@Clara_designs // Gloucestershire, UK

Hey Wonderful Creator! Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Clara and I come from rural Gloucestershire in the UK. I am a product design student who makes and sells artwork in my free time. Instagram @clara_designs // www.clarajdesigns.co.uk

Why did you want to take part in The Wonderful Post Project?

My best friend sent me the link one day as I was on the search for a new project to do, and I thought it looked "wonderful" (excuse the pun)! I have been in a very low and lonely place in the last few years too so I loved the opportunity to potentially brighten up someone elses day who is going through hardship.

Tell us about your post recipient.
She is from Singapore and has had a couple of hard years physically and mentally alongside her studies and graduating. She loves Disney, florals and quotes- just like me!

What did you create and send for your Wonderful Post?
I made a series of small artworks and postcards that I hope she can put on her wall or even send on to other people as small notelets! I illustrated some quotes from the Lion King and Mulan and also painted a small piece of the Genie from Aladdin as this is one of her favourite movies. I did some small watercolour florals and have sent some products from my store such as my botanical postcards!

What reaction do you hope/ imagine your recipient will have to their Wonderful Post?
I really just hope that it makes her smile and I also hope that it is a nice surprise for her! I don't know how long it takes for post to get from the UK to Singapore, but its cool to think of her receiving it and finding all the little goodies inside! I also hope they give her some inspiration for the future and some motivation to remind her to keep going.

Describe the experience of taking part in The Wonderful Post Project.
I loved the experience! As I said earlier it really gave me a project to work on, and I had so many ideas I was coming up with all the time! I work a 9-5 office job so I was doodling and thinking of ideas in the day and on a quiet sunday I sat down and made everything- it was really enjoyable, especially knowing it's going to someone that deserves some nice gifts.

Any advice for other Wonderful Post creators?

I think my only main advice would be to just get stuck in and don't be too much of a perfectionist! I was so worried that my work wouldn't be good enough or perfect enough, but I came to the realisation that it isn't an art competition, its an opportunity to brighten someone's day and so the main thing is that you've tried really hard, and as much of a cliché as it is, the effort is what counts and what will make the recipient really smile.