Happiland Paintings

Happiland Paintings blog studio angela adams maine

One of my favorite exercises to do in the studio is to design plants, trees and creatures for a new landscape. I call this landscape Happiland; it is a land I imagine, where the vegetation and the creatures all coexist in a very peaceful way. They need and appreciate each other and more than anything, they celebrate life together and share in the care of the land, air and sea around them. I love the abstract faces on the flowers and leaves that seem to wave back at you. Most of these new characters and icons find themselves in new textile designs and other new products. They creep into all of my doodles and sometimes they stare back at me. There’s one in particular that looks exactly like our little calico cat, Doris.

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Comments (2)

  • Laurie Lada Reply

    Only one person knew where the tree in the wilderness was where I lived for 1 month. It was the greatest peace I’ve known on this planet. My own happiland. The only place I’d rather be than back in that happiland is with my daughter.

    September 17, 2018 at 12:15 am
    • angela adams Reply

      Wow, that sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing!

      September 17, 2018 at 8:58 am

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