Hi there, I am Selina, the founder of Clever Clippings!
Chartered Accountant to Collage Artist
I knew what I loved at a very early age, but in my family, I was not free to choose what I loved. After working in the financial industries, carrying hopes and dreams of my lineage in a foreign country, my heart still held a passion for art. After 10 years, I decided to follow my heart. NOW, I can proudly say that I am an award-winning artist.
If we all deserve a second chance, why shouldn’t these discarded images get a second life? That is how I fell in love with analog collage.
How did it all started?
Before Clever Clippings, I remember constantly searching for art that isn't too nerdy to share with my 'normie' friends, but also not too basic that it looks like it came from any bookstores. That's when my inspiration struck!
In 2018, I began my creative journey by using an exceto knife, cutting tiny pieces of paper from ripped posters, old calendars, and flyers from my mailbox, and transforming them into collages that are whimsical, nostalgic, and tasteful. I want it to be art that the more you look, the more you see.
When I hosted my very first market, the reaction was just mind-blowing! Now fast forward to 2021, I quit my banking job to become a full-time artist. I want to help people to feel comfortable with who they are and feel accepted through art. And a lot of people often tell me that they never imagined their interests and their home's aesthetic could look so good together.
Small-Scale and Artist-Run is Where it's At!
I always say “You don't need to hide who you are; you just need to find the right art.”You also don't have to keep buying posters that end up collecting dust in your closet or storage because they don't resonate with you. Here at Clever Clippings, you'll discover nostalgic art that your family and friends will all say YES to, and you would proudly put it up on your wall.
And I am so excited that you're here on this journey with me! If you have any questions about my prints, merchandise or even my entrepreneurship journey, don't be afraid to say hi! I’d love to hear from you!
P.S. Let's make your home as fun as you are!