I'm Sarah H, an Artist & Designer making colourful, contemporary prints, cards and homewares in my Mid-Century home/studio in sunny South London. I exhibit and sell my artwork in many independent shops and galleries, and have stocked, or designed collections for retailers including Heals, The Conran Shop, Designers Guild & Paperchase.
I set up the 'Just A Card' campaign as I feel extremely privileged to be making a living as an Artist, and am grateful to each and every customer and shop/gallery who've supported me.
I'm always thrilled when people take the time to chat to me about my designs. Anyone who knows me will agree I do enjoy a good chinwag! Sometimes people say 'I adore your prints but, I'm so sorry, at the moment I can only afford to buy a card'. It's so sad when people apologise for making a small purchase. Please don't ever apologise - it's incredibly kind. As anyone who runs a creative business appreciates, it's very rewarding but takes hard work, passion and commitment. The rewards are not about amassing enough to fund a beach house in Bermuda - it's simply about keeping going from one day to the next so we can do what we love. Our campaign is about spreading this message. Artists, Designers, Makers, independent shops and galleries appreciate all support and, when people are kind enough to make any purchase, however small, it really can mean make or break to a small business.
I've been running the campaign for over two years now, with the support of The Design Trust & Mollie Makes. I'm thrilled to now be joined by a great team. Together, and with your continued support, we will ensure our message spreads far and wide to keep our towns & cities culturally vibrant and diverse!