherish whatever message someone gave you with it.
I am a creative being, and there’s more to be said about this new life! With the help of friends and fans such as you out there, some ideas started brewing and that’s how a cross-pollination between two of my passions occurred. I love boardgames and a friend of mine asked for good quality stickers to mark hers. I researched the best way to translate my designs to this. So now I am proud to offer you high quality vinyl stickers, totally customizable with your name, another text, a favourite animal, …They come in high quantities, so they are perfect to mark your boardgames, book collection, or whatever other collection you want to leave your message on 😊.
As always, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have further questions and thank you for keeping your faith in SmillustrationS!