You Are Why I Do What I Do

How Uhu Studio became a reality


I am thrilled that everyone who uses my hand-drawn art journals, knows they are getting a one of one-of-a-kind notebook worthy of the most discerning customers.

-Kimberly Collingwood
 Uhu Studio

Before I created Uhu Studio, I always enjoyed art.  I loved to draw and craft, and create.

Then one day an interesting idea came to me. What if I put my art onto a simple blank notebook and make it fantastic!  Boring notebooks would be a thing of the past.

However, I was concerned that I could not get my products out there to be seen, let alone, loved.

But then…

I decided, what the heck.  People build websites around their talents all the time and so can I.

I resolved to create the most unique journals and artwork for people who want to make a statement  and have a passion for all things handmade.

It turns out…

The road was more difficult than I imagined.

How would I figure out how to build my own website from scratch?  What would I name my store anyway?  Realistically, did anyone really care about my art?

I sought help…

from a great website designing guru and decided that my store would be named after the owls that live near my home here in Arizona.  Uhu is a cute German word for owl.  What a hoot!

In the back of my mind…

the “mental heckler” said I couldn’t open a store online and I still wondered if anyone would like what I created.

The best part…

In the end, I continued with the release of my first products and the response has been, epic!