Welcome in my watercolor world
I'm really glad to welcome you on my official website!
But first a short introduction
Linou's pots is a childhood dream that was allowed through many unexpected circumstances to come to reality over the last years.
A long time ago, as we were still three young girls, our mother constantly encouraged us to draw and paint instead of watching TV, which contributed next to my diligent reading of various novels and comic books to build a wide and rich imagination.
Linou's pots (to pronounce it "Leenu's pots") was initially "maconfiture.ch" ("myjam.ch"), a 2008-2009 born small project. I had the strange idea of creating some jam and spices pots labels. I earned a small pocket money next to my medical study and meanwhile I developped my competences in coding my own website. I loved it and I didn't know that it was the first seed of a broader adventure!
Meanwhile I graduated, became a doctor and involved myself in many, maybe too much other things... But after approximatively seven years, I grab back my pencils, paintbrushes, watercolors and before all... set my imagination free again... keeping as main goal: having fun and sharing this fun and love with other people!
Watercolor stickers for planners!
I went finally to develop some watercolor stickers for planners (it was an completly unexpected discover in 2015 and this became a new creative passion). If you never heard about "planner addicts," then you should google it! It is a kind of mix of scrapbooking, paper lovers and time management lovers.
With the time, it came that more and more people expressed their love for my tinny and funny stickers and this kept me on painting and designing new illustrations. And then, here we are today.
I had to learn a lot of hard stuff while "growing up," but this quote of Viktor E. Frankl, a brillant neurologist and psychiatrist of the 20th Century, is the conclusion I wanted to share here. These words could maybe shock as many of us are striving for happiness, success, efficiency and the best life balance we can imagine. I do too... but when I look back at my way and at the unexpected growth of Linou's pots, these true words keep my eyes focused of the most important things.
Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning