I'm really glad to welcome you on my official website! 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 absurd idea of creating some jam and spices pots labels. It allowed me to earn a small pocket money next to my medical study and at the same time to develop my competences in coding my own website. I loved it and I didn't know that it was the seed of a broader adventure!
Meanwhile I graduated, became a doctor and involved myself in many, maybe too much things... But after approximatively seven years, I took 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!
I went finally to develop some watercolor stickers for planners (it was an unexpected discover and this became a new creative passion). If you never heard about "planner addicts," then you should google it! Always 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, we are here 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 something I wanted to share here as a conclusion. These words can 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, this is like a word of truth that 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
I wish you a lot of fun while creating with stickers and enjoying the freebies! Please be creative and enjoy these so important "me times"!