Whoever said dressing for work needs to be boring! Or should I say, dull and conservative. Wouldn’t it be nicer to work in a place filled with colour and fun. The simple things that can change energies, bring smiles to faces, create positivity, and this can all start with just what you're wearing. So I thought it would be fun to start exploring some new possibilities for BOOM in your workplace, and to kick off I’m going back to school.
Teachers are amazing people. We all have them in our lives for a stage, a fairly long stage, and as children we can bring them absolute joy, or sometimes absolute hell (I know I was a little mischievious at school, sorry teachers) I often meet customers who are teachers when I’m in our Hastings Street store, and they alway comment how much they LOVE wearing Boom Shankar to work. The colourful quirky styles and beautiful traditional block print fabrics, made ethically and designed in Australia, that even the kids really love seeing the playful creations they wear.
So I thought I’d ask a local teacher (and BOOM supporter) to come have a play in the store and show me her favourite pieces of BOOM she loves to wear to work. Thanks Elise! ☺️
But before Elise takes us on a tour of her favourite Boom Shankar pieces and explore the possibilities of new classroom staples, , I wanted to do what I love to do, and introduce her to you all…
Firstly, can you please tell the Boom community a little about yourself?
Hi, my name is Elise. I’m originally from Tasmania but moved to the Sunshine Coast about 6 years ago with my husband and two boys, Archie and Gus (my beautiful handfuls) and we love it. I’m an art teacher at St Andrews in Peregian, teaching grades prep to 7. My proper title is a primary specialist art teacher.
What made you want to become a teacher?
I worked in marketing but it felt too busy for my lifestyle. I really enjoyed training others so thought it was just a natural step to go into teaching, and primary school children are amazing as they have no filters and just say it as it is.
I’ve been teaching since 2010 and I just love seeing the kids every day. They’re so creative, and have no cap, so their art just comes out naturally. I love seeing the look on their faces when they’ve created something as they’re so proud of everything they do.
What’s the most gratifying thing about your job?
When you have a little child who says they can’t do something, or draw a particular thing, but you talk them through the steps and they realise they can do it, they get this amazing sense of achievement. That big smile they give you is definitely the most gratifying part.
What does it mean to you to live a big beautiful life?
Lots of time with family. Lots of play and enjoying what you do. Happiness. Love. Laughter. All the good things!