ArtJiuJitsuLife

Vancouver, British Columbia

ArtJiuJitsuLife

Grappling Fine Art & Prints

Vancouver, British Columbia | On Etsy since 2015

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    All Inquiries & Conversations will be answered Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm PT
*Processing orders is now 2-3 weeks as my Printer and Woodworker are taking their break*
*Delivery Times adjusted to encompass the mail system pressures and backlog*
*Custom work/Commissions remain open*

This has been a huge year for my shop and has provided great growth in its successes and challenges. I am continually working to improve my workflow and management to provide my customers the highest quality work from myself and the local businesses I depend on for my dreams. All orders both domestic and international now include tracking numbers.

Hello & Welcome to Art Jiu Jitsu Life!
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ABOUT
I run my shop by just me, and an incredible one-man operation, Fidelis Art Prints, helps me deliver the highest caliber prints of my work. Madh Custom Canvas is the carpenter who hand-crafts my canvas frames from off-cuts from his shop. Sustainability is important to me and I take it to mean more than up/recycling; I see it as forging connections in your community.
When you support my work, you also support the art scene and a network of creators and technicians local to Vancouver, BC and we appreciate it SO MUCH!

To insure the integrity of the work to your doorstep, time is needed as I personally oversee, clean, pack, embellish, and ship your order. It means a lot to me for you to receive the best customer service I can provide and I thank you in advance.

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Announcement

Last updated on 12 Jan, 2021

All Inquiries & Conversations will be answered Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm PT
*Processing orders is now 2-3 weeks as my Printer and Woodworker are taking their break*
*Delivery Times adjusted to encompass the mail system pressures and backlog*
*Custom work/Commissions remain open*

This has been a huge year for my shop and has provided great growth in its successes and challenges. I am continually working to improve my workflow and management to provide my customers the highest quality work from myself and the local businesses I depend on for my dreams. All orders both domestic and international now include tracking numbers.

Hello & Welcome to Art Jiu Jitsu Life!
---------------------------------------------
ABOUT
I run my shop by just me, and an incredible one-man operation, Fidelis Art Prints, helps me deliver the highest caliber prints of my work. Madh Custom Canvas is the carpenter who hand-crafts my canvas frames from off-cuts from his shop. Sustainability is important to me and I take it to mean more than up/recycling; I see it as forging connections in your community.
When you support my work, you also support the art scene and a network of creators and technicians local to Vancouver, BC and we appreciate it SO MUCH!

To insure the integrity of the work to your doorstep, time is needed as I personally oversee, clean, pack, embellish, and ship your order. It means a lot to me for you to receive the best customer service I can provide and I thank you in advance.

Follow me on my socials
Instagram: art.jiujitsu.life
Pinterest: artjiujitsulife
www.artjiujitsulife.com

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Zoe Alexandra Glass

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Zoe Alexandra Glass

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(73)

Updates

"First printing of 'Consciousness' for a customer, Im so happy with it! This was created digitally in Procreate and it translates so well with its saturated colors to a 2D print."
"Testing different kinds of varnish for the new Canvas options in my store!"
"Testing, testing! Part of the process of shipping orders is the photoshoots before hand, building up my files of product photography for different media channels and personal use."
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About ArtJiuJitsuLife

Sales 410
On Etsy since 2015

Building a Legacy

I met Jiu Jitsu by accident. In early 2016 I had been in Conditioning classes, after over a decade of no sports and zero activity, and felt I had plateaued. I needed something harder to push myself in and that's when I began to notice the people in Jiu Jitsu classes on the other mats--looking exhausted. I said to myself, I want to try that.

My first class I learned a Scissor Sweep and it made me curious, so I came back the next day. And the next, and the next. Curiosity turned to interest, interest to ability, ability into passion, passion to obsession, and obsession into lifestyle.

Educated in Fine Art at NSCAD and ECUAD with a background in Anatomy and Figure Drawing, I went through many stages and phases in my Art but nothing really clicked until I met Jiu Jitsu. In demos I would find myself drifting off to admire a hand gesture, or folds of the Gi thinking, “I should draw that”. One day I snuck in when my new pals were rolling, took some photos and I had no idea that drawing would be the beginning of my new life as an Artist and where it would take me.

Outside of Institutional settings, I have been mentored by amazing people in the arts who have taught me the craft of frame building, canvas stretching, running a studio, online business and marketing. All these folks have had a hand in my development and continue to do so, even if they have passed on.

2020 was a breakthrough year for my small business and I am committed to the growth of my shop for all those who share that same passion for training or have loved ones that do. Drawn to its integrity, grit and energy, Grappling has changed my Art and my Life for the better and I can't imagine pursuing anything else. Training is a mindset, a modality for healing, a place to share our frustrations and accomplishments and it is this holistic experience with a Sport that I seek to express in my paintings and drawings.

Shop members

  • Zoe Alexandra Glass

    Owner

    Hi, I'm Zoe, Artist and Owner of Art Jiu Jitsu Life!

Production partners

  • Fidelis Fine Art Prints

    Vancouver, BC

    Fidelis serves an elite community of photo-based artists and painters by providing exhibition quality archival inkjet printing, technical Photoshop and image calibration expertise.

  • Humblebee Clothing

    Vancouver, BC

    Humblebee Clothing is a one man screenprinting business by my good friend Tim. Operating from his shop in the Chinatown district of Vancouver, Tim brings his attention to detail, exceptional care and quality control to all items he produces.

  • Madh Custom Canvas

    Vancouver, BC

    Madhava is a carpenter and woodsmith who creates the frames for my Ready to Hang Canvas.

Shop policies

Last updated on 05 January, 2021
Welcome to ArtJiuJitsuLife!
A premiere source for fine art prints specializing in Grappling and Martial Arts.
All artwork is original and created by me, Zoe Alexandra Glass, a Blue belt training out of Vancouver BC.
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Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
PHYSICAL ART PRINTS AND CANVAS
Please contact me as soon as possible regarding cancellations of physical Art items. I offer full cancellation refunds upon request prior to Printing. Should the work already be printed on Paper or Canvas but not shipped, you will receive a partial refund at cost of the print. Should the item already be mailed, we would go through the ‘Return/Refund’ process as per my policies.

The work is shipped back to me in its original mint selling condition with no damage and any incurred shipping cost is the responsibility of returnee. I will issue full refund once item has been returned to me.

Should your item arrive damaged, please contact me directly so I can put in a claim, as I have insurance for these instances. Photo documentation of the damage is required for the claim to be submitted and either a replacement or full refund will be sent to you.

I do not accept exchanges via mail; however if you choose your mind about which print you want after purchase, please email me ASAP and I can easily swap prints out for one another before shipping .

DIGITAL
I do not offer refunds on Digital item downloads, due to the nature of file sharing being un-returnable.
As it is not an instant download, Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hrs as long as the file has not been exchanged.
Payment
My shop is open for Direct Payments only at this moment.

Your order can be cancelled within 48 hrs of purchase. Should the item be shipped, I can either submit a partial refund (This number is based upon the print at cost and any shipping/handling that has incurred in that time frame) or we can proceed with the "Returns" as per my policies above.

I do not add CDN tax to my items. If you are in the US, Etsy automatically calculates your states' taxes within your purchase.

I, Zoe Alexandra Glass the seller, am not responsible for buyers' fees regarding your own countries' VAT, TAX, CUSTOMS upon delivery or pick-up of your order.
Delivery
Delivery begins when I post the item, not when it is ordered.
Tracked packages do not ensure prevention of theft, loss or damage. Each delivery issue is on a case-by-case basis.

2021 Update below
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All items are shipped via Chit Chats that is integrated with USPS, Asendia and Canada Post. Upgrades for quicker, urgent shipping is available and needs to be done on a case-by-case request.
Due to the pandemic, I have lengthened my delivery expectations to reflect the backlog in the postal service.
Should your item not arrive yet the tracking number is marked "Delivered", please contact me for further instructions.
A full refund is not considered until after a 30 Business Day window has elapsed.
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If at any time you are concerned about your order please contact me, I will do everything I can to help you with your issue.
Additional policies and FAQs
SHIPPING & HANDLING FAQ
-----please read-----
CANADIAN Free Delivery//Canada Post, regular mail, 7-14 business days delivery time
$7.00
USA Free Delivery//Chit Chats & USPS//Tracked, 5-45 business days delivery time
$0.00
INTERNATIONAL
$12.50 (S & H) Tracked delivery//Chit Chats & Asendia//Tracked, 5-75 business days delivery time.

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In regards to International orders, I have created a base price of $12.50 Canadian dollars to cover both handling and shipping expenses.

-----Why the extra cost across seas?-----
I am able to manage absorbing cost from very frequent location customers, US being 1st and Canada 2nd. The less frequent the orders, the higher the costs need to be to manage upkeep and supplies, as they are not--as of now--part of my regular turn-around. That said, I LOVE getting International orders and am working hard to expand my reach so I can bring this cost down.

Please contact me anytime regarding the delivery times of your orders. Holidays can be some of the most delayed areas of arrival even with tracked or expedited items. If you are worried or concerned, feel free to write me regarding anything and depending on your order can give you more detailed information from my experience, and what the next steps are should your item truly be lost or damaged.

2021 updates
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Canadian orders now are tracked and a postage cost has been enabled upon checkout.

In accordance to current Postal updates removing all and any delivery guarantees throughout the world, I am unable to guarantee delivery to any place, any time, with a solid arrival date. Tracking may suddenly stop for days or weeks without any reason, identification of cause or notice.

Any adjustments to a print are now subject to additional fees for labour and file re-sizing. The item in question will now become a custom order, no matter how small the adjustment and the additional fees will be reflected within the description of the order.

COUPONS AND DISCOUNTS
All coupon, discounts and sales are one-time use only.
Privacy
For custom orders, please note all photo references provided to me will be deleted from my archives after your commission is complete and will not be shared with any third party.

More information

Last updated on 22 Nov, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

If you are unsure how to care for your Print or Custom order, let me know during purchase or at any other time, and I will send a PDF that details suggestions for display and maintenance. I keep these instructions now digitally for cost and environmental measures, but please feel free to print at home for convenience.

Custom and personalised orders

I am alway open for commissions. All you have to do is message me via Custom Request to get the process started. My pricing is $3.25/square inch for the work. There are additional fees for processing and shipping, all of which I outline in an itemized quote before we begin. If you have no idea where to start, I can offer several price points and sizes and we can go from there. Many people can be unsure of custom work, so send me a note of your idea and Im happy to chat.

Gift wrapping and packaging

As I have grown, my packaging and branding has developed. All work secured between double sided cardboard, wrapped in tissue paper and secured in a Tyvek (weather resistant, recycle friendly) envelope or heavy duty tube.