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 14 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, were Toronto based for 6 years, then went travelling for 6 years, and since 2012 we are back in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Magda's art is focused on color in a major way and includes handmade soft art, photography, digital art, and painting.
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.
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.
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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.
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