I am Isabelle and I offer you a cheerful welcome to my personal comics and hand lettering space! *tadadadadadadadaaaaa* (= a welcoming sound)
Ever since I was a little girl with my hair tied into a palm tree (it sounds cuter than it was), I have been drawing passionately. In art class, I looked at my teacher’s work with eyes as wide as saucers.
TRYING TO FIT INBut then, life happened!
I was told to take a real degree and get a real job. I was told to do this and do that. And I did! I tried hard to meet societal expectations, but I was slowly drowning.
Following other people’s advice was so time consuming that I had to abandon and burry my budding art aspirations.
As I was blowing out 30 candles on my birthday cake, it hit me hard as a brick. I was wearing an off-the-rack life, and it looked ugly on me.
TRYING TO STAND OUTFrom that moment on I finally decided to follow my heart. I signed up for evening classes and dusted off my old pencils. Since then, not a day has gone by that I haven’t asked my brush pen, colored pencils or calligraphy pens for a dance.
Dare I say it? I feel reborn! After a long silence, my left brain is finally talking to my right brain again! I can feel the revitalizing creative energy and I feel better than never before.
I draw cartoons about everyday bits of joy, concerns, struggles, reflections. Happiness and discussions in married life, sometimes cliché and sometimes in unexpected ways. I draw hand letterings meant to inspire and spread a smile.
And all of that comes packaged in sparkling colors!
I invite you to have a look at my work and I hope I can brighten your day. And if you do decide to support me in my endeavors, you should know that you are helping me design that made-to-measure dress called life!
Isabelle aka Belleke