ArtJiuJitsuLife

Art. Jiu Jitsu. Life. Custom art for your gym & home

Vancouver, British Columbia 189 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (33)

ArtJiuJitsuLife

Art. Jiu Jitsu. Life. Custom art for your gym & home

Vancouver, British Columbia | 189 Sales

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Zoe Alexandra

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Zoe Alexandra

Announcement    As of Feb 1, 2020, orders to the USA will be through CHIT CHATS/USPS and will receive a tracking number and 5 business day delivery / / / Orders to CANADA will remain through CANADA POST
Special Orders will go through UPS or USPS / / / I will always assess the most cost effective service for both parties in regards to Time Sensitive requests :)

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I run my shop by just me, and an incredible one-man operation helps me deliver the highest caliber prints of my work. 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 :)

A quick note on my appreciation. I highly value every single browser of my shop, truly. It makes a tough job very rewarding! I have a multiple Coupons for those who Favourite, so if you're interested, opt into receiving Offers on Etsy get 10% off any listing!

Announcement

Last updated on 26 Jan, 2020

As of Feb 1, 2020, orders to the USA will be through CHIT CHATS/USPS and will receive a tracking number and 5 business day delivery / / / Orders to CANADA will remain through CANADA POST
Special Orders will go through UPS or USPS / / / I will always assess the most cost effective service for both parties in regards to Time Sensitive requests :)

* * * * *

I run my shop by just me, and an incredible one-man operation helps me deliver the highest caliber prints of my work. 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 :)

A quick note on my appreciation. I highly value every single browser of my shop, truly. It makes a tough job very rewarding! I have a multiple Coupons for those who Favourite, so if you're interested, opt into receiving Offers on Etsy get 10% off any listing!

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About ArtJiuJitsuLife

Sales 189
On Etsy since 2015

A Long Road to Happiness

I started my shop a long time ago. I have gone through many incarnations of who I was as an artist and as a person. I struggled for years with depression, anxiety and lack of purpose. In this time my art was very dark, sorrowful and mourning. I could not bring myself to create anything but darkness; I could not break through to my own potential as a person and an artist.

After years of realizing my dreams of being a successful Artist were probably behind me; here I was failed, in debt and a dead end, soul-killing job I hated.

Then I found Jiu Jitsu.

My idea of success has now drastically changed, and I see my life in a whole new way. A way I couldn't appreciate without the complete despair that defined the last 10 years. Training BJJ has helped me cope deeply with the issues I faced, and was my rope thrown down--even though it was up to me to climb back up. Im still healing, working hard, pushing my own limits, challenging my own preconceptions--but the amount of clarity I have surrounding all that is the mirror BJJ provides to me.

Its had such great influence in my life, it changed my art. It fuelled my initial passion for Anatomy and the Human Figure, and led me to experiment with new materials, styles and technologies. BJJ taught me how to take risks and step outside of myself in order to find new ground.

And I hope my shop reflects that. Each work is crafted in complete passion for the art--of painting and training--and I hope it comes through the canvas, and reminds us all of the life affirming journey we've chosen to walk down.

-Zoe

Shop members

  • Zoe Alexandra

    Owner, Maker

    Hi, Im Zoe, owner, artist and creator of Art. Jiu Jitsu. Life. I came later in life to Jiu Jitsu, in my 30s, but it really did save my life and change my path. I like to think it was always waiting for me when I was actually ready :)

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.

Shop policies

Last updated on 26 January, 2020
Welcome to ArtJiuJitsuLife!
Your 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.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Send 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
To ensure high quality customer service, I inspect and document each order before shipment.
I do take Returns as long as 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.
To protect your purchase against in transit damage, you may consider additional insurance. Please message me if you feel this is something you would like to add on to your order and I will provide an adjusted price.
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 .
Payment
My shop is open for Direct Payments only at this moment.

Your order can be cancelled within 1 hr of purchase. The reason for this short window is because as soon as I receive an order, I send the request to my printer to expedite the entire process, batching orders together to have quicker dispatch and shipping times.

If you want to cancel passed the the window, I will refund 50% of your purchase or provide you credit of full item for the future.

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, the seller, am not responsible for buyers' fees regarding your own countries' VAT, TAX, CUSTOMS upon delivery or pick-up of your order. So far my work is small packages, and I have not yet heard of additional costs, but if you want larger work Internationally sent, please look up your estimates of cost.
Delivery
UNTIL JANUARY 31 2020 all work comes automatically *untracked* unless by purchasing a shipping upgrade. There is a drop down menu upon checkout and you can select your desired option.

I am currently undergoing a transformation and as of FEB 1 2020 will be shipping all USA orders through Chit Chats/USPS. This is a system that drives my dispatches to deliver USA DOMESTIC, saving me epic costs and getting your order to you more promptly and with tracking, as so many have requested. I've always wanted to provide this service, but the cost of International postage made the process unfair to both my customers and myself.

If shipping Internationally, I am unable to track location or service from my end once it leaves Canada.

Because my prints are high quality artwork, I go the extra mile in sturdy packaging to make sure your purchase is protected from in transit damage. Because of this, most items are considered "Packages" which accounts for the higher shipping fees.

I am doing my best to cut S & H costs, and am continually searching and sourcing cheaper avenues without compromising the integrity of my products every step of the way.
Additional policies and FAQs
Domestic (within CANADA) arrivals within 7-10 days. Cross-border orders (CAN-US) should expect a 10-14 days window for delivery. International overseas has taken upwards of 2 months depending on your chosen Shipping selection. However, each case is different and no matter I will always be in touch about the process of your order and your specifics to ensure good communication.

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.
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 26 Jan, 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 measures, but please feel free to print at home for convenience.

Custom and personalised orders

I am alway open for commissions. Every order is on a case by case basis. All you have to do is message me via Custom Request to get the process started. My pricing encompasses labour, fees, and protected shipping. If you have no idea where to start, I can offer several price points and sizes and we can go from there. I have much information about the details of getting a work, so don't be shy to simply message me for the information before any kind of purchase, Im happy to chat.

Wholesale availability

If you are a Gym owner I can help provide insight into how you may wish to develop or add to your business's decor, and provide discounted items on multiples of oversized work. If you want custom work, please provide your Gyms' name and colour palette within your branding in your message and I will get back to you within 24 hrs.

Sizing details

Right now I offer 3 sizes. These are dependant on the quality availability of my original work, which is why some items are not offered at particular sizes (as originals have been sold and not properly documented to be scaled up). If you have a question about any print, or want a unique size, contact me with specifics and I will assess your inquiry. I reserve the right to turn down work that I feel will not result in a quality print, but will be happy to suggest alternatives or custom reproduction.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Please mark as 'Gift' in purchase to get additional packaging for a special occasion.