SmileSongs

art that sings

Longmont, Colorado · 2 Sales

SmileSongs

art that sings

Longmont, Colorado 2 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(2)

Announcement   Get 20% off when you join my VIP mailing list: http://eepurl.com/dqR3rv Smile Songs hand-designed art prints play one of my mood-boosting acoustic Americana songs for you! Just scan the QR code on the design with your smart phone's camera. Or visit the URL on the art. Songs range from love songs to lullabies; hilarious dog songs, yoga songs, Inspiring self-worth songs, achievement songs and life songs, too. Hear samples here: http://bit.ly/SmileSongsVid

Looking for something truly unique? I write custom songs for weddings, Big Life moments, too!

Here's what folks are saying about Smile Songs singing art prints:

5 out of 5 stars
"What a great idea! I got this to frame for my husband's office and it is so cool. Awesome seller! Great communication, product and transaction! Would definitely recommend trying this out. I will definitely be back again for more!"

5 out of 5 stars
"This was a unique, fun gift idea for a colleague! Sharon got the poster to me quickly and gave me a few options to personalize it. Poster looks great, and my colleague was delighted!"

Questions? Click the "Contact" envelope below my Shop Owner photo! I'll answer you promptly.
Sharon
Smile Songs

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 11, 2018

Get 20% off when you join my VIP mailing list: http://eepurl.com/dqR3rv Smile Songs hand-designed art prints play one of my mood-boosting acoustic Americana songs for you! Just scan the QR code on the design with your smart phone's camera. Or visit the URL on the art. Songs range from love songs to lullabies; hilarious dog songs, yoga songs, Inspiring self-worth songs, achievement songs and life songs, too. Hear samples here: http://bit.ly/SmileSongsVid

Looking for something truly unique? I write custom songs for weddings, Big Life moments, too!

Here's what folks are saying about Smile Songs singing art prints:

5 out of 5 stars
"What a great idea! I got this to frame for my husband's office and it is so cool. Awesome seller! Great communication, product and transaction! Would definitely recommend trying this out. I will definitely be back again for more!"

5 out of 5 stars
"This was a unique, fun gift idea for a colleague! Sharon got the poster to me quickly and gave me a few options to personalize it. Poster looks great, and my colleague was delighted!"

Questions? Click the "Contact" envelope below my Shop Owner photo! I'll answer you promptly.
Sharon
Smile Songs

Sharon Glassman

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2)
Christine Gust

Christine Gust on Dec 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was a unique, fun gift idea for a colleague! Sharon got the poster to me quickly and gave me a few options to personalize it. Poster looks great, and my colleague was delighted!

Susan Dumas

Susan Dumas on Nov 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a great idea! I got this to frame for my husband's office and it is so cool. Awesome seller! Great communication, product and transaction! Would definitely recommend trying this out. I will definitely be back again for more!

Updates

Coding the sheet music for my new Hot Coffee Cold Pie singing poster. I’ll personalize the art for you too! #smilesongs

About

I'm a singer/songwriter and designer with some serious McGyver in her soul! Here's how I created Smile Songs personalized posters that sing:

When I perform my original songs live, there's so much love in the room! Folks smile.

I wanted to share that love and happiness with folks everywhere. So I created Smile Songs personalized posters that sing. My songs. To you! And the people you love.

Here's how I did it ...

Step 1: I had the singing poster Aha while I was attending a local start-up conference (I'm an artist! And a big, information loving nerd. You should see the books on my nightstand). Anyway!

Step 1a: Folks at this conference were explaining the "Lean Start Up" idea. As I listened
* I came up with the idea for personalized posters that sing.

The good news?
* I'm an award-winning performing singer/songwriter & audio engineer.
* I paint presents, design posters for my bands, friends loved ones. Now? I'd create a way to unite my poster art & my singing part! Time to experiment. Create. Test drive... off to lab! (Aka my creative office/recording studio)

Step 2: I started with one of my favorite songs. It's called Bunches of Love.
To create visual images for this singing poster, I
* walked into my garden
* apologized to the wildflowers (do you know Phoebe on Friends? Then you'll know what I mean).

Then ...
I picked the flowers
* photographed them
* painted them
* learned to code sheet music (coded! Yep. Learned to code! Love.)
* figured out how to turn the sheet music pink. And blue. and brown (coding! It's a thing)
* found and learned a graphic design program.

Step 3: I'd published a novel with songs on a wine bottle using a QR Code. It was a great audio delivery system! Plus, QRs are really cute (I think) Which matches my songs. Art, etc.

* I handcrafted QR codes for each of my posters.
* To match the song. The art. The mood....

Step 4: Picture me singing. Painting. Coding. Designing. Not eating. Smiling ... a lot!
* Like a cook in a test kitchen, I developed my recipe for Smile Songs posters.
* And their name: http://smilesongs.etsy.com Because my art/music make folks... you know :)

Step 5: It was time for Proof of Concept. This is like that scene in action movies, where you hear the scary music start to play?
* I sent a design out to be printed.
* Would it work? (drumroll ...)

Spoiler alert: It did! The printer (I like VistaPrint) sent me the world's first singing poster. And it was (not humble; just brag): Beautiful.

Step 6: Time to open my Etsy store! http://smilesongs.etsy.com

Which brings us here! To the story of
*how
*why
I created Smile Songs personalized posters that sing my happy songs.

Questions? Requests? Comments? I'd love to hear from you!

One last, super important thing: Thanks! Here are some of the awesome Etsy women who've helped me get started on my journey to you:

* Diane Jones from RestorologyVintage, a great Etsy vintage store! Source of my clothes and advice on how to get started here.

* susan Dumas at I Wish I Could Keep It All ... check out her store. She not only supplied sage advice; she's my first customer! Thank you!

* Mercury McCutcheon of ColorLight Designs - she makes great yoga leggings! And knows so much about all things Etsy. Check her out.

* Amanda from TOMGirl – she not only makes the most comfortable bra in the world; she's a super generous source of advice and friendship.

* Cara and Christi Brown from the Merlyns Dream. They make the most adorable, soft, hand printed T-shirts. They know a lot about this Etsy world that they're generously shared with me.

Thanks and smiles to all of you,
xox
Sharon
http://smilesongs.etsy.com
Posters that sing my happy handmade songs for you.

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Last updated on Nov 7, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes! I can create custom poster art. And even custom songs! Contact me to chat about these super fun custom options.

Where can I hear the songs? See the lyrics?

Listen to song excerpts in my store video. Song lyrics are posted in the photos for each poster listing. Questions? Contact me! I'm here to help.

Are any of the lyrics specific to a gender or other?

Grow mentions girls in the lyrics. There's also a line about "grow like a guru, grow like a goddess" that may work for some folks and not for others. All other songs are gender/philosophy neutral :)

What do your songs sound like?

Acoustic Americana. My instruments include guitar and vocals. Some songs also feature mandolin, violin. If you like witty lyrics and heartwarming sounds of John Prine, Tift Merritt and Cindy Walker; or newer folks like Danielle Ate The Sandwich, you may like me! And if you don't? You may like my songs, too!

Do you accept returns, exchanges or cancellations?

I do not accept returns, exchanges or offer cancellations because all my posters are personalized for you.

Once you've paid for your poster design and sent me your personalized elements, the sale is final.

I am happy to work with you if you're having problems, tho!