Former Toowoomba artist Chantel Schott’s passion is to create things that others can enjoy, and her efforts have proven successful. For ten years, she has created drawings, collages and paintings, some of which have featured in exhibitions in Queensland and Victoria. Now, she has launched her online business, I Heart Notebooks, dedicated to creating designs featuring on the covers of notebooks. Chantel was inspired by the special relationship people can have with their notebook and, being the passionate artist that she is, wants to fancy them up with her colourful and innovative covers.
“I think there’s nothing quite like getting a new notebook and finding its purpose, it becomes a trusty friend that you cart around with you from place to place so wherever you are you can always scribble, draw, dream, remind, message, sketch, glue, colour, solve, vent, plan, write, doodle, cartoon, design, list, learn, date, whisper, tale, rhyme, wish, journal and inspire,” said Ms Schott.
Chantel’s online business will also support Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only child hospice in Chermside, Brisbane. “For every sale, I Heart Notebooks will donate $1 to Hummingbird House” said Ms Schott.
With Easter just around the corner, I Heart Notebooks is offering customers $5 off online when discount code EASTER16 is used at time of purchase between 14 – 28 March 2016. The I Heart Notebooks range is also available at selected stockists in the Brisbane and Logan region.
Words by Richard Houlihan
Image by Chantel Schott