YOU ARE WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
How you helped Smile Songs become a reality
Every time caring folks smile at the upbeat, inspirational quotes and songs on Smile Songs posters and wearable art, I’m thrilled at how we’re able to boost their mood and self confidence with beautiful, encouraging products that literally sing for you.
~ Sharon Glassman
Designer/Songwriter, Smile Songs
Before I created Smile Songs, I was an award-winning songwriter and creative director. I never imaged these pieces coming together. Until audiences at my live music shows made a fascinating, live-changing request:
Could I help them “see and hear” my songs at any time, so they could feel encouraged and loved? In a way that felt more personal than a video? Taking on this challenge, I created my first line of inspirational quotes art. Each design literally plays an upbeat acoustic song for you with a quick scan of a QR code. Now, caring folks could feel happy and encouraged at home. At work. At school.
Honestly? I was worried that songs that conveyed pure emotions on cheerful, inspiring art might be too uncool for modern tastes.
But then …
When people started saying, “I need to send this framed poster to my daughter and my best friends!” “I need to give these greeting cards to my students!” “My husband needs this personalized art print!” I realized I was on the right path.
So, I decided to create a full collection of art prints, inspirational quotes cards and wearable accessories that sang my songs.
Turns out …
The road from my first big eureka to the launch was more difficult than I’d imagined.
Doors closed …
when the studio where I planned to record my songs went out of business.
“experts” told me making art played music was “impossible.”
Inspired by adversity …
I learned music production. Art production. And invented a way to make the art sing.
Pneumonia KO’d my singing voice
for over a year.
But I was determined to share the encouraging messages folks needed to see and hear. On the upbeat art they loved.
I was breathless – on many levels! – when we released our first collection of Smile Songs art that sings. It was the hardest and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.
The best part?
The response has been pure love from everyone who see and hears Smile Songs posters, cards and wearable art.
They stir the emotions in such a feel-good way.