mermaid+.jpg

IN 2009 WHEN SHELLY TRAVELED BACK TO THE STATES AND SETTLED IN New York CITY. SHE SOON STARTED WORKING AS AN IMMIGRATION COURT INTERPRETER, LEGAL TRANSLATOR AND LANGUAGE instructor FOR KIDS. SHE discovered THAT WHEN SHE WAS WORKING WITH CHILDREN IT GAVE HER tremendous JOY AND A SENSE OF PEACE, FULFILLMENT AND PURPOSE. SHE SOON DECIDED TO QUIT HER DAY JOB AND TRY HER LUCK AS A CREATIVE entrepreneur, BUILDING A business THAT WILL ALLOW HER TO DO ALL THE things SHE LOVES MOST.

Shelly ALSO loves NATURE, ANIMALS AND ALL THE BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS US IN EVERY PRECIOUS MOMENT IN LIFE. SHE LOVES to work with her hands to build things, read, run by the beautiful lake near where she lives, paint and draw on anything and everything SHE CAN FIND, and is always generating quirky NEW ideas :)

Meet the founder, Shelly

Coming from a background of fine art, theatre and linguistic studies, Shelly Luan, a school teacher living in new York city at the time (around 2010) - a passionate lover of the arts and creative expressions, a big dreamer and educator of youngsters in Manhattan - had the idea of combining her artistic visions and sensibilities, her deep love and understanding for children, to create this one-of-a-kind place for children to play, learn and grow.

Shelly was born and raised near shanghai, China. AT AGE 17, She MIGRATED TO THE US AND went TO college FOR FINE ARTS IN SAN Francisco, California. SHE EXPLORED OIL painting, ceramic sculpture, creative writing AND French. HER works WERE FREQUENTLY displayed IN THE SCHOOL ART GALLERY. SHELLY THEN went on to grad school for visual communication and graphic design in THE CITY OF Toulon, in south of France. SHE obtained A bachelor's DEGREE IN business OF DESIGN AND ART education FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF design, A BRANCH OF THE Euromed BUSINESS school. SHE ALSO GRADUATED FROM THE conservatory OF DRAMATIC ARTS AND THEATRE WITH A DEGREE IN PERFORMING ARTS AND DANCE FROM Toulon, France.

butterfly face painting in action