Let's raise our hands and cheer for this weeks featured crafter.... very talented, experimenting and out of box designer is here with us sharing her part of story ....let's welcome ”Craft Enthusiast of the Week : Manu Gupta” , she is inspired by the fact that her creations brings joy and smile to people and make it more special. Also taking inspiration from everything around her, this very nature..Her motto in crafting is to " Smiles across Miles".....There’s lot more to know about her journey and her passion for crafting in her own words…as well as some of her amazing projects she had worked upon!
This is what Manu speaks about her journey as a crafter and her story of being a craftpreneur….
I’m Manu, a software engineer by profession turned into a crafter! I’m an artistic soul and love making varied kinds of art and crafts. I’m based in Noida and have my own home operated venture named "A Handfull of Art"
How it’s all started? (My Crafting Journey!)
My journey from a Software Engineer to a SAHM to a crafter is every bit of a dream I always had about doing something creative and to spread ‘Smiles across miles’.
Crafting began as an exploration journey into varied forms of crafts and realising the vastness and the opportunities that tagged along. I started making handmade cards for my family and slowly jumped fully into crafting. A Handfull of Art was born thus, and my baby venture gave me the freedom and the spirit to paint my dreams red.
What Inspired me?
I have always admired nature and have taken a minute to admire all those cloud shapes in my childhood. A soothing bird song, a natures walk have always been the focal point of the amalgam of my creative side.
The sole fact that I’m contributing to someone’s special moment in the form of a little handmade token is what inspires me to take a step forward and achieve my dreams.
It couldn’t have been made possible without my husband by my side and his faith in my dreams.
My Most Favourite Crafts of All?
I’m a mixed persona of all the styles and I love to try out all forms of crafting as it nourishes, enhances and polishes the skills, however, SCRAPBOOKING is the closest to my heart.
My style of crafting?
I love conceptualising my scrapbooks and the thrill of incorporating a new style/technique is the best part of it.
My Future Plans?
With under 200+ scrapbooks under my belt, I plan to keep creating more and more. The ‘Smiles across Miles’ that my scrapbooks spreads and helps in creating memories for my clients is the key driving force.
I also plan to organise more workshops to inspire and teach the creative folks across the globe.
Message for all Crafters!
Take baby steps and learn one thing at a time. Create something new each day to cater to your creative soul. There’s enough to learn and grow along with fellow crafters and helping and supporting the creative folks along your way. Always remember that no matter where do you stand now, there was always a time that it was your first time. Spread creativity and always, always, always believe in your dreams and the work that you do. At the end of the day, a happy heart is the most successful one.
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