YOU ARE WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
How you helped Smile Songs become a reality
Every time folks smile as they hear and see Smile Songs art that sings, I’m thrilled that we can brighten their day with our uniquely encouraging gifts of art and love.
~ Sharon Glassman
Designer/Songwriter, Smile Songs
Before I created Smile Songs, I was a professional listener.
I’d won awards for my music and my art. I’d always been inspired by words I overheard. But now, listening to my audiences sparked a crazy – as in crazy positive – idea. To create art that sings encouraging things. So people could feel happier in good times and bad. Not just when we were together.
Honestly? I was worried that songs that conveyed pure emotions on comforting pieces of art might be too uncool for modern tastes.
But then …
When people started saying, “I need to send this to my daughter and my best friends!” “I need to give this to my students!” “My husband needs this!” I realized I was on the right path.
So, I decided to create a full collection of art prints, greeting cards and accessories that sang my songs.
Turns out …
The road from my first big eureka to the finish line was more difficult than I’d imagined.
Doors closed …
when the studio where I planned to record my songs went out of business.
my illustrators were hired away by big companies.
Inspired by adversity …
I learned music production. Art production. And created a way make my art sing.
Pneumonia KO’d my singing voice
for over a year.
But I was determined to share the songs people loved. On art that sang them.
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 art.
They stir the emotions in such a feel-good way.