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A Portrait of a Piratefairysuperheroballerinamermaid and Her Seahorse Sidekick

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Dear You,

This (original!) acrylic painting titled "Because She Believed" is a whopping 12" X 16"\/30.48 cm X 40.64 cm on a flat canvas panel, which has been coated with a semi-gloss protective finish. It's ready to be framed and hung, if you want to frame and hang it, or if you'd like to leave it unframed and prop it up on a shelf, that'd be dreamy, too!

You'll find shipping info after these two very long paragraphs, which explain the backstory behind the painting.

Every week, in the forums, there is a Creative Challenge. A few weeks ago, the challenge was "to create something that shows what you're shop is all about. A signature piece or show piece if you will. Something that shows what you want your shop to be known for or what your shop stands for. Think outside of the box. Have fun and be creative." You can see the other responses to this challenge here: http:\/\/www.etsy.com\/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5264819

This painting is the piece I came up with. It features a cute, big eyed girl (of course) who is a mermaid-ballerina-pirate-fairy-superhero, all of which I tend to use frequently in my paintings. She was going to be a princess, too, but the crown didn't work that well with the pirate bandana, so instead, I made her little sidekick seahorse a prince. I love animals and do use them in my work quite a bit (especially sea creatures), so it was important to have a critter. Next, I had to, had to, had to use every color in the rainbow and add some sparkle (in the wings and her tailfin, her hair, the sand, and the gold), because I love colorful and sparkly. And lastly, but not least, as a writer as well as an artist, words are very important to me, so I had to include a quote (which I think is inspiring!)

Just believe!


The Nitty Gritty Shipping Info

If you'd like this painting, I'd like you to have it, no matter where you are in the world. And I want it to get to you safe and sound and as quickly as possible.

If you're in the United States, it'll ship out USPS Priority (which means an average of 2-3 days travel time). The shipping price includes insurance.

If you're not in the United States, I'd love to be able to ship it to you International Priority, but unforunately, as of May 14th, that now costs approximately an arm and a leg to do so (and I only have two of each, so...). Anyway, the shipping price listed here is for First Class, but if you'd like to upgrade to a quicker shipping method, I'm more than happy to do so, just contact me and we'll work out those details.

Speaking of details, there's LOTS more nitty gritty info in my profile: shop policies, a little bit of this and that about me, you know, that kind of good stuff.

Frequently asked questions about thedreamygiraffe

Unfortunately, I am unable to accommodate rush orders. Standard prints will be put in the mail within 2-3 business days of payment, and delivery time will depend on your location. If you purchase a print that requires customization or personalization, your custom print will be put into the mail 2-3 business days after you've approved the proof.

Within the United States, your package will usually arrive within one week after shipping (many times much quicker!). Prints shipped outside the country can take quite a bit longer and there may be delays due to customs, so please consider this if you need your order in a hurry.

If you need your art for a specific event or an occasion, please place your order well in advance.
❤ I only sell the one size (8.5" x 11") print listed in my shop. I am unable to sell larger or smaller prints, already framed art, or other products featuring my art. I apologize for any inconvenience.

❤ I do not offer gift wrapping services, but if you are shipping a print directly to someone else as a gift, I will be happy to include a note from you to them. Just let me know what you'd like it to say!

❤ PREFER TO PRINT YOUR OWN? Digital printables (in JPEG or PDF format) ARE available for most pieces upon request. Please just ask!
My home, office and I are all smoke-free.

Packages *do* ship from a dog-friendly home. My pups do not come into direct contact with any materials/supplies I use or my workspace, but they do come into direct contact with me, so if you are allergic to animals, please be aware of this!
All South Carolina residents will be charged the applicable sales tax.
I have found that for my prints, First Class typically arrives just as quickly as Priority, but if you'd prefer your package ship Priority, please just contact me before purchasing and I can do that. I do not offer any other upgrades (such as overnight/express) or use any other shipping companies (such as UPS or FedEx) at this time.

All prints will ship in a protective sleeve within a rigid mailer to prevent bending and damage.
I have a HUGE list of easy & affordable framing/display tips, tricks & suggestions. If you'd like this, please just contact me and I'll get it to you!

A Portrait of a Piratefairysuperheroballerinamermaid and Her Seahorse Sidekick


  • Materials: paint, acrylics, canvas, paintbrush, varnish
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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