Hi, my name is Ansu. I am an artist and a teacher. Please join me in my journey as I discover and create art. I love all things paper. I love all things paint. It makes sense to me that I combine it all as much as possible. My art consists of creations of inspiration and encouragement with a focus on portraits in mixed media, art journals as well as paper craft projects.
I am an avid card designer and scrapbooker. I love Project Life and the pocket way of memory keeping and fell in love with it because that is how I did my memory keeping way back when. I just used paper, ephemera, cards, my photos and added my stories..
I am a designer in my core but worked in education for about 20 years locally and internationally. I will always be an Educator at heart. I love developing ideas, product and creative content. I always have. I mostly design my own layouts and templates for memory keeping and card making and anything else that includes using paper.
I have also made handmade cards since my school years and I have grown so much in this art form over time. You can view my creations on my Facebook art page or read about it on my blog.
I believe in quality not quantity and therefor I am not a robot or machine that produce in mass. Every piece of art and every final product is made with care and love and passion and hopefully is one of a kind.
I am inspired by many like minded artistic women across the world but my dream is to create something unique to my own gifts and to spread a message of hope and encouragement to women who endeavor and succeed in making a living with their art.
I loved paper and design so much that I started a small boutique art & design studio with my sister, called Ivytree Studio, and we are based in Pretoria, South Africa. We create beautiful art on paper for the creative women who love paper as much as we do. I manage and direct the business, manage our social media marketing and online store, develop products and create content, tutorials, videos, design blogs and websites and I love what I do.
As a qualified educator, I have a calling for young people and children and with my 20 year experience in Education and educational support, I am currently developing educational support content and products under the Kaleido brand.
To learn more about all my projects, check out the pages linked to this section of my website or the links on my blog. You can also interact with me on Social Media.
I leave you with my personal slogan:
Don't give up! Don't lose hope. It is more about the journey than what you actually achieve. You are growing through it all. Keep on creating! Keep moving forward.