A young crafter all of 20 years old, Joanna is an able multitasker. 2nd year student of BCom at Bangalore, she likes playing the piano, teaching kids, socializing and meeting new people. Phew! If only we knew half the things she does at her age.
Since her school days Joanna has loved crafting and thus started the journey of a creative business. She started “Wired Expressions” on 1st April 2012 when she was all of 15. Wired expressions consists of various products like Decoupage, bottle art, music, workshops, upcycling, jewelry making, event planning, party props etc. A perfect outlet for her creativity, she just likes to put her heart and soul into whatever she does.
Not the one to work under someone else, she started her venture as she was confident of her marketing skills. She also plans to soon set up a physical store and turn into a successful entrepreneur.
Joanna is known as a powerhouse of talent with artistic sensibilities and brain of a businesswoman. Still she had to face many challenges. There have been times when she just felt like de-stashing all her craft supplies and do something else. Despite dealing with such times, she feels immense joy to see her loyal customers coming back for more.
Her strongest pillar is her family that has always been supportive of everything that she does. They wish to see her aspiring into a successful entrepreneur.
Strive hard to do whatever you want and give it your best. That should give you satisfaction
Joanna sells her handmade art on various online portals currently. She plans to take up event management in future and establish a full-fledged event management startup partnering with a few close friends. She has styled a couple of events till date and has been very well appreciated for her skills. She also conducts workshops for kids. The energy that kids exhibit itself gives her a high.
She believes not following your dreams makes you feel unaccomplished. Eventually, this stops one from dreaming altogether. It attracts some attention, even from the naysayers and haters. One may feel strong as he or she proves the naysayers wrong. She quotes Walter who said, “The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do”.
Following one’s dreams might take unexpected turns, but those are the interesting and memorable challenges of living the dream. Quoting a famous saying by Maru Kay Ash, that keeps her going every day, especially when she feels low, she says “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”
The only “yes” you need to follow your dreams is yours. You’ll regret it later in life, and if you are delaying it, you’ll question yourself why didn’t you do it sooner
She loves the bottle art and experiments with different kinds and shapes of bottles. Each bottle possesses a different body and shape and so it allows her to try out different medium and embellishments to do various crafts. Her photo lamps are mostly loved and best selling products which are usually ordered on special occasions.
You can see more of her work here.