Joy is the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. Joy is a state of happiness.
Heartbreak is a part of life and something that we all know our children will have to face at some point. Our hope for them is that they will have enough joy and zest for life in their hearts, so much so that these moments of heartbreak will not crumble them into pieces beyond repair.
We as parents hope that our children will grow up to be strong enough to withstand the challenges and troubles that life throws at them. We hope that they will have enough Joy in their hearts and soul to know that this too, shall pass.
As parents, we hope to raise our children to have ‘Joy‘ as their everyday compass and grow to be joyful, giving individuals.
“Learn to find Joy in life and you will find happiness.”
This painting is titled ‘Joy’ because every single character in the painting is full of joy and fun – so much so that one can’t help but feel happy looking at it. Mishell’s love of creating little stories in her paintings is especially profound in this one.
Every character is up to something – both young and adult have so much fun going through the stories.
How many bees can you spot in the painting?
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognise how good things really are.” – Marianne Williamson.
Backstory of the Original Painting
The original painting was commissioned for a three year old boy, Livio’s, new room when his family moved to their new home in Lausen, Switzerland. Livio loves animals and being outdoors with nature in the Swiss Countryside.
Old McDonald’s Farm is all about the mischief that the farm animals get up to when the farmer, Old McDonald, is away. Livio was very proud to have a painting of his own and could not wait to show it off to his friends whenever they came to visit his home.
His parents told us, “He asked for it to be hung low so that he can look at it everyday.”
Commission Brief: A red Tractor; Farm Animals.
To see more pictures of the exciting moments of the handover to Livio, please click on this link to our Gallery.
Our Personalised Limited Edition Prints – How does it Work?
When Mishell thought of creating limited edition prints of her unique Art pieces, she wanted to go one step further than just a print. She herself is a fan of all things personalised because she believes that it makes something that much more special.
Therefore, for all our Prints in our Happiness Collection, you can personalise and make it YOUR own print. You can add your name and other personal details like birthdate, nationality or even your favourite quote to the artwork (at no additional cost*).
You will also be able to specify your preference for where to place the details and we will do our best to make you happy. We will, however, reserve the right to the final artistic voice (if you don’t mind).
How it Works – Simple!
- Indicate the details (and preferences, if you have any) on the comments upon checkout.
- We will contact you via email to confirm your order
- We will then send you a draft mockup of your personalised print – until you are happy* with the Artwork.
- We send the Artwork for professional archival printing
- Once printed, Mishell will sign, number and date the artwork and Ship it to wherever you are!
- Framing services will currently only be available to Singapore and Malaysia addresses only (we want to keep shipping costs low and pragmatic for you!)
*We allow up to two iterations of the artwork for free, after which an hourly charge of USD$35 will apply for further changes.
The Personal Touch
Each Limited Edition Print will be numbered (out of 20) and personally signed and dated by Mishell, the artist.
Each Print will also be accompanied by a personal note from Mishell, dedicated to the Child (because we believe in the importance of the personal touch!).
If you would like any further personalisation to your gift, simply let us know – we always love adding that extra bit of magic to make it special!