One day in little towns, small, fortunate things started happening to ordinary folk in everyday conundrums. Balls stuck in trees were dislodged, loose change appeared mysteriously for those just short of purchases prices and balloons that slipped from hands, somehow floated back from the sky.
What no one knew is it was the work of two mysterious sisters and their granny.
You see, the two sisters had acquired amazing powers after mistakenly drinking a mix of expired milk and eggs that triggered a rare chemical reaction giving them amazing inventing abilities.
They began to actually make the inventions that children normally only ever imagine.
One of the sisters invented glasses that made real life appear to move so slowly that she could anticipate events five second into the future. The other made a dress that was lighter than air so could fly, shoes that could walk up walls and a machine that made old things look new.
Their granny was the perfect foil to appear ordinary as they travelled in a remarkable little car. Their granny however was anything but ordinary because the sisters had infused her hair with a material that gave her heightened senses that were perfect for detecting small quandaries to solve.
Each time the sisters solved one they left a calling card encouraging the recipient to show the same kindness they had received.
Memory of the small acts far outlived larger events in the lives of those who were touched (because that’s how kindness works). The recipients faithfully passed on the same kindness and before long a town was changed. And then another. And before long half the world was kinder.
But then some people started to doubt the deeds had ever happened because they had never seen the sisters and their granny, until soon no one believed they were real and the kindness began to wear off until the world was back to what it had been.
But fortunately the sisters and their granny’s kindness hadn’t worn off and so they began their adventures again.
When Gretel was in Grade 1 the Grade 6 kids looked old. But when she reached Grade 6 she felt young and the Grade 12 kids seemed old. But when she reached Grade 12 she felt young and the university students seemed old. But when she reached university the married couples seemed old.
Then one day as she sat on a train she realised all this.
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These are the most common questions asked of Oscar.
● Why are your products so special?
Many products (including wall art and t-shirts) are made by combining stock art (you know, images you can buy on used on bad advertisements) to make pretty patterns that don't mean a lot.
Oscar’s works are original and interesting - all designed and crafted using his own hands onto real paper with his imagination, real pencils and ink. That’s what makes each piece like nothing else in the world.
● What are the prints made of? Why are they such quality?
Each piece is printed onto the finest museum grade paper. Oscar chooses the Hahnemuhle brand because it feels and looks superb (if you’re interested it’s acid free and calcium carbonate buffered) plus it can last longer than 100 years!
The inking process is called giclée printing and is a high-quality way of getting ink onto the best paper.
id="size" ● Which size is right for me? A few helpful things to consider:
A4 is small and good for a small desk, kitchen or small wall like a corner.
A3 is medium and good for a larger desk, larger kitchen or moderate sized wall.
A2 a larger and really nice on a wall, behind a bed or desk, adorning a hallway or thoroughfare.
A1 a very large and a wonderful way to make an impact in a room, office, reception, thoroughfare or atrium. Pow.
A4 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
A3 297 x 420 mm | 11.7 x 16.5 in
A2 420 x 594 mm | 16.5 x 23.4 in
A1 594 x 841 mm | 23.4 x 33.1 in
● Do you offer free worldwide shipping?
Oscar offers free shipping to anywhere in the world. The farthest flung so far is the Netherlands, United States and England but he’d love to go even further! (perhaps you’re from Nepal or Antarctica maybe?)
● How can Oscar offer free shipping?
Well, Oscar loves free shipping and it’s worth what it costs him for radically happy customers!
● Can I return and get a refund if I’m not 100% happy?
Yes! Of course. Oscar wants you to be radically happy and satisfied (that’s good business isn’t it? But also good humanness...). We’re convinced you will be! But if for whatever reason you’re not super happy please contact us and we’ll arrange a full refund as soon as humanly possible.
● Oscar is Award-Winning?
Yes. He’s entered and won art prizes including for a piece about a magical bus and its passengers and a 22 page piece Moleskin about a boy who woke up with a strange knowing one day. He was also featured in prominent publications for his work and journey to one of the world’s largest portrait prizes, The Archibald Prize.
But now he prefers to imagine and make to change the world.
● What is Oscar’s life Mission?
Oscar mission is to change the world with a pencil, pens and beautiful paper so that his imaginative tales and creations can be found in rooms, offices, buses and wall facades in town and cities large and small - so people awe at the ordinary.
A billion people on earth would be nice :) A beloved collection of children’s books too (that Roald Dahl would be proud of). Oh, and a film trilogy...
But I’d love to start (if you don’t mind) with you today!
● Have another questions? Contact Oscar here and he'd love to answer it!