Making magical Wonderlands for children…
Hi, I’m Lesley Smitheringale, the creative force behind Hush the Moon.
I’m a professional artist who trained at Glasgow School of Art many moons ago. I’m also a qualified art teacher and when I’m not designing Wonderlands, I teach extra-curricular art to children in my home studio in the Redlands area of Queensland, Australia. I ended up settling in the Land of Oz after doing a Teacher Exchange. My Aussie hubby and I share our house with two cats who adopted us and we’re visited every day by the bright and beautiful native birds who come down for some tucker.
I’ve always wanted to design and provide themed products for children and create magic in their lives. I’ve worked with children throughout my whole career and enjoy unleashing their creativity through story-telling and creating art. Getting all those ideas out of their young imaginations using paint onto canvas or characters sculpted in clay is a wonderful process. I also know about their passions and interests and how they can be “obsessed” with certain trends such as “unicorns”, “mermaids”, “fairies” “robots”, “spiderman” etc
so this is where Hush the Moon steps in
… by providing quality, themed products which can be personalised!
.. in apparel, home decor and stationery, all in the one place, without you having to spend hours traipsing through shop after shop or endless hours searching online. They don’t offer personalisation in large retail outlets.
I’ve also been searching for a way my art students can have their beautiful artworks put on products to give as gifts to their family and friends.
So… as an example… if your child is obsessed with mermaids right now and you need mermaids on a lot of things to keep your kid blissfully happy with surrounding decor, clothes, stationery, stickers, activity and colouring books, you’re in the right place!