Gloriousmess! is an online extension of Missy Messy and an embodiment of all the fizzing and whizzing inside her brain. Her virtual menagerie of the quaint, quirky, simple and pretty began to take a more solid form in early 2013 and here we are now!
A lot of thought and care has been put into deciding which handmade items make it online to accurately reflect the Gloriousmess! personality and values. All Gloriousmess! products must be environmentally-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, functional and bring a smile to whoever sees it... or it's not a Gloriousmess! product. Often, you will find a bit of quirky humor or a whimsical feel to Gloriousmess! products. The CurlieQ™ antics are inspired by a much younger, chubbier Missy Messy, whilst Tragedy Bear™ and his misadventures are inspired by Missy Messy's real-life observations of the secret life of stuffed animals.
As much as possible, Missy Messy makes her items recyclable, biodegradable, or both. You may find that some of the packaging can be used as bits of stationery themselves, making them useful for a wee bit longer before they hit the recycling pile. Because Missy Messy loves her glitter and sparkles, she sneaks a few touches in but stays well away from more environmentally-unfriendly materials like metallic foils, plastics and laminated products for now. Only the best materials are meticulously sourced from Australia, USA, UK, Europe, Taiwan and Japan to make each product, with special attention paid to the source's eco-friendly properties and sustainability.
All products are personally, and proudly handmade by Missy Messy in Sydney, Australia. You can find them at her Etsy store.
About Missy Messy
Missy Messy wears many hats and loves each one to bits! She is a medical doctor, freelance designer, award-winning artist, self-taught photographer, singer, nerdette, admirer of whimsy and cute, and the brains & brawn behind Gloriousmess! She also has the ability to fall sleep standing up.
Her friends often call her Ames, short for Amy (everything's shortened here in Australia!), although strangers sometimes get the three letters mixed up. That doesn't faze her though. Missy Messy firmly believes that the thought matters the most, and with careful & considerate planning, one can't help but achieve beautiful results. Her artwork and products are a definite reflection of this, and having a surgeon's background doesn't hurt with the deliberate precision of her seemingly whimsical, carefree creations.
Missy Messy is passionate about happiness. Very passionate! It means different things to different people, but can be universally understood and experienced through the arts. Her works celebrate the little, often forgotten, sweet moments in life to bring you smiles and joy, regardless of how hard you try and frown. Go ahead, stare at one of her paintings with a frown and see how long you can maintain it for! ;) Her mission is to save the world by bringing one wee smile to your face, one face at a time. Won't you join her in her crusade and take over the world with some Happy? :)
- MATS 5A with Lilla Rogers Graduate [March 2015]
- Tigerprint "Characters for Everyday" call-out - Top 50 shortlist [June 2015]
- The Flying Duck Hotel Design Competition - Third place [July 2015]
- Five Mile Press Illustrator Prize - Top 5 finalist [Nov 2015]
- Selected client list - La La Land Publishing, Hooray! Magazine
How Did I End Up Here?
Some of you may have stumbled onto this page by accident, especially after clicking buttons or following "web lookup" links. Well, you're at the right page! All our images have been embedded with an invisible watermark to allow for your full enjoyment without ugly text or words strewn all over it. It also lets you know that the image you're seeing is an original image of ours, and protects our intellectual property from.. amongst other living things, nasty hobbitses and trolls.