June 2011

Photo Shoot Happiness!

added 29th June 2011

A few weeks ago we organised a shoot to photograph our new fine art prints; it went really well and we are very excited about the results. Would you like a little sneaky peek......? Sure, no problem!

 

 

We would love to know what you think. 

We will be adding all of our gorgeous new fine art prints to the website in the next few days where you will see all the rest so keep popping back for a visit or join our mailing list and we will let you know when they are available to buy.

 

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The Happy Spaces family is growing........again!

added 27th June 2011

We wanted to let you know some very happy, exciting news from Happy HQ. Our very lovely director, Mia, is due to have her first baby this summer and we couldn’t be happier for her.

As you can see from the photo above, pregnancy definitely agrees with her and she is blooming. Please join me in congratulating Mia and wishing her well for her third trimester in the summer warmth.

We will keep you posted when the little munchkin decides to make an appearance. Watch this space...... !

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

added 10th June 2011

There is something magical and completely infectious about a child’s laugh probably because it is so genuine. So in honour of the feel-good factor, here is a bit of happiness we wanted to share with you. Happy Friday everyone!

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Festival Fun with your Kids!

added 9th June 2011

 

For those of you who thought your festival days were over once you had kids, think again! There are a number of festivals over the summer that cater for or are specifically for families with little kids. There is 'Glastonbury Festival', 'Off the Tracks', 'Beautiful Days' and 'Solfest' to name a few. Our pick of the bunch is the Just So Festival crowned ‘Best Family Festival 2011' by Green Parent Magazine.

Just So is a weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, young people and their families. According to the organisers ‘the festival provides a magical experience where art and literature are embedded and entwined in a beautiful and wonderous landscape.’ Wow... sounds like it’s right up our street!

There are programmes around theatre, art, music, stories, nature and more. Having looked around what’s on offer, I have planned in my head what I would do – we would start off with a bit of family yoga, then learning origami, a bit of time in the paint lab, after which we would be ready for the art assault course, then a bit of quiet time in the happy doodling corner, finishing off in the bedtime tent with hot chocolate, pj’s and stories. And the accommodation... who wouldn’t want to stay in one of their beautiful pre-erected, furnished yurts (http://www.yurtevents.co.uk/booking-justso.html)? It’s like the organisers have been inside my head and arranged my perfect weekend!

I’m not sure I’m one of those brave parents who would take their very young kids there, even though they are perfectly catered for, but when my kiddos are a little bit older, this festival is definitely going on the agenda!

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A Big Happy Spaces Welcome to our New Artist!

added 2nd June 2011

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our newest artist to join the Happy Spaces family. Elisa Sheehan joins us from the US and we are very excited to share with you her beautiful collection of designs featuring the colourful adventures of the loveable baby owl, Quinn. The 3 new designs make a striking set and are available to purchase now exclusively from Happy Spaces at £29.95 each!





Here Elisa tells us about how she got started in the world of kids’ wall art and the inspiration behind her new series of designs:-

“When I was expecting my first child, I was inspired to create some artwork for her nursery. While I pondered what to create for her, one meaning of her name sparked an idea. The name Quinn means "wise" so the idea of creating an owl character was a natural fit. I tapped into my inner child and thought: what do children aspire to do? Join the circus? Fly a plane? Swim with dolphins? You bet! We all want to have adventures in life, but probably none are more vivid and creative than those of a child. I tried to capture that sense of wonder about how the world works and how adventure unfolds in these pieces. I know that as a child I would have wanted to be that ballerina on top of that elephant!”

View Elisa’s collection at Happy Spaces here.

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