The Bohemian Bubble’s was birthed in response to a burning passion for the bohemian lifestyle which lay dormant in me for many years. It is for this primarily for this reason that I decide to set up this very site in an effort to create a communicative bridge for free spirited individuals who love celebrating art, travel, food and fashion. Here’s our Story below!
The Bohemian Bubble’s story began in 2015, when my interest in art was reawakened. As a child I had always had a passion for arts and crafts as a result of my parents’s encouragement to be creative. But due to lack of time after school and other commitments, my creative streak slowly started to fade away as years rolled by. And eventually, my pencil colors, paints and other arts and crafts materials were boxed up and packed away.
Yet, in my late teenage years, I discovered that I needed a creative output to call my own and help me cope with the stress and changes of growing up. So, one fine day I unpacked my art supplies, bought some new materials to add to my collection and picked up drawing once again. I drew and drew; first on paper, then eventually on Adobe’s Illustrator. And it was through various online tutorials and a few classes here that fuelled my desire to explore the new digital medium. This eventually led me to my love of graphic design.
A few months later, I also spent copious amount of time making jewelry pieces. Inspired by nature and different materials, I decided to focus on making earthy vintage inspired jewelry with a bohemian touch, rather than the typical stuff I saw in shops. So, I scoured different DIY stores and the internet for materials. Amongst my favorites to this day are dried flowers, wooden beads, delicate butterfly wings, colorful crystals and strips of leather.
As university took its toll on my pocket, I wondered whether there was a market for what I was creating. And eventually I was led here – the Internet. So, I set up a few profiles on some printing websites as well as e-stores. And eventually after a couple of months, I unexpectedly got my first sale. Then after a few months, something I had never expected happened; I’d sold my first 100 products and received royalties for my digital artworks which had been printed from everything from mugs to tshirts by people from all around the globe.
As I stated before, much of the source of my inspiration for this site is deeply rooted in the simple and underappreciated beauty that nature has to offer. However, another valuable source of inspiration is deeply rooted in my travel experiences and exposure to different cultures which are equally fascinating in their own right.
During my childhood, I’d also spend long hours in the kitchen with my mother, half-cover in flour, making cakes and biscuits.