Cara’s story: Day 365

Cara’s story: Day 365

Cara Holland, Founder of Graphic Change Helping individuals and organisations to benefit from the power of working visually Starting out in business, my biggest challenge was self-belief. I was an untrained artist who planned on becoming a professional doodler! I...
Rachael’s story: Day 349

Rachael’s story: Day 349

Rachael Sligo, Founder of Little Flowers by Sligo Watercolour art prints and greetings cards for special occasions and family celebrations  As a child, I had two hobbies: drawing and bossing my two younger sisters about in our pretend ‘classroom’! Art was the one...
Sarah’s story: Day 347

Sarah’s story: Day 347

Sarah Perkins, Owner of Sarah Perkins Art An animal and pet portrait artist based in the centre of Derby You don’t have to stick with everything for the long term. It’s about adapting to what life throws at you… I studied Fashion at university and worked as a designer...
Kate’s story: Day 188

Kate’s story: Day 188

Kate Hughes, Founder of Finger & Thumbs Specialising in handmade personalised gifts such as silver fingerprint jewellery, 3D casts and ceramic handprints I live and breathe anything associated with art and design; when I’m creating something, it’s the best feeling...
Louise’s story: Day 181

Louise’s story: Day 181

Louise Barson, Founder of Louise Barson Art A watercolour, acrylic and mixed media artist working across a wide range of themes Resilient is my middle name. My story isn’t intended to court sympathy, but to deliver the message that no matter what life throws at us,...
Sally’s story: Day 65

Sally’s story: Day 65

Sally Rhodes, Founder of Miss Rhodes Designs An artist and designer creating hand-painted customised artwork on shoes and accessories My love affair with shoes started when I was 15. Sitting on the bus next to my friend – some money in my purse – I felt grown-up as I...