This is one of those super-random blog posts that we thought might be fun and spark some great comments from you guys since we always love learning more about you!
Meet our founder Ana Sneeringer in these ten random questions we think will give you insight into who she is.
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1. What is your guilty pleasure?
Oh, I love to eat Peach danish pastry that I discovered here in India in a small French pastry. But before that, definitely a coffee.
2. If you had a superpower just for a day, what would it be?
I would be a magic woman with powers that would go through the mind thinking and installing the courage in every woman in the world not to be afraid to be herself.
3. What is your favorite day of the week and why?
That would be Thursday and Sunday. Thursday because it still feels it’s pretty strong going business-wise, and Sunday is the day when I usually spent a whole day with my family. But on the other hand, I don’t chose between which one is better. I love every day separately, maybe just because none of my days is the same even though they might look like that it is.
4. Complete the sentence I was terrible at...
...sports chemistry, physics, and math. And these days, I have a few sports that I’m good at yoga and swimming, sometimes tennis. Chemistry and physics are still on my weak side, but math got a bit stronger over the years.
5. What was your first job?
I worked as a nurse in associate living when I was just 15 or 16. It was not a paid job, but it brought a bunch of value and I realized that that’s the thing that I don’t want to do in my life.
6. Who are you today, and what’s different from 10 years ago?
I’m still pretty much the same person when it comes to human emotional things. I care for the same things as I did ten years ago, 12 years ago. I started living this life today when I move every 3 to 4 years to a new country. By leaping into this nomad life, I didn’t notice an expression of love and respect towards the different cultures and religions. For the last decade, I have been experiencing motherhood and the life of a wife while I am still as true to myself as I was ten years ago. I would say I grew up understanding better and accepting the differences between human beings, especially the male and female worlds. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be an artist and designer.
7. How do you manage to convert your art into designs on items of clothing?
I get this idea that I would like to offer my thoughts and my art to everybody who falls under the same category as me being a bit different human, the one that it’s pretty straightforward and is not afraid to be oneself. I do all designs by myself But saying that I do not produce the products on my own. I collaborate with a few companies in the USA that bring my ideas to life. If I did not have them, I’m not sure how it would be possible to run my merchandise business from India. I guess India is the country of textiles, but on a smaller scale than I am working, it’s not worth it having a product made here, and then the expense of shipping comes so high that I shy away from it.
8. Has creativity always been an integral part of your life?
I believe we all are creative throughout our whole life. It depends on a person then will allow herself to continue being creative after childhood. But yes, I think I was always doing some art until I hated teenage age, and there it vanished. I became 30, and that art interactivity came back to my life. I need a deadline. To prepare me for my current art exploration.
9. Has this career as a creative raised your vibrational energy more than working in any of your previous professions?
Absolutely. Working in other fields is entirely different and on another level. For example, working in corporate life is way to more political. So it’s been like a decade, a little bit more since I worked in the corporation. I love my creative thing as PAPAYA AND PIKA where I can give to people and as my art practice.
10. Will you ever stop working?
I don’t think so. Work is something that makes me happy. And if I’m happy, everyone else is happy.