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Hi, I’m Kirstin Joy!, Also known as MadzScapes. Here goes an interesting story of this brand got going. Be sure to read to the very end to find out everything MadzScapes does

Chalk art drawing by MadzScapes

I’m Kirstin Joy, Creator, designer, owner, operator and more here at MadzScapes. this business has gone through many transformations since its start in 2016. FUN FACT: Did you know MadzScapes began with chalkboards and chalkboard signage for restaurants and event functions. Hand lettering and hand painting these signs with either paint or traditional chalk.

Since… you know what… and children coming along this business fond it very difficult to manage painting walls, chalkboards, logos, client graphic design and vinyl stickers, it was so much… Another FUN FACT: MadzScapes is a women mom ( mom of 3) owned enterprise working from home.

You might know me from one of videos or posts on social media, this business has come a long way and is not your average blog, there might not be any picture perfect pictures and there might be a spelling error or a few, ( just know I probably stopped to calm a tear or feed a mouth), I love being a mother and working on this business of crafts and DIY make and do projects. I just love seeing how my children jump for joy when I make something new.

Onto digital art now, Creating digital designs and downloads for DIY craft, decorating and other design projects just makes sense for this business. For years MadzScapes attempted to supply physical products and the cost to make just far out weighs the price a customer was willing to pay. A pretty sad situation that has put this business to near closure.

Digital products ensure that MadzScapes always has stock of any project and its available right away, No waiting, No shipping and everyone is happy and you the client can make it yourself the way you want.

If you don’t want to buy a design then MadzScapes offers a wealth of online tutorials to make designing that much easier for you.

Find YouTube tutorials here https://www.youtube.com/c/MADZscapes

And here is what you can expect to find here at MadzScapes

  • Digital Art downloads- an image that comes to you as a download for you to save onto your computer, these designs (depending on the file type) can be used to print and cut your own stickers or use in your own digital designs.
  • DIY videos uploaded weekly to MadzScapes YouTube channel, showing you all the best how to’s for your designs or crafts.
  • Partner products- we also blog about great products so when MadzScapes finds something awesome and amazing be sure to know that we will be here with a review or intriguing blog post ( if you would like MadzScapes to promote your products mail us and someone will get back to you.

All About Kirstin Joy

I grew up somewhere on the west side of Johannesburg, it was like the wild west and had a crazy home life with my parents, growing up with the kind of ‘discipline’ that is illegal today… but we all survive trauma, (maybe a little maybe not so much) and spent my life drawing on walls and making crafts to distract myself until I was 18 and could leave.

I was accepted to study at the well known National School of Arts and achieved full colours in art and matriculated with exemption to study further. The Art school was the most fantastic place to be and I loved every minute of it.

Can you spot me- with my former long surname.

I will never forget my first day at the Art school ( or the years I spent there) it was magical everyone was so free, definitely not the militant types of place I knew , everyone was loud an happy and signing, music was always being placed and the school song was sung so loud and proud. It is still the most welcoming place I have been.

After matriculating I went onto to move to the beautiful Cape Town where I am based now and run MadzScapes from my home with my children in tow.

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