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5 minutes with Wee Gallery
Surya and David Pinto developed an insatiable curiosity about how infants’ visual brains develop when their own son, Siddu was born. Fast-forward to the birth of baby Anya three years later, and their funky kids’ art business, Wee Gallery, has also made its debut. Here’s a peek inside their unconventional world.
Our favourite family pastime is playing board games. We also love picnics when the weather is cool. Bowling is another favorite of the kids when an indoor activity is preferred.
We look forward to Fridays. Every Friday we go down to our local university tavern and meet up with a group of professors (who we got to know when Dave used to teach English) and their kids. The kids play while the adults wind down with a beer. It’s the perfect ending to a busy week!
The kids like it when I make bacon fried rice. I like it too, as two pieces of bacon between the 4 of us helps get down a ton of vegetables too.
Family down time happens when we all find good books. My daughter has just begun to really read, and I suddenly find our house silent for an hour at a stretch, which is so pleasant.
My quick dinner fix is Rosemary chicken. All 4 of us love it.
On the weekends you’ll most likely find us at the beach. Our Sunday mornings are usually spent at one of the many local beaches.
Ideas flow when deadlines are tight! I am a procrastinator by nature, but I like to think of it as compiling mental notes till the last minute.
My style is Indian Folk. I am drawn to images that are made by children too, and I try to draw with my left hand so that I have less control of the drawing. I am inspired by clever things, so it’s a bonus for me if I can visually solve something in a clever way.
My all-time favourite book is Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. I love everything that Tom Robbins has written.
Every day I try to check my daily blog list to keep in touch with what’s going on art or style wise.
Dave and I share a love for travelling. We are getting to the stage where we can take the kids on bigger and bigger adventures, so we are excited.
We love what we do because we get to think about art, kids, and toys all day! I feel lucky! I am also amazed and honored when we receive a note from a mom saying how much they love the cards.
Our very first product was Original Art Cards for Baby.
People know us for our hand drawn animals.
We find inspiration in our kids and their growing minds. Children are so fascinating, and their ability to find their way around their world is pretty incredible.
Our children like to hang out around the dining table. Homework, meals, crafts, and everything important happens there.
I collect anything vintage. I love thrifting, and Florida has some amazing consignment shops. I can’t resist anything folksy, or vintage modern.
Our prized knick-knack is a set of 4 Swedish Dala horses.
I’d love to redecorate/renovate my living room. It is the first room as soon as you come in, and is a little dark because of the front porch that blocks the sun. I spend hours trying to crack the puzzle of how to lighten up this room while spending the least money while retaining the character of the house.