The Polytopia project will be installed in a latest iteration in the Red Room at 401 Richmond in November.
Happy Sleepy will soon have a new show! We are busy working on Braveland, an installation for the Fine & Dandy window gallery in June. Braveland presents a pair of giant medals made of brightly painted cardboard and textiles and emblazoned with the phrases “Forza” and “Bon Courage”. Set in a fantastical, geometric landscape, the medals celebrate the viewer’s many daily acts of courage. Fine & Dandy 2017 Dundas St West, Toronto, Canada 1 to … >> read more
These two Happy Sleepies are heading to the Artists Help Japan, Toronto 2011 benefit and silent auction.
17 April at 12:00 noon to midnight
The Stagljar Lab website recently got updated. Marc drew some new illustrations, a few new pages were added, nicer photo page layouts for bigger photos, bigger and better navigation, larger text fonts and a wider, bigger layout (monitors are getting larger!)
The Crystal Kings paintings were sketched out by Marc, painted by Magda, and finished with fine black lines and detail work by Marc. They are painted with acrylic guache, pearlescent, metallic and day-glo paints, and feature an ultra matte black guached that makes them seem to be painted on black velvet.
Marc brought these down for me to start photographing, and after he hefted them on the kitchen table, he stared at the stack a bit and finally said, “This goes a long way to explain the pain in my back”. Yes it does, yes it does.
The Devices illustrations were drawn by Marc Ngui for the Too Cool for School Art and Science Fair. Pen and ink, watercolour, pencil crayon, and jelly roller pens, 2009.
“The Too Cool For School Art & Science Fair was invented to turn the spotlight on the unexpected feats of imagination and exploration that are happening all around us,” writes Sally McKay of her most recent brainchil on the home page of the project, www.artandsciencefair.ca.
Some earrings are finally up in the Ladilola shop on Etsy. I’ve been trying out various backgrounds and styles of photography, experimenting with what works as a process for me and also how the photos then look in the shop and within Etsy search results.
Ladilola is the name of my jewelry work.
This is a new logo for Ladilola casual printing needs, to match the silver foil stickers I had made while still in France in 2008.
I first made some earrings five years ago out of scrap leather and beads because I didn’t like anything in the shops, and I gave a bunch of pairs away as presents. They were a hit!
The new Happy Sleepy shop on Etsy is open!
Currently the shop features art toys in the signature Happy Sleepy shape of the reversible abstract animal that looks like he is either beaming happy or fast asleep, depending which way you hold him up. There is no top or down with the Happy Sleepies.