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Snapshot: Tamara Brown

One of our neighbours last May at Surtex 2012 was Tamara Brown. We really enjoyed chatting with her and her husband, Taylor, during the quiet [...]

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Collection Preview: Zombiegrams

Zombies and greeting cards: together at last! This group of charming zombies will chew your ear and steal your heart. Literally. Zombiegrams by Aaron Leighton

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Marine Munchkins with Oopsy Daisy

Our latest collection, the Marine Munchkins, is now available from Oopsy Daisy! These cute crustaceans and sweet sea turtles and their bubbly blue home can [...]

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Collection Preview – Aberdeen Parlour

Playing with a classic geometric repeat, which may or may not be influenced by some period dramas I love. I’ll be revealing more from the [...]

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Happy Friday!

It’s been a dark, overcast autumn day so we had to make our own sunshine. Below is a work in progress by Kyle Reed. Enjoy [...]

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Happy Autumn! Happy Friday!

Happy Autumn! We love this time of year. Autumn has the most amazing colours here in Hamilton. The reds, oranges and yellows of the leaves [...]

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Drawing Table: Homecoming!

With summer coming to an end, we’ve been thinking about autumn and everything that goes with it. Below are some homecoming marching band sketches by [...]

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Snapshot: Trio Magnus

We met the members of Trio Magnus at Pen Club in Toronto a few years back. Three incredibly good-looking and talented artists, Clayton, Aaron and [...]

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Snapshot: Kathy Weller

We met Kathy Weller last May at Surtex 2012. Having seen her adorable and humorous work online, we were thrilled to meet her in person. [...]

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Happy Friday!

It’s the civic long weekend here in Canada! Hope everyone gets to go on an adventure! Illustration by Katy Dockrill

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Drawing Table: Floral Sketch

A couple of flower studies. Summer’s in bloom! Sketches by Jen Hsieh

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Happy Friday! The Olympics are here!

Woohoo! The Games have finally arrived! Hope you leap over your hurdles easily this weekend! Animal Athletes by Kyle Reed

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Drawing Table: Flora

Still love working on paper.

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Snapshot: Lucky Day Studio

Twitter is really a great social media platform. We’ve met many terrific people through it and become friends with a few of them in real [...]

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Happy Friday!

Fridays are made for cool summer treats. Enjoy your weekend, folks! Illustration by Kyle Reed

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Drawing Table: Olympics!

Is anyone else excited that the Summer Olympics start next week?!

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Snapshot: Julia Breckenreid

Julia Breckenreid is a helluva lady. She’s conceptual, articulate, wise and kind. Evocative and perceptive, her illustrations express both mood and idea through strong, smart [...]

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday the 13th! In spite of the clouds and rain fore cast this weekend, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for some rays! Illustration by [...]

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New Collection Preview – Summer Flock

Here’s a preview of one of our new collections, Summer Flock! We hope you enjoy it!

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Snapshot: Danijela Pruginic

Danijela Pruginic is one of the most talented photographers we are privileged to know. Her ability to play and capture light simply astounds us. Her [...]

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Drawing Table: Oxfords

We’ve got oxfords on the mind today. Love these stylish shoes! Happy July 4th to all our American friends and family!

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Snapshot: Feng Liang 梁丰

We met the sweet and lovely Feng Liang at Surtex 2011 during booth set up. She was one of our neighbours and such a friendly [...]

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Whether you branch out or stay home and nest, enjoy the weekend! Illustration by Kyle Reed

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Drawing Table: Robots

We’ve got more robots on the mind.

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Snapshot: Caleb Gray

Caleb Gray is one of the nicest people we’ve ever met. He’s simply a delight. We first met Caleb when we walked Surtex in 2010. [...]

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Hope you enjoy a bike ride or two! Illustration by Katy Dockrill

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Snapshot: Leah Duncan

We’re fortunate to have so many talented artists as our friends. From illustrators to animators, to designers, to photographers (and some who do all of [...]

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Feature Artist Interview: Katy Dockrill

After admiring her work for years, we’re thrilled to introduce award-winning illustrator Katy Dockrill as another new member of the Sorry You’re Happy family! Whether [...]

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Feature Artist Interview: Aaron Leighton

Kyle and I are pleased as punch to present our good friend and award-winning illustrator, Aaron Leighton, as a member of the Sorry You’re Happy [...]

*Above photography by Feng Liang

Surtex 2012 Wrap Up

After months of planning and prep work, Surtex is over for another year. We got off to a bit of a rocky start in New [...]

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UPPERCASE covers Surtex 2012

The lovely and intrepid ladies, Alanna Cavanagh and Shelley Brown reported on Surtex for UPPERCASE Journal this year. Here’s a sample of their great coverage. [...]

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Print & Pattern Feature

Sorry You’re Happy was featured on the Print & Pattern blog last week! We were right in the midst of our Surtex booth set up [...]

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Sorry You’re Happy returns to Surtex 2012 this weekend!

Visit us at our new location in booth 563. We look forward to seeing you!

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Sorry You’re Happy to present new collections at Surtex!

Sorry You’re Happy to present new collections at Surtex! At Sorry You’re Happy, we love telling stories. Creating narratives is big part of each collection, [...]

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Chirp chirp! Mini Interview on the Nook Collective

Hello! It’s been a while since our last post. We’ve been hard at work creating new art and preparing for Surtex but promise we have [...]

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Our Surtex 2011

Surtex 2011 Memories

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New Collection Preview – Bow Regards

To sneak peek or knot to sneak peek.

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Visit our booth at Surtex!

Sorry You’re Happy will be at Surtex 2011. Visit us in Booth 279!

Hooray, we’re here!

Hello and welcome!

Sorry You're Happy is an art licensing & surface design studio made up of husband and wife illustrators Kyle Reed and Jen Hsieh.

Snapshot: Tamara Brown

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One of our neighbours last May at Surtex 2012 was Tamara Brown. We really enjoyed chatting with her and her husband, Taylor, during the quiet [...]

Collection Preview: Zombiegrams

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Zombies and greeting cards: together at last! This group of charming zombies will chew your ear and steal your heart. Literally. Zombiegrams by Aaron Leighton

Marine Munchkins with Oopsy Daisy

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Our latest collection, the Marine Munchkins, is now available from Oopsy Daisy! These cute crustaceans and sweet sea turtles and their bubbly blue home can [...]

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