I’m so excited to be a part of the Sweet Intern Program! At the risk of a little rambling, I’ll go a bit more into my reasons behind joining this program.
Like most of you, I began my journey into papercrafting with one ink pad, one stamp from the dollar bin at Michaels and a few sheets of paper. That small stash grew to what can really be called a collection and now occupies an entire room in my house!
As I stamped more and created more cards, I started seeing the holes that needed filling. I started thinking more and more to myself – “Oh why isn’t there this kind of stamp?!” or “Oh this would make such a good stamp!”. If you have visited my blog, you probably know that I am a curious crafter; one who is always seeking out new things to try and new experiments to do to keep my hobby fun!
That started my quest to learn illustrating! I am grateful to Jessica for giving me my first break with TSG and making some of my designs into stamp sets! After TSG closed its doors in December last year, I felt that my illustrating journey was just beginning and I wanted to continue on. I wanted to learn more and I had a lot of questions I wanted to find answers to.
The Sweet Intern Program gave me this opportunity. I learnt Adobe Illustrator through this program. Though the major part of learning happened with googling and youtube, it was useful to know that there was a forum of illustrators I could turn to for help. I picked up many nuances of what defines the “stampability” of a design – how to make stamps that can be produced easily and will stamp well. I learnt the “business of stamping” – how to take an idea and convert it into a marketable stamp set. Most of all, this program helped me find and define my style!
I cannot end this rambling without mentioning that I made some very talented and fun friends via this program! And I also cannot end without saying that we have very patient and very experienced teachers (Hiya Nicole and Alyssa!) who helped us along the journey.
So I hope you will consider signing up for this program too if you want to be an illustrator!
And I also hope you will enjoy my designs as much as I have enjoyed making them! Psst… there is a a sneaky peek of them in my blog header! Stay tuned for some of them releasing soon!!! 🙂
Hello, just popped by from Sweet Stamp Shop to read your thoughts on the program, it sounds amazing! Congrats on the stamps you’ve had produced before and good luck for many more! x
Congratulations and GOOD FOR YOU!!! So proud of you, my sweet friend, for pursuing your dream! XOXOXO!!!
congratulation!!!!!and wish u all the best for your work.I am also waiting for your new designs.