I’m VERY excited and VERY proud to share that my creative business “Picture your ideas” turns THREE today! As a “womenentrepreneur” I have grown my small business into a livelihood that helps people to see the big picture through visual storytelling. This year also ‘seas’ my alter ego, Dr Suzie Starfish, celebrating her third birthday of making a comm-ocean in schools by bringing the Living Oceans into classrooms (#bestjobever)! I am thrilled that I now live my life with ESTEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) and help people, schools and organisations to picture their ideas.
I was going to list all the amazing projects and pictures I have created with people over the past three years but you can see this from the photos I have posted. Instead, I wanted to take this opportunity to honour and celebrate the person that helped me to follow my heART, my youngest sister Jodie. My sister taught me the true meaning of courage, that you always have to believe in yourself and that life is precious. She is my hero, and a hero to me is someone who gets up when they can’t. Today she would have celebrated her 40th birthday so my gift to her is living my life in colour and taking her memory with me on this creative journey.
If you had told me five years ago I would be running my own business I would have laughed and used my hands a lot saying something like, “You’re kidding!”. After reading an article in a magazine about a career that I didn’t even know existed (Graphic Recording) I left my ‘secure’ 9-5 job to start my own creative business. Three years later I have worked consistently and happily drawing out ideas for people, teams and organisations all over the world, visited schools as Dr Suzie Starfish to share my deep love of the ocean and will be releasing my first kids picture book later this year! So I am so forever grateful that I have now turned something I love into something I live.
Running your own creative business though can be quite challenging at times and I’m learning every day how to grow as a person and womenentrepreneur. But I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else now….oh apart from being a guest on the Ellen Show to meet the real-life Dory and live by the beach to get my daily dose of Vitamin Sea! We all have dreams and sometimes they DO come true!! So today I celebrate my passion, purpose and pictures and thank my hubby, fur babies, family, friends and my Tribe for all of their support and the great people I get to picture ideas for!
You can also follow my creative journey @suepillans on Twitter and Instagram or contact me via email to see how I can help you to “Picture your ideas” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best fishes, Sue ><((((º>.¸.·´¯`·.¸><((((º> .·´¯`·.¸><((((º>.¸