5149andahalfart

Delightfully and deliriously insane eye candy

Gilroy, California On Etsy since 2013

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5149andahalfart

Delightfully and deliriously insane eye candy

Gilroy, California | 525 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome to "Fifty-one, forty-nine and a half art". An eclectic mix of unique art from the mind of a former 9-1-1 dispatcher. My art is all about over loading the eyes and giving you a piece that you cannot find elsewhere.

Check us out on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive deals, a peek behind the scenes and of course the hilarious antics of Management.

I love doing customs, so please feel free to contact me if you don't see the right piece here in the shop.

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Last updated on Sep 1, 2019

Welcome to "Fifty-one, forty-nine and a half art". An eclectic mix of unique art from the mind of a former 9-1-1 dispatcher. My art is all about over loading the eyes and giving you a piece that you cannot find elsewhere.

Check us out on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive deals, a peek behind the scenes and of course the hilarious antics of Management.

I love doing customs, so please feel free to contact me if you don't see the right piece here in the shop.

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About 5149andahalfart

Sales 525
On Etsy since 2013

Deliriously Insane and Delicious Eye Candy!!!

"Fifty-one, Forty-nine and a half" is a term used in law enforcement here in California to describe someone who is just a little off, eccentric, and kind of weird. They aren't full blown crazy legally at 5150, but they are definitely close ;)

Art is my passion. It is what I love to do more than anything else. After years of being a 911 dispatcher and using art as my de-stressor, I decided to leave and start making a more colorful impact on the world. And since my rescue boxer dogs inspire me every day and bring me the joy and happiness only the unconditional love of a dog can, I use my artwork to help fundraise for animal rescues. Whether it be donating part of my shop sales for a month, creating custom artwork for auctions or gifting pieces to generous donors.

I love creating. I love being an artist. I finally feel like I am doing what I was put on this Earth to do.

Someone once described one of my paintings as "deliriously insane eye candy" because there was so much going on color wise. I feel like every piece I do has a little bit of that quality going on. Whether it be the breath of colors, the tiny details you can catch with each fresh glance, or simply the dark humor behind some of the pieces.

I want my art to catch attention. I want it to bring a smile to your face every time you look at it. I want people to enjoy it as much as I enjoy making it.

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  • ACP

    Owner, Artist

    I put my heart & soul into each piece in hopes of giving it unique beauty. I want to bring a little joy. Maybe a smile. I want to keep your eyes locked on the piece, unable to look away. And when you do look again, you notice something new each time.

  • Management

    Shop Dogs

    The clowns behind the scenes.... The inspiration behind the pieces.... My little muses....

  • The Intern

    Assistant

    Helps Management keep the artist in line

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Last updated on May 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

You do not have to send a hard copy photograph for custom boxes/wood work. Just send a picture as an attachment either when placing your order or in a conversation.

Care instructions

Boxer Statues:
Be careful when taking any piece out of the packaging. In particular, the boxer statues. Resin can easily break if dropped. The ears on these guys are particular fragile. Keep in mind also that the statues are not meant to be placed outside or exposed to weather.
Designer Art Toys:
Do not pull the toy out of the box by the head. Grab it from the stand and pull it out of the box that way. If the head comes loose or any other part for that matter over time, feel free to contact me for care instructions particular to the piece.
Custom Boxes/Woodworking:
Do not keep box in a place where it will be exposed to high temperatures or steam (like from a shower). It may cause 'bubbling'.