One of my favorite parts about this blog is introducing y'all to other creative women. Today, meet Hannah - a sweet new friend of mine in the UK with her own scripture print shop!
Tell us a little about your family!
I'm 25, I got married at 18 and have 3 gorgeous girls - Seren (4), Poppy (2) and Myla (8 months). My husband is training to be a minister in the Church of England. He is currently completing a 3 year 'curacy' (training on the job) in Bedfordshire, England. Next year we will be moving on as he takes on his own church. We are also about to embark on the homeschooling journey - lots of change ahead!
What made you start your shop and what keeps you going?
The business idea totally landed in my gap like a gift from God. At Christmas I was lamenting to my sister that I had no dreams and visions of my own. The only dream I've had is to get married and have babies. I had a creative ache I had no idea how to satisfy. And then in the new year my husband and I were having a half jokey conversation about businesses I could start.
I was totally inspired by Jessi's tagline - creatively writing truth on the walls of your home. I've always scribbled scriptures on paper and canvases around our house and I LOVE writing. It all just came together from there! I'm enjoying it so much - it's been so life giving. That's what keeps me going. Also I'm financially investing in two wonderful causes and that is a HUGE motivation and such a privilege. (I support the ministry of THIS amazing family, working to bring the healing love of Jesus to women who have had abortions and miscarriages and also to orphaned children in the Philippines, The ministry is called Know More Tears and they blog here http://newloveministriesint.blogspot.co.uk/)
Do you have any encouragement for other creative women?
God placed that creativity in your heart and he has a purpose for it. I love this verse
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
He has beautiful plans for your creativity and you need only to wait on him. He is faithful and will bring them to fruition, to bring HIM honour and glory. What a privilege to reflect the creative heart of our heavenly dad.
What is the one thing you wish people knew about you?
I feel a lot more wild on the inside than I look on the outside ;) My nose piercing is the extent of my external craziness, but a big part of me would love bright pink hair and loads of tattoos!
What is your favorite scripture?
My all time favorite verse is Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
It was carved on my heart when my mum gave it to me when I left for boarding school aged nine. Can you believe the King of Kings, the God of angel armies, the Lord of the universe sings over each of us with loud (wild!) singing. He loves us!
Go check Hannah out and give her some love!