hello, my friend.
I am Serene, the founder of Heartstrings In Colours. Thank you for dropping by. It means the world to me that you appreciate and support what I do.
The name Heartstrings In Colours reflects my hope for the people who receive these gifts. The word "colours" refers to the colours of the paintings, while "heartstrings" relates to the stories and revelations behind these artworks that I hope will tug on the heartstrings of the ones you love and care about when they receive it.
When you decide to sow your effort and money into blessing someone you care about, our good Lord sees your heart. Not only will the person you love be blessed, He shall multiply back to you the seed sown in double portion.
my life. my story.
Heartstrings was born from adversity, during a time when the world found themselves battling an invisible enemy that is COVID-19. Similarly, I found myself dealing with not one, but several enemies of my own, when life's milestones were as literal as its namesake, thrown at me at all angles. It chipped away at my health, both mentally and physically. That said, it was also a time when I serendipitously rediscovered my love for art. Art brought me into a different realm, a space where I can just be on my own, void of distractions and stress. It was therapy that I never knew I needed.
I never had an intention to start a business - it was a journey that God led me into. He spoke to me a few years before to "Selah", which means to pause and to reflect, to take a break. When I ignored His word, I could see that my health eventually began to suffer - I was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure in 2020, which required me to start dialysis and to prepare for a transplant.
When I finally decided to take a break, I was overcome with worries about income and insurance. One day, He gave me the vision to paint Birds of the Air, and whispered in my heart, "My child, why do you not trust Me to provide for you?" Almost immediately, a friend in Japan saw the painting and asked to buy it, when I did not have any idea about market rates and where to get frames and packaging supplies. But His favour continued to flow. A stranger chanced upon my artwork and requested for a custom piece. At the same time, I came across a course on how to run a Christian creative business. Eventually, more requests came in without the need for marketing. I felt strongly then that this was His provision and plan for me.
As I interact with people who approach me for customs, I learn about their stories, pray, and depend on the Lord for inspiration on visuals and revelations behind the verses and messages. Sometimes I am driven to tears when the beautiful revelations that come out of nowhere hit me. Many times I have witnessed how the Lord works miraculously when a casual choice of words or pictures speaks right into the hearts of the recipients. That is how much God loves us. How much God loves you.
Through this journey, my faith has also been strengthened, and recipients have been touched and blessed by what the Lord wants them to know. I saw miracle after miracle how He provided for me, not just in terms of money, but also transplant matches, abundant favour even with authorities, family and friends, and a supernatural speedy recovery.
Heartstrings is more than just a business. It is a ministry.
If you had supported this business, it means the world to me. It affirms the work that God has called me to. Thank you for walking this journey with me.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
- Jeremiah 29:11
I would love to help you get started in your search for a lovely and meaningful gift for the one you care about. Feel free to browse my page, or drop me an email or a DM to have a chat.