HappySleepy

Art & Stuff by Marc Ngui & Magda Wojtyra

Toronto, Canada · 25 Sales

HappySleepy

Art & Stuff by Marc Ngui & Magda Wojtyra

Toronto, Canada 25 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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About

Cheerful art for a modern world.

Happy Sleepy is an art collaboration by Canadian artists Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra, and Happy Sleepy is the name of the first stuffed toy that Magda made based on a creature Marc drew.

We cope with the intensity of our times by telling stories of the hero’s journey and using beauty to pull deeply into the now. Through our art we homestead the future we want to live in, one where cheerful people make brave decisions and consciousness change is key to personal fulfillment and social harmony.

We have been together as a couple for 18 years and we delight in combining our huge range of digital and analog art making skills to produce colourful and thematically flamboyant paintings, textile art, animation, soft sculpture and toys, photos and digital art, installations and video. We also work together on design projects, like websites and exhibitions, for mostly educational and non-profit sector clients. Our individual and collaborative work has been exhibited and published in Canada and internationally.

We both studied architecture at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and our second education was many years traveling and living all over the world. Our most recent travel was living in a small Mexican mountain town for 18 months. Currently we are based in Toronto, Canada.

Shop members

  • Magda Wojtyra

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Magda's art is focused on color in a major way and includes handmade soft art, photography, digital art, and painting.

  • Marc Ngui

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Marc believes DIY is the way to go and has been making zines since 1989. He divides his energy equally between his inkwell and his digital drawing tablet.

Production partners

  • Printful

    United States

    Printful expertly prints our designs on durable textiles and produces our items in the United States.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2013
In the Land of Happy Sleepy all art tastes delicious, looks fascinating and sounds melodious. All our items are original works of art, and most are unique and one of a kind. And all stitching is straight and neat!

We make things according to rules of luxury and efficiency, shunning waste. For example, the fabrics we use are very high quality, often 100% silk brocade or wool and yet usually come from mill end rolls, or industry cut offs. Our designs are sometimes the result of piecing together scraps from our own work - nothing is wasted and the result is unique. Equally, packaging for shipping is often repurposed material.

We are dedicated to DIY culture. High quality objects have a long life span and provide more use and enjoyment, and so it seems that hand crafted, high end items are the responsible as well as luxurious choice.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Generally, all sales are final. Please contact us before returning items for any reason. Shipments are insured against loss, included in the shipping price, unless otherwise stated on the individual item page.
Payment
We accept PayPal, and so that includes paying by credit card.

You need to pay for your purchase right away if using PayPal or credit card.

If you would like to pay by certified cheque or money order, please contact us. Your item will be put on reserve and will ship when your payment clears.
Shipping
Our packaging is minimal, which saves on shipping costs and environmental impact.

Items are shipped within 3 business days, usually the next day.

All shipments are sent by first class postal air service and will arrive within 2 days regionally to 10 days internationally. Loss insurance and shipment tracking is included in shipping.

If you would like to have an item shipped express or by courier, please let us know.

Payment needs to be received before shipping, so orders paid by certified cheque or money order will be put on reserve and shipped when your payment clears.

NOTE: We will ship to your Etsy address unless you provide another address at the time of payment.

We are based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You may be able to arrange a pick-up or drop-off if you live in this area - please let us know.

If you have any questions about shipping, please let us know.