World inspired marketplace of creative ideas for you.

Victoria, British Columbia · 1306 Sales


World inspired marketplace of creative ideas for you.

Victoria, British Columbia 1306 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Note from shop owner Thanks for coming and taking a look! You can find me over at www.lostmarketplace.com right now. I am no longer selling on etsy. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 01 Apr, 2018

Thanks for coming and taking a look! You can find me over at www.lostmarketplace.com right now. I am no longer selling on etsy. Thanks!


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City Smart, Wild at Heart...

Art for brave people and adventurous lives. No matter where you live.

My name is Crystal. The daughter of a lighthouse keeper, I was born on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean where groceries were delivered by helicopter and trips to town meant riding with the Coast Guard.

I'm still an island girl just on a bigger island now, Vancouver Island, a stone's throw from hiking trails and rain forest camping. I spend my free time paddle boarding and painting.

Located in British Columbia, Canada on the west coast; A Wild Life celebrates your wild heart, whether you live in a city or a tent . We want to inspire a love of the natural world. Because when you care about something you work hard to learn about it and to protect it.

I try to paint or draw every day, and I keep at least a dozen sketchbooks going at once. My sketchbooks aren't just pencil but also materials like acrylic paint and wax. They are where I can be free to experiment and have no rules. Then I can take the things I like and create bigger pieces of art from those ideas.

I've been fortunate enough to be in a number of solo and group art shows, in magazine publications and also had illustration works published.


My licensed artwork (no longer found in this shop due to exclusive image rights) can now be found in Walmart in the USA.

My Choose Your Own Adventure series pillowcases can be found at Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada this summer!

Incredibly excited to be included in the Horse Canada Magazine and Horse Sport Magazine gift guide for 2016! This was included in the December issues of these magazines in store.

Very honored to be included in the Warehouse Home Magazine! This issue featured my letterpress pillowcase on page 31. You can see the pillowcase, and all their other gorgeous home decor by following the link below


You can join my bi-monthly newsletter group and get access to my sketchbooks as well as coupons, work-in-progress peeks, art tips, demos, animal conservation information & free downloads.

Take a trip to A Wild Life's website!

Instagram or twitter --------->> @awildlife

See what else I love and what inspires my artwork over on pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/a_wild_life


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Shop members

  • Crystal Smith


    A lighthouse keeper's daughter, I grew up on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. I have always stayed very close to nature, even on the slightly bigger island that I live on now. Most commonly seen in plaid flannel shirts with crooked hair.

Production partners

  • Giclee Printing

    San Antonio, TX

    A fine art reproduction & photo printing company based in San Antonio, Texas. Their service as a fine art and photo printing provider, places emphasis on giclee printing.

  • Handmade Clothing & Home Decor

    Montreal, QC

    Production studio that custom creates high quality wearable garments and accessories printed with artwork.

  • Mounted Canvas Prints

    Longmont, CO

    Professional high quality mounted canvas prints.

  • Product Printing

    Santa Monica, CA

    High quality printing on home decor such as pillows, fabric and shirts.

Shop policies

Last updated on 05 February, 2018
Thanks for taking a look at my artwork! If you didn't find what you were looking for feel free to message me about a custom order for yourself. This includes adding text, changing sizes, colors or even commissioning a new piece of art. Cheers!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
REFUNDS: Sometimes things don't work out the way you planned. That's ok, I'd like to help! If your order arrives broken or wrong, contact me ASAP and I'll get a new one out to you. Just snap a few photos for me.

If you decide you don't like your purchase once you receive it, then a return might be in order. I offer returns (except for shipping costs) on my products except for canvases (as they are produced just for you and cannot be resold) and all apparel (shirts etc.), as well as any wholesale purchases. Just contact me within 14 days of receiving your order and I'll let you know how to return it. Items must be returned in original condition or they will not be refunded.

Please contact me if you have questions about our products or our policies.
Payments are accepted by paypal and gift card, shipments go out once the payment clears.
Prints and products are created through high quality professional artwork companies and take 4-12 days to produce. Check each individual item's description for details.

Afterwards they are shipped from the USA or Canada (depending on product). To see estimated shipping times, check each individual item's description details.

I also offer shipping upgrades for those who'd like their order a bit quicker.

All tarriffs, duties or taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
All images remain copyright property of the artist, single one time images are being sold only.

Please note that colors on your monitor may be different than on mine: which means the colors of the prints you order may be slightly different. The professional printers I work with do their best to get accurate colors, as do I. Thank you for your understanding.

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