Our Story, Our Mission
Anything but Ordinary, Quirky Happy's range showcases beautiful art and photography created by a growing team of talented and diverse Australian Creatives.
"In a world of increasingly churned out, mass produced, generic gift and home décor products, we want to be there for people who appreciate and value uniqueness, individuality and of course, Aussie talent," said Artist & Director, Lisa Frances Judd.
"Our growing design range caters to many tastes and styles with products such as our best selling Premium Plush and Premium Outdoor Cushion Covers and made-to-order Wall Art and Art Cards.
"In 2017 we are planning the introduction of several new products, so stay tuned," Lisa continued.
As a boutique business, Quirky Happy strives to produce Gift and Home Décor products that inspire, excite and certainly add colour and style to any home or office space.
Why we do What we do...
The year Quirky Happy was founded (2011) Artist & Director Lisa Frances Judd's only Son James (21 at the time) was diagnosed with a 8.6cm Glioblastoma Multiforme (GMB) stage 4 brain cancer. GBM is the most aggressive form of brain cancer and most people die from this disease within a very short period of time.
As a Mother, Lisa was devastated and became very depressed while supporting her Son through the worst of times. Her love of art then became her therapy and the place where she could still find happiness. That lead to Quirky Happy becoming a business driven by Lisa's passion to inspire and bring joy to others.
Lisa is planning to release some new artworks in 2017 what will also be part of her personal quest to help the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia. It also kills more people under 40 in Australia than any other cancer. Yet very little is known about brain cancer, its causes or how to treat it. On average, approximately 1600 brain cancers are diagnosed each year in Australia; that is roughly one person diagnosed with brain cancer every five hours.*
Brain cancer survival rates are low and have hardly changed for 30 years, despite significant increases in survival for Australians diagnosed with other types of cancer, such as prostate and breast cancer. Treatment is challenging because it affects our most vital organ. Brain cancer costs more per person than any other cancer, yet only receives a small fraction of federal government cancer research funding.
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated funder of brain cancer research in Australia. Our mission is to accelerate new treatments to brain cancer patients and increase five-year survival to 50% by 2023.
*Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2015. ACIM (Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality) Books. AIHW: Canberra. Five year average incidence figure (2007 – 2011).