I am a paper crafter and a graphic designer, and photography is my hobby. Paper crafting has evolved from being my hobby to being my part-time profession. I am indulged in art & crafts since a very young age but the real work started after I completed my high school. My two dreams and ambitions of life had been to be a graphic designer and to start my craft brand label.
My only inspiration for paper crafting is Gabrielle Pollacco, one of the finest crafters I have ever seen. It wasn’t easy to actually put things to work smoothly, as managing time with college studies is very difficult and crafting needs synchronized working of your mind, heart and soul only then can you make something unique. Designing and crafting are addiction and a very important part of my life.
Over the span of 3 years I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge about different techniques of paper crafting. There had been a time when I used to make all the intricate paper cutting designs by hand, not knowing the availability of portable machines. Once I got to know about them I tried and bought the basic one. But buying a machine didn’t impair my ability to work and create the things I used to, it only added to the already existing capabilities. I started expanding by taking up a ‘Paper flower and greeting card making workshop’ and got a very good response. People got to know about my work and I started getting orders, and the link kept on increasing. Finally came the creation of my website which I completely did on my own in the name of Premium Crafting ( http://www.premiumcrafting.com ) . I held a stall, as part of my Department fest, at my college for selling the handmade products I made and again, the response was amazing. The best part of my line is the appreciation I gain. More than money, the worth is of appreciation. All I want is to keep growing, create with happiness and give happiness.
My ambition to be a graphic designer is what I am accomplishing presently. Not getting admission into a designing college was a disappointment but I never lost hope. I am doing Diploma in Design along with my graduation in History Honors, and now soon would be doing my M.A. in Design. Then I will be one step closer to my aspiration.
All I want is to be known for my work, I want people to know the hard work put in behind anything I create. Something that makes every handmade product very different from readymade is that it takes lot of time and imagination to get an output that is appealing with a personal touch. We have a very short life, never knowing when it ends, so if you feel like doing something you should just do it, because it is better to try to achieve than to waste time in regretting later. The best experience in life is to earn followers, not to ask people to follow you.
“You need to shine so bright, that things on their own turn right.”
– Diljeet Kaur